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Best of IFA 2016: The hottest gadgets to get excited about

Best of IFA 2016: The hottest gadgets to get excited about

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IFA in Berlin is Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show and the launch bed for many a gadget, whether that's the latest in smarthome advancements, new smartphones, TVs, laptops or other exciting gizmos. But with so many products being announced... >>

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner

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First there was the Viera CZ950V: Panasonic's first 4K OLED television. A TV that we first laid eyes on back in January at the CES 2016 trade show; the very first THX certified 4K OLED, no less; a TV that, despite its £6,000 asking price, sold out its... >>

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars

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Panasonic has a brand new 4K UHD Blu-ray player, the UB700, which is pitched a peg lower than its UB900 bigger brother - and perfectly placed to take on the Samsung UBD-K8500 in the €500/£430 price wars. The UB700 is similar to the UB900 with many... >>

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running

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TomTom has added a new model to its line-up of sports watches with the TomTom Adventurer. As the name suggests, this is a watch for the great outdoors. Built on the foundation of the new TomTom Spark, it uses a similar design to TomTom's existing line-up... >>

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

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Garmin has introduced a new premium version of the Fenix sportswatch. Based on the Fenix 3, the new Fenix Chronos packs in all the navigational and sporting nouse of the original, but places it in a high-quality design, at home in the wilds of the outback,... >>

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

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If you've been wanting to live that secret agent dream, then now is your time thanks to SGNL, a smart replacement for your watch strap. This smart watch strap will let you take phone calls using your finger, rather than having to use a headset. Using... >>

Insta360 Air 360 camera brings wraparound video to Android phones

Insta360 Air 360 camera brings wraparound video to Android phones

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The company behind the Insta360 range of 360-degree cameras for iPhone has announced a dedicated Android version at IFA in Berlin, Germany. Following on from the already available Insta360 nano for the iPhone, the company will offer the new camera specifically... >>

Sony Xperia Projector concept will let you play Candy Crush on the kitchen table

Sony Xperia Projector concept will let you play Candy Crush on the kitchen table

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Sony announced a few concepts at Mobile World Congress in March, including the Xperia Eye, Xperia Agent and the Xperia Projector. The idea behind each was revealed at the show but it wasn't possible to play with any of them or see them in action. Things... >>

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

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Future versions of the HTC Vive could be completely wireless following moves by HTC, Valve and little known VR development tool Quark VR. According to Quark VR, the company has been working away to create a prototype that it hopes to share by the end... >>

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch

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Apple is expected to debut new Beats headphones alongside the launch of the iPhone 7, a leaked email has revealed. The headphones company, bought up Apple in 2014, has been quiet of late on the new product front, and the latest news could suggest why.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalled, sales stopped

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalled, sales stopped

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Samsung has confirmed that it is in the process of recalling all 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices it has sold. It also stopped sales after it found potential issues with the smartphone's battery. After reports started to appear online of Galaxy... >>

Amazon Echo UK release date? Invite sets 14 September announcement

Amazon Echo UK release date? Invite sets 14 September announcement

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Amazon has sent out an invite in the UK for an unannounced device with no reference to what it could be or any tag line to suggest otherwise.  The event, which is to be held on the 14 September in London, forgets to say what it is for. Amazon is clearly... >>

Google ditches Project Ara, modular phone indefinitely shelved

Google ditches Project Ara, modular phone indefinitely shelved

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Google has reportedly suspended all plans to launch a modular smartphone. The interchangeable phone concept has been shelved in order to streamline the company's hardware strategy, it is claimed. The software giant has been expected to ship development... >>

Has Qualcomm just revealed what we can expect from Google Daydream hardware?

Has Qualcomm just revealed what we can expect from Google Daydream hardware?

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Qualcomm, the company that provides modems and processors for the majority of smartphones on the market today, is putting its full weight behind Virtual Reality with the creation of a reference headset for manufacturers. The reference device, which will... >>

Jabra Elite Sport headphones remove the cables, tracks your heart rate from your ear

Jabra Elite Sport headphones remove the cables, tracks your heart rate from your ear

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Jabra has announced a pair of in-ear headphones that ditch the cables completely and are able to track your heart rate from within your ear. The Jabra Elite Sport, as they will be known, delivers a cord-free wearing style whether you choose to use one... >>

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Streaming VPN

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Streaming VPN

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VPN services have become such essential without which today’s internet user cannot survive. While there are many reasons to opt for a streaming VPN, the main reason is the requirement of data and online identity protection. A VPN protects users from... >>

Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves offer room-by-room heating control and HomeKit compatibility

Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves offer room-by-room heating control and HomeKit compatibility

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Netatmo has expanded its smarthome portfolio with the addition of Smart Radiator Valves, offering its Smart Connected Thermostat users the ability to control their heating on a room-by-room basis. Designed by Philippe Starck, like the Smart Connected... >>

Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon 2DS consoles announced too

Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon 2DS consoles announced too

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Nintendo has announced that it will be bringing a version of hit Wii U game Super Mario Maker to the Nintendo 3DS. It will be a similar kind of affair, giving you the ability to create your own 2D platforming levels using characters, enemies and objects... >>

Sony Xperia XZ camera: New tech explained

Sony Xperia XZ camera: New tech explained

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There's a new Sony camera in town and that means one thing: there's a load of new camera tech on-board too. Having looked to change things up a gear with the Sony Xperia Z5, Sony has announced its 2016 flagship, the Xperia XZ. This phone might look familiar... >>

Neato launches Botvac D3 and D5 Connected robot vacuum cleaners, starting at £399

Neato launches Botvac D3 and D5 Connected robot vacuum cleaners, starting at £399

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Neato Robotics has announced not just one, but two new connected robot vacuum cleaners at IFA 2016. The new robots join last year's Botvac Connected model and the standard non-connected D85 robot that will remain available for those that don't want to... >>

Alcatel Vision VR headset hopes to better the Gear VR

Alcatel Vision VR headset hopes to better the Gear VR

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Mobile phone maker Alcatel is the latest company to embrace VR with the launch of a new headset, and a new 360 camera to create Virtual Reality content with.   The headset, known simply as Vision, opts for an over the head bracket design rather than... >>

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

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Sony announced a top-of-the-range compact action camera during its IFA 2016 press conference and it is sure to become a favourite for serious extreme sports enthusiasts. Not only is the Sony FDR-X3000R capable of shooting 4K and high-speed recordings... >>

HP Elite Slice is a stylish modular PC that is far from beige, while Pavillon Wave PC looks like a speaker

HP Elite Slice is a stylish modular PC that is far from beige, while Pavillon Wave PC looks like a speaker

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HP has announced the launch of a very cool looking new modular based mini computer that can be adapted and changed depending on your needs and a home desktop computer that looks like a Bluetooth speaker.  The modular based PC, called the HP Elite Slice,... >>

The Sony NW-WM1Z is a €3300 Walkman for the audiophile generation

The Sony NW-WM1Z is a €3300 Walkman for the audiophile generation

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Sony's first Walkman launched in 1979 and played a huge part in popularising portable music. The Walkman became an iconic symbol of setting music free, moving it from a record player or bulky tape player into something that was personal and portable.... >>

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

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Sony has announced a new Xperia Compact at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, adding to its X Series portfolio. The Xperia X Compact launches alongside the flagship Xperia XZ, bringing Sony's smartphone total to six for 2016 alone. How does the... >>