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HP Elite Slice: Innovative, modular, mini PC

HP Elite Slice: Innovative, modular, mini PC

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The aim of the HP Elite Slice is to get the PC back onto your desk. Moving on from tower PCs, the Slice wants to put everything in front of you in a slickly designed package. That's what HP told us when we encountered the Elite Slice at Showstoppers at... >>

IFA 2016: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2016: All the announcements that matter

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year.It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

DJI Osmo Mobile: Make incredible buttery-smooth videos with your smartphone

DJI Osmo Mobile: Make incredible buttery-smooth videos with your smartphone

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DJI, more famous for its range of drones that take to the sky than mobile phone accessories, has released a new version of its Osmo Mobile camera. We went hands and eyes-on with the handheld gimbal system during the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin,... >>

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... >>

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

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Danish company Skagen, part of the Fossil Group, has shown off its Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.  The new device looks like a typical watch on first look, but it is so much more than that when you look... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Lenovo Miix 510 preview: Is that a Surface? No, but it's just as serious and more affordable

Lenovo Miix 510 preview: Is that a Surface? No, but it's just as serious and more affordable

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First glance at the Lenovo Miix 510 and you'll be looking for the Microsoft logo. But no, this isn't the Surface 4, this is the Chinese maker's savvy take on the 2-in-1. We say savvy because the Miix 510 comes with both the keyboard and stylus included... >>

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... >>

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.With... >>

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... >>

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

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At Mobile World Congress early in 2016, Sony showed off a concept "smart product", a Bluetooth headset that wants to be your personal assistant. Sony has pushed forward with this concept, confirming that the Xperia Ear will be available to buy from November... >>

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

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Sony Mobile has announced another two devices at consumer electronics show IFA, bringing its 2016 smartphone total to six-strong. Yes that's right, there are now that many new Sony smartphones to choose from. The Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact are the... >>

May the Force be with you: Battle worn BB-8 and Force Band let you ditch phone control

May the Force be with you: Battle worn BB-8 and Force Band let you ditch phone control

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First announced at CES in Las Vegas in January, Sphero has finally put its "battle worn" version of BB-8 on sale alongside offering the "Force Band" that allows you to control the Droid by moving your arm. The Droid, which is identical in all aspects... >>