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Exploring LG HomeChat: Is texting appliances the future?
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Exploring LG HomeChat: Is texting appliances the future?

By 7 September 2014

LG announced a service during CES in January that allows you to text your appliances through the LINE messaging app and now we have seen it in action to give you our thoughts on it. LG HomeChat only works with the 2014 range of LG smart appliances,... >>

Panasonic Better Living shows how smart the future home could be
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Panasonic Better Living shows how smart the future home could be

By 6 September 2014

Panasonic had all sorts of exciting products on its stand at this year's IFA but there was a section in the middle that was beyond cool, called Better Living. The enclosed section was set up in the style of an apartment featuring a kitchen, living room... >>

LG G3 Stylus hands-on: Is the Stylus mightier than the finger?
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LG G3 Stylus hands-on: Is the Stylus mightier than the finger?

By 6 September 2014

LG announced the LG G3 Stylus in the run up to IFA 2014, bringing a Samsung Note-style device to LG's portfolio with a 5.5-inch display and rubber stylus pen. We got the chance to get our hands on the device at the show to see what we made of it and find... >>

Withings Home keeps an eye on your house and its air quality (hands-on)
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Withings Home keeps an eye on your house and its air quality (hands-on)

By 6 September 2014

Withings has clearly been busy in the run up to this year's IFA as not only did it launch a beautifully stylish activity tracker, but it also introduced a HD camera with environmental sensors and a real-wood finish at the show. The Withings Home is a... >>

The LG G3 s brings flagship design to the mid-market (hands-on)
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The LG G3 s brings flagship design to the mid-market (hands-on)

By 6 September 2014

LG announced a smaller version of its LG G3 back in July and among plenty of exciting gadgets including the LG G Watch R, the LG G3 s made an appearance on the LG stand at IFA 2014. The 5-inch device looks identical to its bigger brother and we got our... >>

Withings Activité smartwatch brings Swiss-Made style to activity tracking (hands-on)
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Withings Activité smartwatch brings Swiss-Made style to activity tracking (hands-on)

By 6 September 2014

Withings has announced a new smartwatch during consumer electronics show IFA 2014, designed to be a "wearable that is actually wearable". The Withings Activité can track activities, swimming and sleep, plus it will also double up as an alarm and it does... >>

Saeco GranBaristo Avanti: The app-controlled coffee maker that makes a perfect cup every time
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Saeco GranBaristo Avanti: The app-controlled coffee maker that makes a perfect cup every time

By 6 September 2014

Amongst all the TVs, phones, tablets and other gadgets at IFA 2014 in Berlin, it might come as a surprise to learn that one of our favourite products we saw during the show is a coffee maker. However, the Saeco GranBaristo Avanti is no mere Nespresso... >>

Philips TV powered by Android: Why these could be the smartest 4K UHD TVs yet
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Philips TV powered by Android: Why these could be the smartest 4K UHD TVs yet

By 6 September 2014

There have been multiple Smart TVs in the past, some of which much smarter than others, but none have really convinced us to forego our Apple TVs, Roku boxes or games consoles. They are great for people who prefer to have a tidier AV cabinet (or no cabinet... >>

Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth headset perhaps surprises all (hands-on)
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Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth headset perhaps surprises all (hands-on)

By 5 September 2014

When the name "Samsung Gear Circle" first leaked it lead many to believe that the Korean company was about to announce its own round smartwatch, much like the Motorola Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. Instead, Samsung unveiled a curved display watch that looks... >>

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is less like the iPhone than previously thought (hands-on)
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha is less like the iPhone than previously thought (hands-on)

By 5 September 2014

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, its latest smartphone until the Note 4 and Note Edge were unveiled a couple of days ago, many thought that the design owed something to Apple's iPhone - most notably the iPhone 4 and 4S. However, when we got to... >>