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  • Best phones of IFA 2015: Sony, Lenovo, Huawei, Acer, and more

    3 September 2015, 9:08 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The annual IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin is underway, and it's where all the major firms are showcasing the latest televisions and laptops and smartphones all in one place. To help you navigate through the flood of announcements, we...
  • B&O's latest wireless speaker is the curvy BeoPlay A6, and it costs £799

    3 September 2015, 7:15 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Bang & Olufsen has yet another fancy, wireless speaker to sell you. It's called BeoPlay A6, and it's really cool looking. It's also really expensive. The speaker, which has a curved shape, was designed in collaboration with Danish studio Kvadrat, a…
  • Star Wars Force Friday: These are the toys you're looking for...

    3 September 2015, 7:00 pm by: Stuart Miles

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming, we all know that, but how else are we to get excited about the movie coming out on the 18 December if not by a number of toys and accessories hitting the shops now. We've picked the best Star Wars toys either you...
  • Apple might show off a 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display next month

    3 September 2015, 6:33 pm by: Elyse Betters

    There is going to be a tonne of new Apple stuff to buy this autumn. The Cupertino-based company is getting ready to launch its new iPhones and maybe even an updated Apple TV and all-new iPad Pro within the next month, but in addition to all that, a new...
  • This mystery LG 'V' phone looks like it has a camera embedded in the screen

    3 September 2015, 5:35 pm by: Elyse Betters

    LG is working on a new phone, but we don't know what it is or when it'll arrive. Leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer recently noticed a new LG phone passing through Chinese regulator TENAA. It's interesting for a number of reasons. First of all... it has "V"...
  • Samsung Gear S2 3G vs Samsung Gear S: What's the difference?

    3 September 2015, 3:45 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Samsung has announced the Samsung Gear S2, its first round smartwatch. The watch is actually being offered in three distinct models, with the standard Gear S2 being the flagship device. The other models include the Gear S2 Classic, which has a more familiar...
  • Phab or drab? 6.8-inch Lenovo Phab Plus is one supersize smartphone (hands-on)

    3 September 2015, 2:30 pm by: Mike Lowe

    The Lenovo Phab Plus, as its name suggests, doesn't shy away one bit from maximising on phablet scale. Make no bones about it: this 6.8-inch phablet-phone is an absolute monster to hold. If it looks somewhat familiar then cast your minds back to April...
  • Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

    3 September 2015, 1:56 pm by: Luke Edwards

    We've been waiting a long time for a quality pair of in-earphones that are totally wire free. Now they're here in the Onkyo W800BT earbuds. Whilst many a manufacturer will claim to offer wireless earphones, because they use Bluetooth, each ear is usually...
  • Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter

    3 September 2015, 1:56 pm by: Luke Edwards

    Philips unveiled its Fidelio E5 system last year to much love. The idea was to offer a 2.1 system with detachable speakers that made it 5.1 surround, minus the wires. It has taken this successful idea to the next level with this year's Fidelio E6 system....
  • Samsung drops another teaser, this time for Galaxy View

    3 September 2015, 1:35 pm by: Chris Hall

    Samsung has just stepped off stage at IFA 2015, after introducing the new Gear S2. But just as it did at the Unpacked event for the Note 5 launch, it used the opportunity to tease a new product.  Saying it was something new, in a new category, Samsung...
  • Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

    3 September 2015, 1:00 pm by: Luke Edwards

    Samsung has ramped up its design game for the Galaxy S6 already, now it's doing the same with its smartwatches. The Gear S2 Classic is the premium version of its latest Gear S2 smartwatch. Featuring a slimmer rotating bezel than the Gear S2, this is...
  • Samsung Gear S2 hands-on: Full circle for style and function

    3 September 2015, 1:00 pm by: Luke Edwards

    Samsung has unleashed its first circular smartwatch in the Gear S2 (although technically, it shares the limelight with the Gear S2 Classic launched at the same time). Not only is there a change in design but also a new Tizen user interface that works...
  • Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

    3 September 2015, 12:44 pm by: Rik Henderson

    Although Samsung has already unveiled its Gear S2 smartwatch, including the specifications, there's still a lot of mystery about the device and we're yet to see it in the flesh, rather than just press images. It will be shown off for the first time during...
  • What is Freeview Play, when is it coming and how can I get it?

    3 September 2015, 12:02 pm by: Rik Henderson

    To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview has cunning plans for a connected future. Earlier this year, managing director Guy North outlined the plans for Freeview Play at a London briefing for…
  • LG Rolly keyboard will roll up to fit in your pocket, almost

    3 September 2015, 11:50 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    LG never leaves many surprises when it comes to shows, announcing the majority of its new devices and products before the press conferences even take place. This year's IFA was no different, revealing the likes the SoundPop 360 speaker inspired by a coffee...
  • Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

    3 September 2015, 11:47 am by: Rik Henderson

    Freeview has announced when the first devices to sport Freeview Play will start to hit the market. It is coming in October. The first sets to be launched with Freeview Play on board are coming from Panasonic. Its 2015 line-up of Viera TVs, which have...
  • The next step in photography is both incredible and affordable

    3 September 2015, 11:20 am by: Pocket-lint Promotion

    The amazing first generation Lytro camera allows the photographer to alter the focal point of an image after the shot - and at just $79.99 (£53), a savings of 59 per cent, it's cutting-edge technology you can't afford to miss. Get it now at Pocket-lint...
  • Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

    3 September 2015, 11:19 am by: Luke Edwards

    Philips has announced the latest creation in its Ambilight range. Unlike it predecessors the AmbiLux uses pico projectors to extend the TV image onto the wall behind it. Where the previous Ambilight effort simply created a halo of light this new creation...
  • Tado aims squarely at Nest by joining IFTTT and tackling heating zones

    3 September 2015, 11:18 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Smart heating company Tado first launched back in 2012, delivering a system that used your smartphone's location to control your heating. It didn't have as many fancy features as the likes of Honeywell's Evohome, but it offered a solution for those that...
  • Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

    3 September 2015, 11:18 am by: Chris Hall

    One of the devices we were really looking forward to getting our hands on at IFA 2015, was the LG Watch Urbane Luxe. Recently announced, this limited edition version of the Watch Urbane is rather special. It's 23-karat gold for starters, has an alligator...
  • You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

    3 September 2015, 10:42 am by: Rik Henderson

    Tomorrow, on what is being called by Disney Force Friday, a whole stack of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and other merchandise will be unboxed and revealed during an 18-hour livestream marathon on YouTube. However, we already know one of the gadgets...
  • This is the new Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still that irksome black bar

    3 September 2015, 8:45 am by: Mike Lowe

    This is the new Moto 360 (not the Moto 360 2 as was widely touted) Android Wear smartwatch. It's a sleeker smartwatch than its predecessor, embodying a number of tweaks and enhancements. But it's still got that darn black band at the bottom of the watch...
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

    3 September 2015, 8:23 am by: Luke Edwards

    DJI has shown off its latest Phantom 3 Standard drone at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The new quadcopter is supposed to offer many of the professional smarts of its Advanced and Professional siblings in the range, but without the cost. The £650 drone comes with...
  • IFA 2015: The story so far and what's still coming from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

    3 September 2015, 8:20 am by: Rik Henderson

    Consumer electronics show IFA is now upon us and that means just one thing for the weird and wonderful world of tech: new devices! IFA takes place from 4-9 September 2015 in Messe Berlin, but the press conferences have already started to stream by…
  • TomTom Spark: Bringing the beats to your workouts and so much more (hands-on)

    3 September 2015, 6:58 am by: Chris Hall

    TomTom has introduced a new sports watch, the TomTom Spark, at IFA 2015. The new watch is TomTom's fourth-generation sports device, pulling in features we've seen from previous devices, while also looking to tackle one of the bugbears of sporty folk…

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