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Phab or drab? 6.8-inch Lenovo Phab Plus is one supersize smartphone (hands-on)

Phab or drab? 6.8-inch Lenovo Phab Plus is one supersize smartphone (hands-on)

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…

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Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

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…

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Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter

Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter

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….

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Can the Apple Watch Possibly Compete with the Fast-Evolving Android Wear Ecosystem?

Can the Apple Watch Possibly Compete with the Fast-Evolving Android Wear Ecosystem?

Just for a moment, let’s ignore the technical functionality of a smart watch. Let’s forget about its notifications, fitness tracking, control features and everything else that makes it “smart”. Beneath all of that, a watch is still inherently a fashion product. It’s a worn item like anything else, and its […]

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Samsung drops another teaser, this time for Galaxy View

Samsung drops another teaser, this time for Galaxy View

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…

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Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

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…

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Samsung Gear S2 hands-on: Full circle for style and function

Samsung Gear S2 hands-on: Full circle for style and function

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…

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Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

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…

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LG Rolly keyboard will roll up to fit in your pocket, almost

LG Rolly keyboard will roll up to fit in your pocket, almost

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…

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Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

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 will…

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The next step in photography is both incredible and affordable

The next step in photography is both incredible and affordable

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…

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Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

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…

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Tado aims squarely at Nest by joining IFTTT and tackling heating zones

Tado aims squarely at Nest by joining IFTTT and tackling heating zones

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…

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Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

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…

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You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

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…

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This is the new Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still that irksome black bar

This is the new Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still that irksome black bar

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…

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DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

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…

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IFA 2015: The story so far and what's still coming from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

IFA 2015: The story so far and what's still coming from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

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 rapidly. So…

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TomTom Spark: Bringing the beats to your workouts and so much more (hands-on)

TomTom Spark: Bringing the beats to your workouts and so much more (hands-on)

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 everywhere:…

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Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

Philips has taken the wraps off its latest E6 Fidelio wireless surround cinema speakers at IFA 2015 and announced its Izzy multi-room system. The Fidelio E6 follows on from the E5 system using the same wireless smarts to dot speakers about a room for…

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Onkyo W800BT finally bring us quality truly wireless Bluetooth earphones

Onkyo W800BT finally bring us quality truly wireless Bluetooth earphones

Onkyo has announced its new W800BT earphones from IFA 2015. These are what we hope for when we read "wireless earphones", they are actually wire-free. The Bluetooth earphones use independently working left and right earbuds that don't even have a wire…

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Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

Philips has announced a world first in its AmbiLux TV projection system. This uses nine pico projectors to bring the wall behind the television to life. The 65-inch 4K television uses its built-in Ambilight projection system to project the onscreen image,…

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Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and new curved SUHD TVs with HDR debut at IFA 2015

Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and new curved SUHD TVs with HDR debut at IFA 2015

Samsung has unveiled plans to introduce an Ultra HD Blu-ray player to the market soon. It mentioned the device during its IFA 2015 keynote and although price and release date are still to be revealed, it did confirm that as well as spin UHD Blu-ray discs…

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Pop a Samsung SleepSense under your mattress and it could help you get a better night's rest

Pop a Samsung SleepSense under your mattress and it could help you get a better night's rest

Samsung has announced a sleep monitor that you don't need to wear on a wrist through the night. Instead, the Samsung SleepSense sits underneath your mattress and links to a smartphone application in order to give you accurate statistics on your sleep…

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Sony Wena smartwatch moves the brains to the bracelet

Sony Wena smartwatch moves the brains to the bracelet

At the end of the Sony press conference at IFA 2015 in Berlin, the company's CEO Kazuo Hirai mentioned a new smartwatch it was working on going by the name of Wena. It launched earlier this week on Sony's First Flight crowdfunding platform and it is part…

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