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  • The smarthome is heading fast towards a massmarket reality September 13, 2014

    It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smarthome", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality. The futuristic vision of wireless domestic bliss that puts people and their smartphones or tablets at the centre of an "Internet...
  • IFA 2014: 6 top trends at Europe's biggest gadget fair September 11, 2014

    Berlin: From smartwatches to "phablets" to precision robot vacuum cleaners, Europe's IFA consumer electronics show showcases the latest in gadget wizardry. Here are the main trends of this year's fiveday fair in Berlin: Smartphones cannibalise tablets With their increasingly bigger screens, smartphones are morphing into "phablets", a cross between a mobile phone and...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Motorola's new Moto G, Asus ZenWatch the biggest launches this week September 7, 2014

    It was one of the most exciting weeks in technology this year and here are the key highlights. 1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Edge, Gear VR, Gear S: Samsung, at the consumer electronics fair IFA 2014 in Berlin, unveiled four new devices the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge,...
  • Lenovo launches Vibe X2, Vibe Z2 smartphones at IFA 2014 September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding two new phones to its Vibe line of smartphones, Lenovo launched two new devices Vibe X2 and Vibe Z2 at IFA 2014 in Berlin. The Lenovo Vibe X2 comes with a trilayered design, and is, therefore, claimed to be the world's first layered smartphone. It...
  • First impressions review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge September 6, 2014

    New York: After years of promoting its phones as "the next big thing," Samsung is realising that bigger isn't necessarily better. Two new Galaxy Note smartphones from Samsung are about the same size as last year's Note 3. What's different: A side screen on one of them and sharper cameras on...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to Nokia Lumia 730: 'Selfie' phones unveiled at IFA 2014 September 6, 2014

    Berlin: Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber have helped popularise the trend, too, by posting stylised selfies to...
  • Huawei unveils the 6inch Ascend Mate7 with fingerprint sensor, 5.5inch Ascend G7 September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese electronics brand Huawei has showcased a number of new smartphone models at IFA 2014 in Berlin. The Huawei Ascend G7 is the latest addition to Huawei's Ascend G devices. The Ascend G7 has a 5.5inch 1280x720 HD screen along with a 13 megapixel rear camera. The 5megapixel...
  • Nokia Lumia 830: Microsoft unveils the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The metalframed Nokia Lumia 830 is what Microsoft calls "the affordable flagship" of the Nokia Lumia family. The Windows Phone 8.1 device priced at 330 euros (about Rs 26,200) is also the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet with an 8.5mm thin profile. The Lumia 830 has a 10 megapixel...
  • IFA highlights: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3, Acer Liquid Jade, Asus ZenWatch September 4, 2014

    Berlin: Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups. New smartphones, computerised wristwatches and a virtualreality headset were among the gadgets announced Wednesday. Samsung Electronics The Korean electronics company says it will start selling two new smartphones and a virtualreality headset in October. The...
  • Will Apple's September 9 announcements upstage the IFA 2014 unveilings? September 4, 2014

    Berlin: Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens this week, with the shadow of Apple looming large even if the iconic US brand traditionally snubs the event. IFA, one of Europe's biggest showcases of the latest electronic gadgets, is scheduled to open on September 5 and run until September 10. But news...
  • Sony announces Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Sony has unveiled a series of smartphones and a tablet in the run up to IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin that starts on September 5. In addition to its new flagship smartphone the Xperia Z3, the Japanese electronics veteran also took the veils off a smaller Xperia...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: Samsung's new smartphone's screen curves to the right for quick access to app shortcuts September 3, 2014

    Berlin: Samsung's new smartphones aren't getting bigger, but one will have a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps. The Galaxy Note Edge was announced at a trade show in Berlin on Wednesday, alongside the new Galaxy Note 4 phone, which lacks the side...
  • Little in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to excite new users September 3, 2014

    Berlin: Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, unveiled new versions of its Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday after previous design miscues cost it customers in the largescreen phone market it pioneered. The new Galaxy Note 4 features a crisper, 5.7inch display in a metal frame, reflecting Samsung's latest design...
  • Highlights: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 September 3, 2014

    Samsung has unveiled the fourth generation of its Galaxy Note phablet at simultaneous events in Beijing, Berlin, and New York. Here are the top features in the Galaxy Note 4. 1. It weighs 176g and is 8.5mm thick. 2. It comes in four colours black, white gold and pink. 3. It has...
  • Asus ZenWatch: Asus launches its first smartwatch; expected to come to India by yearend September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Asus has unveiled its first wearable device ZenWatch. The smartwatch runs Android Wear OS and features a version of the ASUS ZenUI developed specifically for the ZenWatch. It sports a curved display, leather watchband and a quickrelease clasp design. This device pairs with a smartphone running Android 4.3...
  • Lenovo Tab S8: Lenovo launches its first Intelpowered Android tablet September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Lenovo has announced the launch of its first Intelpowered Android tablet at the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin. Named the Lenovo Tab S8, the tablet has an 8inch (1920x1200) display and includes the One Glass Solution touchpanel technology. The tablet's ultraslim bezel merges the screen...
  • ZenWatch: Asus to launch its first smartwatch today September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After Samsung, LG and Motorola, it's time for Asus to launch an Android Wear smartwatch. The company today, at its press event in Berlin, will unveil the ZenWatch its first wearable device. It, reportedly, will come for under $199. The Asus smartwatch will be on display at...
  • 2014's biggest 7 days in technology begins on September 3; Here's what to expect September 2, 2014

    The technology carnival is about to begin. The seven days beginning on September 3 are the biggest for consumer technology enthusiasts this year. From the nextgen Samsung Galaxy Note to Apple's larger iPhones to Motorola's circular Android Wear smartwatch, the tech biggies are busy setting the stage to capture our...
  • Sony expected to unveil Xperia Z3 smartphone, a new waterproof tablet, and an Android Wear smartwatch at IFA 2014 August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Sony has a lot of gadgets up its sleeve for IFA 2014. If reports are to be believed, Sony will unveil three new smartphones, a thin waterproof tablet, and successors to its SmartWatch and SmartBand, at its press event on September 3. The devices that are expected to...
  • LG G3 Stylus: LG announces a penenabled G3 variant; to debut at IFA August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: LG Electronics (LG) has announced a new variant of its flagship smartphone the LG G3. The new phone will come with a stylus. The LG G3 Stylus is a penenabled smartphone that offers a large display and many of the premium user experience (UX) features of the...
  • LG to unveil a circular smartwatch at IFA to challenge the Moto 360 August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The roundness of the Moto 360 appears to have made LG rethink its smartwatch design. In a YouTube teaser video the company announces that it is unveiling a smartwatch with a circular dial at IFA 2014. According to reports LG's new smartwatch is expected to be called the...
  • IFA 2013: LG unveils world's largest 77-inch Ultra HD OLED television September 6, 2013

    Berlin: LG's says its 77-inch Ultra HD curved OLED TV is the largest of its kind. The television was unveiled at the ongoing IFA consumer electronics and appliance trade show in Berlin. LG had launched a 55-inch curved OLED TV eight months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The...
  • Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch: The good and the bad September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is finally out. While some are finding to be a cool fashion accessory, others are doubting its success. The Galaxy Gear may have an intuitive interface, but it is not an independent device, instead a slave which can be used only when...
  • After Sony and Samsung, Qualcomm brings out its Toq smartwatch September 5, 2013

    San Diego: Qualcomm Inc has unveiled the Toq, a smartwatch that can play music and handle phone calls and messages, and said it would start selling the device in the fourth quarter, marking the chipmaker's entry into the emerging arena of wearable computing. The company, which dominates the global market for...
  • Samsung Galaxy Gear review: This smartwatch is smart but in a limited way September 5, 2013

    Suwon, South Korea: Samsung's Galaxy Gear, a new computing device worn like a wristwatch, is certain to pique much curiosity when it starts being seen in public. The intensely black rectangular screen and orange strap on the wrist of a Samsung executive immediately caught my eye as she entered a...
  • Samsung launches 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Galaxy Note 10.1 September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Samsung, at its Galaxy Unpacked event in Berlin, unveiled three new devices - the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) tablet. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will work as an accessory to its market-leading Galaxy smartphones, with a small...