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Samsung Gear VR will cost $199

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The Samsung Gear VR virtual reality accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 phablet will cost $199 in the US. This comes straight from a spokesperson for the Korean company, so it’s pretty much official.

Sure, a press release would have been nice, but this will have to do for now. The price was revealed at the New York Fashion Week of all places. Read more »

Smartwatch bonanza: hottest smartwatches at IFA compared

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IFA used to be dominated by smartphone announcements, then tablets moved in and now wearables are the new hotness. Many companies have various smartbands but we’re only interested in proper smartwatches – ones with big screens for notifications and with a proper OS to run apps.

This cuts the number of contestants down somewhat but not enough, it can still take you a while to wade through specs and price not to mention looks. There’s a battle shaping up versus practical square watches and aesthetically pleasing round watches. Here are all the specs in one place to make things a little easier. Read more »

Weekend poll: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note Edge

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge at IFA this year in an attempt to try out something new without sacrificing the enormous success of its Note smartphone series. With both devices now official and users eagerly awaiting their launch, we want to ask you this: which one do you fancy better?

While both smartphones are identical in many areas, they’re totally different beasts. They project a different character from one another. The Galaxy Note Edge is an embodiment of Samsung’s pioneering spirit. At first sight it looks just as crazy as the original Note did back in 2011. Read more »

Google Glass Explorer Edition goes on sale in the Play store

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Google Glass Explorer Edition is now available for purchase in the Play store in the United States. The move follows the expanded availability of the device’s beta program back in May.

Pricing of the futuristic gadget hasn’t changed. Read more »

Sony is giving away the entire Xperia Z3 family along with a SmartBand Talk

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Sony has started a new contest over on its Facebook page, and the prize for this one is rather insane. One person will win the entire Xperia Z3 family, and a SmartBand Talk on top of that.

So this lucky individual will get the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact, and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, as well as the new wearable. Read more »

Google details Android Wear updates for the rest of the year

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Today Google has posted an official list of features it will add to the Android Wear platform before 2014 ends. The company has also confirmed once again that all smartwatches running Android Wear will get the updates as soon as these are going to be ready.

This is no surprise, as Google is pretty much in charge of the update process for Android Wear devices, looking to avoid the fragmentation situation that’s persistent in its smartphone and tablet operating system. Read more »

HTC won’t make a smartwatch after all, rumor says

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According to the ever-present “sources familiar with the matter”, HTC has decided to give up on the idea of creating its very own smartwatch.

In an age in which seemingly every Android smartphone maker has branched out into this new wearable category (undoubtedly helped by the existence of the Android Wear platform), this might sound like an odd decision. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 camera samples fresh off the IFA floor

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The just-announced Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 are the latest Nokia devices to run Windows 8.1 with Microsofts new Lumia Denim update.

We were able to get our hands on them for some quick camera samples fresh off the IFA 2014 showroom floor. Read more »

IKEA parodies Apple in latest video ad for its new catalogue

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If you aren’t new to the Internet, or tech in general, you probably know those Apple promo videos – featuring a grey background, and Jony Ive using his wonderful accent to tell you how revolutionary every single millimeter of the company’s newest product is. Well, IKEA noticed, and it decided to have a go at this very unique genre of ads.

The result is seriously hilarious. As you can see in the video, IKEA is introducing the world to a brilliant new device: “it’s not a digital book, or an e-book, it’s a bookbook”. Read more »

Motorola Turbo Charger gets you 8 hours of battery life in 15 minutes

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With things already quieting down at IFA, it’s Motorola’s new gadgets that are the talk of the town. The new Moto X supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 standard and Motorola will be releasing a compatible charger soon, the Turbo Charger.

The charger can breathe 8 hours of battery life into a Moto X with a completely flat battery. Read more »

Alcatel Hero 8 tablet brings LTE-connected Android in 8″ metal body

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Alcatel brought out a new Android tablet at IFA, the Alcatel Hero 8. With an 8″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200px) screen it will compete with the likes of the Lenovo Tab S8. The tablet has an aluminum body that’s just 7.3mm thick though (vs. the 7.9mm plastic body of the Lenovo).

The Alcatel Hero 8 is LTE-enabled and supports voice calls. You may want to use the new Sidekick 2, a phone-shaped Bluetooth headset. Read more »

Motorola Moto Hint hands-on

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Alongside its long anticipate Moto G2, Moto X+1 and Moto 360, the company also revealed its latest Bluetooth headphone accessory called the Moto Hint.

The Moto Hint, however, doesn’t look anything like the traditional in-ear Bluetooth headset we’ve got used to. It’s very small and subtle in-ear piece, which barely sticks out of your earlobe. Naturally, we were eager to see the compact earbud in action. Read more »

Moto Hint Bluetooth headset brings hands-free voice operation for your phone

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Along with the Moto X, Moto G, and the Moto 360, Motorola also announced the new Moto Hint. It is a tiny Bluetooth headset that plugs into your ear and is barely noticeable.

The main feature of the Moto Hint is being able to control your phone with your voice. Want to call someone, send a message, locate an address, update your Facebook status, or just check the weather? Just say “Ok Google” followed by your query the way you would in Google Now. Read more »

Motomaker phone customization service arrives in the UK and France

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The Motomaker customization service started in the US and in July expanded to Germany. It will continue its European expansion later this month by adding the UK and France to its list of supported countries.

Motorola hasn’t announced the exact launch date but it should be by the end of the month. Read more »

Watch the new Moto G in the official promo video

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Motorola has announced the successor to its most popular phone to date, the Moto G. Once again, called just the Moto G, the new phone improves mostly upon the display, camera, and speakers over its predecessor while retaining the same great price.

The new Moto G has a 5.0-inch 720p display, compared to the 4.5-inch 720p display on the original Moto G. The phone, just like the new Moto X, is bigger than its predecessor. Read more »