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    Huawei Nova Review – It’s the Mini Nexus 6P

    Announced alongside the larger Nova Plus at IFA 2016, the Huawei Nova bears an uncanny resemblance to the Nexus 6P. That shouldn’t come a much of a surprise considering Huawei actually manufactures the 6P for Google. With its similar diamond cut edges and aluminum body, the Nova is essentially a smaller version of the 6P […]

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    Fossil Adds Some Beautiful New Hybrid Smartwatches to Their Q Line

    Fossil has not been shy about getting into wearables this year. They’ve bolstered their Q line, made deals with other designers (like Michael Kors), and now they’re taking a (somewhat) fresh approach to the smartwatch. Hybrid smartwatches are analog watches with smart features hidden inside, and Fossil had not one, but four of them to […]

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    The Qihan Sanbot Could Become Your Robot Butler

    Robots are getting a lot cheaper to make, and that means they’re becoming a lot cheaper to buy — cheap enough to start entering homes as the robot butlers science fiction has promised us for decades. So far, we’ve seen some pretty cute attempts, and we’ve seen some…other attempts. But, with research into chatbot software heating […]

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    The Acer Swift 7 is the Thinnest Anti-MacBook, For Now

    There’s a new champ in the thinness wars, and while the Acer Swift 7 still isn’t the lightest machine around, it’s looking like yet another solid MacBook competitor. With its small frame, great specs, and, yes, multiple ports, the Swift 7 is one of the best lightweight laptops we’ve seen, even if that’s a title […]

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    Best of IFA 2016

    Berlin’s big technology bash is just about over, with the big announcements already in the bag. We’ve seen the usual suspects’ last pushes before the holiday shopping season, and while this year was a little lighter on the new and exciting, there was still plenty here certain to wind up on more than a few […]

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    Philips Jumps into OLED TVs With the 55-inch Ambilight 901F

    OLED displays are the next big thing in smartphones, but they’ve been the next big thing in televisions. Samsung and LG were two of the earliest adopters of the new technology, which has better color contrast than LCD televisions, and last week we saw another television giant get on board. The Ambilight 901F is Philips’ […]

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    Huawei Introduces Nova Smartphones, Their New Mid-Range Line

    In recent years, Huawei had been making waves with their premium smartphones, including the Mate S, Mate 8, and P9. At IFA this year, they’ve pushed into midrange territory with their new Nova line, announcing the Nova and Nova Plus at their press conference today. While the two phones still suffer from Huawei’s usual issues — […]

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    ZTE Shrinks the AXON 7 with the AXON 7 Mini

    The AXON 7 has been a home-run for ZTE, and rightfully so. It’s one of the best affordable flagship phones out there, and that is because it proves that you can get a great premium smartphone without breaking the bank. Today at IFA, ZTE has announced the ZTE AXON Mini. Sporting a 5.2” 1080p screen, the Mini […]

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    Lenovo Gets Creative With the Chic Ultra-thin 2-in-1 Yoga Book

    Lenovo has a back to school surprise at IFA that promises to be one of the most backpack-friendly laptops they’ve ever made. The Yoga Book is a 2-in-1 with a smaller version of Lenovo’s 360-degree watchband hinge, and it manages to be just 1.52 pounds and 9.6 mm thick — that’s closed, including the keyboard. Seems […]

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    Lenovo’s Miix 510 is a Dead Ringer for the Microsoft Surface

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Since Microsoft laid the groundwork for tablet-first 2-in-1s with the Surface, just about all of the usual laptop makers have put out their takes on the idea. Lenovo had something with the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, but it was a little underpowered compared to the Surface Pro 4, […]

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    Is China The New Frontier in Tech? IFA Is Betting On It

    Every year, the IFA trade show in Berlin is the biggest Consumer electronics show in Europe — one that rivals CES in sheer size and attendees. Now the folks over at Messe Berlin are hoping to relocate some of that success to the Asian market. This week, they launched the first ever CE China in Shenzhen. With […]