HANDS-ON: Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet preview

Gerald Lynch Acer, IFA 2012, Previews, Tablet, Tech Digest news, Windows 8 Leave a Comment

As with Ultrabooks, Windows 8 tablets were ten-a-penny at IFA 2012. While most opted for either an optional keyboard dock or regular slate-style format, the Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet took a slightly different approach, being paired up with…

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HANDS-ON: Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook preview

Gerald Lynch Acer, Computers, IFA 2012, Laptops / Notebooks, Previews, Tech Digest news, Ultrabook, Windows 8 Leave a Comment

The Ultrabook revolution is in full swing now, but with the arrival of Windows 8 just over the horizon, the evolution of the laptop is taking yet another turn. This time it's the implementation of touchscreen controls, seen in almost…

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VIDEO: The SketRobo robot is a better artist than you

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Call yourself an artist? Well, you're about to be replaced by a newer, robot model. This is SketRobo, the "sketch master" robot on show at IFA 2012 from Tosy Robotics. Aimed as an interactive "art teacher" toy for kids, it…

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PREVIEW: Sony 84-inch 4K Bravia KD-84X9005 TV

Gerald Lynch 3D TV, HDTV, Home cinema, IFA 2012, Previews, Tech Digest news, TVs Leave a Comment

IFA has traditionally been an AV showcase for the major brands, but with a shift towards mobile over the past few years, the 2012 Berlin tech extravaganza had fewer stand-out home cinema moments this year. Sony's 84-inch 4K Bravia KD-84X9005…

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on

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That's a smartphone, right? WRONG! You're looking at the Samsung Galaxy Camera, Samsung's first fully-fleged snapper using the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Make no mistakes, this is a camera with phone-like features inside, and not a phone…

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 hands-on

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It's back, and even bigger than before! Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 handset measures up at a whopping 5.5-inches in a widescreen 16:9 ratio, complete with processor improvements and a more responsive S Pen stylus. Due out in October, Tech…

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First Microsoft Surface tablet knock-off dual-boots Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean

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It was only a matter of time before they started arriving and, as spotted at IFA 2012 in a quiet corner of one of the tech show's smaller halls, here's your first Microsoft Surface tablet rip-off. Put together by Chinese…

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Haier Transparent Touchscreen Fridge

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Introducing Haier's Transparent Touchscreen Fridge. The fridge of the future, you can use it to set reminders as to when your food is going out of date, and keep a track of what you have stored, all via a touch-enabled,…

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HANDS-ON: Haier Eye-Control TV

Gerald Lynch Features, HDTV, Health, IFA 2012, Tech Digest news, TVs 2 Comments

From wire-free 3D TVs to web-connected wine cellars, Haier's IFA 2012 stand is one of the show's most diverse offerings. An obvious highlight is the Chinese manufacturer's Eye Control TV, a television controlled solely through the movement of the eyes…

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