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  • Motorola X4: Four times the Bluetooth audio

    Lenovo's new Motorola X4 smartphone is half the price of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8, but does at least one thing twice as well: stream audio to multiple Bluetooth speakers or headphones.

    Written by Peter Sayer01 Sept. 17 07:53
  • IBM's Watson looks for a role in the home

    Not content with helping to cure cancers and winning Jeopardy, Watson wants to get inside our heads and our homes, whispering instructions into our wireless headsets and helping us do our laundry.

    Written by Peter Sayer04 Sept. 16 01:59
  • LG's smart fridge has Windows 10 on a transparent display

    In the short history of Internet-connected refrigerators, LG's latest is the boldest and craziest yet. The company has put a 29-inch Windows 10 Surface computer on one of the doors and, as if that's not enough, made the screen transparent so users can see inside the fridge.

    Written by Martyn Williams04 Sept. 16 01:37
  • Sony previews prototype Xperia gadgets

    Sony is looking at taking the Xperia brand beyond smartphones and is showing off some prototype gadgets at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

    Written by Martyn Williams04 Sept. 16 01:26
  • Peanuts with a purpose: Sen.se unveils new smart sensors at IFA

    Expecting people to figure out what its Cookie multipurpose smart sensors could be used for didn't work out so well for Sen.se. It's trying a different approach with its new Peanut sensors: application-specific packaging that sells the purpose, not the product.

    Written by Peter Sayer02 Sept. 16 23:50
  • Sony's impressive, insane new Walkman debuts at IFA

    If you're a music lover who still isn't satisfied with the audio from your smartphone, Sony has a couple of new Walkmans that might be just what you're looking for -- assuming you have deep pockets.

    Written by Martyn Williams02 Sept. 16 01:07
  • Stay tuned for new robot, says Sony CEO

    Sony's much anticipated new robot is under development and customers should hang on a little longer to see it, CEO Kaz Hirai said on Thursday.

    Written by Martyn Williams02 Sept. 16 00:20
  • If you're buying a TV, know these three letters: HDR

    After bigger screens, and thinner screens, and 3D screens, and curved screens, and 4K screens, HDR is the new flavor of the season in television technology and it's one worth paying attention to.

    Written by Martyn Williams08 Sept. 15 04:14