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IFA 2018: Live Streams, Complete News Coverage

CES may be the largest consumer electronics show in the U.S., but IFA owns bragging rights as the largest CE show outside the states. In 2018, the show will run Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, and because of its timing (just in time for buyers to place Christmas orders), IFA frequently plays host to several first-time product unveilings, many of which will simply be repeated at CES in the U.S. As such, IFA is increasingly becoming the must-see consumer electronics event of the year — and Digital Trends will be on the ground to bring you complete coverage of all the news and hot announcements.

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Computing


Lenovo’s Yoga Book with the cool touch keyboard may get a follow-up this fall

A new listing on the Bluetooth SIG website shows that Lenovo is working on a second-generation Yoga Book 2-in-1. The original launched in August 2016 packing Windows 10 Pro or Android, and a unique secondary touchscreen.

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Kevin Parrish

Computing


Razer’s Project Linda could arrive alongside the Razer Phone 2 this September

The latest rumor regarding Razer’s Project Linda laptop concept is that it will debut as a real product alongside the Razer Phone 2. Both are expected to appear this September during the IFA 2018 technology show in Berlin.

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Kevin Parrish

Mobile


For a limited time, get $300 off when you buy the LG V30 from Verizon

Wondering how to purchase the LG V30? Check out our guide for pricing and availability of LG’s flagship smartphone, including monthly installment options and limited-time promotions.

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Adam Ismail

Wearables


Samsung’s Gear Sport and IconX earbuds are now available for purchase

Samsung’s Gear Sport is a cross between a smartwatch and fitness tracker, but it’s not the only wearable the firm offers. There’s also the new Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX wireless earbuds, all now available for purchase.

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Julian Chokkattu

Mobile


Caterpillar’s durable Cat S41 smartphone now available for $449

Construction company Caterpillar Industrial announced phones just as durable as its forklifts at IFA 2017: The Cat S31 and Cat S41. The Cat S41 in now available from Best Buy, Amazon, and the Cat website.

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Kyle Wiggers

Emerging Tech


Want to see galaxies in full color from your backyard? Check out this telescope

The Unistellar telescope enhances the image of objects in the sky by accumulating and amplifying the light that they are emitting, according to its creators. It’s being demonstrated this year at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

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Dyllan Furness

Mobile


Pre-order a Moto X4 phone from Best Buy, and get a $50 gift card

The Moto X returns. Motorola’s Moto X4 is the latest entry in a series it hasn’t updated since 2015. It’s a midrange phone, now that the Moto Z has taken over as the brand’s top-tier device.

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Smart Home


TicHome Mini makes Google Assistant mobile, and is now available for pre-sale

You don’t need a Google Home or a Pixel phone to take your Google Assistant everywhere you go. Meet the new TicHome Mini from Chinese artificial intelligence company Mobvoi. Take Google Assistant with you whenever you need to be. 

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Lulu Chang

Home Theater


Here are the headphones that thrilled our ears at IFA 2017

The IFA technology show always showcases new headphones, and it was no different in 2017. We toured the show floor, and found eight models that really stood out. Here are our favorite headphones from IFA 2017.

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Andy Boxall

Computing


Close to the Metal Episode 54: ‘Destiny 2’ on PC, VR headsets, and IFA news

On this week’s Close to the Metal we discuss Destiny 2’s release, the details of new Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and the latest laptop designs from IFA 2017.

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Matthew S. Smith

Smart Home


Wine taste bad? The temperature may be to blame, but this gadget can help

The majority of wines are consumed at the wrong temperature and it can have a big impact on the taste. Enter the Kelvin K2 Smart Wine Monitor to tell you when your wine is the perfect temperature.

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Simon Hill

Emerging Tech


Digitize your physical drawings in real time with the Slate 2+ from Iskn

French startup Iskn has announced the Slate 2+ at IFA 2017, a device that can digitize physical drawings in real time, using 32 sensors to track the movement of a magnetic ring attached to a normal pen or pencil.

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Dyllan Furness

Emerging Tech


The ‘e-skin’ connected shirt promises to turn your body into a controller

With this connected shirt, researchers have turned the human body into a controller for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. Dubbed e-skin, the device enables camera-free motion capture and tracking.

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Dyllan Furness

Smart Home


Sharp home appliance lineup at IFA includes washer that auto-dispenses detergent

Ever forget to add detergent to your washing machine while doing laundry? Let Sharp’s IntelliDos washing machine do the work for you. The washing machine is just one of several Sharp home appliances on display at IFA 2017

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Karl Utermohlen

Mobile


Here are the 10 best mobile accessories of IFA 2017

There was a bumper crop of interesting and innovative add-ons for your phone at IFA this year. We gathered them altogether here. These are our picks for the best mobile accessories of IFA 2017.

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Simon Hill

Home Theater


Three new Sennheiser in-ear models make ground sound portable

Three new Sennheiser in-ear models were announced at this year’s IFA conference, ranging from bass-heavy banded Bluetooth earbuds to audiophile-grade headphones for high-end listeners.

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Parker Hall

Mobile


No, it’s not cuddly, but the Pup scanner makes document scanning painless

The nifty, pocket-sized Pup scanner can scan any document in seconds, from a card to an A3 poster. it crops and sends the document via Wi-Fi to your chosen email or backup location.

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Simon Hill

Virtual Reality


State-of-the-art scanning technique digitizes humans, sticks them in VR

Scientists at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Germany have developed a state-of-the-art scanning technique for capturing realistic images of a person. And you can record models for VR and AR at their studio

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Dyllan Furness

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