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IFA 2015

Amazon makes Dash button effectively free, expands to more brands

Amazon started selling its push-and-order Dash button at the end of July. From this week, the device is effectively free, while Amazon has also added another 11 branded buttons to the collection, bringing the total to 29.

Mobile

LG’s latest and greatest OLED TVs now stream HDR from Amazon Prime

LG today announced the company's gorgeous top-tier 4K UHD OLED displays will stream High Dynamic Range content from Amazon Prime Instant Video, joining a very elite group of next-gen TVs that support the burgeoning technology.

Home Theater

Get your vinyl out: Panasonic jump starts Technics turntables

Panasonic revealed at IFA today that its iconic brand Technics will relaunch a series of turntables. The remade turntable features "direct drive motor control technology" that Panasonic says will improve sound quality.

Music

IBM is bringing sports into the digital age, starting with the U.S. Open

In partnership with the U.S. Tennis Association, IBM has catapulted sports into the digital age, leveraging its data capabilities with even more impressive analytics to create a truly state of the art for fans, coaches, and players alike.

Cool Tech

Cate Blanchett, Aaron Sorkin will reportedly work on upcoming Lucille Ball biopic

Cate Blanchett must love Lucy. The actress is reportedly attached to star in a biopic about the legendary comedian, while Aaron Sorkin is in talks to write. Both Blanchett and Sorkin have had success with biopics in the past.

Movies & TV

Theo Rossi and Rosario Dawson join the cast of Marvel’s Netflix series Luke Cage

Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) and Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) will star in Marvel's third Netflix series, Luke Cage. The comic, with a 2016 expected release, focuses in on Luke's journey to become a "superhero for hire."

Movies & TV

Want more smartphone connectivity? Skoda’s SmartGate is now available across its range

Skoda has announced that its SmartGate connectivity function will be available across the entire brand range. SmartGate uses WiFi to send various vehicle data to your smartphone, including fuel consumption, dashboard warning light info, and service info.

Cars

The Xperia Z5 snaps fast and unlocks almost telepathically

The Xperia Z5 brings a fingerprint sensor and a speedy camera to what was already a solid smartphone series, but will it make sense beside a stronger big brother and more compact little brother?

Mobile

iPad Pro rumors: The jumbo iPad may launch in October with a special new touchscreen

Reports say Apple planned to mass produce a large screen iPad in late 2014, but considerable iPhone 6 demand has reportedly delayed the launch. It's unknown when it will make its debut, but that doesn't stop the rumors flowing.

Mobile

No longer a laughstock, the 2016 Smart Fortwo still comes with compromise

Big changes have come for the small car that defines the City Car category, and that could make all the difference in the world for the Smart Fortwo.

  • Pros: New dual-clutch transmission , New turbo engine , Improved…
  • Cons: Bouncy suspension , Minimal storage space , Big blind spot

iPad Mini 4 rumors: Could be unveiled as soon as Sept. 9

Apple may soon update the iPad Mini line with the iPad Mini 4. Reports hint that it'll have a faster processor and slightly updated design to match the iPad Air 2. We'll keep you updated on all the news here.

Mobile

Stephen Colbert to host ‘Celebrity Nerd-Off’ with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will team up for a "Celebrity Nerd-Off" Q&A session that fellow nerds will love. The event is a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival, an organization that Colbert has long supported.

Movies & TV

iPhone 6S and 6C rumors: Pricing leaks, super strong aluminum, September 9 launch, and more

Apple may have recently launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but news of the iPhone 6S and an iPhone 6C are already on its way. Here is all the key information we think we know so far, including specs, and a possible release date.

Mobile

Day 1 of IFA brings fresh OLED competition, 4K phones, a turntable revival

The first of two press-only days at IFA 2015 is now in the books, and it was Panasonic and Sony who nabbed the biggest headlines.

IFA