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IFA 2015

This digital stethoscope hopes to thrust doctors and nurses into the 21st century

Even though there have already been digital stethoscopes, Eko Devices's Core add-on might be the one with the most promise, facilitating low-cost, high-quality care and much more. Read on to learn more.

Mobile

Asus’ new gaming laptop has an alien parasite attached

The latest concept computer from Asus packs liquid cooling into its slim and powerful G752 chassis, but it requires sacrifices most gamers won’t be willing to make.

  • Pros: Interesting design , Based off the excellent G752
  • Cons: Liquid cooling dock is massive , Functionality away from…

Electrolux debuts an oven with a built-in camera (like Periscope for your dinner)

Electrolux, parent of Germany appliance manufacturer AEG, debuted a smart oven with a built-in camera, a dryer that handles silks, a modular refrigerator, and more at IFA 2015.

Home

Samsung is the first company to officially confirm a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Today Samsung became the first company to officially announce a 4K UHD Blu-ray player at its IFA press conference in Berlin. 20th Century Fox has committed to issue future releases in 4K Ultra HD with HDR, providing releases for the player at launch.

Home Theater

Any source, any room: Philips introduces Izzy multiroom Bluetooth speaker

Philips has unveiled a new kind of multi-room sound solution at IFA 2015 in Berlin. Called Izzy, the system uses Bluetooth to connect multiple speakers together and source music from any music service on your phone or tablet.

Home Theater

Want to add more clothes to a laundry load? Samsung’s AddWash has a door for that

Although top-loading machines let you load up your washing mid-cycle, Europe's stackable front-loaders don't, which is what Samsung hopes to fix with its new creation. The WW8500 AddWash lets you front-load, mid cycle.

Home

Still dealing with the fallout, Sony reaches settlement in ‘Interview’ hacking lawsuit

Ten months on from the devastating hack on Sony Pictures' servers and the movie studio is still dealing with the fallout, this week settling a lawsuit brought by former employees caught up in the security breach.

Computing

Email fail: Blunder sees leading HIV clinic leak details of 780 patients

When sending an email to multiple recipients, have you ever put the names into the Cc field when you meant to put them in the Bcc field? An employee at one of the U.K.'s leading health clinics made the error this week, and it upset a lot of people.

Web

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