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IFA 2015

ZTE’s low-price, high-tech Axon smartphone is going on sale internationally

ZTE has announced the Axon smartphone will be sold internationally at the end of September. The The Axon Elite comes with a low price and a high spec, including a combination of voice, fingerprint, and eye scanning security technology.

Mobile

JBL illuminates IFA 2015 with a Bluetooth speaker for every task

JBL shows off three new additions to the company's Bluetooth arsenal, including something for the home, for the beach, and even something a little different designed for your dashboard.

Home Theater

Who needs a doctor? Go see Google’s Knowledge Graph instead

Who needs a doctor when you have Google? Thanks to an update to Google's Knowledge Graph, everyone's favorite know it all search engine can now give you detailed information on more than 900 different illnesses.

Web

TomTom’s Trucker 5000 is specifically suited for big and tall driving

TomTom has announced the Trucker 5000, a navigation unit designed specifically with big rigs in mind. While it can also be used in a standard car, the Trucker 5000 chooses routes optimized for heavy vehicles.

Cars

Forget bird’s eye views, see with cat’s eyes with Cat Street View in Hiroshima

Prayers have been answered and hard work has paid off, as the Hiroshima Prefecture has released "Hiroshima cat’s street view," which is, as its name suggests, a daring look into street life from the eyes of a cat.

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Benicio Del Toro confirms role as Star Wars: Episode VIII ‘villain,’ shooting in March

Star Wars: Episode VIII will include Benicio Del Toro as a villain of sorts. The actor confirmed his role in the high-profile franchise, as well as revealed that shooting is set to begin in March.

Movies & TV

Bosch reveals a germ-fighting washing machine, camera-touting fridge, and more at IFA

German appliance maker Bosch revealed new lineups of sensor-laden cooktops, fridges with cameras, bacteria-fighting washers, a revamped app for Android and iOS, and more at IFA 2015 in Berlin.

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Apple Music still has ‘homework’ to do to work out kinks, says key executive

In a recent interview, an Apple Music exec explained that the team is still working out some serious kinks in the system, explaining that there is plenty of work to be done before the system is running on all cylinders.

Music

Judge’s Deflategate ruling is a win for NBC almost as much as for Tom Brady

NBC may be as happy as Tom Brady that his Deflategate suspension has been nullified by a judge. The upcoming season opener should be more interesting to fans with the four-time Super Bowl winner playing.

Movies & TV

IFA Day 2: A retina-scanning phone, Logitech’s home remote, 4K UHD Blu-ray

The second of IFA 2015's two press days came with a few pleasant surprises, including the first 4K UHD Blu-ray player, a retina-scanning smartphone, and a remote that will control your entire house.

IFA

Android Auto isn’t good enough for Galaxy phones, Samsung will push Car Mode instead

Samsung phones already work with Android Auto, but the Korean giant wants to push its refreshed Car Mode instead. Users can connect their Galaxy phones to car infotainment systems via MirrorLink or use a standalone mode.

Cars

Trying to procrastinate? Google ‘fun facts’ right now

Thanks to Google's latest fun facts feature, which you can access by -- you guessed it -- Googling "fun facts," you'll find that time moves at super sonic speed as you're fed answer after answer to life's most pressing questions.

Web

KitchenAid’s three-piece sous vide system is decadently delicious

At IFA 2015, KitchenAid showed off the new design for its Chef Touch, a three-piece sous-vide system that costs 10,000 euros. It vacuum seals your food, cooks it, then quickly freezes it.

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