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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.

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Samsung’s new Car Mode syncs up with the Gear S2 and Galaxy phones

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.

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Samsung’s rumored 18.4-inch tablet may be called the Galaxy View

According to the latest rumors, Samsung is prepping a tablet with a massive 18.4-inch display to compete with Apple's expected iPad Pro. It very could be the Galaxy View that was teased at IFA 2015.

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T-Mobile brings free video calls to mobile

T-Mobile has announced video calls are coming directly to their phones' dialers. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 will be the first to receive the update, coming to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge later in the year.

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Google's OnHub makes your home Wi-Fi awesome, no IT degree needed

Google’s first foray into networking brings big features, high-end hardware, and a new app. Can it compete with other routers in its tax bracket?

  • Pros: Excellent feature set , Setup couldn’t be easier…
  • Cons: One Ethernet port , Limited administration options

Verizon Wireless gets rid of monthly fee for smartphone users live streaming NFL games

Verizon Wireless is dropping a charge for football fans. Smartphone users will be able to live stream NFL games for free this season. Previously, most customers had to pay $5 per month.

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Want a BB-8 Droid from the upcoming Star Wars? They go on sale tonight for $150

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of BB-8 ever since the adorable little droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’ve got good news for you -- Disney has partnered up with Sphero to make the droid a reality, and it goes on sale tonight at…

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BMW announces smart home apps and more at IFA 2015

At the 2015 IFA Show, BMW announced integration of Samsung's SmartThings system, a new version of its i Remote app for Samsung smartwatches, and other tech projects and initiatives.

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Samsung releases SDK for the Gear S2, announces apps from ESPN, Uber, Nike, and more

Samsung's released an updated Tizen SDK for the new Gear S2, and alongside it announced new apps from Nike, ESPN, and others. The development kit supports standalone functionality and features like the Gear S2's unique bezel.

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Stuck on empty? Try Purple, a gas delivery service backed by the co-founder of Uber

Purple is an on-demand gas delivery service based out of Los Angeles. Using a free smartphone app, customers can order fuel in 10- and 15-gallon increments, and you don't even have to be with the car for it to work.

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Leave your phone at home: TomTom's Spark Cardio + Music has GPS and onboard music storage

The latest fitness watch from TomTom enables you to workout with music, but leave your smartphone at home. It also has a heart rate sensor and GPS functionality. Find out more in our hands on look.

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T-Mobile’s John Legere offers a checklist of how Verizon Wireless is screwing its customers

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is at it again. After Verizon changed it's logo, he found it a great opportunity to point out how the United States' largest mobile carrier is still screwing its customers.

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Barnes & Noble introduce Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook

Barnes & Noble has announced the third iteration of the Samsung Nook, the Galaxy Tab S2. The 8-inch tablet comes with a HD display for books, movies, TV shows and games, with enough battery life for 14 hours use.

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iPhone 6S and 6C rumors: Rumored 5MP front cam would take stellar selfies

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.

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Huawei and LG Nexus: Both Nexus phones tipped to launch Sept. 29 for $400

Rumors are starting to spread about Google's next Nexus phone, and there could be two out in 2015, with one being made by Huawei and the other by LG. Here's what we think we know so far.

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Sexting has landed a 14-year-old in a police database for child pornography

A 14-year-old British teenager couldn't have intended for his sexy, nude Snapchat to land him in a police database for "making and distributing an indecent image of a child." His name will remain in the database for up to 10 years.

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Huawei’s G8 is a mid-ranger with an all-metal build and fingerprint sensor

A second Huawei smartphone has been announced at IFA 2015, the Huawei G8. Launched a few hours after the Mate S, it looks almost identical with the fingerprint sensor and all metal design, but with lower specifications.

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Phillips wants to keep you healthy with its smartwatch and other gadgets

Philips announced a whole range of new health products at IFA today, including a health watch, blood pressure monitors, body analysis scale, a mobile ultrasound, and an ear thermometer.

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Stephen Colbert and other celebs are coming to Waze this September

Waze is updating its turn-by-turn navigation with the iconic celebrity voices of Stephen Colbert, Neil Patrick Harris, and -- for some reason -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oppo’s next flagship could launch on September 19 with a QHD+ screen

After a year and a half of waiting, Oppo might be planning to launch the Find 9 at an event in Beijing on September 19. The Find 9 will reportedly feature a new QHD display, octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM.

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Students and teachers will love these new Google Docs and Classroom features

In anticipation of the upcoming school year, Google has updated Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Classroom with new features that will make everyone more productive.

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