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The Alcatel One Touch Idol X is a giant Android phone - CNET

BARCELONA, Spain--The Alcatel One Touch Idol X is a 5-inch smart phone that pulls off a neat trick: it doesn't feel massive. Thanks to an incredibly slim bezel and a big colorful case, it doesn't feel oversize -- but is the Idol X worthy of idol worship?<p>By phone standards, 5 inches is enormous, yet …

Mobile Technology

Wacom revamps Intuos pen tablet line with regular and Pro models, priced from $79 up to $499

It seems last week's Cintiq announcement wasn't the only news that Wacom had up its sleeve for the end of summer. The designer-friendly outfit retooled its Intuos family of pen tablets and it now features two lines: Intuos and Intuos Pro. The former is aimed at the hobbyist sort and replaces the …

Watch Samsung’s UNPACKED 2013 Galaxy Gear And Galaxy Note 3 Event Live Right Here At 1PM ET

Samsung’s hosting an event in Berlin today at 1 PM ET / 7PM CET / 10 AM PT at which it will debut its Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, and a potential bevy of other things covered by the phrase “next-generation products.” The cats are somewhat out of the bag …

Sony QX10 and QX100 Lens Cameras Beef Up Your iOS or Android Device

Sony’s unusual Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 cameras, designed to turn any iOS or Android device into a professional point-and-shoot, have been unveiled today at the IFA trade show.<p>These devices look like normal lenses and can be mounted onto a smartphone for a sleek, distinct look. Photographers can …

Sony announces VAIO Flip PC, looks to steal the IdeaPad Yoga's thunder

We knew a novel VAIO form factor was bound to be announced at IFA when Sony dropped a origami-inspired teaser video last week. And look what we have here: in Berlin, the PC maker unveiled a new line of VAIO Flip PCs.<p>Like the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, this Ultrabook can be used in a variety of modes; the …

Sony Xperia Z1: the new flagship with imaging at its heart (hands-on)

For a while, it looked like Sony was going to work its way up and down the alphabet with each new phone. More recently, however, it's settled on one letter -- for its flagships at least -- and the ultimate letter at that. Following the lead of other OEM's, Sony appears to be easing off the …

Sony takes on the Surface Pro with the VAIO Tap 11, its first Windows 8 tablet (hands-on)

It's sort of insane to think that Sony, a goliath of the consumer electronics industry, is only just getting around to releasing its first Windows 8 tablet. But you know what they say: better late than never, right? The company today unveiled the VAIO Tap 11, a standalone tablet that seems …

ASUS shows off MeMO Pad 8 and 10, budget tablets arriving before year's end (hands-on)

Hungry for more ASUS IFA debuts? The company trucked out the two newest additions to its MeMO Pad tablet line, the 8 and 10, both budget devices set to arrive before the holidays. What all that actually means in terms of pricing and availability, however, the company's not quite ready to say -- …

Xiaomi Phone 3 makes early appearance on online store ahead of launch

As this author was fiddling with his Xiaomi Phone 2S (or MI2S) in bed ahead of Xiaomi's big event tomorrow, he spotted something odd: a thumbnail of an unfamiliar device -- next to the entry-level Red Rice aka Hongmi -- in the company's online store app. Since it's a high-resolution image, we're …

The Cross Plane brings Wii U GamePad-like mirroring to any game system with HDMI (video)

A handheld gaming console that plays <i>Conker's Bad Fur Day</i>, <i>Halo,</i> <i>Uncharted 3</i> and <i>Day Z</i> ? We're intrigued. The Cross Plane resembles a Wii U GamePad and the two have something more in common than just a launch price: both mirror video and audio output to their respective controllers. The difference is …

Galaxy Note 3 first phone to feature ugly new Micro USB 3 port

A new port means potentially faster transfers and charging<p>With all the news coming from its big event yesterday, Samsung glazed over the importance of one new feature of its Galaxy Note 3 — it's the first phone we know of that uses USB 3.0. The benefits of the switch to the more modern standard are …

Three teenagers want to put a Google campus in every school

Thinkspace is an ambitious new project to make coding cool<p>James Anderson, aged 16, wants to make coding cool. The teenager, along with a pair of students from his school in South West England, has created Thinkspace, an organization that wants to put a space for kids to learn coding in every school …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

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Samsung announces the world's first curved UHD TVs at IFA 2013

You didn't think Samsung was done announcing TVs at IFA yet, did you? This time, Samsung's folded two of its new TV notions into one set, announcing the world's first curved Ultra High Definition TVs. They don't appear to be OLED (so our money's on LED), but the new screens will be available in …

Hands On With The Xiaomi Mi-3 Android Smartphone

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi released its third-generation phone today and the Mi-3 has not disappointed – it is packed with hardware features, which have seen it touting itself as the fastest-ever smartphone globally.<p>First impressions: the Mi-3 is extremely slim and light, given that its …

LG's G Pad 8.3 has the build quality to compete with the iPad mini, but not the apps

Well designed and executed, but not yet a compelling purchase<p>LG has traditionally kept a low profile during the annual IFA show in Berlin, but this year it's introducing a big new product in its Android portfolio: the G Pad 8.3. The company couldn't contain itself and already fully detailed the …

Garmin Head-Up Display Offers Safer Navigation, at a Price

Smartphones and navigation apps like Google Maps have made it easier than ever to navigate to new destinations. But taking your eyes off the road for …

Garmin

Hands-on with the LG G Pad 8.3 (video)

LG announced its new slate, complete with specs, ahead of IFA, but the tradeshow is our first opportunity to see the G Pad 8.3 in the flesh -- or in the aluminum package, as it were. The company is positioning this tablet as the first full HD tablet in the 8.0-inch category, and as the device best …

3Doodler 3D printing pen's shipping model hits IFA, we go hands-on

Remember the 3Doodler? Odds are plenty of you do, seeing as how the company managed to nab a staggering $2.3 million for its $30,000 Kickstarter campaign. For the minority of you who didn't participate, here's a quick refresher: the device is a 3D printing pen. It's a bit like a hot glue gun for …

How to Create a Blizzard in a Photography Studio

On location shooting can be tough. The weather can be harsh and unpredictable, the lighting changes, there are environmental dangers, and you have to …

Photography

Adobe Photoshop CC Launches, Is Now Available for Download

Adobe officially launched Photoshop CC to the public today after announcing its major move to the cloud at its Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles …

Hackers release modified T-Mobile carrier update file to amplify iPhone 5 cellular speeds (jailbreak unnecessary)

Just prior to the official launch of the iPhone, T-Mobile issued a carrier update to enable LTE, improve battery performance and add Visual Voicemail support . The only problem is that some users were reporting slower speeds after the update. TmoNews reports that two well known cellular …