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IFA 2010

— Around The Home

The rechargeable LED lightglobe

By - September 5, 2010 5 Pictures
Now here's something we've never seen before – a rechargeable lightglobe. Chinese company Magic Bulb has patented a new type of device which incorporates a battery and LED lightblobe to produce a lightglobe which uses only 4 watts but produces the equivalent light of a traditional 50W globe. If the power fails, the globe will keep running for around three hours or it can be screwed out of its socket and the handle extended to turn it into a bright torch. Read More
— Music

P5 headphones from Bowers and Wilkins set new benchmark

By - September 5, 2010 6 Pictures
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), the company that boasts the distinctive Zeppelin iPod dock, Nautilus and Panorama amongst its line of high-end speakers, has made its first foray into the headphone market with its P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones. With a slim design and great sound reproduction that provides warm bass and stunning clarity through the mid-range and high-end, these headphones would have to be the most comfortable – and amongst the most impressive – headphones I’ve ever wrapped around my noggin. Read More
— Electronics

SD Association announces backwards compatible 300 MB/sec SDHC and SDXC cards

By - September 5, 2010 2 Pictures
The SD Association is celebrating ten years this year and it used Europe's largest consumer electronics show – IFA – to announce a new, dual-row pin memory card design with data transfer speeds of up to 300 megabytes per second for SDXC and SDHC devices and memory cards. It is fully backwards compatible, allowing equipped devices full use of any SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards and will be part of the forthcoming SD 4.0 specification, expected in early 2011. Read More
— Around The Home

Gorenje introduces the new SmarSofa at IFA 2010

By - September 4, 2010 5 Pictures
With its retro good looks and smooth lines, the SmarSofa from Gorenje wouldn’t look out of place on an Austin Powers movie set. On display at IFA 2010, the SmarSofa is not just a convertible lounge. It includes a fully integrated fridge which contains remote-controlled, rotating cooling platters. At the touch of a button the platters containing ready-to-eat dishes can be lifted and lowered to the desired height. How’s that for groovy? Read More
— Digital Cameras

Sony unveils next generation touchscreen Bloggie pocket video camera

By - September 4, 2010 13 Pictures
Not so long ago, Sony took its original Bloggie pocket video camera and placed a 270 degrees swivel lens at the top that was said to cater for those spontaneous moments. Now the next generation of Bloggie has been revealed and the swivel lens has gone. In its place is a fixed F2.8 wide angle, auto-focus lens with 4x digital zoom. The new MHS-TS20 and MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch pocket camcorders have a 3-inch touchscreen display, can shoot up to full 1080p high definition video and are capable of snapping 12.8 megapixel still images. Read More
— Mobile Technology

Toshiba unveils Folio 100 media tablet at IFA

By - September 3, 2010 15 Pictures
Toshiba Europe has chosen the IFA consumer electronics show to unveil its 10.1-inch Android media tablet powered by NVIDIA's Tegra II processor. The Folio 100 features an onboard camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (with a 3G model in the pipeline) and a HDMI port for viewing content on a big screen television. The company has also announced the development of an one-stop portal to access and share online content over numerous device formats. We couldn't resist the opportunity to take a closer look. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Samsung's tilting lens full HD camcorder saves aching arms

By - September 2, 2010 7 Pictures
Tilting LCD screens that let users keep an eye on the action when holding a camcorder up high or down low are pretty much standard nowadays, but they don’t help reduce the arm and wrist fatigue that results when holding the device in such positions. The new HMX-T10 camcorder unveiled by Samsung at IFA 2010 does, however, by featuring a Slanted lens that tilts 20 degrees to allow users to keep their desired subject in frame, while holding the camera in a more comfortable position. Read More
— Health and Wellbeing

Philips debuts the Airfryer – crispy fries without the fat

By - September 2, 2010 6 Pictures
Fried food without oil... is such a thing possible? According to Philips electronics, the answer is yes. Philips recently unveiled their Airfryer at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, where we were on hand to check the device out. It’s still early to be making any sweeping statements, but this product could have a huge impact on the developed world’s obesity epidemic. Read More
— Mobile Technology

ViewSonic reveals 7-inch Android tablet

By - September 2, 2010 2 Pictures
Somewhere between what we've come to know as a tablet computer and a smartphone sits ViewSonic's new Viewpad 7. You might already guess from the name that this portable tablet with phone functionality sports a 7-inch touchscreen display. It runs on Android 2.2, has both Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities, and cameras at the back and front. The device is currently on show at ViewSonic's stand at IFA 2010 in Berlin, but for those not lucky enough to be in Germany this week, here's a brief summary of what's on offer. Read More
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