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Hands-On (And Video) With The Galaxy Gear At IFA 2013

Hands-On (And Video) With The Galaxy Gear At IFA 2013

The Galaxy Gear has been leaked, rumored, and talked about for months now, and it's finally here. Well, it exists and we've seen it, anyway. We got some quick hands-on time with Samsung's don't-call-it-a-watch smart watch, and have plenty to say.

First off, Samsung was very clear during our hands-on time that the Gear shouldn't be thought of as a watch. The question of whether non-watch-wearers will be willing to pick one up is moot to the manufacturer, as the experience and functionality provided by the watch should be enough to sway users toward adding the high-tech accessory to their wardrobe.

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Hands-On (And Video) With The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 At IFA 2013

Hands-On (And Video) With The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 At IFA 2013

Besides taking a look at the Galaxy Gear here at IFA 2013, we also got the chance to play around with Samsung's new lineup of Note devices, namely the Note 3 and the Note 10.1 2014 edition.

Ignoring for a moment the devices' form factors, they share a lot of similarities and, in fact, share just about everything software-wise. Samsung's main focus with the new devices, besides their refreshed specs, displays, and hardware design, is the S Pen, which itself has received a functionality upgrade.

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Hands-On (And Video) With The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition At IFA 2013

Hands-On (And Video) With The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition At IFA 2013

Besides the Galaxy Gear and Note 3, Samsung has made official a new "2014 edition" Note 10.1. While, if its name is anything to go by, the 10.1 has long to go before release, Samsung gave us some early hands-on time with the tablet.

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[IFA 2013] ASUS Re-Announces Transformer Pad Infinity TF701T – 2560x1600 10.1-Inch IPS Display, Nvidia Tegra 4, And Android 4.2

[IFA 2013] ASUS Re-Announces Transformer Pad Infinity TF701T – 2560x1600 10.1-Inch IPS Display, Nvidia Tegra 4, And Android 4.2

ASUS gave us an early look at the Transformer Pad Infinity TF701T back at Computex, but now the device has been announced again in a bit more detail. The TF701T will be the Tegra 4-powered successor to the original Infinity. It bumps all the specs to fit nicely into the top tier of Android slates.

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[IFA 2013] Sony Announces The QX Series "Lens-Style" Smartphone-Attachable Cameras - Available Later This Month For $250 And $500

[IFA 2013] Sony Announces The QX Series "Lens-Style" Smartphone-Attachable Cameras - Available Later This Month For $250 And $500

After having been leaked in full yesterday, Sony has officially announced the QX series of 'lens-style' cameras, with two models introduced today at IFA in Berlin.

The DSC-QX100 is the flagship version, coming it at $500, and is based on the RX-100 II camera, utilizing the same big 1x1" 20.2MP Exmor R sensor. It's equipped with an f/1.8 Zeiss lens capable of 3.6x optical zoom, and even has a manual-focus / zoom adjustment ring.

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[IFA 2013] Sony Debuts The Xperia Z1 Flagship, Complete With 20.7 MP Camera And 5" 1080p Screen

[IFA 2013] Sony Debuts The Xperia Z1 Flagship, Complete With 20.7 MP Camera And 5" 1080p Screen

IFA is well under way in Berlin, and Sony is the first manufacturer to let loose with a volley of hardware clamoring for your bleeding edge dollars. The Xperia Z1 (nee "Honami"), the sequel to last year's flagship Xperia Z, was just revealed in Sony's press conference. It's a modest bump to most hardware with a massive, massive focus on the camera. As leaked in multiple reports, the Z1 sports a 20.7 megapixel rear camera, soundly smashing current-generation Android competitors.

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Piper Home Automation And Security Gadget Reaches $100,000 Indiegogo Goal

Piper Home Automation And Security Gadget Reaches $100,000 Indiegogo Goal

Piper is a nifty little gadget that combines a number of recently deployed technologies to create a connected and hyper-aware home automation hub. The project has been getting a lot of press since it appeared on Indiegogo a couple of weeks ago, and it passed its $100,000 funding goal today. There's another twenty days before the project ends, so the creators won't be wanting for funds.

Piper is essentially is a little box that's stuffed with a ton of sensors and WiFi connectivity, making it the hub of a connected house.

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[Bonus Round] Containment The Zombie Puzzler, CastleMine, And Link the Slug

[Bonus Round] Containment The Zombie Puzzler, CastleMine, And Link the Slug

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got another zombie puzzle game (yes, really), a mix between Dig Dug and tower defense, and slug-themed take on Reversi.

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[Bonus Round] He-Man: The Most Powerful Game In The Universe, Little Galaxy, And Gravi

[Bonus Round] He-Man: The Most Powerful Game In The Universe, Little Galaxy, And Gravi

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a universally famous beat-em-up, a physics puzzler with an obvious inspiration, and a unique platformer with marble game roots.

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[Bonus Round] Mecho Wars, Kairo, And Pulse

[Bonus Round] Mecho Wars, Kairo, And Pulse

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got an interesting take on Advance Wars, an atmospheric puzzle game, and a Humble Bundle pilgrim.

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