IFA 2015: Tiny PCs and High-End Smartphones

Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe’s flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week. With the exception of Apple, all major manufacturers have been announcing new devices in time for the holiday shopping season. Here are five highlights and one teaser for tech enthusiasts. PC on a stickTiny PCs powered by Google’s Android have been

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IFA 2015: Sleeker Smartwatches and Wearables to Shine at Trade Show

Sleeker and sexier smartwatches are expected to premiere this week in Berlin at one of the world’s biggest consumer electronics shows, with both phone manufacturers and watchmakers jostling for a share of the fast-growing market. The annual IFA show, which began as an exhibition on the new medium of radio 90 years ago, has developed into a massive showcase for

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The Tablet Encountering “Identity Crisis”

It was just over five years ago that we were waiting with bated breath for Apple’s tablet computer. The company delivered, dubbed its new creation the iPad, and set about redefining what a “tablet” could be. Remember? Tablet computers used to be clunky, convertible laptops that ran Microsoft Windows and reeked of compromise. The release of the iPad helped redraw

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Chinese Smartphone Manufacturers Bet on Cricket, Bollywood to Conquer India

China’s smartphone makers are drafting in cricket teams and Bollywood stars to conquer India, their largest overseas market and a key testing ground for their international expansion, as they try to rebrand as more than just sellers of cheap handsets. Xiaomi Technology – the fast-growing No. 3 global smartphone maker valued at $45 billion after a December funding round –

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Samsung, HTC, Microsoft and More: What to Expect at MWC 2015

It’s time again for the world’s biggest mobile industry trade show. The Mobile World Congress, held each year in Barcelona, is where everyone from product manufacturers to network operators, component providers and regulatory body bigwigs will descend to show off their own work and learn about what everyone else is doing. MWC 2015 will see thousands of exhibits, seminars and

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