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Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk get official

Sony has gone official at IFA 2014 with a pair of new wearable devices including the Smartband Talk SWR30 and the Smartwatch 3 SWR50. The Sony Smartwatch 3 SWR50 will come in black or lime colors with extra straps in pink or white available. It measures in at 36 x 10 x 51mm and weighs 105g at its heaviest. The processor is a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM A7 unit operating at 1.2GHz paired with 512MB of RAM.

Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: PS4 Remote Play, 20MP, and more

Sony has introduced its new Xperia Z3 and its more svelte sibling, the Xperia Z3 Compact. The flagship and its smaller iteration share many of the same features, not the least of which is PlayStation 4 Remote Play and the promise of two days of run time on a single charge. As we've come to expect from Sony, both new Xperia phones are waterproof, as well.

Samsung Gear VR hands-on: a dose of (virtual) reality

Virtual Reality or VR is pretty much a gaming thing so it was quite surprising to learn that Samsung has decided to get its feet wet with the technology. And yet here is the Gear VR, the first fruit of the collaboration between Samsung and Oculus, and we take it for a spin to see just what Samsung has to offer for this rather young market.

Curved OLED wraps Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 may not have been a surprise, but its Galaxy Note Edge sibling is, taking the S Pen equipped phablet and giving it a curved display that wraps around the right side of the phone. Revealed at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014 this week, the Note Edge trims the Note 4's 5.7-inch screen down to 5.6-inches - though keeps the Quad HD resolution - but tacks on a curved Super AMOLED piece that can be used as a shortcut bar and notification ticker.

Hands-on with Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch

Is a smartwatch even smarter when it can get online itself? Samsung believes so, hence the new Samsung Gear S, which we've been playing with at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014. Pairing a curved 2.2-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 3G modem, the Tizen-toting wearable only plays nice with Samsung's Galaxy range, however.

Leaked pictures of Sony’s ILCE-QX1 to support E-mount lenses

Pictures of the new Sony ILCE-QX1 have leaked ahead of the reported official announcement tomorrow. If they are to be believed, the camera for smartphones will also now have the ability to support e-mount lenses. This would give serious mobile phone photographers the ability to take even better pictures without having a DSLR around.
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