Tag: ifa2017

Europe’s biggest tech show finally delivered

As we wind down after trawling IFA’s labyrinthine halls, covering everything from phones to washing machines, wearables to haunted pianos, we wanted to point out the most notable things to come out of Europe’s biggest tech show — and it was q……


‘Seal’ swim analyzer measures your stroke form and power

Samsung and Speedo aren’t the only companies targeting swimmers with new products at IFA 2017. In addition the mobile giant’s Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport earlier this week, Platysens, a startup based out of Hong Kong, is doing something diff……


Mobile AI is Huawei’s not-so-secret weapon

Smartphone makers are betting on camera features to help their flagship devices stand out. Samsung launched its first dual-cameras on the Note 8, Sony introduced super slow-mo video-recording on its XZ Premium and XZ1 series, while LG equipped……


You’ll look like ‘Robocop’ with this smart cycling helmet

Bike helmets should be about safety first and foremost, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock one that’s also stylish. Livall’s BH51, introduced at IFA 2017, is exactly that. This cycling helmet is designed to protect your head whilst offering ……


Sports brands are giving wearables another shot at success

Wearables are only as good as the apps they’re compatible with. And companies making health-focused products, like smartwatches, fitness bands and even hybrids of these two, are starting to realize that. But in order to have applications that ……


Truly wireless earbuds are coming for your headphones

One of the dominant trends of IFA 2017 was the sheer volume of companies, both known and not-so known, that launched Bluetooth earbuds. The “truly wireless” revolution that was kickstarted by Bragi and embraced by Samsung and Apple is now a ba……


Teamosa brews tea using ultrasound

We’ve seen a handful of tea-brewing gadgets over the years, but none have managed to break into the mainstream. The latest to step into the ring is Teamosa, a startup that’s planning to launch its first product on September 13th. Teamosa itsel……


Fitness wearables will live or die by their apps

This week at IFA, some of the biggest players in wearables launched their latest smartwatches. From Fitbit’s debut Ionic to Samsung’s Gear Sport, these fitness-focused watches also run the companies’ own proprietary platforms, each offering th……


Play spot the difference with ASUS’ ROG Strix gaming laptops

Gamers are a broad and diverse community, and treating them all as the single customer with a single set of needs isn’t very smart. It’s why ASUS is trying to break the one-size-fits all mould with its ROG Strix edition laptops that it initial……


The smart kitchen revolution is a slow one

Of all the spaces in our homes, the kitchen is the one that has seen the least change in the last few years. Sure, that countertop CD player has given way to an Echo, but you’ve probably not invested in a smartphone-controlled oven or DRM-enab……