IFA 2017

Wrapping up our IFA coverage, at least week's trade show TPV demonstrated a preproduction version of its upcoming ultra-wide (32:9 aspect ratio) 49” Philips display. The 492P8 monitor will have something in common with Samsung’s C49HG90 introduced earlier this year, but it will lack quantum dots and a number of other features. A good news is that it will cost less, at a little over $1000. Over the past few quarters companies like Philips, LG, Samsung, JapanNext and some other have introduced computer displays with diagonals significantly exceeding 30” – 34”, setting a new trend for ultra large monitors. Separately, ASUS, Dell, Samsung, LG and other have launched LCDs with a 21:9 aspect ratio, setting another trend, this time for ultra-wide monitors. Different suppliers of...

AOC’s Entry-Level C2789FH8 27” Display Weds Gold, Bling, and Curvature

AOC has introduced its new curved display specifically aimed at the entry-level market. The new C2789FH8 monitor is one the industry’s first curved LCDs that comes in yellow gold...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

BlackBerry Launches KEYone Black Edition: All-Black, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB NAND

TCL's BlackBerry Mobile imprint has introduced a revamped BlackBerry KEYone smartphone at IFA trade show last week. The new KEYone Black Edition comes in all-black chassis and has more...

26 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

Logitech Launches G603 ‘Lightspeed’: 12,000 DPI Hero Sensor, 1 ms Polling, 500 Hrs Battery

Logitech has introduced its new gaming mouse that weds high mousing precision, a long battery life, and low input lag with a relatively affordable price. The new G603 Lightspeed...

18 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

Logitech Announces The CRAFT Keyboard With Creative Dial Integration

Logitech has added another keyboard to its arsenal, and this time they’ve integrated an input dial into it as well. The CRAFT Advanced Keyboard is designed for “creators” in...

37 by Brett Howse on 9/4/2017

Logitech Launches MX Sound Bluetooth and PC Speakers

Logitech has been in the PC speaker game for some time, and they’ve just announced a new set into their portfolio. The MX Sound speaker system is a two-channel...

21 by Brett Howse on 9/4/2017

Ockel Sirius A is Nearing Primetime: Smartphone-Sized PC with 6-inch 1080p Display

Last year, at IFA 2016, I stumbled across the Ockel Sirius project. In its infancy, the device was seemingly straight forward: put a full PC into a smartphone sized...

64 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Launch on October 16th, More Kirin 970 Details

Riding on the back of the ‘not-announced then announced’ initial set of Kirin 970 details, Huawei had one of the major keynote presentations at the IFA trade show this...

13 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

Playing as a Jedi: Lenovo and Disney’s Star Wars Augmented Reality Experience

“The chosen one you are, with great promise I see.” Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, the expansion of the universe is seemingly never ending. More films...

13 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

Lenovo Launches Yoga 920 Convertible: 13.9” 4K LCD, 8th Gen Core i7, TB3, 3 Pounds

Lenovo this week announced its new Yoga 920 convertible laptop that became more powerful due to Intel’s upcoming 8th generation Core i-series CPUs with up to four cores, better...

36 by Anton Shilov on 9/2/2017

Generating 3D Models in Mobile: Sony’s 3D Creator Made Me a Bobblehead

In a show like IFA, it’s easy to get wide-eyed about a flashy new feature that is being heavily promoted but might have limited use. Normally, something like Sony’s...

12 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

IFA 2017: Huawei Artificial Intelligence Keynote Live Blog (8am ET, Noon UTC)

Huawei has a keynote at IFA this year. Having quietly announced the Kirin 970 and its new Neural Processing Unit yesterday without a word through the regular press channels...

28 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

Philips Demos 328P8K: 8K UHD LCD with Webcam, Docking, Coming in 2018

TPV Technology is demonstrating a preliminary version of its upcoming 8K ultra-high-definition display at IFA trade show in Germany. The Philips 328P8K monitor will be a part of the...

21 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

Acer Reveals Predator Orion 9000 Gaming Desktop: Up To 18 Cores, 4 Vega GPUs

In one of many announcements from Acer at IFA, the company has revealed a powerful new gaming desktop in their Predator line, the Acer Predator Orion 9000. The new...

15 by Joe Shields on 9/1/2017

Logitech’s G613 "Lightspeed" Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Cuts Wires & Input Lag

Logitech this week introduced its new wire mechanical keyboard aimed at gamers, touting its low input lag for a wireless keyboard as a defining feature. While the Logitech G613...

16 by Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

Acer Announces the Aspire S24 AIO: 8th Gen Intel CPU, Wireless Charging

Another announcement coming out of IFA this week from Acer is their new All-In-One, the 23.8” Aspire S24. The goal for the S24 was to be Acer’s slimmest ever...

5 by Joe Shields on 9/1/2017

Lenovo Immerses into Windows Mixed Reality with Lenovo Explorer

Lenovo has introduced its augmented/virtual reality head mounted display (HMD) compatible with the Windows Mixed Reality platform. The Lenovo Explorer device requires a PC to operate and runs applications...

1 by Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Coming October 17

This morning at IFA in Berlin, Terry Myerson, EVP of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, announced that the next Windows 10 update will be launched worldwide on...

76 by Brett Howse on 9/1/2017

Huawei Shows Unannounced Kirin 970 at IFA 2017: Dedicated Neural Processing Unit

A surprise at this year’s IFA is the previously unannounced Kirin 970 SoC hitting the show floor. Normally Huawei announces a new SoC with plenty of press details, and...

11 by Ian Cutress on 9/1/2017

Western Digital Launches SanDisk Ultra microSD Card with 400 GB Capacity

Today Western Digital is taking the wraps off of the industry’s first microSDXC card with a 400 GB capacity. The card is aimed at Google Android-based smartphones or tablets...

18 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2017

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