Tag: IFA 2019

Empath’s AI detects emotion from your voice

Gauging a person’s emotion from their intonations is the bread-and-butter business of startups Affectiva, Beyond Verbal, Cogito, and Realeyes, not to mention an area of acute study for tech giants like Amazon. The potential upside is enormous: Knowing the precise moment someone becomes frustrated or saddened, say, could inform an intelligent assistant’s response or a […]

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TCL DragonHinge foldable smartphone concept: A blast from the clamshell past

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, TCL unveiled a slew of foldable phone and tablet concepts to test the waters for a production device debuting as early as 2020. One of those half dozen prototypes was a clamshell-style handset that folded more or less over itself, leaving a small gap between the […]

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IFA 2019 highlights: Amazon Fire TV Cube, LG Dual Screen, and Huawei Kirin 990 5G

IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, began humbly in 1924 as an international radio exhibition. Since then, it’s grown into one of the largest annual consumer electronics shows anywhere, with more than 200,000 visitors anticipated over the next few days. The Berlin expo is a who’s who of the appliance and device makers, with the likes […]

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Honor Vision: Huawei’s First Smart TV Running On New OS

Honor Vision at IFA 2019 Honor demonstrated its Honor Vision Smart TV at IFA 2019, which is a first for two reasons. First, it’s Honor/Huawei first television, and secondly, it is the first device to use HarmonyOS (codenamed HongMeng), Huawei’s proprietary cross-device operating system that may become an Android alternative someday, although it’s not the […]

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Lenovo Takes The Wraps Off Their Smart Display 7

In recent years, we’re starting to see the rise in smart displays. These are essentially smart speakers with displays built into them, where the added display means that users will be able to watch videos, make video calls, and also connect with other smart devices like cameras to see who’s at the door. Advertising Lenovo […]

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Garmin Unveils A Couple Of Marvel-Themed Smartwatches

At IFA 2019, Garmin unveiled new smartwatches like the Garmin Venu GPS smartwatch. However, if you wanted something a little more superhero-y, you’re in luck because in addition to the smartwatches announced at IFA, Garmin has also taken the wraps off the Legacy Hero series of smartwatches. Advertising These are smartwatches that have been designed […]

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SanDisk iXPAND Wireless Charger + Automated Backups

Wireless chargers are typically not an exciting topic to cover as they differ only in maximum charging Wattage and price. However, WesternDigital/Sandisk have found the intersection between charging and backups, and this could save your data without requiring any effort. Advertising According to Avast, 25%-32% of smartphone users in different countries never backup their phones. […]

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Huawei’s PocketVision app lets visually impaired users read text with their phone’s camera

Huawei’s Honor subsidiary today launched a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered app called PocketVision, which is designed to help those with visual impairments read documents, menus, and text using their smartphone camera. The PocketVision app, which was unveiled today at the annual IFA conference in Berlin, was developed in conjunction with Eyecoming, a Chinese social technology […]

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Sphero Mini now comes in a soccer ball design

Leave it to Sphero, the Boulder, Colorado-based robotics company that last month acquired science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics pioneer LittleBits, to announce perhaps two of the cutest new products during IFA 2019. This morning in Berlin, the company took the wraps off of the Sphero Mini Activity Kit, an accessory kit for its smartphone-controlled […]

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Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode Will Turn Your Android Devices Into A Smart Display

What started out as smart speakers quickly evolved into what we know as smart displays. These are essentially smart speakers that come with a built-in display which can be used for video calls, watching videos, seeing who’s at the front door, and more. However, one of the downsides to such devices is that you’ll need […]

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Huawei’s FreeBuds 3 are open-air earbuds with active noise cancellation

For better or worse, Apple’s AirPods have become the de-facto earbuds worn by folks living wire-free lifestyles, with an estimated 60% share of the global wireless earbuds market as of April 2019. Despite the valiant efforts of Jabra, Samsung, Jlab, Bose, and others, the Cupertino company’s flagship hasn’t yet been unseated from its pole position. […]

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