August 29, 2012

The Gadgets of IFA 2012

Hunter Skipworth, Pocket-Lint

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IFA is so very nearly upon us. Throughout the halls of the Messe Berlin, the world's tech giants prepare to do battle. New products are announced, innovations are unveiled, companies lay down their cards to be judged. You can expect Pocket-lint to be overflowing with exciting news over the coming days, before the show opens to the public.

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Our Favorite Forgotten Tech
Ars Technica
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August 25, 2012
Why Gadgets Need Real Buttons
Danny Sullivan, CNET
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August 28, 2012
What You Need in a Connected Device
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August 22, 2012
Devious Gadgets Designed to Harm You
Liviu Oprescu, PC World
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August 20, 2012
What Is a Nerd?
Adi Robertson, The Verge
The last few weeks have been awash in nerds and geeks. ChipChick published a guide to dating a geek girl, while CNN decried “wannabe models” pretending to be nerds. Before that came the shootings in Aurora, where... more ››