environment
IFA 2019: How Climbing Mount Everest Has Changed the Way White Goods Are Being Made

Plastic waste is everywhere and that, whether you care or not, is a big problem for all of us. It’s also a huge source of irritation and frustration, particularly for Hakan Bulgurlu. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: The Very Best Stuff We Saw at IFA

Gizmodo took an aeroplane to Berlin this year, searching for some wacky Euro tech at IFA. What we found instead was a handful of incredibly cool gadgets. Sure, we saw some weird stuff, too. But the very best stuff is even more fun. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: Here’s Some of the Bizarre and Amusing Tech We Saw at IFA 2019

Emerging tech can get downright odd, and what was in the IFA Next Pavilion in Berlin this year was no exception. The space is basically a set of two circular halls – one red, one blue – that showcases startups and big-name brands alike. The thing they all have in common is they’re usually showing prototypes for novel ideas that, to be frank, may never actually make it to market. Read More >>

fire tv
Grundig and Amazon Have Teamed Up to Bring us the First Fire TVs with Full Hands-Free Control and OLED

German manufacturer Grundig has teamed up with Amazon for a few world firsts when it comes to Fire TVs, with new features like full remote-free voice control and ultra slim OLED sets available in two sizes. Read More >>

gadgets
IFA 2019: Yeah Sure, Why Shouldn’t I Use Philips’ New Shavers on the IFA Showfloor?

Tech-based trade shows are weird, simply because there's way too much variety. A smartphone company may be within proximity or an appliance maker flogging fridges, or a stand covered in fans might be next to one covered in microwaves. IFA 2019 was also home to a furry cushion with a tail, and I don't even want to know who came up with that idea. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: There’s Something More Powerful Than Qi Wireless Charging and It Could Soon Power Your Blender

My kitchen is cramped, and chances are yours is too. That’s why the Wireless Power Consortium is pushing its new Ki cordless kitchen standard at IFA – so one day we can power all our kitchen appliances directly from the countertop. Read More >>

foldable phones
Foldable Showdown: Samsung Galaxy Fold Vs Huawei Mate X

It was unclear whether foldables would be a significant part of the conversation at IFA this year... until both Samsung and Huawei came in swinging with both of their bendy devices. Read More >>

phones
IFA 2019: TCL’s Foldable Phone Concept Looks a Lot Better Now

Earlier this year TCL revealed some concept designs for a foldable phone, and they were horrible ugly things that made me glad they weren't going to be coming to market. Now, though, the company unveiled the latest version of its foldable design at IFA, and frankly it looks a hell of a lot better than it did before. And not just because this one apparently folds all the way. Read More >>

gadgets
IFA 2019: Lenovo’s Mirage AR Headset Has A New Marvel Game, and Some New Universal Controllers

Two years ago IFA saw the launch of the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, alongside the Jedi Challenges app. Powered by a smartphone, and coming bundled with an official lightsaber controller, you could use it to fight holograms of many Star Wars baddies. Despite my assertions that it could be a good way to introduce people to AR via their smartphones, nothing really happened with it. Now, two years later, Lenovo has another app to add to the collection: A Marvel game where you take on the role off various Marvel characters. Read More >>

tv
IFA 2019: Roku TVs are Coming to the UK, and the First Ones Are Made by Hisense

For the past several years Roku has been powering various smart TVs over in the US, running what is effectively the same software as its streaming devices directly on the TV itself. That was all kept within North America for quite a while, but now that's changing and the first Roku TV will be coming to the UK courtesy of Hisense. Read More >>

gadgets
Russian Startup ‘Muffin Computer’ Wants to Keep Your Smartphone Cosy on Cold Days

I was chugging coffee and eating currywurst in the press room at Messe Berlin, scrolling through the IFA app when I found Muffin Computer. Or should I say Muffin Computer found me. Read More >>

smartwatches
IFA 2019: You Can Always Count on Fossil to Bring a Million Smartwatches to a Party

Ever since it got into the smartwatch game, Fossil never fails to show an army of wrist computers everywhere it goes. This year’s IFA is no exception. In addition to showcasing its newly launched Gen 5 smartwatches, Fossil – and its horde of designer brand partners – brought four totally new watches and some familiar friends to Berlin. Read More >>

phones
IFA 2019: The Foldable Mate X Could Arrive as Early as Next Month, Says Huawei’s Richard Yu

Ever since the Galaxy Fold release date was pushed back, people have been asking about how that would affect the launch of the Huawei Mate X. Originally slated to arrive in June, the phone was quietly put on hiatus without much information on when it might eventually be released. But, according to Richard Yu, the man behind Huawei's mobile division, it could arrive as early as next month. Read More >>

wifi
IFA 2019: Netgear’s Next Orbi Mesh System Will Support WiFi 6

We've been hearing about WiFi 6 for a little while now, being told that it's the next generation of WiFi designed to support the increasing demands of having all the connected devices in our homes. You might not have upgraded yet, but Netgear is hoping that you'll pick its upgraded Orbi mesh system when you do. Read More >>

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Samsung to Cancel All Galaxy Fold Pre-Orders Ahead of New Launch

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has had a tumultuous old time, hasn't it? From its review model screen defects to its failure to actually launch the first time round, the Fold's grand journey to the world stage has been rough to say the least. Read More >>