Category Archives: IFA

Appliances Are Getting Smarter — But Is Anyone Buying Them?

Suddenly, it seems, the major appliance market is alive and well. After several years of slow or flat growth, major appliance sales are projected to rise from 3 to 7 percent this year to an estimated 549 million units and … Continue reading

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Sharp Now Shipping 8K TVs Overseas

After years of teasing at varying trade shows, Sharp has finally begun shipping the world’s first commercially available 8K monitor, the 70-inch, 7,680 by 4,320 Aquos LV-70X500E (€11,199). Continue reading this post here.

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Consumers Ponying Up For Cutting-Edge Tech

Thanks to more informed and more demanding consumers willing to pay more to get what they want, CE sales revenue rose 3.2 percent to $967 billion in 2017, and is projected to rise another 3.9 percent to $1.014 trillion this … Continue reading

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8 Best IFA Smart Home Devices for 2017

8 Best IFA Smart Home Devices for 2017 The annual IFA show in Berlin is a showcase for smart home devices — there’s a heavy lean toward products for the kitchen, with large scale appliances front and center. This year’s … Continue reading

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8 Best Gadgets from IFA 2017

8 Best Gadgets from IFA 2017 If you have a pet, ride a bike or just like listening to music, you’re going to want one of these devices that debuted this year in Berlin.

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Different Looks at AI, Security/Privacy and eSports

Different Looks at AI, Security/Privacy and eSports A spring preview of the fall IFA 2017 show.

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OLEDs Aplenty at IFA

Nearly every TV maker at IFA in Berlin displayed are UHD OLED sets, all using panels sourced from LG. Read who and why here.

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GearBrain’s Best of IFA16

GearBrain’s Best of IFA16 Eye-Tracking Laptops, a Robotic Elf And Tech That Lets You Take Calls With Your Finger

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My IFA 2016 Coverage for TWICE

  A few of the reports I wrote for TWICE on IFA 2016 in Berlin are linked here.

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8K TV is Around the Corner—No Kidding

At the IFA Global Press Conference (GPC) in Hong Kong, held in conjunction with the inaugural IFA-organized CE China confab, we were told that 1.4m 8K Super Hi-Vision (SHV) TVs would ship in 2019, with another 2.1m in 2020. Wait. … Continue reading

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