This year was a bit unusual, with Samsung relaunching an upgraded version of its very first foldable phone, Huawei remaining mute about phones, and the iPhone fever threatening to dominate all the buzz (IFA is generally removed from the phone). 39, Apple's iPhone at least a week or two: in 2019, Apple show his new phones one day after the closing of the IFA).
Still, there was enough interesting technology here to make me forget that iPhones are coming. Here is a preview of the coolest gadgets I've seen.
This is not entirely new – the phone was originally scheduled to be launched in April – but the Galaxy Fold has been completely updated to make it less prone to, well, breaking. The IFA was the first time that Samsung let a large audience touch and play with the device. We also got the launch date – September. 18 in Europe and "next weeks" in the United States.
It is too early to say whether the Fold will inaugurate a new smartphone, was or remained a niche product. Despite all the uncertainties and the extremely high price of $ 1,980, it remains one of the most desirable gadgets of the year.
LG's smartphone business has been struggling forever, but over the years I've found LG's smartphones to be great, with one major flaw: low battery life. And even if it will test the new flagship product of the company, the LG G8X ThinQ, could eventually be better in this department, because it comes with a battery of 4000 mAh. The other specifications also correspond to the current flagship products.
As for the awkward secondary screen of the phone, I am not convinced to ever need it or use it. But at least it is detachable and if the price of the package is correct, I will not complain (too much).
The third phone on this list is Motorola's stylish mid-ranger with a powerful set of rear cameras, the Motorola One Zoom. Yes, its specs are not great, but the price of $ 450 is right, and I really appreciate what Motorola did with the design.
LG's 88-inch OLED and 8K is not new: it was announced so back in Januaryduring CES 2019. But you can finally buy it (for $ 42,000, if you have to ask for it), and LG brought it to IFA to remind us how good it is. And it's great: an incredibly crisp picture, a breathtaking dynamic range and a barely visible telescope. While there is still not enough content in 8K to justify the purchase, but it is currently one of the best existing TVs.
Huawei FreeBuds 3 are obviously imitations of Apple's AirPods, up to their connectivity enhancement chip, the Kirin A1. But in typical Huawei style, the company has added a ton of technologies to these, including active noise suppression, making them (theoretically) more advanced than most competitors, including AirPods.
Garmin was busy at IFA this year. Just a few days before the show, the company announced a new series of its flagship sports watches, the Garmin Fenix 6. And at the show, the company launched a new range of appliances called Venu. They are also sports watches, but they rely on the lifestyle. Highlights include an AMOLED display – a first for Garmin – and a 5-day battery life.
OK, the new Sony Walkman NW-A100TPS, launched to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Walkman, is a bit of a gadget: the video cassette is a fake, a simple video on the 3.6 screen inch of the device. But you were not really expecting Sony to launch a cassette player anyway, is not it? Instead, it's your standard digital audio player with a 26-hour battery, 16GB of storage and support for streaming wireless music. It's not really cheap at 440 euros ($ 490), but I imagine that's the price to pay to be retro-cool.
What, you did not know that Adidas made headphones? Well, technically, it's another company called Zound, known for its collaborations with brands like Marshall, who manufactures them. But these easy-to-use training cans are a surprisingly refreshing blend of cool design (the knit ear cups and the rubber part of the headband can be removed and washed) and a decent sound. At $ 169, the price is not too high either.
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Memorial Day feels like it was just the day before, and then September hit us like a brick – but at least we have Labor Day sales as a cure. to the blues of the post-summer.
Dell, Walmart and Amazon have TV deals competing with Black Friday to celebrate this long weekend. If you order quickly enough, you may even be able to lock this shipment the next day or within two days to make your TV available during the holidays – hello, Hunter of spirit Marathon
And of course, spending another week also means that the depths of Amazon have recovered once again with a good dose of oddity. So let's dive in, shall we?
Here are some of the weirdest things we discovered on Amazon this week:
Of this year Dog's day may have already passed, but we like any excuse to be a little moved when it comes to our four-legged friends. Amazon's list for the Puff-N-Fluff Animal Dryer indicated that "the time to leave your pet alone for hours to dry is now over," which is a little confusing because who give up his dogs while they are wet? Monsters, that's who. You can get this pet dryer the perfect size for your dog, from the smallest to the largest, starting from $ 39.95.
Traveling is expensive. Why book a plane ticket abroad while you can escape the comfort of your own cutting board in a breathtaking landscape? Just make sure you do not get too distracted by these bales of hay while you're eating vegetables because emergency travel is also a nice penny. Get the series of six for $ 29.99.
Me too, I look at this chic when it comes to a migraine. This "brain massager" – at the price of $ 439.99 on Amazon – is designed to reduce and soothe pressure points around the temples, head, eyes, scalp and neck. The reviews are mixed, but you will want to go there just to see the poses worthy of Fashion Week models decorated in the camera.
The audible separator of this week is presented to you as "yuck". Perfect complement in any kitchen, just break your egg and tilt it to the front to enjoy egg whites leaking from the nose directly into your breakfast pan. Get one for $ 12.99.
A good rule of thumb? If you see the words "blaster" and "toilet" in the same sentence, it is probably best to head in the other direction. But this Nerf Gun-esque toilet plunger has caught our eye and has really impressive reviews. People have spoken, I suppose. Get one for .
You know what they say. Where words fail us, OutKast speaks:
Get the ultimate in foot cleaning for $ 11.99.
There is nothing idiot on the mature scents of chamomile, incense and clove. So, if you're ready to grow and play with a squishy dough in a more sophisticated aroma palette, it's time to get that Aroma putty set for $ 22.40.
If you are someone who has trouble getting the suggested daily intake of good old H2O, these hanging earrings will serve as a perfect reminder every time you look at yourself in the mirror. Engage your allegiance to hydration by jostling a pair at a low price $ 2.79.
I watched Small shop of horrors enough times to trust these little guys. But if you find yourself on the market for a low maintenance plant, it turns out that you can install a Venus fly trap in an autonomous terrarium on Amazon. for $ 7.99. Do not say that I did not warn you if things went wrong (see below).
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Phone calls with voice assistants could open the door to crooks, who have found a new smart way to exploit our growing dependence on Siri and Google. It's according to the Better Business Bureauwho issued a warning about the schema.
Here's how it goes, according to the BBB: you have to call a company, like an airline, but you do not know which number to call. So you do what many of us do and ask Google or Siri to call you.
But instead of calling your bank or airline, the assistant calls a scammer posing as someone from the company, who will try to fool you by sending him some money. 39; money.
The schema itself is actually quite simple. Fraudsters buy search ads containing fake "company" phone numbers and pay to highlight them in search results. If you see the ads in your own search results, you can easily identify it as a scam. But assistants are not necessarily good at making these distinctions and often give preference to results that rank higher in research.
So when you ask your assistant to make a call, he simply dials one of the best results and inadvertently connects you to a fraudster.
The best way to avoid this is to check any phone number before placing a call and dial only numbers from official sources, such as a company's website. If you often need to call a company, you may want to save the number to your phone so you can always ask Siri or Google to dial it for you.
And if a phone call does not seem to be correct, you can always hang up and try again. Maybe just do not ask Siri for help.
UPDATED: August 21, 2019, 2:45 pm PDT
In a statement, a Google spokesman said Google Assistant was not reading web ads. "
"We strive to fight against spammers and protect people against scams.When these fake numbers are reported, we delete them.Google Assistant does not read the web ads, and we have not gotten them. announcements on smart speakers such as Google Home. "
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