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Sights of IFA 2015

Here's a look at some of our favorite memories from the mammoth European consumer electronics show that saw countless new gadgets.

Connected fridge snaps food pics

Appliances from Bosch, Haier and AEG Electrolux are employing technology to help make grocery shopping and cooking easier.

Omnicam shoots seamless 360-degree video

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a camera that can shoot distortion-free 360-degree video.

Hands on with Ricoh's new Theta S 360° camera

The new model of the innovative all-around camera can snap better photos, take better video and is compatible with Google Maps uploads.

Now you can get alerts from your Philips crockpot, too

Would you ever think that a connected cooker would be pinging your phone? With Philips, that future is now.

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IFTTT’s DO Button for Android Wear puts a command center on your wrist

IFTTT's Do app for Android Wear brings more smart home controls to your wrist.

DJI drone upgrade helps avoid crashes

A firmware update for DJI Phantom drones will help pilots with drone orientation.

Yamaha's latest digital sound projector delivers Dolby Atmos surround sound from a single cabinet

Movie soundtracks encoded with Dolby Atmos trick your brain into hearing sound from all directions, not just front and rear.

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Sling TV is coming to Chromecast this year

Sling TV could support Chromecast and Apple TV before too long.

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Spotify cleans up privacy mess with plain language policy update

Spotify is making amends for its privacy policy mistakes with plainer, clearer language.

AKG and Quincy Jones produce an exquisite pair of headphones

The AKG N90Q headphones use ultrasound technology to custom calibrate their audio reproduction for whomever is wearing them.

100 LEDs on JBL's water-resistant Splash 2 Bluetooth speaker dance to the music

Link a series of Splash 2's together and they'll play the same music and light show.

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How Watchup became the Wii U’s sixth streaming-video app

In the Wii U’s paltry video app lineup, Watchup’s approach to streaming the news fills a specific role.

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Netatmo expands its Weather Station with instruments to measure rain and wind speed

You can now assemble an inexpensive meteorological station right in your backyard.

Panasonic Nubo security cam uses 4G and battery power to work anywhere

Is it a Nest Cam killer? The Nubo is packed with features, and even gives you security vision when you're on the road, and without a WiFi connection.

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Panasonic expands the feature set of its Nubo home-security camera

Equipped with both 4G and ZigBee radios, recording can be triggered by remote sensors as well as by motion.

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Amazon expands HDR streaming to select LG OLED TVs

The content selection is fairly limited, but Amazon Instant Prime Video is currently the only streaming service delivering HDR content.

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IBM, ARM collaborate on refining Internet of Things deployment

IBM's Internet of Things platform can now work with IoT processors designed by ARM, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies.

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Samsung’s SleepSense sleep tracker taps home appliances to help you doze off

SleepSense joins a growing number of on-bed sleep trackers, though its connection to Samsung TVs and appliances could be its standout feature.

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Samsung reveals world's first UltraHD '4K' Blu-ray player

Samsung's the first manufacturer out of the gate with a 4K Blu-ray player, but it won't be the last.

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Latest Apple TV rumor suggests skimpier storage, reiterates lack of 4K

A new report says Apple’s set-top will top out at 16 GB of storage, and may include just half that.

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Samsung launches next-gen SmartThings smart home hub

Six months late, the home automation hub is here at last, with new sensors and a new video monitoring capability.

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Philips adds light strips to its Hue line of white and color LED lighting

Chain multiple strips together and you can decorate a room with up to 33 feet of tunable mood lighting.