All the Biggest and Best News From IFA 2018

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This year's IFA has hit Berlin and with it, has brought brought loads of lovely, shiny new tech news with it. Being one of the biggest tech shows out there — there's over 1,000 exhibitors — there's a lot of new stuff being announced.

Whether it's a new phone or some kind of home appliance to make your life 3 per cent easier, it'll be at IFA. And we've waded through all the chaff to bring you the best bits right here, without ever having to leave your chair.

We've rounded up all the news below, and we'll continue to update this as new stories roll in. Enjoy!


Huawei's AI Cube Smart Speaker is Coming, and it Looks Suspiciously Like a Google Home

But it runs on Alexa.


Huawei Has a New Phone Coming. It's Not the Mate 20, it's the Mate 20 Lite

It's the smaller, cheaper version, supposedly for people who wants good specs at a low price.


Even the Smoke Alarms are Getting Smarter

Netatmo is adding smart features to a smoke alarm, because everything has to be smart now.


The New Lenovo Yoga Book's Second E-Ink Display Is a Refreshingly Neat Idea

The new .39-inch Yoga Book C930 is so great that you could find yourself rooting for it despite its high price tag.


Here Are All the Interesting Smartphones Announced at IFA 2018

The phone debuts that wowed us at IFA this year.


Lenovo Wades into the Smarthome Gold Rush with Some Very Cheap and Convenient Gadgets

Namely, a smart lightbulb, smart switch, and a home security camera.


Lenovo's Slickest 2-in-1 Ditches Its Famous Hinge For Two Hidden Tricks

For 2018, Lenovo is trying something different that’s somehow even slicker and techier than before.


Sennheiser's New Momentum True Wireless Earbuds Look Like a Pricey Good Time

These things look great, but they are not cheap.


Sony's Awesome Noise-Cancelling Headphones Now Cancel More Noise

Better materials, better sound and, perhaps most importantly, better noise cancellation elevate Sony's already brilliant 1000x headphones to a whole new level.


For Some Reason, TomTom Has Made a New Satnav

Do people really still use satnavs? Really?


HTC's U12 Life Looks Like an Awkward, Budget Hybrid of an iPhone X and a Pixel 2

Improved longevity and actual, physical buttons make HTC's U12 Life an attractive alternative to all the cheap new phones coming out lately.


Garmin's New Fitness Tracker Has a 'Body Battery' Feature That Tells You When You're Too Tired to Exercise

Wimping out of a tough gym session is about to get a lot easier.


Sony's Xperia XZ3 is Official, and Here's Everything You Need to Know

No notches here, kids.


Samsung's First 8K TV, Which You Probably Can't Afford, Is Coming in October

The age of the 8K TV is upon us.


Shooting Down Asteroids With Your Eyes is a Pretty Freaky Way to Game

Without a headset too.


Dell's Newly Revamped Inspirons are More Than Just Better Looking Mid-range Laptops

Super thin webcams, redesigned aluminium bodies and a host of other small, solid additions make Dell's new Inspiron laptops a quality choice that won't break the bank.


For £400, Bose's First Smart Speaker Better Sound Amazing

The Home Speaker 500 aims to deliver what the company says is true stereo audio separation without the need for multiple units.


Samsung's New External SSD Transfers Data As Fast As it Transfers Money From Your Wallet

Samsung's newest external SSD packs a real punch, and for this price, it should.


Intel Rounds Out 8th-Gen With Chips for Super Cheap, Super Thin Laptops

Intel will allow laptop makers to skip bulky third party wifi modules by including built in Gigabit wifi in its new U- and Y-series CPUs.


Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come

The upcoming Wear OS update will be smarter, more helpful and more streamlined than ever.


Sonos Just Announced Another Amp, Inventively Called the 'Sonos Amp'

It is a pretty apt description, I suppose.


Acer's Latest 17-Inch Swift Is Super Dang Tiny

A 17-inch laptop will never be small enough to comfortably carry with you at all times, but the new Swift 7 might get pretty close.


This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big

With a 2.5 inch display, this is basically a smartphone.


Acer Predator Thronos: I Want to Sit in This Overkill Computer Battlestation

Despite the sheer dorkiness of the design, I won’t lie: I covet the Predator Thronos very badly.


Blue's Yeti Nano Is a Shrunken Down Version of the Popular Podcasting and YouTuber Mic

The prefix nano- usually refers to something microscopic. For Blue, it apparently means “slightly smaller than the big guy.”