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The best technology of the IFA 2018

We came, we saw, and we tried out a lot of new equipment at IFA 2018.

Europe's largest consumer electronics show in Berlin was quieter than in previous years, but there were still some notable gadget jewels to be pumped up. Just like this year's Mobile World Congress.

From 8K TVs to crazy custom PCs to phones and wireless headsets, IFA has a little bit of everything. We walked in the labyrinthine halls of Messe Berlin, which traveled well over 10,000 steps a day to find only the stuff that is worth talking about.

We present you the best technique of the IFA 201

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Acer Predator Throno's Play Chair

  Once you break in, you may never come out again.

Once you go in, you may never come out again.

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There are game chairs and then there's Acer's Predator Thronos gaming chair. Acer launched IFA with this monstrous steel beast.

There is only one sensation when you get into this personal gaming cockpit, and that's tough. With a chair tilted 140 degrees, a bracket for mounting up to three 27-inch monitors in front of your face, built-in chair vibrations that rumble with your games, and of course, tons of LED lights, the Thronos takes games [19659003] There's no word on pricing yet, but it's probably a safe bet that the Thronos will be very expensive.

Sony 1000XMK3 Noise Canceling Headphones

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As always, IFA was full of variety But our favorite was Sony's WH-1000XMK3.

The 1000XMK3 is the successor to Sony's popular 1000XMK2 wireless noise-canceling over-ear headphones, and this time Sony has improved its headphones in a number of ways.

Greater earcups and headband padding make them more comfortable to wear.The noise canceling tech and audio quality for phone calls has improved.There is a new touch control that allows you to place your palm on the right auricle for temporary suppression of noise to deactivate And now there is a Google Assistant button, and the battery supports fast charging.

Overall, the 1000XMK3 is a fantastic update and will be one of the best noise-canceling headphones to beat.

Huawei Kirin 980 Chip

 Huawei claims his Kirin 980 chip is faster than Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845.

Huawei claims his Kirin 980 chip is faster than Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845.

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You do not like to think about them too much, but the type of chip your phone uses has a big impact on what it does.

At the IFA, Huawei unveiled its next generation mobile processor: the Kirin 980. It's the world's first mobile 7 nanometer processor, which means both smaller and more powerful than anything else. The smaller chip will provide more room in Huawei's phones for other components such as a larger battery or enhanced cameras.

The Kirin 980 is not only smaller, but also more powerful. Huawei says the chip is 75 percent more powerful than the current 970 chip phones like its flagship P20 Pro, while being up to 58 percent more powerful. Huawei says the chip will have the world's fastest WiFi on a phone, thanks to a faster on-board modem.

In the fight for the chips are Apple's A-series chips against Qualcomm's Snapdragon against Huawei's Kirin. Which company will produce the fastest and most powerful chip? Huawei definitely wants to fight.

Samsung 85-inch 8K QLED TV

 Who has native 8K content?

Who has native 8K content?

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Sure, there's virtually no native 8K content to watch on it, but that does not mean that huge 8K televisions are not yet breathtaking.

IFA had plenty of 8K TVs, but Samsung's Q900FN QLED 85-inch TVs. was the most stunning of them all.

The 8K TV is massive, the edges are narrow, and the display has a peak brightness of 4,000 nits, which is like, well, super duplex. It also supports HDR10 + content and has upscaling technology that can transform 4K content into 8K content without destroying image quality.

Polaroid OneStep +

 Instant analog camera with digital app.

Analog Instant Camera with Digital App Twist

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The best instant camera of 2017 is back with a digital twist. Of course we're talking about the new OneStep + camera from Polaroid Originals.

The instant camera still shoots good old I-Type and 600 instant film, but now the lens is better suited for selfies and Attaching the camera to the Polaroid Originals app gives you more shooting modes.

The app lets you take photos in portrait orientation with a blurry bokeh background, create double exposures, and even take long shots. There is also a convenient remote control feature that allows you to take pictures from up to 32 feet away.

Instagram is cool and everything, but the OneStep + is cooler.

Lenovo Yoga Book C930

 Lenovo gets props to think differently.

Lenovo gets props to think differently.

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Two years ago, Lenovo unveiled a wild dual-screen tablet-laptop-book hybrid called the Yoga Book. Its awning feature was the touch-based "Halo" keyboard, which would only light up when typing.

It was a cool concept, but the halo keyboard was extremely restrictive. So Lenovo went back to the drawing board and now comes a new yoga book, the C930, and instead of a halo keyboard it has an e-ink display for its secondary screen.

You can use it to e-read books, take notes and scribble drawings, and also bring an e-ink keyboard. It's another cool idea, but E Ink is slow and you can see that it takes a second to load things onto the screen. That said, Lenovo gets props for trying new things. It definitely beats another boring laptop with super slim bezels.

Sony Xperia XZ3

 The Xperia XZ3 is Sony's best mobile phone in years.

The Xperia XZ3 is Sony's Best Cell Phone for Years

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IFA was not entirely empty of smartphone announcements – there were a dozen decent midrange phones like the Honor Play and BlackBerry Key2 LE – but the one that surprised us most was Sony's Xperia XZ3. Sony lagged behind other flagship phones in almost every way. But with the Xperia XZ3, it looks like Sony will finally find the basics.

The phone has a sleek metal and glass design, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of memory, a 3,300mAh battery, and a 6 "OLED display. There is a 19 megapixel camera on the back and a 13 megapixel front camera. Best of all, it comes with Android 9 Pie.

Not a word about how much the XZ3 will cost when it ships in September, but we hope it will have an aggressive price if Sony wants to make a comeback in the phone.

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