IFA 2016: Midrange Moto Z Play is now official, still compatible with MotoMods

Lenovo turned a lot of heads last June when they announced their flagship Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones, which are modular in a sense, but not all the way. By attaching proprietary MotoMods to the back panel, you can improve the audio, battery capacity, or add a projector to the mix. The newly announced Moto Z Play continues the legacy, and adds something the two predecessors have been missing: a 3.5mm audio jack.

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IFA 2016: ZenWatch 3 is first round smartwatch of ASUS

Squarish designs and poor battery life plagued early smartwatches because of technological limitations, but now, the newest models are looking more like traditional, not-as-smart watches and performance is certainly improving. ASUS is the latest company to jump on the round watchface ship with the ZenWatch 3, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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IFA 2016: Samsung Gear S3 is bigger and bolder

Samsung today revealed a new smartwatch to succeed last year’s well-reviewed Gear S2. Based on Samsung’s own Tizen software and not Android Wear (it will work with Android devices, though), the Gear S3 retains its predecessor’s round, solid steel case and rotating bezel but ups the ante in terms of size, ruggedness and waterproofing, and connectivity. 

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IFA 2016: Acer Predator 21 X gaming laptop blows minds with curved display and two GPUs

Gaming laptops have become the experimental platform for manufacturers to let out all the wild ideas they’ve come up with. Most recently, ASUS unleashed what we thought was a mobile behemoth, cramming two high-end graphics cards, water cooling, and a mechanical keyboard into a massive notebook. Acer may have done something even more unthinkable, placing a 21-inch curved display in its new Predator 21 X gaming notebook.

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