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Join CNET Wednesday for Sony's IFA 2014 live blog

We'll be live-blogging Sony's announcements from the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin. Here's how to follow along, and find out what time Sony's bash begins in your timezone.

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Samsung vows to expand Smart Home platform, add third-party gadgets

Samsung's connected home tech will shortly be getting a boost, the South Korean tech giant has promised, with a software development kit due later this year.

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The chameleon-like Fugoo speaker can change its skin to trade to trade style for strength

When Bluetooth speakers bank on features

With so many premium portable Bluetooth speakers offering good design, good audio and loud playback, companies have turned to unique functionality to stand out in the crowd.

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Coin is designed to be as thin and lightweight as a standard credit card, yet can hold as many as eight separate pieces of plastic.

Coin customers left fuming after getting shut out of beta program

Unless customers got their orders in early -- and we mean very early -- they'll now have to wait until spring 2015 to get their hands on Coin's all-in-one credit card.

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ALS patient more independent with tech

Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology, including a brainwave-sensing headset, has let him maintain a high quality of life. CNET's Kara Tsuboi visits him at home to learn how.

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The Lumo Lift is a fashionable posture-tracking wearable gadget

Track your posture, step count, and calorie burn with this small magnetic fitness device.

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David Hegarty has been the Castro Theatre's principal organist since 1978.

High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.

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Samsung's next Galaxy Note is but a few days away.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, smartwatches and more due at IFA 2014 (pictures)

The summer's major tech trade show takes place next week in Berlin. Click through for glimpse of what the biggest companies have already unveiled, and what we're expecting to see.

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Toshiba's TransferJet adaptors could make moving data to and from your phone very speedy indeed

Forget NFC, Toshiba is plotting high-speed TransferJet for smartphones

The company's plans for the wireless transfer technology start with USB adaptors, but the ultimate goal is embedding TransferJet into smartphones.

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Sony quietly starts selling Digital Paper E Ink tablet online

Sony has very quietly started selling its 13.3-inch e-reader, Digital Paper, via the web to US addresses.

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Crazy CIA spy tech from the '50s, '60s, and '70s

Crazy spy gadgets aren't just limited to Batman and 007. The CIA houses in its museum all kinds of wacky knick-knacks and gizmos, some of which were just too silly for use.

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Waterproof gadgets for a summer roadtrip

Not all gadgets are made equal when it comes to water and dust resistance. Here's what to look out for, plus our top picks of summer-ready tech.

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