• The annual Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin started on Friday.
  • IFA is one of the world's leading trade shows for showcasing the best gadgets for consumers.
  • Some of the coolest gadgets on display include an 8K TV and a new generation Aibo robo-dog.

The annual consumer electronics and home appliances trade show, Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA), started on Friday and some cool gadgets have already been spotted: 

Samsung's first 8K TV


Samsung's newly unveiled ultra-HD TV features 8K resolution, uses artificial intelligence to automatically analyse and upscale picture and audio quality to 8K regardless of its source and original format.

Sony fashion watch


Sony's new FES Watch U, uses e-ink technology (similar to that used in electronic readers) and has strap that users can personalise. 

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New generation Aibo


Sony also unveiled its new generation Aibo, the AI-powered robot dog with touch sensors (for petting), facial recognition (for recognising its owners), and camera mapping (for memorising your house layout).

Sony Xperia XZ3 smartphone


The Xperia XZ3 is Sony's first smartphone with tech from the company's Bravia TV line. It includes phone sports, an OLED HDR+ display and improved image processing.

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