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Drool-worthy new tech gear from IFA 2013

One of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances is running this week in Berlin, Germany. From the crazy to brilliant, here's the most interesting new gadgets from the show, which takes place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds through Sept. 11.

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A woman uses the HMZ-T3W, the latest version of the Sony Personal 3D viewer -- a gimzo the company has talked about for at least two years.

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The new Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone features an attachable camera -- a clever answer to the absence of high-quality lenses in most smartphones.

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A journalist walks past a Curved OLED flat screen television at the stand of LG. Many companies are pinning their hopes on OLED tech to build the low-power, ultrabright TVs of the future.

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The talk of the show was new Samsung Galaxy Gear, a highly anticipated digital wristwatch released well ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year's must-have holiday gift.

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Now THAT's a screen! A 110-inch Ultra High Definition 4K television screen is displayed on the Samsung booth. The company called it the world's biggest such TV.

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Consumer electronics aren't just digital gizmos. Here, an employee cleans the floor in front of colored refrigerators at the booth of German household appliance company Bosch.

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A visitor tests a Samsung camera at the IFA. Last of a dying breed?

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The big-screened Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is -- at least for now -- the only smartphone that will work with Samsung's new Gear smartwatch. 

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The new LG G2 smartphone has a 5.2-inch Full HD display, and a secret ...

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The LG G2 has no other keys than a rear key. But that makes a sort of sense, doesn't it?

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Visitors look at Panasonic Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA.

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Curved OLED television screens -- the displays of the future, it appears -- are one highlight of IFA. The screens are just 4.3 millimeters, 0.17 inches, thin and weigh just 17 kilograms.

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New Lenovo Vibe X smartphones have a 5 megapixel front-facing camera -- perfect for taking "selfies."

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A Ford EcoSport car is displayed during CEO Alan Mulally's keynote address. Mulally said the new car would have the latest Sync voice-control technology, which will include the ability to manage smartphone apps.

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The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro ultra books are business centered convertibles with very impressive screens. The new model has a whopping 3,200 x 1,800 touchscreen.

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch drew plenty of eager eyes (and wrists).

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The new G Pad 8.3 from LG Electronics has a Full HD display. 

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A giant 3D-presentation is seen through 3D glasses at the LG Electronics booth. But 3D took a backseat at the show to flexible, ultraflat displays -- a clear reflection of consumer lack of interest.

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A visitor looks at a giant Sony flat screen at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany.

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Drool-worthy new tech gear from IFA 2013

One of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances is running this week in Berlin, Germany. From the crazy to brilliant, here's the most interesting new gadgets from the show, which takes place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds through Sept. 11.

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