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Super smart everything at Berlin's IFA electronics show

Super smart everything at Berlin's IFA electronics show
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It is techie heaven as the gadget gods gather in Germany’s capital Berlin for the IFA consumer electronics show.

Ahead of Friday’s official launch, Samsung showed off a virtual reality headset from Oculus VR, partnered with its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

Oculus – by the way – is the company for which Facebook is shelling out the equivalent of 1.5 billion euros.

Europe’s largest such trade event is showcasing the devices that will feature in our homes in the next few years while also celebrating its origins exhibiting the first radios.

IFA Director Jens Heithecker said: “We are really pleased that on the occasion of our 90th anniversary this IFA will be the biggest in its history. We have 1,538 exhibitors. That makes us proud, but also shows the importance of this as the leading global trade fair for consumer electronics and home appliances.”

Close to a quarter of a million people are expected to check out the wearable and watchable technology during the show’s five day run.

And it is not just phones that are smart these days but also Wi-Fi-connected appliances, including fridges, washing machines and dishwashers that can work out what is inside them and diagnose themselves if there are problems and even keep track of our lives.