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Sep 13, 2013
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Two of the most hebigat tech events went down this week, fellas! First, we had the official launch of the iPhone 5C and 5S, which made such a big buzz in the smartphone arena. The other is the annual IFA Gadget Expo in Berlin where a ton of new, drool-worthy tech toysfrom gargantuan 4K TVs to anorexic notebooks; basically the whole shebangmade an appearance, much to the delight of geeks everywhere.

We've already babbled much about the new iPhones (click here to know how Apple's latest wonder handset stacks up to the competition) so it's IFA's turn to get some love from us. We list down eight of the hottest tech items from the expo, all of which give us a glimpse at the future. Check out these next-gen babies below.

1. The one with the next-gen zen look

The latest gem in ASUS' ultrabook line, the Zenbook UX301, possesses the physical traits its kin is best known for: a sleek metallic facade, supermodel-thin profile, and a light frame. In short, it's a beaut outside. How about its insides? It's a beast, coming with super hardware, which includes the latest Intel Haswell i7 processor, 8 freakin' gigs of RAM, and a 512GB solid-state memory (which is a lot faster than conventional hard drives).


It's also coated in Gorilla Glass 2, giving it condom-like protection against bumps and scratches (although we still think it won't be spared from fingerprint smudges).

2. The one with four cores and a load of MPs

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Sony has lately been churning out phones with impressive specs, but this one might be the best one yet—at least on paper. The Xperia Z1 packs some of the best mobile hardware known to man: a 2.2GHz quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM. It also has a 5-inch full HD touchscreen as well asget thisa 20-megapixel shooter. Overkill? Maybe, but that will undoubtedly excite techies all around. And oh, it's also waterproof, making it easier for you to snap beach shots of bikini-clad babes. Now that's a great use for those extra MPs, right?

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