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 Bloggers and journalists look at new Sony products at the company’s booth during the first press day for the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) at the exhibition grounds in Berlin, Germany. Photograph:  EPA/RAINER JENSEN

The connected home may be nothing new, but at this year’s IFA consumer electronics exhibition, it seemed as if every manufacturer was keen to push its(...)

Philips ambient light flatscreens at the consumer electronics trade fair IFA in Berlin. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Big mobile phones, bigger TVs and a new generation of wearable devices were all on the cards at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. How often do you(...)

“Bayer has been looking to sell this business for several years and management was frustrated by its negative effect on growth and margins,” Alistair Campbell, an analyst at Berenberg said .

Bayer is to sell its diabetes devices unit to Panasonic Healthcare , a joint venture backed by buyout firm KKR, for about €1 billion to leave a busine(...)

Giant Inflatable Beach Ball Sometimes you’ll find a solar-powered gizmo here to sterilise water or the latest in pocket-sized bicycles. This we(...)

Barbarians’ Zane Kirchner touches down to score a try in the game against an Ireland XVat Thomond park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Barbarians 22 Ireland 21 The individual consequences will be more significant after Ireland slipped to a defeat at Thomond Park that will merely be a(...)

 Netflix  says  the remote control  buttons are part of its broader effort to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to build televisions and other devices that improve the experience of internet television.  Photograph  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes will be sold in Europe with a dedicated Netflix button on the remote controls for the first time.The but(...)

Prime minister Li Keqiang said China will lower the annual GDP growth target to about 7 per cent from 7.5 per cent, the slowest in 22 years. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

For decades now the conventional narrative on China has been massive inflows of capital for manufacturers to take advantage of the cheap labour and ex(...)

The home of the future will be full of connected appliances, allowing for increasing automation of everything from heating to entertainment

Picture the scene: as you make your way home, laden down with shopping for the evening meal, your house senses your approach, turns on the lights and (...)

Apple plans a new all-electric car for sale by 2020

Apple, which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020. The timeframe - auto(...)