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

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

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