Tech Week: New Apple iPods and Galaxy Tab launched

Plus: The best of IFA 2010 and hands-on with the latest tech

Yet another busy week in tech has past us by, here are our highlight from the past seven days, enjoy.

News of the Week
It’s been tablet heaven at IFA this week with the official unveiling of several new devices. Primarily focus has been on the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab with its slim looks and front and rear-facing camera. Also revealed this week has been the Toshiba Folio to be priced at a reasonable £329, then finally the ViewSonic ViewPad 100 which boast both Android and Windows operating systems on board.

Apple has also been the centre of attention this week with its music focused briefing which saw the release of three new iPods. First up the iPod Touch with retina-display, HD video recording and two cameras. Almost trumping that however was the new iPod Nano which features a single 1.7-inch multi-touch display after the famous click wheel was finally ditched. Finally bring up the rear-guard was the new iPod Shuffle which in fact saw the return of the buttons in its super slimline deign.

The tech-industry was clearly focusing on 3D this year at IFA after a string of record-breaking and brand new 3D products hit us. To kick things off check out the Philips Cinema 21:9 Platinum LED 3D TV unveiled at IFA. Also making noises was the world’s largest 3D LED TV from Samsung and German company Loewe’s first foray into 3D with the Loewe 3D Concept TV.

The Apple event wasn’t just about iPods however; we also saw the release of the long awaited update to the Apple TV box. In matt black it’ll stream HD content through the HDMI port to your TV, be warned though; all content will be rental only. We also saw the release of iTunes 10 which has had a complete makeover, well by Apple’s standards anyway. Already however problems have arisen after Apple and Facebook have clashed over Apple’s ‘Ping’ social networking feature for iTunes 10.

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Features of the Week
Missed what was going on down Apple way this week? Fret not, we have a full round-up of the happenings from Cupertino in our Steve Jobs inspired feature Apple Special Event: 10 things you need to know.

We all knew that 3D was going to be one of the big talking points of the week what with every company and its dog releasing new 3D TVs over at IFA. To keep you ahead of the curve, here is the best 3D TVs of IFA 2010. Enjoy.

Once again IFA pushes its way in. As well as offering up a fleet of 3D TV the Berlin based show had some pretty nifty new tech on display. So much in fact that we had to compile the best gadgets of IFA 2010 feature just to bring you everything.

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Reviews of the Week
T3 gets a personal encounter with the first true competitor to Apple’s iPad tablet crown as Samsung continues it’s current run of good form officially launching the Galaxy Tab in Berlin. We were on hand at IFA to bring a hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Take a look at what we thought.

Philips has brought a whole new dimension to TV. No, not 3D. Well, yes 3D, but 3D in 21:9 proportions. Having peaked the new 3D Cinema 21:9 before its unveiling, T3 offers a hands-on review of the 21:9 3D TV from the halls of IFA.

Completing a clean sweep of IFA hands-on this week we have been getting down and dirty with the podcast team’s gadget of the week the Sonos iPad app with Spotify. The music streaming service is now accessible all through the house and we think it’s a doozy. Take a look.

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