Microsoft is partnering with Toshiba on a small screen tablet with a low price. Microsoft and Toshiba announced the Encore Mini at the IFA conference in Berlin. The Encore Mini is a 7-inch Windows powered tablet and is a smaller version of the 10-inch Encore 2 tablet released earlier this year.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 and the SmartBand Talk are a couple of new smartwatches that can be used as activity trackers. The devices work with the Lifelog activity tracker, which is an app that lets you track everything that is done throughout the day.
Propeller Health is a Madison, Wisconsin based company that has built a device that fastens to an inhaler and uses GPS to report where and when the inhaler was used, according to VentureBeat. The data is reported to an app and the data can be accessed by healthcare companies.
Nintendo announced the New Nintendo 3DS console, which is a new version of the 3DS featuring a built-in second stick along with new shoulder buttons. The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL have a smaller analog nubs above the A, B, X and Y buttons.
A group of hackers have claimed to take down the PlayStation Network with the use of a DDoS attack. The hacker group Lizard Square claimed responsibility. No personal details were leaked in the attack. The outage lasted for around 10 hours after the attack started. The threat also included a security threat against the plane that Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley was on. The plane was diverted to Phoenix and had its cargo inspected. The FBI is now investigating the incident.
Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which is a 7-inch Android tablet running a custom version of the Nook software. The tablet is available in black or white for $179 at Barnes & Noble retail stores nationwide.