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first_imgAcross the timezones and through the massive pile of technology news that is this week, we’ve stopped to put some thoughts to the madness with our weekly Geekout.Across the world there are two different events going on with news coming out of each. IFA 2013, in Berlin, is going strong with hardware manufacturers from all over the world giving everyone a look at what’s to come this holiday season and beyond. From the event we saw the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with its all new stylus features, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the Sony Smartwatch 2, and the new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro among several other new device. Samsung’s presentation had been thoroughly leaked beforehand, but the Galaxy Gear smartwatch with its built in camera and 70+ apps will be a major release in the smartwatch market.Qualcomm had a smartwatch at their Uplinq event, though their plans aren’t so much to compete with the likes of Samsung and Pebble as offer an alternative route for watch manufacturers to travel in the future. The Qualcomm Toq in an impressive device that is designed to look stylish while functioning for multiple days without needed to be charged. We got some time with the Toq, so you can see our hands-on if you’d like to know more.Our app of the week is for iOS and Android this go around, and is a great educational companion and supplemental app for anyone looking to learn a second language. Duolingo is a simple app with large ambitions — its goal is to help you learn another learn, for free, while playing simple-but-enjoyable games. The app’s interface and gamified nature makes it fun to pick up a few more words in a language of your choosing, even if you just have a few minutes to spare. It’s a free app with training tools for several different languages, so be sure to check it out.If you’d like to join us on our weekly Geekouts, or if you’ve got a topic you’d like us to talk about on next week’s broadcast, leave us a message here or on our Google+ page.last_img read more