IFA 2016 day one: Battle-worn BB-8 and Acer's new Chromebook

The show floor is officially open.

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    Even though we've been in Berlin for a few days, Friday was actually the first official day of IFA 2016. And, as expected, there's a lot to see on the show floor. Yesterday, we checked out Sphero's "Battle-worn" BB-8 and its companion Force Band, a wearable that lets you control the droid with hand gestures. We also took a look at Acer's new Chromebook R13, a sleek $400 laptop, as well as Withings' first smartwatch with a heart rate monitor. Much more to come from the event, but for now enjoy our recap of day one.

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