The Simpler Life

TVs usually dominate Europe's largest consumer electronics show but many gadgets in Berlin this week aim to make life simple and more beautiful too.

Savings hit record highs

The UK's savings pot grew to its highest level this century in the second quarter of 2006, figures from industry body IFA Promotion (IFAP) show.

Consumer electronics comes of age at IFA show

Sebastian from Germany is looking for a high definition (HD) television set, IT engineer Armin is after a media-centre computer, software developer Jens wants a digital photoframe, and Italian civil servant Anna a new phone.