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Smartwatches Won't Be Big Holiday Sellers, Samsung Compares Gear To An Unripened Tomato

Raise your hand if you’re adding a smartwatch to your wish list this holiday season.<p>If your hand stayed down, you’re not alone. Research firm Gartner said today that “despite the hype surrounding smartwatches,” most consumers will shun the devices this year because they remain pricey with an …

Xbox One users banned for 'excessive profanity'

Xbox One users who use “excessive profanity” while playing games could lose some of their Xbox Live account privileges<p>Reports have surfaced that customers are losing the ability to access Skype and other applications reliant on Xbox Live on their new consoles, after uploading profanity-laced videos.<p>…

Internet

BBM Channels now rolling out to BB devices, iPhone and Android versions in the works - Pocket-lint

BlackBerry's own social network, BBM Channels, will launch today on handsets running BlackBerry OS 5 and above.<p>BBM Channels will allow device owners …

Google confirms major camera improvements are coming to Android

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Code uncovered last week suggested that Google was at work on a new Android camera API. It looks like that code was correct, …

Embarrassed husbands will have to discuss plans to watch online porn with their wives, says David Cameron

The Prime Minister says adults who want to watch porn online will have to 'discuss' it with their partner after mandatory filters are imposed by internet providers<p>Embarrassed husbands who want to opt-out of porn controls in their homes will have to “have a discussion” with their wives once tough …

Privacy

IRL: Another look at the LG G2

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>It's been just about 10 months since an LG device has showed up in "IRL." That was back in January, when our …

What’s inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Here are some key details

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: Moveplayer<p>It was about a week ago when Bloomberg reported that Samsung was getting ready to launch its smart watch …

Fifth of new iPhone customers switch from Android

Apple may be losing ground to Android and Microsoft in the smartphone operating system market, but the company is still succeeding in winning customers from its number one rival, Samsung.<p>Apple has taken three times as many customers from Samsung as Samsung has taken from Apple in the past year, …

Mobile

Samsung's flexible display contest offers cash for device ideas, business plans

Samsung's been so busy getting its flexible displays (aka "Youm") consumer-ready, it's now got no clue what to <i>actually</i> do with them. As such, it's decided to pay others to be idea-men, launching the "Flexible Future Business Plan Competition" in the US. Starting August 29th and running to October …