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Samsung launches Gear S smartwatch with a curved display

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Samsung has unveiled its newest wearable, the Gear S smartwatch that has a curved display. The Gear S features a 2-inch Super AMOLED display with 360×480 pixel resolution, and it runs Samsung's own Tizen mobile OS. The watch is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and features Bluetooth, wifi and 3G connectivity. Samsung says the…

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Samsung launches Galaxy Alpha with metal body and 4.7-inch screen

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Samsung has launched the Galaxy Alpha, a new smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen and an all-metal design which the company hopes will take on Apple's iPhone 6. Samsung describes the Galaxy Alpha as representing a "new design approach". The Alpha features a 4.7in display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and dispenses with…

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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, PlayStation 4, Retail, Samsung, Software, TVs, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

It's something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and…

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iPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple

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Apple has refuted Chinese claims that the location tracking features of its smartphone should be considered a threat to the country's national security. The controversy blew up over the weekend when China’s state-owned television channel, CCTV, warned that location tracking tapped into sensitive location data and could even compromise state secrets. The report criticised the…

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