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With Gear S watch, Samsung tinkers -- and tempts fate

Samsung's latest smartwatch can make calls and work independently of a smartphone. But is it what consumers really want?

'Maison of Cards'? Netflix greenlights first French original show

Netflix, ahead of a push into mainland Europe next month, plans to produce its first original series based and created in France, one of its biggest new markets.

Samsung bets on 4K Amazon, Netflix streaming to make UHD TV more tempting

Tech giant wants to persuade you to fork out for 4K by offering movies and TV shows from Amazon and Netflix in eye-watering detail.

Samsung again appears to defend its phone design choices
​Google goes public with security audits to ease concerns
Samsung hypes up the Galaxy Note 4 with video teasers
Google Glass tech can see how you feel

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