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samsung-3GSmartwatch-082914.jpg Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., looking to cement its hold in the nascent wearables market, recently unveiled its latest smartwatch - its sixth wearable this year, including one with a 3G modem. The smartwatch, which features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity like its counterparts, sports a 2-inch curved...

Twitch has announced that Amazon will purchase it for about $970 million in cash by the end of the year. The confirmation of sale contradicts previous rumors that Google had reached a deal to buy the company for $1 billion.

img3-082514.jpg Sony's PlayStation Network is back online after suffering a temporary interruption due to a distributed denial of service [DDoS] attack. The common hacker method overwhelms a system with traffic until it can no longer process requests.

videogames-082014.jpg 48% of all gamers are women says a new report from the Entertainment Software Association. The study - Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry - also notes that women over the age of 18 represent a "significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (36%) than boys age 18 or younger (17%).

WearableBabyMonitor-082014.jpg A company is offering a anklet for babies to track how long they sleep and if they are cranky on waking up. Named Sproutling Baby Monitor, the hypoallergenic band picks up the rate of your baby's heart beats, alerts you when she rolls over and gives you her skin temperature, the company said in a...

GameStop Corp. disclosed in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that its chief executive officer, Paul Raines, underwent unexpected surgery late last week, during which a very small, cancerous tumor was identified and successfully removed from an easily accessible part of the brain. The company stated...

playstation-081314.jpg Sony has revealed that their PlayStation 4 console has outsold all previous versions of the gaming system, moving over 10 million units to date. The PlayStation 4 console made its debut in November and hit the 5 million sales mark within four months of its release.

Nvidia-Chromebook-081314.jpg Nvidia recently announced that its Tegra K1 chip, the same one powering the graphic-card maker's Android gaming tablet, would be on Chromebooks made by Acer, the budget devices vendor who was also one of the first to venture into the niche market. Even as the decline in PC shipments slows, chipmakers...

LG-monitor-081114.jpg LG has dramatically reduced the price on its OLED TV. After launching the product last year with a $15,000 price tag, LG has now dropped the price of the second gen OLED by 75%. The 55EC9300 is available now at Best Buy for $3,500.

videogame-Obesity-080514.jpg Kids who indulge in some video gaming - an hour or so a day - are better adjusted than those who do not play at all, or who play more than three hours a day, according to research conducted at Oxford University. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed data on over 5,000 children aged 10-15.