LG’s upcoming G Watch will be water resistant and ‘always on’

LG’s official site has just spilled a few extra tidbits about the G Watch, which is due out in the summer and will be based on Google’s Android Wear platform. For a start, there’ll be two color options: “stealth black” or “champagne gold,” both with…

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Three UK helping you protect your iPhone with ‘Three Rescue’

UK mobile operator Three has launched a new insurance option for consumers – Three Rescue. Following a report shared by the network detailing how British smartphone owners place a value of over £1,000 on the contents of their handheld devices. The insurance starts from just £2 a month with full cover for stolen, lost or damaged iPhones.

Not only do consumers pay for smartphones alone, but the data stored on devices can be worth a fair amount, especially if one considers just what people store within apps and on the cloud (with local access). Three Rescue enables customers on the network to safeguard their belongings and be provided with extra security options.

For an additional £20 fee upon claiming, customers can also receive a replacement device if they happen to be abroad. The extra security includes the locking of a smartphone, personal data protection, as well as sounding an alarm to track down a misplaced phone. Check out the full press release below.

Three announces new insurance solution for smartphones

  • Brits place a value of £1,117 on the contents on their smartphone, six times the amount of the actual phone.

  • Nearly half (47%) of people would rather lose their passport than their smartphone.

  • A third of Brits (38%) don’t know how to back up their smartphone.

  • Three launches Three Rescue – worry free insurance that will replace a stolen, lost or damaged device within 24 hours.

New research from mobile network Three has found Brits value the content of their smartphone at £1,117 – six times the value of the phone itself.

The research found that smartphone users place the most sentimental value on photographs, while their list of contacts came in second. These were followed by banking details, videos, work, music, films and then games.

Regarding photographs, the average Brit values their mobile snaps at £357. For women this figure goes up as far as £462 and over a fifth of females who have had their phone lost/stolen (21 per cent) admit to crying over it. Photos and videos can hold a huge amount of sentimental value to Brits, who on average store more than 100 of them on their device.

The news comes as Three launches Three Rescue offering peace of mind and worry-free insurance that will replace a stolen, lost or damaged device within 24 hours2. Of the people surveyed, over a third (38 per cent) of those with insurance have been forced to wait over a week before receiving a replacement handset.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three, says: “A smartphone is no longer only a means of calling, browsing the internet and messaging people; it is the address book, photo album and video library of millions, so losing access to it through theft, damage or misplacement can feel like the end of the world. Three Rescuemeans that customers will get a new phone the very next day, allowing them to get back up and running, sharing the silly stuff that matters most.”

Providing a clear indication of priorities, the findings reveal that nearly half of Brits (47 per cent) would rather lose their passport than their smartphone. The research also reveals that more than a third (38 per cent) of people don’t know how to back-up their smartphone data. The Three Rescue app[5] makes this easy, allowing customers to back-up and retrieve all their precious content[6] as if they had never even lost it.

Meanwhile, half of all parents (54 per cent) store photos of their children on their phone and do not back them up elsewhere. And, one in ten parents (10 per cent) have had their smartphones smashed by their children.

Commenting on the research, personal finance expert Sue Hayward comments, “Losing your device or having it stolen isn’t just a practical inconvenience; it can have a huge emotional and financial impact on your life. For many of us, our phones are like a treasure chest for our memories. It’s now so easy to capture stunning photographs and videos in an instant so you should ensure you don’t run the risk of losing all those great moments.”

Three Rescue starts from just £2 a month and offers transparent and easy-to-understand policies. For an additional £20 upon a claim, customers can also get a replacement device if they’re abroad.

The app also offers extra security, allowing customers to lock their phone (Android only) to protect personal data, sound an alarm to track down a misplaced phone and even see the location of a lost phone on a map. Please see here for Three Rescue full Terms and Conditions.


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Watching These TV Signals Die Is Like a Glimpse of the End of the World

Yesterday, Sydney Australia bade farewell to analog TV signals, and put a stop to the old-school over-the-air broadcasts across the city. And while that doesn’t affect cable users (or anyone outside of Sydney), the death of those signals is universally poignant and eerie to watch. Goodbye forever.

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Gawker In Defense of Your Racist Sexist Uncle | Jalopnik How To Deep Fry A Turkey With An Engine Hoi

Gawker In Defense of Your Racist Sexist Uncle | Jalopnik How To Deep Fry A Turkey With An Engine Hoist | Jezebel About That Thanksgiving Turkey… | Kotaku PS4 vs. Xbox One: The Comparison We Had To Make | Valleywag An Amazingly Bad IT Job Listing that Borders on Abusive

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Ball FreshTech Auto Canner Review: Pack a Peck of Perfect Pickles

Ball FreshTech Auto Canner Review: Pack a Peck of Perfect Pickles

For as deliciously rewarding as canning your own fruits and vegetables can be, the actual canning process isn’t all candied rainbows and Martha Stewart smiles; it involves a fair amount of hard work. But why should you do the heavy lifting when this new automated canning system from Ball can do it for you?

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Roku will start streaming ESPN and Disney Channel content later this month

Roku’s streaming boxes will offer up live TV shows, events and video from ESPN and Disney later this month, providing you’ve got the appropriate subscriptions from the right “linear network”. ESPN viewers will get ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes and ESPNEWS through the WatchESPN channel. …

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FCC Chairman: I Want Carriers to Allow Phone Unlocking

FCC Chairman: I Want Carriers to Allow Phone Unlocking

The newly crowned chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, is clearly an ambitious man: he’s on a crusade to get carriers to allow phone unlocking.

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Triple bombing kills 8 Shiites in eastern Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a triple bombing targeting Shiites observing a key religious ritual killed at least eight people in the country’s east.

A police officer says three bombs went off simultaneously on Wednesday near a group of Shiites commemorating the 7th century death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein.

The attack in the city of Baqouba, a former al-Qaida stronghold, also wounded 35 people.

The ritual is a yearly mourning period known as Ashoura, which draws hundreds of thousands of Shiites. It’s often targeted by Sunni extremists who consider Shiites to be heretics.

The officer says two children, aged 9 and 10 years, were among the dead.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figure. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

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Jack plays both ways, No. 16 UCLA beats Arizona

UCLA’s starting quarterback Brett Hundley (17) hands off the ball to Myles Jack (30) in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. UCLA won 31 – 26. (AP Photo/Wily Low)

UCLA’s starting quarterback Brett Hundley (17) hands off the ball to Myles Jack (30) in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. UCLA won 31 – 26. (AP Photo/Wily Low)

Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey, behind, drives to the endzone for a touchdown while UCLA’s Myles Jack (30) holds on in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Wily Low)

UCLA’s Brett Hundley (17) runs over Arizona’s Jake Fischer (33) and around Arizona’s Marquis Flowers (2) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/John MIller)

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley looks into the end zone as he runs in for a touchdown against Arizona in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/John MIller)

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley (17) scrambles around Arizona’s Jared Tevis (38) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Wily Low)

(AP) — UCLA’s coaches had planned all along to use Myles Jack on offense sometime. They got around to it Saturday night with spectacular results.

The freshman linebacker rushed for 120 yards on his first six carries of the season, including a 66-yard touchdown that helped the 16th-ranked Bruins beat Arizona 31-26 Saturday night.

“I thought they were jokin’ about it the whole year,” Jack said, “but they finally just threw me back there and I just followed my blockers and everything worked out.”

On defense, Jack had eight tackles and recovered Ka’Deem Carey’s fumble in the UCLA end zone as the Bruins won in Tucson for the first time since 2003.

And make no mistake about it, Jack considers himself a defensive player.

“I like to hit people,” he said, “rather than be hit. That’s more my mentality, but whatever the team wants me to do, I’m with it.”

Brett Hundley passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as UCLA (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) stayed a game behind first-place Arizona State in the Pac-12 South. Carey rushed for 149 yards on 28 carries for the Wildcats (6-3, 3-3), running his school-record string of consecutive 100-yard rushing games to 12.

Hundley threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Evans on UCLA’s first offensive play. Evans also had a 4-yard scoring catch.

Arizona’s B.J. Denker had a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Nate Phillips.

The Bruins were without starting running back Jordon James, who aggravated a right ankle injury a week earlier against Colorado, and they turned to the 18-year-old Jack to fill in at crucial times.

UCLA coach Jim Mora Jr. said Jack’s performance was “remarkable, but it doesn’t surprise me.”

“I’ve been fortunate to know this young man since he was about 12 years old,” Mora said. “I don’t think that anything he’s ever done or is going to do is going to surprise me. He’s a tremendous kid from a great family. He cares about his team. He’ll do anything to help us win.”

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez called Jack “a great athlete, a great player.”

“He’ll be a first-round pick as a linebacker,” Rodriguez said. “We tried to recruit him as a running back. He’s really good. We didn’t tackle him.”

A pass interference penalty on third down kept Arizona’s eight-play, 88-yard TD drive alive and Carey’s runs of 22 and 24 yards set up Denker’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Nate Phillips that cut UCLA’s lead to 24-19 with 11:46 to play. The two-point conversion pass failed.

Then on third-and-1 from the UCLA 24, Jack burst through the line and down the right sideline 66 yards for a touchdown to make it 31-19 with 10:46 to go.

Arizona quickly responded, going 75 yards in 2:44, with Denker throwing 14 yards to Phillips to cut the Bruins’ lead to 31-26 with 8:02 remaining.

The Wildcats got the ball twice more but couldn’t move it. Ishmael Adams’ interception of Denker’s pass on fourth down from the Arizona 15 sealed it with 1:46 to play.

On UCLA’s first play on offense, Hundley connected with the streaking Evans, who got behind Jonathon McKnight for 66 yards and a touchdown. The Bruins led 7-3 and never trailed again.

After the subsequent kickoff, the Wildcats drove deep into UCLA territory, but on fourth-and-a-foot from the 15, Carey was stopped for a 1-yard loss and the Bruins took over. Hundley had a 17-yard run and scrambled for a 15-yard touchdown to cap UCLA’s 12-play, 84-yard scoring drive that made it 14-3 with 1:23 left in the first quarter.

The Bruins helped Arizona to its first touchdown when they tried a fake punt from their own 25. Sean Covington overthrew a wide-open Jack on the play, and the Wildcats scored four plays later — Carey on a 4-yard run that cut it to 14-10 with 12:55 left in the half.

It stayed that way until UCLA, behind the running of Jack, went 90 yards in 16 plays. McKnight deflected Hundley’s pass in the end zone, but Evans was able to bring it down and drag his toes inbounds for the touchdown with 16 seconds left in the half and give the Bruins a 21-10 lead at the break.

UCLA added a 34-yard field goal by Ka’imi Fairbairn on its first possession of the second half, then Arizona drove from its 12 to first-and-goal at the Bruins 5. Carey took the ball up the middle and was slammed by the defense, sending him into a head-first flip. He lost the ball just before crossing the goal line, and Jack recovered in the end zone for a touchback that kept it a two-touchdown lead.

“I’m passionate when I run the ball,” Carey said. “I’m just trying to get in the end zone. I just closed my eyes and took a leap, anything to help my team. The defense knocked the ball out and made a good play.”

Arizona got a short field to work with again when UCLA’s Damien Thigpen fumbled and Marquis Flowers recovered for the Wildcats at the Bruins 28. The Wildcats moved to the 4 but on third-and-1, Jordan Zumwalt slammed Denker to the ground for a 6-yard loss and Smith’s 27-yard field goal made it 24-13.

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