On Wednesday, Samsung unveiled its much-anticipated Gear, an Android-powered $299 "smartwatch" which works as an extension to a limited number of its phones. The device is able to show incoming calls and messages on its 1.63in screen. Users can also use it to make calls. It also has voice control, a basic camera and can run a Twitter app, plus another 70 compatible apps, the company said. Sony also showed off an updated version of its SmartWatch, which costs $235 (£150) and is described by the company as "a second screen for your smartphone". It can control the smartphone's camera, accept or reject calls, run presentations, and run similar apps to those on the Gear. Read more >>
An old lady asks a policeman for the time. He replies, "The time, madam? Certainly. But first the weather followed by Beethoven's Fifth Symphony ..."
The policeman has one of the new smartwatches and wants to impress the old lady by demonstrating its various functions such as providing a weather forecast, playing music, etc.
It used to be said that if you want to know the time, you should ask a policeman. Apparently, this refers to a police scandal way back in the 19th Century when the police were accused of stealing pocket watches off sleeping drunks!
Note that in English you ask somebody for the time or tell somebody the time. It's a common mistake, especially with French speakers, to say "Can you tell me the hour?"