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Hackers Trick Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Recognition Using a Printed Photo and a Contact Lens

Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:47 am PDT by
German hackers have successfully broken the iris recognition authentication in the Samsung Galaxy S8 using equipment that costs less than the price of the smartphone, according to Ars Technica. Hackers with the Chaos Computer Club used a digital camera, a Samsung laser printer, and a contact lens to achieve the feat. The hack involved taking a picture of the phone owner's face, printing it out ...

Galaxy S8 Preorders Were Samsung's 'Best Ever'

Monday April 24, 2017 11:00 am PDT by
Samsung's trouble with the Galaxy Note 7, which notably caused several fires due to battery troubles and led to a full recall, hasn't affected demand for its newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. According to a statement released this morning by Samsung (via VentureBeat), Samsung saw 30 percent year-over-year growth in preorders compared to the Galaxy S7. While Samsung did not give specific ...

Galaxy S8 Camera Said to Beat iPhone 7 Plus in Low Light Conditions

Friday April 21, 2017 3:39 am PDT by
Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones went on sale today in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Korea, as the company looks to rebound from last year's Note7 debacle. Samsung will be encouraged by the record one million pre-orders it has already taken in Korea alone, while analysts are predicting global sales to reach at least 45 million units. The 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch devices...

Galaxy S8 Reviews: Full-Front Display Scores Top Marks, But Rear Fingerprint Scanner is Awkwardly Positioned

Tuesday April 18, 2017 9:17 am PDT by
Reviews of Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ hit the web today, and given each smartphone's potential similarities to Apple's rumored iPhone with an OLED display, we have rounded up some of the impressions below. Galaxy S8's Infinity Display (Image: The Verge) The vast majority of reviews praised Samsung's so-called Infinity Display, which takes up over 80 percent of the front of the...

Samsung to Delay English-Language Launch of Siri Rival 'Bixby'

Tuesday April 11, 2017 5:06 pm PDT by
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, announced in late March, are set to go on sale starting on April 21, but one feature will be notably missing on smartphones sold in the United States - Samsung's Bixby voice assistant. Samsung is planning to delay the launch of the English-language version of Bixby, reports The Wall Street Journal, due to performance issues discovered over the course of the...

Samsung to Declare Record Q1 Results, Bumper 2017 Predicted on S8 Profits

Wednesday April 5, 2017 2:45 am PDT by
Samsung is on course to record a three and a half year high in first quarter profits this year, with analysts predicting record earnings for the rest of 2017 as the company gears up to start selling its Galaxy S8 smartphone (via Reuters). Shares in the tech giant are nearing record highs after gaining nearly 17 percent since the beginning of Q1, coming on top of a 43 percent surge in 2016. The ...

Facial Recognition Feature on Galaxy S8 Bypassed Using Just a Photo

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:28 am PDT by
The security of the facial recognition feature on Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphone has come into question, after a video was shared online that appears to show one of the handsets being unlocked by waving a photo of the user's face in front of the camera. The YouTube video embedded below, recorded at the S8 launch event, shows the registered user of the device presenting a picture of...

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S8 and S8+ With Iris and Facial Recognition, No Home Button

Wednesday March 29, 2017 8:56 am PDT by
Samsung officially announced its much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones today at simultaneous launch events held in New York's Lincoln Center and London's Olympic Park. The company's post-Note7 comeback device and de facto "iPhone 8" rival has already been the subject of several leaks in recent weeks, but today we finally got the full picture of what Samsung's new flagship models are...

Samsung to Sell Refurbished Note7 Phones 'to Minimize Environmental Impact' of Recall

Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:54 am PDT by
Samsung announced on Monday that it will sell refurbished versions of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones, the model it officially discontinued last year because of fire-prone batteries. Samsung's Note 7 devices were permanently scrapped in October and recalled globally, after multiple reports of some phones self-combusting. A highly publicized in-depth investigation by the company discovered that...

Samsung Introduces Siri Rival 'Bixby' Ahead of Galaxy S8

Monday March 20, 2017 7:51 am PDT by
Samsung today officially announced Bixby, a new intelligent interface for its devices, starting with the upcoming Galaxy S8. Galaxy S8 renders leaked by Evan Blass Samsung said Bixby will be "fundamentally different" than virtual assistants like Siri and Cortana in that it will be deeply integrated within apps. The interface will be able to support almost every task that an app is capable of...

Galaxy S8 Retail Price to Significantly Undercut Premium 'iPhone 8'

Monday March 20, 2017 3:54 am PDT by
Fresh leaks of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have revealed that the de facto "iPhone 8" rival will come in three colors and cost upwards of 799 euros ($859) when it goes on sale next month in Europe. Serial mobile leaker Evan Blass revealed the news in a Sunday tweet, which included an official press image of Samsung's new flagship phone in colors described as Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and...

Galaxy S8 to Gain Facial Recognition Feature Over Doubts About Iris Scanning Technology

Friday March 10, 2017 2:45 am PST by
Samsung will add a facial recognition capability to its upcoming Galaxy S8 because of doubts about the speed and reliability of iris scanning alone, according to a report yesterday in the Korea Economic Daily. The news comes amid rumors last month that Apple's "iPhone 8" will feature a "revolutionary" front-facing camera system with the potential to combine the advantages of both facial and...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Image Leak Reveals Design of 'iPhone 8' Rival [Updated]

Wednesday March 1, 2017 1:32 am PST by
Reliable mobile phone leaker Evan Blass this morning posted what looks like an official press image of the Galaxy S8, Samsung's first flagship phone of 2017. Coming on the back of last year's Note7 debacle, the S8 represents a hopeful comeback for Samsung's smartphone business and is likely to be the biggest rival to Apple's radically redesigned "iPhone 8" expected to launch later this year. ...

U.S. Aviation Authority Lifts Note7 Warning as Samsung Prepares to Relaunch Galaxy Brand

Wednesday January 11, 2017 2:08 am PST by
U.S. airlines will no longer have to make a pre-boarding notification to passengers that the Samsung Galaxy Note7 is prohibited on aircraft, it was announced yesterday. In a statement on its website, the Federal Aviation Administration said it was dropping the requirement because public awareness that the banned Note7 was a fire risk was deemed to have reached a sufficient level, thanks in...

Samsung's Galaxy S8 to Beat Next iPhone to Bezel-Free Display and Virtual Home Button

Thursday December 8, 2016 1:05 am PST by
Samsung will beat Apple to the punch in next year's smartphone wars by including features in its Galaxy S8 handset that have long been rumored for the 2017 "iPhone 8", such as a bezel-free wraparound OLED screen with a virtual home button embedded in the display. Bloomberg on Thursday referred in its favored manner to "people with direct knowledge of the matter" who said that Samsung is...

Samsung's Next-Generation Galaxy S8 Won't Include a Headphone Jack

Tuesday December 6, 2016 8:58 am PST by
Like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S8 will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, reports SamMobile. Samsung will instead use a single USB-C port to deliver both power and audio capabilities, using the space once taken by the jack for other components. Samsung often takes design inspiration from Apple, something that's caused legal problems that are still...