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Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack'

Seoul - Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner fooled by a photograph

Samsung's "ultrasecure" iris scanner on its Galaxy S8 smartphone has been fooled using a photograph and contact lens. The method is alarmingly trivial to use and raises concerns about the safety of the biometric authentication technique.

A hands-on look at the Samsung Galaxy S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is an exciting phone to behold. The infinity display is the kind of trend in smartphone design that could push things forward. But does it live up the hype? Digital Journal took the phone for a spin to find out.

Samsung's Bixby assistant lands on smart fridges

Samsung is bringing its Bixby digital assistant to its smart Family Hub refrigerators according to reports today. The software update allows you to interact with the fridge using voice commands, a helpful alternative to the touchscreen while cooking.

Samsung's latest smartphone shuns Android for Tizen

Samsung has announced a new entry-level smartphone that runs the company's own Tizen operating system instead of Google's Android. It joins a growing number of Tizen devices and is intended to appeal to first-time smartphone buyers.

Samsung to release software update for Galaxy S8 red tint

Samsung has announced it is developing a software update for its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone that should remedy reports of a strange reddish tint on the display. The company had previously denied there's anything wrong with the phone.

Samsung unveils new Microsoft Surface rival for 2-in-1 computing

Samsung has formally introduced its Galaxy Book Windows 10 convertible, a device built to compete with Microsoft's Surface. While smaller and less powerful than Surface, the Galaxy Book is also significantly less costly, a point that could sway buyers.

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners report strange red-tinted screens

Early buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are complaining the phone has a hardware problem. While the device isn't catching fire, some handsets appear to be shipping with oddly red-tinted displays. Samsung has denied there is anything wrong with the S8.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has facial recognition — but don't use it

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is an amazing phone with a horrible flaw. Out of the slew of new features in the device, the Galaxy S8's facial recognition software is the biggest cause for concern.

Samsung stops people remapping the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8

Samsung has put an end to Galaxy S8 customers remapping the handset's Bixby button to a function of their choice. The company has released an update that disables the existing unofficial workaround, leaving many owners with a useless button.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 to launch without Bixby assistant

Samsung has announced it is delaying the launch of Bixby, the company's anticipated rival to Apple's Siri. Bixby was meant to be released alongside Samsung's Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone. It will now be added in a future Android update.

Galaxy S8 pre-orders even higher than S7, S8+ model most popular

Any lingering doubts that Samsung's disastrous Note 7 launch would have a lasting impact on sales of its new S8 were apparently unfounded. The company has announced that its 2017 flagship phone has already racked up more pre-orders than its predecessor.

Apple and Google move to copy Samsung's curved phone design

Samsung has long had a reputation for copying Apple's designs for its smartphones. Apple even took Samsung to court in an epic, multiyear legal battle over designs and alleged patent violations.

Samsung's folding phone delayed by two years as company refocuses

People looking to buy Samsung's rumoured folding smartphone may have to extend their wait. The company had been expected to unveil its first foldable device this year but has now delayed its plans until 2019 so it can develop other display tech first.

Samsung heir accused of bribery, perjury as trial opens

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors Friday accused the heir to the Samsung business empire of embezzling funds, committing perjury and playing a key role in a corruption scandal that led to the ouster of former President Park Geun-Hye.

Insecure Samsung Tizen is riddled with security flaws

Samsung's Tizen operating system, used on the company's smart TVs and smartwatches, contains over forty serious security vulnerabilities that put devices at risk. The discovery was made by a security researcher who detailed Samsung's poor quality code.

Op-Ed: Samsung DeX and Microsoft Continuum: Mobile productivity compared

Samsung has officially announced its new Galaxy S8 smartphone with DeX, a pioneering mobile product that lets the phone display a desktop interface when docked to a screen, keyboard and mouse. It's an Android interpretation of Microsoft's Continuum.

Samsung exec says the Galaxy S8 is the 'dream to overcome Apple'

Samsung's competition with Apple is prominent enough that one exec told Mashable's Pete Pachal that its latest phone, the Galaxy S8, had a codename that was in fact a reference to Apple.

Samsung unveils its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S8, its 2017 flagship smartphone to rival Apple's iPhone and this year's premium Android handsets. The phone has an all-new design, a bezel-less display, Bixby intelligent assistant and improved camera hardware.

Samsung to start sales of refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Samsung has officially announced it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets in regions where it is allowed under regulatory rules. The phones are expected to be retrofitted with a smaller battery to ensure they do not overheat and catch fire.

Samsung introduces Bixby – Built to stop you using touchscreens

Samsung has officially announced its long-rumoured Bixby AI, a new digital assistant that will make its debut on the company's upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone. Details are light but Samsung is promising a "deeper experience" than contemporary assistants.

Samsung smartphones to come with monthly security updates

Samsung is preparing to start issuing monthly security updates for its unlocked Android smartphones in the U.S. The company has previously been widely criticised for its apparent lack of support for unlocked handsets, leaving users waiting for patches.

New photos show the Galaxy S8 in all its colourful glory

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone could be available in a new gold colour. As the company prepares to officially unveil the device later this month, new leaked photos have revealed colour options that haven't previously been offered.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge voted phone of the year at MWC 2017

Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge was handed the mobile industry's coveted Best Smartphone of The Year award at Mobile World Congress this week. It comes as Samsung recovers from the effects of the Note 7 recall and prepares to unveil the S8.

Samsung phones will soon unlock your Windows PC for you

Samsung is preparing an update to its Samsung Flow app that will let you unlock your Windows computer using the fingerprint scanner on your phone. The long-awaited functionality considerably expands the app's usefulness, opening it to millions of people.

Galaxy Note 7 returns: Samsung to sell refurbished phones

Samsung intends to resume sales of its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone within a matter of months, according to reports today. In a bid to recoup some of its losses, the company will refurbish many of its recovered handsets and install smaller batteries.

S. Korea court mulls fresh bid to arrest Samsung heir

Seoul - The scion of South Korean giant Samsung appeared in court Thursday as judges deliberate a second attempt by prosecutors to arrest him over a corruption scandal embroiling impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Apple orders 160 million Samsung screens for the iPhone 8

Apple and Samsung have reportedly inked a deal that will see the South Korean manufacturer build 160 million OLED displays for the upcoming iPhone 8. The contract is worth over $4 billion and will cover the vast majority of iPhone 8 displays.

Samsung scion summoned again over corruption scandal

Seoul - Prosecutors summoned the scion of South Korean giant Samsung again on Monday in connection with a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery factory catches fire

The factory that built the explosive batteries inside Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has caught fire, according to media reports. Over 100 firefighters were sent to the building after lithium batteries in half-finished products set alight.
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