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Here are some things the Galaxy Home speaker looks like

Earlier this week, Samsung officially announced its Bixby-powered smart speaker - the Galaxy Home. The design is certainly interesting, as its three …

iOS 12 is more evidence you should buy an iPhone, not an Android phone

If on September 20, 2013, you walked into an Apple Store and purchased a brand-new iPhone 5S, and have kept using it ever since, later this year you …

iPhone

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows

Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking calories burned, but good at monitoring heart rate<p>Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed.<p>Scientists put seven consumer …

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Peripherals vendor Logitech International has seen its business performance pick up significantly after...<p>The 2018 edition of the annual display …

Mobile

Samsung’s Android alternative is a security disaster, says researcher

Samsung is best known for its devices running Android, but the company’s long-term strategy is to reduce its reliance on Google with the help of its own operating system. It is called Tizen and runs on Samsung’s smart TVs, smartwatches (Gear series), as well as a few smartphones (Galaxy Z …

Video shows you can fool Samsung Galaxy S8 face unlock with a photo

Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a nifty new feature that lets you unlock the phone using your face. It's fast and works really well, unlocking the phone …

Blass: Galaxy S8 screen will remind you it’s from Samsung [UPDATE]

In an @evleaks extra, Evan Blass built upon his photo and spec revelation of the Galaxy S8 today by telling you what you’ll see on the extra tall …

Hackers break into Samsung Smartcam again

After publishing the first exploits at DEFCON 22, the device giant fixed all the old vulnerabilities but one.<p>Samsung's SmartCam has fit into users' DIY surveillance setups for years thanks to its smartphone control and local (non-cloud) storage. But at last August's DEFCON 22 security conference, …

Information Security

Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: no headphone jack, potential early launch and surfaced codenames

With the Galaxy Note 7, LG V20, Moto Z , Sony’s latest and even the iPhone 7 officially unveiled, the 2016 season is quickly coming to an end — save for those sweet Google Pixel phones. And while the comapny isn’t an a pleasant situation due to the faulty nature of the Note 7’s battery, Samsung’s …

How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Apple

Google can remotely bypass the passcode of at least 74% of Android devices if ordered

According to a document prepared by the New York District Attorney’s Office, older versions of Android can easily be remotely reset by Google if compelled by a court order, allowing investigators to easily view the contents of a device.<p>The document, which looks at the impact of full disk encryption …

Leaked Continuum Video Shows Microsoft Has Found Its Mojo Again

Something has happened at Redmond. Whatever it is, it’s been enough to stir a few echoes back here with someone who left Windows as a platform over a decade ago for OSX. Of course I could sit here and quote statistics all night long about Android vs. Windows vs. OSX (and iOS in its various forms) …

Windows 10

Samsung rumored to add pressure-sensitive features to its next Galaxy phones

A report on Weibo suggests that Samsung will be adding pressure-sensitive screens next year following its biggest rival, Apple, with the launch of the iPhone 6s and 3D Touch. Samsung phones currently can respond to force through the use of the stylus but the ‘Galaxy S7’ would reportedly respond to …

Google doesn't need to make next Nexus phone

Why Google shouldn’t make a next Nexus phone<p>Google’s Nexus phones began life as a proving ground for Android. It was meant to showcase what Android was capable of, and how the platform would move forward.<p>Now, it’s just a (usually) low-cost phone that give users a good-enough experience. What’s the …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just used an iPhone to demo Outlook

During the keynote speech at Dreamforce Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was put in a situation where he had to use Apple's iPhone to do a demo — a sight that would've been unimaginable just a few years back.<p>"I'm going to first start on this iPhone, and it's not my phone, but it is an …

'Cowboy Adventure' Game Infects Up To 1 Million Android Users With Malware

Innocent souls who wanted nothing more than to enjoy a game called "Cowboy Adventure" may have found their personal information compromised thanks to malware contained within the app.<p>Antivirus service ESET published a post Thursday detailing how an app available on Google Play, the company's app …

The dark side of Google's focus on massive world-changing projects

Instead of improving something by 10%, the company strives to work on projects that are 10 <i>times</i> better than anything else out there.<p>"A big part of my job is to get people focused on things that are not just incremental," CEO Larry Page told Wired in 2013.<p>Getting to chase big ideas instead of simply …

Robots push iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to the edge

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge isn't even on sale yet but that's not stopping people from putting the company's latest flagship to the test.<p>While we've …

Samsung Galaxy

To sell luxury Android Wear watches, Google must support the iPhone

Google, Intel, and Tag Heuer are uniting in a mighty alliance to push Android Wear dramatically upmarket with a new smart timepiece from the Swiss watchmaker. Its price hasn't yet been announced, but it's safe to assume it will be the most expensive Android Wear watch to date, going beyond the …

Samsung Galaxy S6 sacrificed what it does best in its war with Apple

Pursuit of premium design and slender profile have come at the cost of losing what made the company’s smartphones interesting and different<p>The announcement of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones has caused quite a stir, with a new design, interesting features, and a stripped back approach …

Samsung Announces Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Pay

Samsung at Mobile World Congress on Sunday announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, each compatible with a new mobile payments service called Samsung Pay. The smartphones are a significant refresh to the Galaxy lineup, featuring a slimmer and lighter metal and …

Why Is Nobody Using Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Google’s dashboard that tracks the versions of Android OS being used has been updated with numbers from January 2015, and it shows Lollipop’s non-existent impact on Android devices. Version five of Mountain View’s mobile operating system has not even gathered the minimum 0.1% of usage to show up in …

Android News

Watch Steve Jobs' announcement of the first iPhone exactly 8 years later

Eight years ago, on Jan. 9, 2007, Steve Jobs climbed the stage during Apple's annual Macworld conference, and announced the first iPhone.<p>Starting off …

Apple

iPhone 6 & 6 Plus beat out the competition in performance benchmarks

With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus now officially in customers’ hands after a record opening weekend of iPhone sales, today we get a look at various benchmark results for the devices compared to the competition from AnandTech. Ahead of the site’s full technical review of the new iPhones, today it posted …