Samsung ‘Secure Folder’ app seemingly shows a Galaxy S8 silhouette

There’s an as-yet-unreleased app for the Samsung Galaxy S7 floating around called Secure Folder, and it appears that the app may have accidentally leaked the form factor of the Galaxy S8 (again). As you can see above, a graphic that can be found in the app shows a device with a large display with rounded corners and very small top and bottom bezels…

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Samsung’s new BRITECELL camera sensor means much sharper, brighter images in next year’s smartphones

At an investor conference in Korea this morning, Samsung officially unveiled details about its next flagship mobile camera sensor. Dubbed BRITECELL, the camera boasts more, smaller pixels in a smaller sensor but — thanks to some clever tech — it also delivers sharper, brighter, more colorful images, even in low light conditions…

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Google could win an Oscar with Animated Short Film nomination of ‘Pearl’ Spotlight Story

A hold over from Motorola, Spotlight Stories have surprisingly outlived ATAP’s Project Ara and even gained more recognition. Now, a 360 Spotlight Story called Pearl is in the running for an Oscar after being nominated in the Animated Short Film category.

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Pokémon Go launch in France delayed ‘as a sign of respect’ following attack in Nice

While Pokémon Go has been successively rolled out to a growing number of countries, there’s one country that won’t be seeing it for a few days at least: France. In a brief statement, Niantic told IGN that the French launch would be delayed as a sign of respect following the terrorist attack in Nice.

As a sign of respect for the French people in this time of national mourning, the release of Pokemon Go is postponed. Our thoughts and prayers are with France and the victims affected by this terrible attack.

The game had originally been set to launch in France on Friday. It’s not known when it will now launch, but a possible reason for delaying it in response to the Nice attack is that there may be Pokémon to be collected on the Promenade des Anglais, where the tragedy took place.

Via CNET. Photo Colorimages.fr.

Android is as secure as iOS on the iPhone, says Google’s director of security

One of the stigmas Android has long had to live with is its alleged lack of security. Despite patches deployed directly by Google every month, the slowness of intermediaries such as carriers and OEMs has put the whole platform in a position of uncertainty, especially when compared with the more vertically integrated iOS.

Of course, however, Android’s director of security Adrian Ludwig disagrees…

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Say goodbye to food poisoning: the $250 smartphone-based ‘chemistry lab in your pocket’ is on the way

We’ve already seen some impressive medical applications for Google Glass. But the next step could require nothing more than an ordinary Android smartphone, turning it into a 0 organic chemistry lab we can carry in our pocket.

The WSJ has been talking to a couple of startups working in this field, including 6SensorLabs which has a device that can – with the help of a smartphone – detect whether a food really is gluten-free.

The Nima from 6SensorLabs is an organic-chemistry lab small enough to carry in your pocket. Right now it is only good for one thing: detecting gluten in foods at minuscule concentrations, as little as 20 parts per million, the FDA’s threshold for declaring a food “gluten-free.”

The company says that this could be just the start, with future versions able to detect the bacteria that cause food poisoning …

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AT&T LG G5 preorders start March 21 ahead of April 1 launch w/ BOGO and Watch Urbane offer

We already knew the LG G5 would launch in early April at the major US retailers (with a free spare battery and cradle offer in tow), but today AT&T makes things official for its customers announcing a preorder date of March 21st ahead of a launch on April 1st. more…