The Galaxy S8’s iris scanner can be ‘hacked’ using a contact and an IR image

The smartphone has basically become a human appendage. Not only is it always in people’s hands or pockets, it stores all of our banking information, photos, and private messages. To protect them, companies like Samsung offer biometric security features like iris scanning to unlock phones. While it might seem secure, a hacker just proved how easy it is to bypass Samsung’s iris scanner…

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OnePlus 3 has a clearly faster fingerprint scanner than the iPhone 6s [Video]

Ever since the introduction of a fast and reliable fingerprint scanner integrated into the familiar home button with the iPhone 5s back in 2013, Apple has steadily improved the technology, making it not only more useful with the addition of third party app support in iOS 8, but also marginally bettering its speed.

However, the competition has certainly not stood still, and apparently topping the iPhone 6s‘ performance in this department is the recently-launched OnePlus 3…

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Google’s easy to use ‘Accessibility Scanner’ analyzes apps for accessibility issues

Google has published a new tool to help Android developers improve the user interface and experience of their apps. Accessibility Scanner can analyze any app with an eye towards accessibility issues that might not be a problem for most users but may cause user experience problems for some.

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WSJ: Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature 3D Touch, fast-charging Type C, maybe retina scanner too

Samsung is widely expected to announce its next series of flagships at some point during the first quarter of next year. Early rumors have suggested that it’ll launch early, before the usual MWC launch cycle, while others expect it will be the big announcement at MWC. Either way, the Galaxy S7 will be announced before the end of February. If information obtained by the Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, we could have a device which, once again, leads the market in terms of features and performance…

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Samsung unveils the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7 phablet w/ edge display, iris scanner

Samsung has today finally taken the wraps off its much-leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet. The phone, packing much the same internal specifications of its Samsung Galaxy S7 edge brother, is mostly differentiated by its larger size and of course the addition of the long-rumored iris scanner for unlocking the device…

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Fresh Galaxy Note 7 leaks show our clearest look yet, its iris scanner in action [Video]

Just two weeks ahead of its official launch, Galaxy Note 7 leaks are coming faster than ever, revealing more and more details about the phone. Today we’ve got a brand new image of the device in one of the clearest leaks to date along with a new video showing off the iris scanner in action.

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Google Now on Tap update adds app translation, barcode/QR scanner, and more

Building on a new text selection and search feature introduced last month, an update to Now on Tap adds the ability to translate foreign languages found in any app. On Tap can now also read QR and bar codes, as well as suggest interesting articles and videos as part of a new Discover feature.

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