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Samsung's Galaxy S8 facial recognition feature defeated with digital photo

03/31/2017, 11:03 pm

Samsung with its Galaxy S8 introduced a new device unlock feature based on facial recognition software, but it seems all it takes to bypass the low-level security layer is a photo of a registered user.

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Samsung could have its own Apple Park with $5 billion, but has the ashes of Galaxy Note 7 instead

03/31/2017, 06:03 pm

There are a lot of ways to blow through $5,000,000,000. Apple supposedly spent that much building its new Apple Park campus, while Samsung says it figuratively (and literally) will burn through that much capital in the aftermath of rushing its flawed Galaxy Note 7 to market and then pulling it off shelves in one of the worst operational catastrophes in the history of the smartphone industry.

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Apple investors shrug off Samsung Galaxy S8 event, send stock upward

03/29/2017, 05:03 pm

The launch of Samsung's 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 isn't causing any apparent concern among Apple's investors, who collectively pushed the company's stock even further upward today despite the announcements--and the continuous run up in Apple stock that has occurred since the iPhone maker last released earnings in January.

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Samsung upgrades Gear 360 camera with 4K video and iPhone support

03/29/2017, 12:03 pm

Alongside the launch of the Galaxy S8, Samsung has unveiled an update to its Gear 360 camera, with the new version of the 360-degree camera now offering support for iPhones for the first time, as well as the ability to live stream and capture true 4K-resolution video.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 fires first salvo against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 'Infinity' display, AR & more

03/29/2017, 12:03 pm

Samsung on Wednesday confirmed a multitude of rumors by announcing its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 -- a device with an OLED "Infinity" display and no physical home button, much like Apple's rumored "iPhone 8."

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Samsung retail outlet in Singapore catches fire ahead of Galaxy S8 launch

03/29/2017, 11:03 am

Samsung's long period of bad luck doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon, after one of the manufacturer's stores in Singapore caught fire early on Tuesday morning, with the incident occurring the day before the South Korean electronics giant reveals the Galaxy S8 smartphone.

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Industry so far 'lukewarm' towards Samsung's post-Note 7 battery testing standards

03/24/2017, 10:03 am

Carriers and phone makers have so far largely ignored Samsung's efforts to promote its new battery testing procedure -- created in the aftermath of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 -- as a possible industry standard, a report said on Friday.

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Apple's iPhone, Samsung phones nearly equal in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

03/23/2017, 12:03 pm

While Apple and the iPhone ranked first in a survey of U.S. customer satisfaction with smartphones, the company's chief rival -- Samsung -- came second by only the slimmest of margins, according to a J.D. Power report published on Thursday.

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Samsung reveals new 'Bixby' AI assistant to take on Apple's Siri

03/20/2017, 02:03 pm

Confirming rumors, Samsung on Monday revealed the existence of "Bixby," a new AI assistant that should debut with the Galaxy S8 later this month and challenge Apple's Siri with some new technologies.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ may occupy prices between Apple's 'iPhone 7s' & 'iPhone 8'

03/20/2017, 11:03 am

While Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ will nominally compete with Apple's rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" phones, they may sit in a middleground in terms of price, a well-known leak source suggested over the weekend.

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With 'iPhone 8,' Apple & Samsung to dominate 2017 OLED supply, squeezing out others

03/16/2017, 09:03 am

Huawei may have just 8 percent of its smartphones shipped with OLED panels in 2017 because of constrained supply forced by Apple's shift to the technology, and Samsung selling the majority of its available supply for the "iPhone 8."

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Supply chain suggests Apple's 'iPhone 8' will sport mildly curved Samsung OLED screen

03/15/2017, 11:03 am

Yet another report has emerged from the Chinese supply chain, suggesting that while the high-end "iPhone 8" will have a curved screen, but it won't be so pronounced as to make it unrecognizable as an iPhone at first glance.

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Samsung could rejoin Apple's iPhone processor supply with 2018 'A12' chips

03/15/2017, 10:03 am

Samsung is reportedly intensifying its investments into chip production, with an eye on once again manufacturing A-series processors for Apple starting in 2018.

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Samsung plays catch-up with Apple, promises monthly security updates for unlocked US phones

03/14/2017, 04:03 pm

Samsung will soon start providing monthly security updates to unlocked Galaxy smartphones in the U.S., according to the company, offering a level of maintenance more comparable to Apple.

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Analyst predicts weak demand for Samsung Galaxy S8, suggests focusing on Apple OLED 'iPhone 8'

03/11/2017, 02:03 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on the imminent Galaxy S8 release, and is predicting a significant drop in sales when compared to the Galaxy S7 to date because of a lack of selling points, and an attractive possible "iPhone 8" release.

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Why the 'iPhone 8' may see Apple finally adopt OLED

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

Conflicting rumors peg the 2017 iPhone refresh to boast OLED screens in just the "iPhone 8," or the high-end model and in the "iPhone 7s," or in nothing at all. AppleInsider examines the technology, and discusses why -- or why not -- it may make an appearance later in the year.

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Korean corruption trial begins for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

03/09/2017, 11:03 am

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was put on trial in South Korea on Thursday, facing allegations that he funneled money to a close friend of the country's President in order to gain influence and consolidate power.

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Apple captured 540% the profits of Samsung Mobile in 2016 as China's phone makers battled for scraps

03/08/2017, 02:03 am

Apple's iPhone continued to grab the vast majority of smartphone profits globally, due to poor performance by Samsung and largely profitless production of massive numbers of lower end models by several companies in China.

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Samsung & Interflex boost circuit board output for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

03/06/2017, 09:03 am

Two firms, Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, are reportedly boosting their spending on production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) specifically for Apple's upcoming iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," which should be the first iPhone with an OLED screen.

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New Galaxy S8 leak shows high-quality render of Samsung's iPhone competitor

03/01/2017, 10:03 am

The latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 offers what may be the clearest view yet of the phone, which will apparently beat Apple's "iPhone 8" to the punch in combining a curved edge-to-edge OLED display with no physical home button.

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