Apple Vs. Samsung Fingerprint Scanners

Biometrics expert slams Apple and Samsung fingerprint scanners as unsecured ‘gimmicks’

By about 3 hours ago.

Biometrics expert slams Apple and Samsung fingerprint scanners as unsecured ‘gimmicks’

It’s pretty safe to say that computer science Professor Willy Susilo won’t be relying on a fingerprint scanner to keep his mobile phone secure. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Susilo says that the fingerprint scanners used by Apple and Samsung are mere “gimmicks” that hackers can easily fool and that don’t give users and real biometric security.  More →

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Samsung Transparent Display Technology Patent

New Samsung transparent displays blur the line between virtual reality and the real world

By about 4 hours ago.

New Samsung transparent displays blur the line between virtual reality and the real world

Although Samsung often gets tagged as a copycat in the realm of smartphones, the company really does produce some remarkable innovations, particularly in the realm of displays. Patent Shot has spotted a recently filed Samsung patent for a new kind of transparent display technology that can be used to convincingly add digital images to the real world and thus blur the line between virtual reality and physical reality. More →

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10 Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks

Here are 10 hidden Galaxy S5 features you should check out right now

By about 5 hours ago.

Here are 10 hidden Galaxy S5 features you should check out right now

Unlike in previous years, Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 rather than hosting its own event later in spring. And unlike in previous years, the company only highlighted certain new features of the handset during the event – probably the fresh partnership with Google played a role in that – instead of showing all the new software tricks it has devised for the new flagship. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs HTC One M8

Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which is the best Android phone in the world?

Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which is the best Android phone in the world?

By on April 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

For smartphone fans around the world, things really started to get interesting over the past couple of months. First, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone in late February, revealing a smartphone that was quite impressive and touted a number of great new features, but failed to live up to the hype stirred up by dozens of rumors. Then, HTC unveiled its own flagship phone, the HTC One (M8), and launched it the very same day.

We called HTC’s new handset the best Android phone on the planet when we published our in-depth HTC One (M8) review. But now HTC’s flagship handset finally has some serious competition in the Galaxy S5.

The new M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 went on sale within weeks of each other and there is little question that these two smartphones are the best all-around Android phones in the world at the moment. But when it comes to wearing the crown, there can be only one.

So, which next-generation flagship smartphone is the best in the business right now? More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Design

Samsung teases major redesign for the Galaxy Note 4

By on April 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Samsung teases major redesign for the Galaxy Note 4

In an interview with Reuters, Samsung said that it’s studying various ways to improve device sales while it’s dealing with slowing growth in the high-end smartphone market. One of these devices may be a redesigned Galaxy Note 4 smartphone expected to be launched in the second half of the year. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 sales double

More signs point to the Galaxy S5 being a winner

By on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

More signs point to the Galaxy S5 being a winner

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S5, it did so amid fears that the smartphone market was becoming saturated. However, based on recent reports about launch-day sales of the S5, it looks like Samsung will do just fine this year. According to a report from CNET, the Samsung Galaxy S5 sold at more than twice the rate on its first day at U.K. mobile phone retailers Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse. More →

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Samsung Design Website Released

Samsung says its devices ‘bring joy and meaning’ to people’s lives

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM.

Samsung says its devices ‘bring joy and meaning’ to people’s lives

After teasing it a month ago, Samsung released a website today that highlights its design prowess under the tagline of “make it meaningful.” The website explains its design philosophy, showcases some of its best designs, and lists the design awards it has won. According to the website, Samsung designs with three principles in mind: balance of reason and feeling, simplicity with resonance, and meaningful innovation. Samsung says it “believes in the value of people’s dreams. Therefore, our design should begin with empathy for people’s lives.” More →

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Galaxy S5 Gear 2 Gear Fit Ads

Video: Check out Samsung’s radiant ads for Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

By on April 16, 2014 at 1:56 PM.

Video: Check out Samsung’s radiant ads for Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

Samsung’s advertisements have traditionally been rooted in reality, showcasing new devices and slamming the competition, which is why the latest spots appear to come from out of left field. Posted on Tuesday, Samsung’s new commercials are an imaginative, fantastical look at the just-launched lineup of devices: the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit. More →

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2014 Apple vs Samsung Lawsuit: iPhone 5

Internal Samsung document: We need to beat Apple to survive

By on April 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Internal Samsung document: We need to beat Apple to survive

The second U.S. Apple vs Samsung patent trial marches on, with the South Korean giant now making its case in the San Jose, California, court. Samsung’s counsel has already called up several witnesses who testified that the company has not been influenced in any way by Apple or the iPhone. However, internal Samsung documents that have been called into evidence by Apple’s attorneys tell a different story. More →

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2014 Apple vs Samsung Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Death

Steve Jobs’ death ignited Samsung’s anti-iPhone marketing fire

By on April 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Steve Jobs’ death ignited Samsung’s anti-iPhone marketing fire

New evidence from the second U.S. Apple vs Samsung patent lawsuit has revealed that Samsung was somewhat afraid of starting a clear, full-fledged anti-iPhone marketing campaign in 2011 – a move which actually proved to be detrimental to Samsung’s success in the mobile business. However, the death of Steve Jobs provided Samsung the “best opportunity to attack iPhone,” according to a highly confidential email exchange between Samsung execs presented as evidence in the trial and obtained by AppleInsider. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Q2 Shipments

Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy S5, reportedly expects to ship 35M in Q2 alone

By on April 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy S5, reportedly expects to ship 35M in Q2 alone

Samsung has high expectations for the Galaxy S5. The 2014 flagship phone has received widespread acclaim for its stellar display and surprising durability, leading to huge adoption numbers and growing sales predictions from Samsung. The Korea Times reports that Samsung shipped 1.3 times as many Galaxy S5 units on the first day of sales than it did on the launch day of the S4. More →

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