Samsung wants you to think that the iris scan technology on its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, is unbeatable. But it should surprise no one who pays attention to the security world that this is not the case. In fact, Samsung's new iris scanner is very easy to trick.
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This thing sucks. In a good way. The Samsung VR9300 is the most powerful robot vacuum cleaner that you can buy in Australia, and it's redesigned to be slimmer in profile than its predecessors to better slip underneath your couch and furniture to keep your house clean. Integrated Wi-Fi and a ceiling-mapping camera and onboard sensor suite means it'll guide itself around your property while you're away, and you can remotely control it to give your house a bit of a tszuj while you're out.
The factory that produces the barnstorming Alfa Romeo Giulia at Cassino, Italy, is 45 years old. It's built 7.3 million cars. But it's getting a space-age overhaul, and part of that includes hooking workers up with Samsung's latest smartwatch.
The Samsung Dex is a tiny new smartphone dock that wades carefully toward a world in which smartphones serve as our primary computers. It's about the size of a hockey puck, and when the Galaxy S8, a monitor, and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse are connected, the Dex turns the phone into a surprisingly functional desktop. The idea is that instead of lugging a laptop around everywhere, you might just take your phone and drop it into a dock at home, the office, and so on.
Earmarked the Galaxy S8 as your new phone and want to do something more exciting to stand out than fiddling with the Bixby button? You could always crack out the industrial solvents and make the thing transparent, as demonstrated by this video from JerryRigEverything.
With the exploding Note7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that's increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting, in fact. Besides the intrigue of the mournful saga of Note7, whose embarrassing recall cost the company billions, Samsung also set up a dramatic release narrative for the Galaxy S8. This wasn't just another smartphone — this was a make-or-break device charged with saving a company in the throes of an existential crisis. A smartphone that screams at the void — yikes!
The reviews are in and everyone seems to agree that the new Galaxy S8 is the world’s best phone ever. (Take that, Nokia!) With that decided, we now turn our attention to the question that our worried spouses and accountants are asking: What’s the best way to buy the S8? Outright or on a contract plan?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now, but it's launching as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone's new digital assistant, doesn't yet have one if its key features — voice recognition. This shortcoming wouldn't be so obvious if only Samsung hadn't included a new button on the side of the phone meant to launch Bixby. Thanks to some creative geekery, however, the seemingly useless button now has a purpose.
According to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, a traditionally reliable source for iPhone news, Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone is shaping up to be the company's most ambitious phone yet. The phone will be a nearly bezel-free slab of glass and stainless steel (or possibly aluminium), the home button will be dead, and a gorgeous OLED display will be the focal point.
With just two weeks until the new Samsung Galaxy S8 hits stores in Australia, it’s time to ask the tough questions. Is the edge-to-edge Infinity Display all it’s cracked up to be? What’s the deal with DeX, and does it work? But perhaps most importantly: is it cheaper to buy an S8 on a plan than an iPhone 7?
In the eternal war between Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, the world's largest smartphone maker just scored another — minor — victory. Millions of customers from Australia's second largest bank can now use Samsung's phones and smartwatches instead of their credit and debit cards to pay at almost any NFC payment terminal around the country.
With the April 28 launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 creeping up on us, I've been trying to find a good case to protect my new phone — even though I don't usually like covers. I think I've settled on my favourite: this leather-wrapped case from Mujjo.
We've already looked at the best Samsung Galaxy S8 plans from each Australian telco. Now, Woolies has pulled a rabbit out of its hat with a new plan boasting 12GB of data for $92 a month. If you need more than 10GB of data, this is the best deal we've seen from any telco so far. Read on for the details.
You're getting the new Galaxy S8, yeah? Or maybe a Galaxy S8+? Yeah, sweet. Me too. Don't be an idiot and smash it. Buy a case and a screen protector. One of these ones.
Phone makers have always included some kind of teaser, discount or goodie bag as an incentive to pre-order their new handsets. As well as including a freebie $199 Gear VR virtual reality headset, Samsung's offering something particularly nifty: the chance to get your new $1200-plus phone a week earlier than everyone else.
In case you missed it last week, Samsung officially took the wraps off its new Galaxy S8. It'll be out at the end of the month, giving you a solid four weeks to choose your allegiance: are you with House Telstra or House Vodafone? House Optus or House Virgin? Or will you pledge your credit card to one of the smaller upstarts?