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Samsung really doesn't want you to mess with the Galaxy S8's Bixby button

Samsung really doesn't want you to mess with the Galaxy S8's Bixby button Eventually, the hope is that Bixby can be the voice interface for all of Samsung's various consumer products ("Bixby, please microwave this burrito.When Bixby is up and running on Samsung phones sometime this spring, hitting the side button will launch the voice assistant.

Samsung Gear VR and Controller is a virtual reality marriage made in heaven

Samsung Gear VR and Controller is a virtual reality marriage made in heaven But now the new Gear VR controller, which ships with the headset and is compatible with all previous Gear VRs, is set to transform Samsung’s virtual reality experience.The same is true with the new Gear VR controller.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ prove you can never have too much screen

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ prove you can never have too much screen What’s most gratifying about the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is that the phones do not feel rushed.Not every choice is a winner, but the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks and feels like one.

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners claim phone ships with a red-tinted display

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners claim phone ships with a red-tinted display The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have finally launched in select markets after a seemingly endless string of leaks.A number of users have reported a markedly red tint to the display on Samsung’s latest phone.

Report: Apple prepping three iPhones for launch, including major 10th Anniversary iPhone

Report: Apple prepping three iPhones for launch, including major 10th Anniversary iPhone Ever since the iPhone 7 debuted, there’s been talk about what might be ahead for Apple in 2017.Rumors have been buzzing about what Apple might offer in a 10th Anniversary device, from curved screens to OLED displays.

The world's smartest vending machine will be used to sell weed, of course

The world's smartest vending machine will be used to sell weed, of course If you're looking for a more convenient hookup, you might just be in luck.A new line of super high-tech green vending machines debuted at the NAMAOneShow this week — and by "high" and "green," we're not talking about energy efficiency.

Get ready for augmented reality *everything*

Get ready for augmented reality *everything* For starters, unlike virtual reality which walls the user off from the real world, augmented reality applies a digital and interactive layer to the real world.At present, people mostly interact with augmented reality through their smartphones, but that will change as companies like Facebook move to develop AR glasses.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Prettiest Phone Wins

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Prettiest Phone Wins The Galaxy S8 is a good enough phone that Samsung can likely leave that Note 7 drama behind.The S8 wins with an industry-leading hardware design that challenges the iPhone’s aesthetic supremacy.

We’re shocked (shocked!) that White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app is probably not that secure

We’re shocked (shocked!) that White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app is probably not that secure That question is at the heart of a lawsuit alleging that a messaging app beloved by White House staff isn't as secure as it claims to be.The self-described "confidential messenger" app Confide, however, is trying.

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you'll likely hear people chatting and that's about it.That's OK, she said in a phone call last week— at least they are trying.

This Japanese App Can Speak To You Like A Real Person

This Japanese App Can Speak To You Like A Real Person If you’ve ever wished you could talk to your phone or some sort of app the way you can speak to real people, there’s an awesome new smartphone application in Japan that’s working to do just that.With a conversation library of over 30,000 words, she can also come up with the right words to say when you speak to her.

Woman casually browsed social media on her phone while doctors operated on her

Woman casually browsed social media on her phone while doctors operated on her A 69-year-old patient in the eastern Chinese region of Hangzhou is making the news for using her phone, while undergoing a procedure on her legs.The patient, surnamed Zhu, was allowed to bring her phone into the operating theatre as her doctor wanted her to be more relaxed while she underwent a varicose vein surgery.

Why Smartphone Speed Tests Don't Tell You What You Think They Do

Why Smartphone Speed Tests Don't Tell You What You Think They Do The two phones open the same apps one after another to see which one gets done first.Let’s be clear, synthetic benchmarks also don’t tell you what it’s like to use a phone, but these “app races” aren’t much better.

Samsung and LG are working hard on phones that are basically all screen

Samsung and LG are working hard on phones that are basically all screen Just look at Samsung's Galaxy S8 and its "infinity display" which covers 83% of the front or the LG G6's "full vision" display and its 80% screen-to-body ratio.Both Samsung and LG are reportedly working on displays with curved edges on all four sides as opposed to on two (like on Samsung's flagship phones).

Smartphone adoption will soon match total population in Brazil

Smartphone adoption will soon match total population in Brazil While the world’s growing population continues to present a challenge with respect to food and energy production, the smartphone industry seems to be having no trouble keeping pace — at least in Brazil.In that country, it is estimated that this mobile device adoption will match the country’s population in the next two years.

Kim Kardashian's gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone

Kim Kardashian's gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone April's almost over, so where the hell is Kim Kardashian's next phone, the BlackBerry KEYone?Originally slated to launch by the end of this month, the Android-powered KEYone, will now arrive in the U.

Goddamn it Samsung, just let the Galaxy Note 7 stay dead

Goddamn it Samsung, just let the Galaxy Note 7 stay dead The recycled/refurbished/reworked "Galaxy Note 7 R" as it'll reportedly be called, will look identical to the original Note 7 and have the same functions.The only change to the Note 7 R will be its battery capacity: 3,200 mAh instead of the original 3,500 mAh.

The rise of artificial intelligence has given birth to something beyond smartphones

The rise of artificial intelligence has given birth to something beyond smartphones With innovation at fever pitch in India and beyond, redefining the “smart” in smartphone is no mean feat.As the resident PA that resides in the Panasonic Eluga Ray series of smartphones, Arbo could be to you what Jarvis is to Iron Man, given half the chance.

Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers

Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers A group of researchers has determined that hundreds of apps in the store have a gaping security hole that potentially allows hackers to implant malware and steal data from millions of Android smartphones.According to a paper detailing the alleged flaw, the problem lies within apps that create open ports on cellphones.