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Hackers able to steal fingerprints from Galaxy S5, other Android phones

Hackers able to steal fingerprints from Galaxy S5, other Android phones

Fingerprint readers have quickly become commonplace on our smartphones, and while they are touted as offering some of the best security, it seems that may not be true across the board. A group of researchers at FireEye have reported a flaw in certain Android phones like the Galaxy S5 that could allow hackers to steal fingerprint data. Now, before you start panicking and preparing to set your fingerprint-based phone on fire in the name of security, know that this can only take place in extremely limited situations, and as for Android itself, the loophole was already patched with the release of Lollipop.

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Samsung’s 7th smartwatch will be round

Samsung’s 7th smartwatch will be round

We've heard of a round Samsung Gear smartwatch before. We've been hearing rumors of this device since before Android Wear came out. Before the first round smartwatch to hit the market, the Moto 360, was released, Samsung was aiming for round display greatness. Here in the Summer of 2015, they've all but confirmed that their next wearable device will be circular in nature. They've done this with a release about early access to this device's software development kit for app and content creators.

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Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 hits Best Buy

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 hits Best Buy

This week the folks at Samsung are pushing the details on the release of their next Virtual Reality headset, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. This is the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge's version of the Gear VR, bringing a slightly more dense display to the virtual reality arena than the Galaxy Note of the first wave. This headset will be brought to Best Buy online and in physical store locations and to Samsung online starting on the 15th of May.

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Qualcomm tipped to be eying Samsung fabs for next chips

Qualcomm tipped to be eying Samsung fabs for next chips

In the tech industry, the term "frenemies" isn't entirely new. Companies that lambast each other in public usually have quieter, friendly deals in some corners. Despite the almost toxic rivalry between Apple and Samsung, the Korean manufacturer has been, at several points in time, a supplier of components for Cupertino's devices. And now, despite the perceived tension between Qualcomm and Samsung, the San Diego, California chip maker is now rumored to be looking at Samsung's foundries for making its next high-end chip, the Snapdragon 820.

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Rooting the Galaxy S6 unsurprisingly disables Samsung Pay

Rooting the Galaxy S6 unsurprisingly disables Samsung Pay

Rooting in the Android world is common place, even among less seasoned users. The reasons for this usually unauthorized process are myriad, but it all boils down to getting more control and sometimes removing the cruft left by OEMs and carriers. Normally, there are very little adverse side effects to rooting an Android device, but there are a few gotchas as well, especially when it comes to Samsung's devices. The latest word is that rooting your fresh new Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge will lead you to lose out on Samsung Pay.

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Samsung to launch iPad-like mid-range Galaxy Tab A May 1

Samsung to launch iPad-like mid-range Galaxy Tab A May 1

Samsung has a plethora of tablets of varying sizes and capacities and now it is adding one more to the lineup , ready to land in the US next week. For all intents and purposes, the Galaxy Tab A line, of which there are two (three if you separately count the one with an S-Pen), is a rather mediocre offerings on par with the likes of the Galaxy Tab 4 family. One crucial difference, however, is in the size and aspect ratio of the two, sporting the same 4:3 design the the iPads tout.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 replacement battery cost detailed

Samsung Galaxy S6 replacement battery cost detailed

The Samsung Galaxy S6 has an integrated battery, but it can be replaced (not without some difficulty, however). Some have questioned how much that replacement battery will cost, and now Samsung has confirmed the pricing: a replacement S6 battery will cost $45 USD, and the replacement of said battery can be done in a single business day, meaning users won't have to be separated from their smartphone for too long. In certain circumstances in particular, though, the replacement battery will be free.

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Uber, Samsung bring free ride to S6, S6 edge owners

Uber, Samsung bring free ride to S6, S6 edge owners

How’s this for synergy? Uber and Samsung are partnering to bring Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners in the United States free rides. In the Galaxy Gifts widget on the two new flagships from Samsung, owners will see an Uber certificate for a free ride (valued up to $25). To take advantage, Galaxy S6 or S6 edge owners will also need the Uber app installed on their new smartphone. That free ride is only for new Uber users, so if you’ve already had the pleasure of renting space in someone’s car, you’re out of luck.

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Samsung rumored to have two Tizen phones in the works

Samsung rumored to have two Tizen phones in the works

The initial, and to be honest, quite unexpected success of Samsung's first Tizen smartphone inspired some speculation that the OEM would immediately follow up the Samsung Z1 with a successor. Two months have passed with nary a word, perhaps overshadowed by the Galaxy S6 and its sibling. Now, however, the rumors are back and this time, word is that there might actually be two Tizen devices on the way, one that is a slight upgrade and another one with more formidable specs.

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