Galaxy S8: How to bypass the Iris Scanner with a photo and a contact lens

Galaxy S8: How to bypass the Iris Scanner with a photo and a contact lens

The folks at Chaos Computer Clubs have shown how to bypass biometric security on the Samsung Galaxy S8 with a set of simple tools. Infrared camera capture of the target user's face creates a photo which is then printed. This printed photo is combined with a contact lens, and placed in front of the smartphone. The next step is opening the phone - which then allows the user in without real eyeballs.

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Huawei’s new MateBook trio take the fight to Surface Laptop

Huawei’s new MateBook trio take the fight to Surface Laptop

It looks like HP isn't the only one with a Surface Laptop competitor in the pipeline. Huawei entered the fray today, announcing a grand total of three new MateBooks that challenge the Surface brand not only from a hardware standpoint, but also from a design one. Which one you ultimately choose depends on what you need, with some models more suited for multimedia and others aimed at being your daily workhorse.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: A premium 2-in-1 with a price to match

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: A premium 2-in-1 with a price to match

You wait for one premium 2-in-1 Windows 10 hybrid, and along come a whole selection at once. Samsung is hoping the Galaxy Book 12-inch will catch your eye out of a growing market, promising the latest in digital S Pen technology plus more processing power than you might expect from such a skinny slate. Question is, does the Galaxy Book do enough to warrant its $1,129.99 price tag?

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This is the New Microsoft Surface Pro

This is the New Microsoft Surface Pro

As expected, Microsoft didn't announce a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 at its Shanghai event. It, instead, announce "The New Surface Pro". No number this time, perhaps to hide the fact that this Surface Pro might not be worthy of a bump in digit. That said, with the refinements that Microsoft bestowed on this New Unnumbered Surface Pro, it still deserves to be given a deeper look, especially for those upgrading from a much older Surface Pro model.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro launch date confirmed, Nougat expected

Samsung Chromebook Pro launch date confirmed, Nougat expected

Mark your calendars if you're anything of a Chromebook fan. Even better if you're a fan of both Chrome OS and Android. Samsung has formally confirmed what has been leaked by Amazon. The Chromebook Pro, perhaps the Chromebook flagship of 2017, is finally landing in stores on Sunday. And if the latest round of rumors do come to pass, it's going to be the Chromebook to beat this year. Or a huge letdown.

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Samsung DeX Dock apparently works with Windows 10 Mobile Continuum

Samsung DeX Dock apparently works with Windows 10 Mobile Continuum

Samsung's DeX is hardly the first attempt at offering a desktop-like interface and experience using a Galaxy S8, a dock, and peripherals. While far from perfect or done, the advantage of hindsight allowed Samsung to deliver a somewhat better experience than, say, Microsoft's equivalent Windows 10 Continuum. Those two share a lot in common in idea and required accessories but apparently they might be sharing more than that. Out of curiosity, Youtube user Gary "gazcart" Carter tried to put his old Lumia 950 into the Samsung DeX. Lo and behold, it actually works like Microsoft's own Continuum Dock.

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There’s apparently a Moto G5S, even a Moto G5S Plus

There’s apparently a Moto G5S, even a Moto G5S Plus

Just when you thought Motorola was ready to move on to other letters of the alphabet, just when you thought you had one less letter to worry about, here comes new information that Motorola isn't done with the "G" yet. Despite having launched the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Play not too long ago, it seems that the company might be on the brink of launching a Moto G5S. And, yes, there will also be a Moto G5S Plus.

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How to disable apps in Android on the Galaxy S8

How to disable apps in Android on the Galaxy S8

Samsung has traditionally been chided for its bloated spin of Android, from the TouchWiz user experience to the services running underneath. Part of that, particularly TouchWiz, has been addressed in each new flagship, but Samsung still seems to have a thing for background services. Not all of those services will be interest to users who don't use related functionality, and those end up unnecessarily using resources, though little. For those who want to "debloat" their Galaxy S8, more adventurous users have taken the journey to provide the general populace a usable list of services they can halt to make their smartphones a bit snappier.

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Dubai’s “real Robocop” starts its active duty

Dubai’s “real Robocop” starts its active duty

Don't worry, no human police officers were harmed in the creation of these mechanical policemen. Though called "Robocop" to give their name a bit more weight and credibility, these are really more robot cops than cyborgs, all metal and computers inside. And these will be the robots that could make up a quarter of Dubai's police force by 2030. And though they currently only patrol the hallways of the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), they will soon start their public service on streets.

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Samsung has a stretchable display it will show off soon

Samsung has a stretchable display it will show off soon

Forget foldable or even rollable displays. Stretchable screens are the future! OK, that might be a bit of a stretch, but this type of display moves us closer to the holy grail of deformable devices. Unsurprisingly, Samsung says it has something like that and it will be giving the world a sneak peek later this week. Of course, it has had flexible and foldable screens for quite a while now. Creating a consumer device out of those, however, is a different story.

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Nike+ Apple Watch bands match new Air VaporMax running shoes

Nike+ Apple Watch bands match new Air VaporMax running shoes

It wasn't that too long ago, just last month in fact, when Nike announced a fresh new Apple Watch from its NikeLab collection. Pushing its partnership with Apple, it is pushing out new bands for the Apple Watch Nike+ series. These bands, however, have a special trait, aside from their rugged good looks. They are designed to match the color and style of its new line of Air VaporMax running shoes which, in turn, are designed to match the colors of the sky from "Day to Night".

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Apple ads, new Switch site really want you to convert from Android

Apple ads, new Switch site really want you to convert from Android

Apple has never been shy about convincing Android users to switch to iPhones. In 2014 it put out a guide on how such refugees can easily make the transition. In 2015, it put out its first ever Android app, even before Apple Music came out, and it was a much maligned "Move to iOS" app. Now it is presenting a more creative way to do that, with five ads that subtly hint at why you'd want to make the move and a revamped Switch site that puts those into words.

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