Video: Researcher Finds Flaw In Samsung Fingerprint Check

Researcher Finds Flaw In Samsung Fingerprint Check

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A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, an American who works for German firm Security Research Labs GmbH, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple's iPhone 5 last year. The flaw is potentially more serious than in the iPhone, because Schlabs says he was also able to trick the electronic payment app PayPal that uses Samsung's authentication system into accepting the fake fingerprint. Read More >>


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Video: HTC Hires Marketing Exec Who Led Samsung To Smartphone Dominance

HTC Hires Marketing Exec Who Led Samsung To Smartphone Dominance

It's no secret, HTC has an image problem. Despite consistently creating some of world's most favorite phones, it's failed to reach the heights of popularity of manufacturers like Samsung. That could soon change. In what is almost certainly not a coincidence, HTC has hired Samsung's former Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Golden. Among other achievements, Golden attributes his work on the Galaxy brand with "a 4X increase in market share in the strategically critical smartphone segment.

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No matter how positive the reviews are for its products, HTC cant seem to break out from behind the shadow of Samsung . But HTC believes that by closing the gap on dedicated cameras, it can attract an even wider audience while trumping the competition. Speaking with Vodafone , HTCs camera expert Symon Whitehorn said that the phone camera will continue to be a vital aspect of the industrys growth and development. “As smartphones have become peoples primary camera, we expect more of them,” says Whitehorn.

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Video: Turn Your Mobile Or Tablet Into A Microscope With This Amazing Lens

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Just a few hours left and the Kickstarters campaign for the Micro Phone Lens 150x, a soft, pliable lens that can turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a hand-held microscope will be over. The initial goal of $50,000 has been more than doubled, with backers pledging more than $100,000. The lens sticks to a devices camera without any adhesive or glue and makes it possible to see things magnified on a screen with a resolution of 150x, comparable to a professional or laboratory microscope.

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