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: Cellphone Video From South Korea Ferry Disaster

Cellphone Video From South Korea Ferry Disaster

Cellphone video emerged from the South Korean ferry disaster on Thursday, as the president of the company that runs the ferry appeared for an emotional public apology. Via The Foreign Bureau, WSJ's global news update.

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Video: BlackBerry: the crash that launched 1,000 startups

BlackBerry: the crash that launched 1,000 startups

Tech startups in BlackBerry's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, are tapping talent from the struggling smartphone company and filling the void left in the region by its meltdown. Reuters correspondent Euan Rocha visits the region that could become Canada's Silicon Valley.

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

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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Video: Google's 1Q Earnings Disappoint As Ad Prices Slip

Google's 1Q Earnings Disappoint As Ad Prices Slip

Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire more employees and invest in daring ideas. Google's stock shed nearly 6 percent in extended trading. Although it remains highly successful, Google has been trying to adjust to a shift away from personal computers to smartphones and tablets. Google earned $3.45 billion, or $5.04 per share, in the quarter.

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Video: Google Camera App Brings Lens Blur Background Defocus To Any KitKat Android Devices

Google Camera App Brings Lens Blur Background Defocus To Any KitKat Android Devices

Google has a new standalone camera app available in the Google Play app store, and it can be installed on any smartphones or tablets running KitKat 4.4 or higher. According to Google,the new app will also be rolling out to other devices in the future. The app offers a 100 percent viewfinder to show you exactly what youre shooting without blocking the view with interface elements, and also offers a few trick modes for taking pictures including Lens Blur, Panorama, and Photo Sphere.

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