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Samsung’s Latest Surface Clone is a Disappointing Flop

Even in a Microsoft-free world the Samsung Galaxy Book would be a frustrating device. Ostensibly it’s a Surface clone: A souped up Windows tablet with a pen for drawing and a floppy keyboard for typing. In practice, it’s an expensive machine that has me longing for any other computing device. The screen looks great, but a cheap pen, bad cooling, and a high price make it a non-starter. The Samsung Galaxy Book feels like the first big flop of Samsung’s newly invigorated computer brand. Read More >>

security
It’s Alarmingly Easy to Hack the Galaxy S8’s Iris Scanner

Samsung wants you to think that the iris scan technology on its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, is unbeatable. But it should surprise no one who pays attention to the security world that this is not the case. In fact, Samsung’s new iris scanner is very easy to trick. Read More >>

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The Samsung S8 Dex Dock Works With Old Microsoft Lumia Phones

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the company included a new feature designed to turn your phone into a desktop PC. Called "Dex", the idea is that you can plug your S8 into a dock, connect a screen, keyboard and mouse, and have a desktop-style user experience. Read More >>

virtual reality
ZeniMax is Going After Samsung Now

ZeniMax, a company that Mark Zuckerberg had never heard of before 2014, is clearly on some sort of victory high after successfully suing Oculus for $500 million. The game publisher has now decided it's going to sue Samsung this time, for pretty much the same reason. Read More >>

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Samsung Pay Has Finally Arrived in the UK

Samsung Pay first arrived back in August 2015 when it launched in Korea. A US launch followed a month later, and now, nearly two years later, it's finally arrived in the UK. Read More >>

reviews
Samsung Dex Comes Heartbreakingly Close to Turning a Phone Into a Full-Blown Computer

The Samsung Dex is a tiny new smartphone dock that wades carefully toward a world in which smartphones serve as our primary computers. It’s about the size of a hockey puck, and when the Galaxy S8, a monitor, and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse are connected, the Dex turns the phone into a surprisingly functional desktop. The idea is that instead of lugging a laptop around everywhere, you might just take your phone and drop it into a dock at home, the office, and so on. Read More >>

gadgets
Oh Great, Now Samsung’s Working on an Echo Rival

Well it's definite now. Virtual Assistant-focused gadgets are the new 'in' gadget, and every company under the sun has decided they want a piece of the action. First came the Echo, then Google Home, Microsoft's Invoke, and rumours of A Siri-powered system from Apple. Now it looks like Samsung wants in, using the still-unreleased Bixby, naturally. Read More >>

security
Samsung’s Adding McAfee to Pretty Much Every Device Capable of Running It

Malware is a problem. It doesn't matter what device you're using, if it's connected to the internet then someone can fuck with all your stuff. Samsung will now be taking a more proactive approach to the problem by adding McAfee AntiVirus to some of its products. Read More >>

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Rumour: Samsung Pay Will Launch In The UK This Month

Bixby isn't the only feature UK users are missing on the new Samsung Galaxy S8: we've also been waiting basically forever to get Samsung Pay. But it sounds like that wait could be nearly over. Read More >>

reviews
Galaxy S8 Plus Review: We’ve Probably Already Seen the Best Phone of 2017

You've already heard Giz US's verdict on the vanilla S8, but what about its bigger sibling? Is its larger Infinity Display and battery worth the extra £ on the price tag? And do us generally less-effusive Brits find the phone as good as our bombastic cross-Atlantic cousins? Read More >>

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Hit Shops Today

The ultra-beautiful Samsung Galaxy S8 and its bigger sibling the S8 Plus are finally available to buy. It's been a long wait for Galaxy fans: the new phones are normally announced at Mobile World Congress in February and released shortly after. This time, because they wanted to get it spot on after the Note 7 SNAFU, we didn't get the launch until the end of March and the phone itself until almost May. Read More >>

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People Are Reprogramming the Galaxy S8’s Bixby Button Because It’s Currently Pointless

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now, but it launched as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone’s new digital assistant, doesn’t yet have one if its key features — voice recognition. This shortcoming wouldn’t be so obvious if only Samsung hadn’t included a new button on the side of the phone meant to launch Bixby. Thanks to some creative geekery, however, the seemingly useless button now has a purpose. Read More >>

apple
The 10th Anniversary iPhone Sounds Like a Samsung Clone

According to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, a traditionally reliable source for iPhone news, Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone is shaping up to be the company’s most ambitious phone yet. The phone will be a nearly bezel-free slab of glass and stainless steel (or possibly aluminium), the home button will be dead, and a gorgeous OLED display will be the focal point. Read More >>

design
Here’s The Sexiest Samsung Galaxy S8 Case We’ve Seen Yet

With the April 28th launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 creeping up on us, I've been trying to find a good case to protect my new phone — even though I don't usually like covers. I think I've settled on my favourite: this leather-wrapped case from Mujjo. Read More >>

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Yes, You Can Reprogram The S8’s Bixby Button

It's unusual to see a dedicated hardware key for anything on smartphones these days, so when the S8 was announced with a key just for its virtual assistant Bixby, everyone wanted to know if its function could be changed. Read More >>