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Samsung responds to discovery that Galaxy S8’s iris scanner can be tricked by a photo

Back when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were first released, there was some concern that people who chose to utilize the phones' iris scanners for security might be at risk. While the S8 line also includes a more conventional fingerprint scanner, Samsung gives users the option to unlock their phones using a quick iris scan as well. Show More Summary

Amazon Echo Dot sale cuts $10 off regular price for a limited time

Amazon recently kicked off deals on refurbished versions of the Echo and Echo Dot — the refurbished Echo deal is still happening — and now you can now save some cash on a new Echo Dot, too. For a limited time, WATCH NOWAmazon Echo Dot Review: The Best Alexa-Enabled Device

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Microsoft has finally released a refreshed version of the well-received Surface Pro (successor to the Surface Pro 4). Here's how the specs and features of the Surface Pro 2-in-1 laptop/tablet compare to those of the latest MacBook Pro... Continue Reading Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. Show More Summary

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will answer to voice commands starting this summer. The company announced in a Swedish-language press release that its smart lighting product line, called Trådfri, will work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri and HomeKit. Read More

Luc Besson’s Valerian Gets its Final Trailer [Video]

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. Show More Summary

Trump Budget Based on $2 Trillion Math Error [Updated] | Jonathan Chait

Trump Budget Based on $2 Trillion Math Error [Updated] | Jonathan Chait: Trump’s crew is increasingly looking like a gang that can’t shoot straight. Most recent a $2 trillion math error where they count the savings of the miracle tax...Show More Summary

News: 1Password adds ‘Travel Mode’ to help protect data during border crossings

5 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

AgileBits has announced a new “Travel Mode” feature for 1Password that will help to keep confidential data such as passwords, credit cards, and secure notes, safe from unwarranted searches when travelling. The new feature, which is free...Show More Summary

New Surface Pro forums are a perfect place to share thoughts, ask questions and get answers

This week, Microsoft announced a brand-new, high-end Surface PC, the successor to the Surface Pro 4, simply called "Surface Pro." And on Windows Central, we also just launched a new forum for Surface Pro related posts. Our forums are really still abuzz with posts related to the Surface Laptop, which Microsoft just announced a few weeks ago. Show More Summary

Today only: Amazon slashes $10 off its insanely popular Echo Dot with Alexa

Amazon’s Echo Dot is by far the least expensive way to add Alexa to your home in a high-quality speaker. It’s normally priced at just $50, which is obviously far cheaper than the $180 Amazon Echo. In fact, you can get three Dots for less than the cost of one Echo and still have money left over for dinner. Show More Summary

Why you should stop asking if a tablet can replace your laptop — the world has moved on (AAPL, MSFT)

Here we go again. This week, Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro, the successor to the well-received Surface Pro 4 laptop/tablet hybrid. And Apple is rumored to be working on an updated iPad Pro, which could be introduced as soon...Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active leaves behind the physical navigation buttons

An active Galaxy that doesn't really look like it. Leaks don't get much more verifiable than this. The Wireless Power Consortium —the company in charge of the Qi standard — has posted what appears to be the front of the Galaxy S8 Active,...Show More Summary

Pokemon GO cheaters might never find rare Pokemon with Niantic’s latest move

9 hours agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

If you cheat in Pokemon GO, prepare to have your experience soured. Niantic seems to have implemented a new anti-cheat measure in the app that will make it so that "flagged" accounts can only see the most common Pokemon.

Siri vs. Google Assistant: Which is better for iPhone users?

12 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Battle of the AI bots Image by IDG Siri or Google Assistant? Well, that depends on how you plan to use your iPhone's voice assistant. While Google has made great strides in artificial intelligence, Siri has the perks of being seamlessly...Show More Summary

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Williams didn't offer specifics about her goals as a corporate director,...Show More Summary

'AlphaGo' AI Scores Narrow Win Against Ke Jie, World's Top 'Go' Player

AlphaGo defeated Ke Jie, the world's best Go player, in the first match out of a series of three. The AI scored a narrow win of only half a point, but this may not necessarily show that the match was a tight one.

Manchester Bomber's Libya Connection: Salman Abedi Returned Home Just Days Before Ariana Grande Concert Attack

He reportedly spent three weeks in the North African nation, returning to England just days before the bombing.

Samsung Galaxy S9 apparently in development, because of course it is

Galaxy S9 and S9+ development reportedly 3-4 months ahead of previous devices. Once again, your shiny new Samsung Galaxy S8 is OLD NEWS. According to reports from the Korean press, development of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is apparently already well underway, under the codenames "Star" and "Star 2" respectively. Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S9 begins development under the codename “Star”

10 hours agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has only been available for about a month, but that doesn't mean Samsung hasn't started on the Galaxy S9.

Why Google Assistant for iPhone can’t replace Siri just yet

13 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

“Hey Siri, should I switch to Google Assistant?” That’s the question many of us iPhone users had to ask ourselves last week after Google brought its Assistant to the iOS App Store. For this week episode of The iPhone Show, I put Google Assistant to the test. Show More Summary

Discuss: What do you think of the Surface Pro?

Microsoft’s newest Surface Pro has finally been announced, with a new kickstand, a new pen and more. This new Surface Pro ditches the numbering system that the firm has now described as “cumbersome” for a numberless system, the kind adopted by other PC manufacturers like HP, Apple and Dell. In addition, the firm brings the […]

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