We’re shocked (shocked!) that White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app is probably not that secure

Kellyanne Conway may or may not believe her texts are private.Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-04-21 22:11:02 +0200 Can anything typed into a smartphone really be considered private? That question is at the heart of a lawsuit alleging that a messaging app beloved by White House staff isn’t as secure as it claims to […]

Get ready for augmented reality *everything*

The hottest thing in Silicon Valley is coming soon to … well, pretty much everything. Augmented reality is shaping up to be the next big digital gold rush, and consumers should ready themselves for the onslaught. Apple’s doing it. So are Google and Snapchat. Oh, and as we saw recently, Facebook is as well.   […]

New smart vending machines use apps and biometrics to sell weed

If you’re looking for a more convenient hookup, you might just be in luck.  A new line of super high-tech green vending machines debuted at the NAMAOneShow this week — and by “high” and “green,” we’re not talking about energy efficiency. The smart vending system, which has advanced features like biometric security capabilities, is built […]

Samsung Gear VR and Controller is a virtual reality marriage made in heaven

Virtual reality is fun, but it isn’t always easy. The headsets that immerse you in fantastic worlds and experiences also cut you off from the outside world. Since the more affordable headgear, like the original Google Cardboard and Samsung’s popular Gear VR, lacked controllers, they made your feel like you were sticking your head in […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ review: huge screen, fantastic phone

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is good enough to make people forget the Note7. Beautiful, thin, and wrapped in glass, it’s a handset that elicits ooh’s, ah’s and requests for more time with it. That isn’t the only measure of a good smartphone, but it’s a start. For Samsung, getting something out into the market quickly […]

Samsung really doesn’t want you to mess with the Galaxy S8’s Bixby button

The Bixby button is on the left side of the phone, below the volume control.Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE By Jack Morse2017-04-18 00:15:30 UTC Samsung’s digital assistant Bixby is here to help, whether or not you want it to.  In fact, Samsung is so sure that you’re going to love the groundbreaking power of Bixby that it […]

It sure looks like the Galaxy S8’s battery won’t explode even if you stab it with a knife

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 blends beautiful design and performance effortlessly, but how much safer is its battery compared to the Galaxy Note 7? In January, Samsung announced it would implement a new “8-point battery safety check” that would not only put all of its future phone batteries through extreme testing, but also include x-ray and human […]

Watch how far Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has evolved from the original Galaxy S

After months of anticipation and , Samsung’s finally arrive on April 21.  The S8’s got arguably the most beautiful screen ever put into a phone, packed into a sleek, elegant glass and metal design that’s the result of years of refinement. But these things didn’t just happen overnight. It’s hard to believe it, but it’s […]

Study finds ‘master fingerprints’ unlocked 65 percent of scanners

Are you so sure your phone’s fingerprint is secure? That’s not even your finger!Image: lili sams/mashable By Brett Williams2017-04-11 20:59:18 UTC What more do we have to do to keep our smartphones locked to prying eyes — and fingers? Practicing basic phone security is already too much to ask for far too many people — […]

The only camera on your phone that matters now is the one that takes selfies

The only camera on a phone that’s ever mattered has always been the one on the back. That’s how it’s been for years. But increasingly, the camera on the back isn’t the one people care about the most, or the reason you might pick one phone over another. No, the most important camera on your […]