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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor can be fooled

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Last year we saw that the iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner is not foolproof and can be bypassed by a “fingerprint spoof” – an artificial print created from wood glue and a photo of a latent fingerprint taken with a regular smartphone camera.

As it turns out, the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can be fooled by a spoof too – in fact, it was the same one previously used on the iPhone. Read more »

OnePlus One tops Galaxy S5, One (M8) in AnTuTu 4

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OnePlus continues to tease its first phone called the One. The maker has revealed it will use the Snapdragon MSM8974AC chipset – the one with Krait 400 @ 2.5GHz – and 3GB RAM for its debut handset.

OnePlus released a screenshot of an AnTuTu 4 score, which tops all current flagships. Read more »

Google Glass gets KitKat and other updates

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Google has released an update to Google Glass that brings with it several new features. One of changes is an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Unlike on the smartphones and tablets, on the Glass it’s not something that will be immediately noticeable but will bring with it underlying improvements, such as in performance and battery life.

Google has also added a feature called Photo Bundles, which groups your photos together in bundles, which makes scrolling through a large group of them easier. You can now also send photos in Hangouts conversations, send feedback by tapping the device info card in Settings and voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency to make the most used ones easier to access. Read more »

Sony QX10 and QX100 get further improvements

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Sony has released an update for the QX10 and QX100 camera accessories that make them a bit easier to work with. One of the additions is the ability to use the shutter button in half press mode to focus before shooting, which makes one wonder why this wasn’t enabled before.

The second change is improvement to the NFC performance. The connection speed has been improved so now the device will pair quicker with your NFC-enabled smartphone, provided you have the latest PlayMemories Mobile app (v4.2 and above). Read more »

Redesigned stock Android icons leak out online

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It appears that Google is about to give the stock Android user interface a visual overhaul. Documents and screenshots obtained by Android Police reveal redesigned icons coming our way in the near future.

Reportedly, the new direction in Android iconography is dubbed Moonshine. Read more »

Version 3.0 of Group Play by Samsung brings new UI and functionality

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Samsung updated its Group Play app which debuted last year on the Galaxy S4. Version 3.0 of the application brings users new features, dressed in new, flat UI.

The most notable new feature brought by the updated app is dubbed Group Camcorder. Read more »

Age of Empires coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone this summer

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One of the most popular computer games ever, Age of Empires is coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone this summer.

The mobile version of the blockbuster is being developed by KLab Games and the entire battle system is re-imagined for mobile phones. Read more »

Moto X+1 custom back options leaked

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Evleaks has got another leak for the interweb: this time it’s a list of the backplate options for the upcoming Moto X+1.

The original Moto X made quite a splash by giving users the option of customizing their phones with a variety of color and material options: including wood. The new Moto X+1 has a couple of new tricks though. Read more »

‘Impossible Road’ for iOS and Android game review

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Impossible Road is a very minimal arcade game with really tough gameplay, similar to games like Super Hexagon, Flappy Bird and Pivvot, that are easy to play but ridiculously hard to master. The game was released on iOS last year and received a positive response from gamers.

The developers have now released the game on Android so we thought we’ll finally take it for a spin and see how it plays. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the pavement from a two story building

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We have already seen Samsung Galaxy S5 fighting it out against its predecessor in a drop test and the device has proved its mettle when it was ran over by a Tesla Model S. Now, we have yet another drop test where the Galaxy S5 is subjected to a drop from the second floor of a building.

So, how does the smartphone survive a collision with the pavement? Read more »

More versions of the Galaxy S5 now fall to Chainfire’s root

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Chainfare was able to root the SIM free, international version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, even before the phone hit store shelves.

Well now you can add seven more versions of the Galaxy S5 to the list of handsets susceptible to the root. Read more »

Nokia X dual-SIM battery life test

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You’ve probably noticed our in-depth review of the dual-SIM Nokia X is now live on our homepage. Now it is time to share with you the full battery benchmarks breakdown to see for yourself how the Nokia X stacks against the competition.

Nokia X is running on a very-low powered Snapdragon S4 Play chipset with a dual-core Cortex-A5 processor, but it comes with a rather modest by today’s standards 1,500 mAh battery. We didn’t expect some impressive battery performance not just because of the small battery, but also because the dual-SIM connectivity and the 4″ screen display that needs to be lit up. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 official TV commercial goes live

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Samsung has launched a brand new Galaxy S5 commercial to celebrate the flagship’s global launch. Today the Galaxy S5 hits 125 markets worldwide.

The 30 seconds ad focuses on the Galaxy S5′s camera, fast networking capabilities and the water resistance. Read more »

Alibaba to enable fingerprint purchases for the Galaxy S5

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The latest generation of devices reintroduced fingerprint recognition into mobiles, with online payment services like PayPal quickly jumping aboard to enable secure one-touch authorization for purchases.

Chinese ecommerce site Alibaba is allegedly also looking to enable mobile purchase verification using the Samsung Galaxy S5‘s fingerprint sensor, this time to the wider Asian market. Read more »

Chrome Beta for Android adds undo tab close, among other things

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Google has released a new version of the Chrome Beta browser for Android (v35.0.1916.34). Chief among the new features is a handy undo function for closed tabs. If you ever find yourself accidentally closing a tab, you will get an undo button at the bottom of the screen, which will quickly reopen the tab. If you keep pressing it, the app will keep reopening previously closed tabs.

Another change is to fullscreen video playback within the browser. The controls for fullscreen video have now been revamped and instead of the large playback control overlay at the bottom you just get a longer version of the standard controls in fullscreen mode. Read more »