Engadget RSS Feed | 18 Oct 13:50

Samsung says fix for Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw is coming 'next week'

Earlier this week Samsung confirmed that an issue regarding screen protectors allowed some of its flagship devices to be bypassed with any fingerprint. Now, the company has said it will fix the problem in a patch which may come as soon as next week.

Latest news | 18 Oct 17:12

Samsung to patch S10 fingerprint sensor bug next week

Samsung promises software patch next week; recommends not using custom screen covers in the meantime.

CNET News | 18 Oct 16:25

OnePlus 8 Pro leak shows a hole-punch screen and cutout camera - CNET

The next OnePlus device is starting to leak.

Techmeme | 18 Oct 14:30

Samsung says fingerprint bug on Galaxy devices is due to the sensor reading 3D patterns in screen protectors as fingerprints, will patch it as soon as next week (Jon Porter/The Verge)

Jon Porter / The Verge : Samsung says fingerprint bug on Galaxy devices is due to the sensor reading 3D patterns in screen protectors as fingerprints, will patch it as soon as next week   —  And advises removing silicone screen protecting cases for now  —  Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones …

The Verge - All Posts | 18 Oct 12:45

Samsung says fingerprint security fix is coming as early as next week

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones’ in-display fingerprint sensors as early as next week, after reports emerged that the biometric security method could be rendered useless by certain screen protectors . The issue relates to some “silicone screen protecting cases,” according to Samsung, and affects the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10 5G, as well as the or Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. According to the company, the issue is caused by the phones’ ultrasonic fingerprint sensor incorrectly reading 3D patterns in the screen protector as fingerprints. As a result, any person could then unlock a phone wrapped in such a case, creating a security issue. Until the patch is available, Samsung is advising users ...

Latest news | 18 Oct 03:13

Samsung admits fingerprint reader flaw, promises software fix

Samsung has promised to provide a software update to fix the glaring security issue that allows users to bypass the fingerprint reader through using third-party screen protectors.

The Verge - All Posts | 18 Oct 00:25

Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th

Image: Motorola, via CNET We heard early this year that Motorola would be bringing back its iconic RAZR handset as a pricy smartphone with a vertically folding screen, and in February the company confirmed it was working on a foldable for this year. Now, CNET reports that the company has sent out invites for a November 13th event that prominently displays the unmistakable silhouette of a classic RAZR as part of an animated teaser image. While it’s hard to tell for sure, it sure looks like we’re seeing the RAZR’s signature hinge pulled away from the edge of the handset to reveal a different sort of hinge underneath — perhaps to better house a true foldable screen like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold handset . Motorola appears to have multiple taglines for the event, but ...

Latest news | 18 Oct 14:17

Razr's return? 'You're gonna flip' teases Motorola for its November launch

Motorola looks set to unveil its foldable Razr phone next month.

Engadget RSS Feed | 18 Oct 01:44

Motorola invite hints at a 'reinvented' RAZR

Earlier this year a Motorola exec confirmed to Engadget that the company was hard at work on foldable phone technology, and rumors about a new RAZR-branded device just won't go away. Now CNET reports it's sending out invites for a November 13th event...

CNET News | 17 Oct 23:47

Motorola invite hints at rumored foldable Razr phone - CNET

The November event will be held in Downtown LA.

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 17 Oct 22:59

Hands-On With Apple's New Beats Solo Pro Headphones

On Tuesday, Apple's Beats brand introduced the new Beats Solo Pro headphones , the company's first on-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. The new $300 headphones don't launch until October 30, but we've already had a chance to test them out so check out our video below for our early impressions. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Starting with the unboxing experience, you'll find that the Beats Solo Pro headphones come with a new soft case covered in a nice felt-like material, as well as a few accessories such as a Lightning to USB-A cable for recharging the headphones. While USB-C rather than Lightning might have been a bit more universal, at least you can charge your headphones with the same cable you use for your iPhone. The ...

The Verge - All Posts | 18 Oct 11:56

Apple rumored to launch new AirPods Pro headphones at end of October

Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Apple has long been rumored to be working on a new pair of noise-cancelling AirPods. Bloomberg originally reported they would arrive in 2019, and then revised that estimate to 2020 earlier this year. Now China Economic Daily reports that Apple’s noise-cancelling AirPods could arrive as the “AirPods Pro” later this month. The AirPods Pro are said to include a new metal design to support noise cancellation, and may be priced as high as $260. Previous reports have also suggested these new AirPods will include water resistance for gym or vacation use. Reports of AirPods Pro arriving in late October come just days after a new AirPods design was discovered in an iOS 13.2 beta. 9to5Mac discovered a glyph that suggests Apple could be ab...

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 18 Oct 11:20

Report: 'AirPods Pro' to Launch End of October with New Design, New Noise-Canceling Feature and $260 Price Tag

Apple's rumored next-generation noise-canceling AirPods will launch at the end of this month with a new "Pro" moniker and a price tag of around $260, claims a new Chinese-language report this morning. According to China Economic Daily , Apple's third-generation ‌AirPods‌ will adopt a new in-ear design to support the new noise-canceling feature and enhance the listening experience. The paper claims the "Pro" suffix, which Apple recently adopted for its most expensive iPhone 11 models, will help to differentiate the new wireless earbuds from Apple's existing ‌AirPods‌ and underscores the marketing rationale justifying the higher $260 price tag. According to a separate report on Friday from the same Chinese-language financial media outlet, the ‌AirPods‌ Pro will also...

Gizmodo | 17 Oct 22:45

The 10 Best Deals of October 17, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals , but these were our ten favorites today. Read more...

The Verge - All Posts | 18 Oct 18:08

Here’s how Google Pixel Buds 2 and its wireless earbud competition actually look in your ear

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Google announced a new version of its two-year-old Pixel Buds headphones on Tuesday, alongside the new Pixel 4 phone. The Pixel Buds 2 are smaller and lighter, and they also ditch that fabric-colored cord that connected the original pair. They’re truly wireless earbuds now, and that makes them a better contender against Apple’s AirPods, the Samsung Galaxy Buds, and others. We won’t know exactly how they sound or how well they’ll work till 2020, since Google won’t be shipping them until then. But what we can talk about right now is their design and fit, which is more important to some consumers than even sound quality, and just how much competition they already have right now. Photos by The Verge A lot of wi...

Techmeme | 18 Oct 18:05

Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle, dies at 62 (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

Jordan Novet / CNBC : Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle, dies at 62   —  Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, in an interview on January 20, 2016.  —  Co-CEO of Oracle Mark Hurd died on Friday, CNBC confirmed.  —  Hurd became chief of Oracle, one of the world's top business-software companies, despite leaving Hewlett-Packard following a sexual harassment claim.

Engadget RSS Feed | 18 Oct 18:00

The best iPhone screen protectors

By Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to iphone screen protectors. Yo...

Gizmodo | 18 Oct 18:00

Somebody Put Libra Out of Its Misery Already

The slow march to death for Libra , Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocurrency, continues. Yesterday, a Group of Seven nations task force threw up another hurdle in a report, stating global stablecoins like Libra could potentially wreck the global monetary system and upend financial stability. Read more...

Lifehacker | 18 Oct 18:00

How to Make a Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

Cakes made from boxed mixes can be a little lackluster, one-note, and cloying, but one ingredient—whipped cream—can change all that. The fluffy dairy smooths over any telltale chemical leavening flavors, and adds height and body. Read more...

Latest news | 18 Oct 17:54

Free decrypter released for STOP ransomware, today's most popular ransomware strain

New free decrypter can help victims decrypt 148 of the 160 versions of the STOP ransomware.

Techmeme | 18 Oct 04:25

YubiKeys can now be used to log into PCs running Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, via the Yubico Login app, previously only available to Mac and Linux users (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : YubiKeys can now be used to log into PCs running Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, via the Yubico Login app, previously only available to Mac and Linux users   —  Yubico releases app that lets users configure YubiKeys to work on top of local Windows OS accounts.  —  Starting today, users …

Techmeme | 18 Oct 17:25

Sex workers say Instagram keeps taking down accounts, giving confusing guidelines and explanations; Facebook blames moderators' interpretation of guidelines (Otillia Steadman/BuzzFeed News)

Otillia Steadman / BuzzFeed News : Sex workers say Instagram keeps taking down accounts, giving confusing guidelines and explanations; Facebook blames moderators' interpretation of guidelines   —  Sex workers and Instagram tried to make peace over takedowns in a meeting this summer.  Then porn star Jessica Jaymes' account was incorrectly removed — after she died.

The Verge - All Posts | 18 Oct 17:19

Before HBO’s Watchmen, stream V for Vendetta, the best Alan Moore adaptation

Photo: Warner Bros. There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend. What to watch V for Vendetta , the 2006 movie adaptation of the politically charged graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist David Lloyd. Set in a dystopian future England, the film stars Natalie Portman as idealistic young woman Evey Hammond, who becomes a protégée of “V,” an anarchist revolutionary (Hugo Weaving) in a Guy Fawkes mask. The original... ...