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Samsung’s facial recognition tech needs years of work before it will be ready for mobile payments

Galaxy S8 facial recognition

Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S8 is packed with interesting new features, but a few of them haven't been received quite as well as the phone maker might have hoped they would be. One of those features is facial recognition, which is perhaps the easiest biometric authentication method to trick.

Considering the security concerns surrounding facial recognition, you shouldn't be surprised to learn that it will be quite some time before the feature is used for secure mobile payments.

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Apple’s iPhone 8 delay is starting to sound like great news

iPhone 8 Release Date Delay Samsung OLED

A flurry of reports from different sources have basically said the same thing about the iPhone 8’s launch. The phone may be introduced in September when Apple usually announces new smartphones, but iPhone 8 supply will be significantly constrained at launch. The worst news came earlier this week when a trustworthy analyst with inside knowledge of Apple’s roadmap said the iPhone 8 may be delayed all the way to November.

A brand new report also indicates the iPhone 8 will see a one to two month delay, as various suppliers are facing yield issues with specific iPhone 8 components. It may sound like bad news for Apple fans but it’s actually great news, because this particular report also offers a few interesting new details.

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iPhone 8 rumors: October launch date likely due to display issues, and analysts blame Samsung

We’d forgive the iPhone 7 for feeling a little under-appreciated, since it seems like all anyone can talk about these days is the next iPhone. After all, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make its anniversary edition extra special.

We’ll keep track of the latest rumors and how plausible they are, and we’ll put them in one spot (this one!) so you can pop on over whenever you want to read the latest.

If you passed on the iPhone 7 to wait for the iPhone 8—or the iPhone 7s or whatever name Apple decides to use—it sounds like the next phone could be the design refresh you were waiting for. Just don’t expect the headphone jack to return.

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Turn any phone into a Galaxy S8 with this icon pack, which is free today only

Galaxy S8 icon pack

After months of anticipation and enough leaks to last a lifetime, Samsung finally released the Galaxy S8 in the United States last week. As we said in our review, Samsung's new flagship is the Android phone to beat in 2017. But if you just recently upgraded to another phone or simply aren't interested in spending $700 on a new phone, this free icon pack on Google Play might help tide you over.

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Samsung develops emoji-based chat app for people with language disorders

YouTube, Samsung Italia

You may know someone who sends messages with more emojis than words, but chances are they don't need those symbols to communicate. For some with language disorders such as aphasia, which can make it difficult to read, talk, or write, emojis can be an ideal way to communicate with others around them. Samsung Electronics Italia, the company's Italian subsidiary, just came out with a new app called Wemogee that helps those with language disorders talk to others by using emoji-based messages.

Wemogee focuses on "bringing all users together again" regardless of their language abilities. Samsung worked with Italian speech therapist Francesca Polini to translate over 140 sentence units from text into emoji strings, sequences of emojis that accurately convey the meaning of sentences. For example, "How are you?" turns into a smiley face, an "ok" hand gesture, and a question mark on a single line.

The app has two modes, visual and textual, and users can choose which mode they prefer. In visual mode, users send an emoji-based message and the receiver will get it either as an emoji sequence if they're in visual mode as well, or as a text message if they're in textual mode. On the flip side, those in textual mode can send text messages that show up as emojis for those in visual mode. The app can also be used to assist face-to-face interactions for quicker and more accurate communication. Wemogee's promotional video shows a screen in the app with a message written in words and emojis, allowing both users to understand the conversation regardless of language capacity.

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