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Samsung teases its next generation of foldable phones

The Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung's Galaxy Fold, its first foldable smartphone. Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

Samsung's first foldable-screen smartphone may be something of a novelty, but the company demonstrated Tuesday that it plans to keep going until such devices are mainstream.

Why it matters: There's a lot of interest in foldable devices from hardware makers eager to shake up a sluggish smartphone market, but the early products have been pricey and delicate.

The flaws in some smartphones' biometric security

A finger shown unlocking a Samsung Galaxy phone.
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While biometrics can offer added security, two separate issues highlight limitations of the technology, especially when used as the sole means of locking a smartphone and user accounts.

Driving the news: Samsung says it is working on a software update for the Galaxy 10 after a user in Britain discovered that using a protective case, in some circumstances, will allow any fingerprint to unlock the device.