Lilbits: More Samsung leaks, BootHole GRUB2 bootloader vulnerability, and more

A new security vulnerability could leave many Linux and Windows computers using the GRUB2 bootloader open to attack. After acquiring the maker of the Focals smart glasses recently, Google is bricking users’s hardware and offering refunds with just a few days notice. And with Samsung’s August 5th event just a week away, details about the […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Bixby button can also launch other apps

Samsung really wants its customers to use its Bixby assistant software, which is why the company keeps putting dedicated Bixby buttons on its smartphones. Now the company is finally giving users a way to remap the Bixby button so that it can do something other than launch the company’s assistant software. Sort of. The Verge reports […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab A with Bixby Home launches in Korea

Many of the articles I see about Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant software are about ways to disable or remap the dedicated Bixby key on recent Samsung smartphones. But Samsung seems dedicated to Bixby, and the company has just launched a new 8 inch tablet in its home country of South Korea that’s the first to […]

Samsung unveils Bixby 2.0 virtual assistant platform

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is growing up… a little bit. First unveiled along with the Galaxy S8 earlier this year as a way to control your phone with your voice, Samsung’s virtual assistant has only been available in the US for a few months. Now Samsung says Bixby is available in more than 200 countries […]

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant supports US English now

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant launched alongside the company’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones… in South Korea. But it’s taken a bit longer for Samsung to get Bixby to work properly for customers in the United States. Last month the company launched a Bixby Early Access program for US English speakers. And now Bixby is […]

Samsung launches Bixby voice assistant Early Access program in the US

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ may have dedicated keys for the company’s Bixby virtual assistant software. But the full version of Bixby wasn’t ready to go when the phones first launched… at least not in the United States. While South Korean customers could use Bixby to speak to their phones, customers in the US could […]

Samsung’s Bixby assistant: Voice controls for your phone (not quite a Siri clone… for now)

We’ve known for a while that the Samsung Galaxy S8 would be the first phone to ship with Samsung’s new Bixby voice assistant software. What we didn’t really know until now is that Bixby isn’t exactly competing with Google Assistant or other voice assistant software such as Siri, Alexa, or Cortana… at least not yet. Other […]