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Samsung Galaxy S8 likely delayed, will feature Viv AI

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While things started off strong this year for Samsung with the early release of the Galaxy S7, it looks like problems with the Note 7 may have set back the company’s plans for the Galaxy S8 in 2017. For several years now, Samsung has used the Mobile World Congress (MWC) …

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Apple delays launch of Airpods to make them ready

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Although Apple’s wireless earbuds, the Airpods, are still slated for release next week, Apple has given a statement suggesting it won’t be able to meet that date. It wasn’t happy to disclose a revised release date, but it said that it needed just a little while longer to work on the …

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LG is also abandoning its modular smartphone design

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It looks like smartphone makers are slowly giving up on the modular phone concept. Earlier this year, Google officially canned Project Ara, and now LG is also said to be abandoning its own modular phone idea after just one attempt with the LG G5. The LG G5 did initially launch …

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Would you buy a Kodak smartphone aimed at photo fans?

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When it comes to smartphone manufacturing, Kodak isn’t a name that is likely to pop into your head, but perhaps it should. The long-time photo company has launched a new flagship device in partnership with niche smartphone maker Bullitt, called the Ektra. Aimed at budding smartphone photographers, it features a …

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Apple’s next Mac event apparently has a date

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The rumour mill has consistently been churning out new information on Apple’s next batch of MacBooks for a few months now and while we have yet to hear anything official, it looks like Apple has set its next event date. According to sources this week, Apple will be unveiling its …

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Samsung now has phone exchange booths at airports

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The fall out from Samsung’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch continues today, with the news that it’s begun offering smartphone exchange points at airports around the world. Following the news that many airlines had banned flyers from bringing the overheating smartphones on board, it’s begun collecting them at the point …

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Sony wants to jump back into mobile gaming

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When it comes to mobile gaming, Sony’s efforts have been hit and miss. The PS Vita handheld rarely gets any attention these days and as far as smartphone games go, Sony actually shut down its PlayStation Mobile division last year to help cut costs. However, with Nintendo starting to succeed …

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U.S. officially bans Samsung Note 7s from all flights

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Just a few days after Samsung and the U.S.’ Federal Aviation Administration warned people to turn off their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones before catching a plane, the transport department has stepped in and banned the handset from all flights. Taking one on to a U.S. aircraft will now be considered …

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Samsung wants you to triple box your returning Note 7

Samsung’s saga of dealing with smartphones that self-combust might be winding down now that it has officially killed off the flagship smartphone, but it’s not quite over yet. It still needs to recall all of the Note 7’s out in the wild and to make sure they don’t damage anything …

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Samsung has officially killed off the Note 7

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Samsung has officially called it quits on the Galaxy Note 7 today, ending production entirely and telling carriers to stop selling the model for good. Things started going bad back in early September, with some Note 7 units shipping with defective batteries that were prone setting on fire. While a …

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Samsung urges Galaxy Note 7 users to turn off their phones

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Samsung is in double-damage control mode. Following numerous reports of even supposedly safe, recalled or replaced Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire, the South Korean electronics maker has simply recommended that all Note 7 owners shut the handset down while it investigates. It’s very possible too that it will stop …

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