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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 reportedly still unsure what was causing Note 7 fires

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Yesterday Samsung officially threw in the towel and cancelled production on the Galaxy Note 7, ending the smartphone’s time on the market just over a month after its initial launch due to repeated battery overheating and fire issues. Now according to a new report, it seems that Samsung may not …

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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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Samsung halts sales of Note 7 as explosions continue

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Samsung has announced a halt to sales of its recently released flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, following continued claims of fires and explosions. Although Samsung has recalled a million+ devices, a number of them which were designated ‘safe,’ have still had problems with combustion, forcing the potential recall now …

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Samsung aims to take on Siri with Viv acquisition

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As far as mobile digital assistants go, Apple’s Siri is often regarded as one of the best. However, Apple didn’t initially come up with the idea, Siri began life as an app that was sold to Apple back in 2010. After selling the app, the original team behind Siri went …

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Samsung Note 7’s are still catching on fire

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If you have received your replacement Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung, we’d still urge caution with the device, as another example of a supposedly safe Note 7 has caught fire. This one happened to be on a Southwest airlines flight in the U.S., just before takeoff, leading to the entire …

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4G coverage still patchy, but EE is now the fastest

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If you live in an area with decent 4G coverage, think yourself lucky, as much of the UK is still living without the high-speed wireless internet connection. If you’re trying to figure out which carrier might be best for it though, EE currently holds the performance crown, snatching it from …

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Apple may release three iPad Pros next year

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Earlier this year in an effort to return the iPad to growth, Apple launched the iPad Pro, a bigger 13-inch iPad with beefier hardware and more features, including support for the ‘Apple Pencil’ and programs like Photoshop. Now, it looks like we may see the iPad Pro line-up expand in …

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The Carphone Warehouse just leaked the Google Pixel Phone

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It looks like The Carphone Warehouse has dropped the ball as the UK store just leaked the first official images and details for Google’s next smartphone, which is set to be announced tomorrow. For starters, it looks like Google is retiring the Nexus name after all, replacing it with the …

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Samsung has replaced 1 million unsafe Galaxy Note 7s

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Update: Just last week Samsung confirmed that it has exchanged around half of the Galaxy Note 7 units that could be affected by battery failures. However, since then the company has continued to replace potentially dangerous units and now, over one million Note 7’s have been exchanged, globally. While passing …

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Surface Pro 3 users face more battery issues

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It seems that Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is still proving to be an issue for the company and its customers alike as battery issues keep cropping up. Earlier this year, Microsoft patched a bug that caused the Surface Pro 3 to incorrectly display battery percentages but now another battery-related problem …

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Samsung frees up $900 million by selling minor share holdings

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Samsung Electronics has generated close to $900 (£690) million by selling small share holdings it has in various companies. Purportedly the reasoning is to help generate investment funds for the core business, which will help consolidate Samsung’s efforts into its major earning divisions. Companies that Samsung sold shares for includes …

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