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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 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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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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Samsung debuts new 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe SSDs

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Samsung has announced its new 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe SSDs, which offer high-end performance in small packages at capacities up to 2TB. As well as faster game load times, Samsung markets these drives as the perfect solution for those rendering 4K video, data analytics and simply transferring large …

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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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Samsung to force 60% battery cap for exploding Note 7s

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Samsung is currently in the pr0cess of recalling the Galaxy Note 7 due to exploding batteries but in the meantime, there will be some defective units still floating around. In order to try and prevent anymore major accidents from happening, Samsung is pushing out a software update to affected units …

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Update: Samsung to recall all Note 7s, halt sales

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Update: Following on from the rumour that Samsung would be replacing certain damaged Galaxy Note 7 devices after reports of battery fires, the Korean electronics giant will now recall all sold devices and will halt sales moving forward. Replacement handsets will be issued to affected customers. Samsung has said that it may take …

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HBM3 to double bandwidth and pave way for 64GB GPUs

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We might still be waiting to see widespread use of HBM 2 in graphics cards but that isn’t slowing down news on the future of High Bandwidth Memory as this week, reports began popping up going over HBM3 and the improvements it should bring, including improved density, efficiency and more. …

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Samsung’s new patent sure looks a lot like the Apple Watch

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  There could be more trouble brewing between Apple and Samsung right now as a recent Samsung patent filing just surfaced online and it seems to illustrate a smartwatch with the exact same design as the already released Apple Watch. The patent is for a ‘wearable device’ and was filed …

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Pre-orders now open for new Samsung Gear VR

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Rumours circulated earlier this week that Samsung and Oculus had a new Gear VR headset in the works and now those have proved true. Starting late yesterday, both companies made a second edition Samsung Gear VR headset available to pre-order in the U.S. for $100. The most obvious difference with …

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The world’s largest SSD could be yours for $10,000

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Back in March, Samsung officially launched the world’s biggest SSD, packing in a massive 15TB of storage into a standard 2.5-inch enclosure. At the time, it was pointed out that this drive isn’t really aimed at consumers but since then, some retailers have started making the SSD available, it’ll cost …

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Next-gen Gear VR may be black, have improved FOV

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Samsung is known to be working on a second generation of its Gear VR, smartphone virtual reality headset, but details remain a little thin on the ground. However one rumour suggests it could be ditching the white paint job for a black one and that it will feature a slightly expanded …

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Apple may drop Samsung as supplier for future iPhone chips

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Over time, Apple’s relationship with Samsung has gotten pretty complicated but despite all of the lawsuits, the two companies still work fairly closely together on products like the iPhone year after year. However, that may change quite soon as reports circulating this week suggest that Apple may drop Samsung as …

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Nokia and Samsung agree to expand patent sharing deal

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We are pretty used to smartphone makers battling it out in court with endless lawsuits over patents these days, so it is always refreshing to hear about two large companies cooperating instead. This week, Samsung and Nokia agreed to expand their patent sharing deal, giving each other access to a library …

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The Galaxy Note 7 set to launch on 2nd of August

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If you have been waiting to upgrade your smartphone this year then you may want to keep your eye on Samsung at the beginning of August as the company is hosting a new launch event, most likely for the heavily leaked Galaxy Note 7. An invitation was sent out to …

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Samsung’s new 4TB 850 Evo SSD has arrived

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Samsung has been raising the bar when it comes to the amount of storage it can cram into its consumer SSDs. Last year the company began selling 2TB versions of its popular 850 Evo drive and now this year, the company has doubled up on storage again and will begin …

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Leaked image shows off Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in full

We have been hearing more and more about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recently, from the name, to the release date, to the internal specifications and now, we also know exactly what the phablet will look like thanks to an image posted online recently. Last month, EVLeaks/Evan Blass tweeted out …

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