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Samsung ‘blocks’ exploding Note 7 parody videos

October 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Many gamers have showcased a modification to video game Grand Theft Auto V, in which sticky bombs were switched with exploding Samsung phones. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37713939

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The unanswered questions

October 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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There have been huge battery-related recalls before – Nokia had to ask consumers to send back 46 million batteries in 2007 because of overheating fears, but because they were removable it did not mean a well-reviewed flagship had to be scrapped. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37630605

Samsung permanently stops Galaxy Note 7 production

October 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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South Korean tech giant Samsung has permanently ceased production of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of devices it had deemed safe catching fire. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37618618

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off device

October 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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South Korean tech giant Samsung has urged owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off its high-end smartphone while it investigates new reports of the device catching fire. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37614770

Samsung ‘pauses Note 7 production’, say media reports

October 10th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Smartphone giant Samsung has reportedly stopped production of its Note 7 phone amid claims that replacement devices are still at risk of catching fire. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37604083

Samsung: Have ‘exploding’ Galaxy Note 7s burned the brand?

October 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The company asked customers to return their handsets after some users reported their phone had “exploded” during or after charging. The firm said that battery problems were behind phones catching fire. Samsung had sold about 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices across the world before the recall. In South Korea about 80% of those sold […]

Samsung in US ‘exploding washing machines’ probe

September 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Samsung has confirmed it is in talks with US consumer watchdogs after a lawsuit against the firm over “exploding” washing machines. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned of problems with some of Samsung’s top-load machines. It comes as a US law firm filed a suit against the South Korean firm, saying the fault can […]

Galaxy Note 7: Owners advised not to use on planes

September 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Airline passengers have been warned by US authorities not to switch on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones when on board the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also advised against packing the phones into any checked-in luggage. Samsung recalled the phone last week after reports emerged of the device exploding during or […]

Why do lithium batteries explode?

September 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Samsung’s decision to halt sales of the new Galaxy Note 7 because of reports of battery explosions is an extraordinary step for a tech giant to take. The firm said it had identified a battery issue but did not elaborate. But if a lithium-ion battery cell charges too quickly or a tiny manufacturing error slips […]

Samsung recalls Note 7 flagship over explosive batteries

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Samsung Electronics is recalling its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and said that battery problems were behind phones catching fire. The decision follows reports in the US and South Korea of the phone “exploding” during or after charging. The South Korean company said customers who already bought the phone will be able to swap it […]

Samsung Gear S3 watches get bigger screens and batteries

September 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Samsung has added bigger screens and batteries, and more scratch-resistant glass to its latest two smartwatches. The higher-end version of the Gear S3 can now connect directly to 4G mobile networks – its predecessor was limited to 3G. Other firms are also announcing new smartwatches at Berlin’s Ifa tech show, including Asus, Withings and Fossil. […]

Samsung profits boosted by smartphone sales

July 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Strong smartphone sales have helped Samsung Electronics post its best quarterly results in more than two years. Second-quarter operating profit jumped 18% to 8.1tn Korean won ($7.17bn; £5.46bn), in line with the company’s guidance issued in July. Operating profit at its mobile division soared 27% year-on-year to 4.3tn won. That is mainly driven by strong […]

How to Disable Fast Charging on Samsung Galaxy Devices (and Why You Might Want to)

July 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Everyone likes their devices to charge quickly, right? That’s why aptly-named quick charging technology is so popular—almost every chip maker has its own version of it at this point. Still, there are occasions when fast charging may not be the best solution. Thankfully, Samsung realizes the need to disable this feature on-the-fly, and there’s baked-in […]

‘Water-resistant’ Samsung Galaxy S7 Active fails test

July 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Samsung smartphone advertised as being water-resistant has failed a water immersion test by a leading product review site. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active stopped working after being put in a tank that simulated the effect of being about 5ft (1.5m) underwater. Consumer Reports repeated its test on a second model, which was also damaged. […]

How to Make Your Samsung Galaxy Phone Feel More Like Stock Android

June 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are some of the best Android phones available right now—maybe even the best Android phones of all time. But TouchWiz has a bad rep for being ugly and “bulky” (especially with Android elitists). If this is the only thing holding you back from giving one of these otherwise excellent phones a shot, we’ve […]

Huawei sues Samsung over patents

May 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Huawei is suing its tech rival Samsung over claims that its patents have been infringed. The Chinese firm said it was pursuing its South Korean rival in two courts – one in California, the other in Shenzhen. According to Huawei, several of its cellular communications and software inventions had been used in Samsung’s phones without […]

MWC 2016: Samsung Galaxy S7 restores expandable storage

February 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Samsung’s latest flagship phones restore a couple of popular features dropped from the previous generation. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge both accept MicroSD cards, allowing their storage to be expanded, and can also be submerged underwater. In addition, they feature new gaming tech and a rear camera that should cope better in low-light […]

Samsung allows ad-blocking on new mobile web browser

February 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The latest version of the default web browser on Samsung’s Android phones will allow users to install ad-blocker extensions. The move mirrors an update by Apple in September that allowed ad-blockers to be installed as extensions for the Safari browser. Blockers on Samsung phones will have to be added in the same way and will […]

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