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Boosted Boards (2nd-gen) recalled over battery pack water vulnerability

Boosted Boards (2nd-gen) recalled over battery pack water vulnerability

The electronic longboards called Boosted Boards are now into their second generation, and have proven popular with those who want something akin to a hoverboard, but faster and with a more traditional style. Unfortunately, the second generation version of the Boosted Board is the subject of a new recall being initiated “out of an abundance of caution.” According to the company, a couple customers have experienced issues with their boards’ battery packs smoking, something traced back to ‘quality control issues.'

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Today is when your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 will die

Today is when your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 will die

Battery troubles with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will begin today for all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 units. So long as the user hits the OK button for T-Mobile's OTA software update, the end is near. The Galaxy Note 7, once updated, will no longer charge up with battery power. From here on out, it's time to die.

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Toyota to pay $3.4b over rusty Tundra, Tacoma and Sequoia vehicles

Toyota to pay $3.4b over rusty Tundra, Tacoma and Sequoia vehicles

Pending court approval of the deal, Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a lawsuit over Tundra, Tacoma, and Sequoia vehicles allegedly afflicted with faulty rust protection. The settlement doesn’t involve Toyota admitting that it failed to adequately protect the affected vehicles from rusting, but does represent what will likely end up being a huge financial blow to the company. As part of the settlement, affected vehicles found to have improper rust protection will be eligible to have their frame replaced.

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Volvo recalls 74k vehicles in US due to seat belt issues

Volvo recalls 74k vehicles in US due to seat belt issues

Volvo is announcing a recall of 74,000 cars and SUVs in the US this morning. The reason for the recalls stems from a problem with seat belts in the vehicles. Apparently, seat belts in these cars can detach from the buckle during a crash and fail to hold passengers in, which sounds like a pretty big issue.

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GoPro Karma recalled over power loss issues

GoPro Karma recalled over power loss issues

It has barely been two months since GoPro launched its much-awaited and much-delayed first ever drone, but it seems that the Karma’s time in the spotlight will be short-lived. The company whose name has become synonymous with action cameras has just announced a recall of its GoPro Karma drones, all 2,500 or so of them, citing still undetermined issues that lead to power loss in the middle of operation. Considering the company’s coffers are already in the red, this recall has unsurprisingly made its market shares take a nosedive again.

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Samsung runs full page ad in major newspapers to say sorry for Galaxy Note 7

Samsung runs full page ad in major newspapers to say sorry for Galaxy Note 7

Samsung really wants people to feel better about continuing to purchase its smartphones. The problem is that many people aren't feeling very good about the brand after the fires that happened with a large number of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones before and after the recall. Samsung has taken out full page ads in major newspapers around the US to apologize to consumers and to outline its commitment to consumer safety.

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Rogue Galaxy Note 7 units will soon see stunting battery update

Rogue Galaxy Note 7 units will soon see stunting battery update

This afternoon Samsung released an updated statement on their efforts to recall and replace all Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung suggested the following: "nearly 85 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note7 devices have been replaced through the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program." Samsung PR added that "the majority of the participants [opted] to receive another Samsung smartphone."

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Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in US

Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in US

For Samsung, it seems that when problem ends, another one rears its ugly head. With the Galaxy Note 7 mess finally beginning to wind down after a second recall and a halt in production, Samsung is now being forced to recall nearly three million washing machines. The recall affects a range of top-loading washing machines sold by Samsung in the US.

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7 things Samsung MUST do to avoid the Note 7 burning their company down

7 things Samsung MUST do to avoid the Note 7 burning their company down

The following is a list of suggestions for Samsung to fix the Galaxy Note 7 fire-related situation they're in right now. I am not a lawyer - I do not know what Samsung is being asked to do by their lawyers or the several governments they're now dealing with. I do know that Samsung needs to stop making headline-worthy anti-gestures when they should be making amends.

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How to make Galaxy S7 90% into a Galaxy Note 7 (with less fire)

How to make Galaxy S7 90% into a Galaxy Note 7 (with less fire)

Galaxy Note 7 owners who've turned their device in for Samsung's recall can turn to the Galaxy S7 for aid. While the Galaxy S7 isn't quite as powerful as its larger relative, it is capable of quite a bit. Samsung seems to be on board with this idea with $100 in credit for a new Samsung phone to Note 7 returners. Now they've begun bringing in software features, too.

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Samsung brings Note 7’s software features to the Galaxy S7

Samsung brings Note 7’s software features to the Galaxy S7

The Galaxy Note 7's short, bitter-sweet life is now officially over. But Samsung is now looking to make the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge a bit more appealing to those customers suddenly left without a phone, not only with a $100 credit, but also by porting some of the Note 7's best software features to the smaller handset. It may not fill the hole left in the heart of former Note 7 owners, but at the least the S7 is known not to explode at random.

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The Galaxy S7 recall that didn’t exist

The Galaxy S7 recall that didn’t exist

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is not subject to a recall at this moment, but a bunch of device users think it is. The Galaxy Note 7 is subject to recall, completely and thoroughly, regardless of the device's color or carrier or country or operation. Unfortunate for Samsung is the fact that this is the first year in which both the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series shared the same number, for continuity's sake. Because of that, one has been mistaken for the other in a big way.

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