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Samsung knew for days its replacement Galaxy Note 7s were catching fire

Samsung knew for days its replacement Galaxy Note 7s were catching fire

Just yesterday I wrote that the debacle over the exploding Galaxy Note 7 was far from over, but now it seems like everything up to this point has just been the first arc in a major disaster for Samsung. Thursday's incident, where a replacement Note 7 caught fire on an airplane has already been widely reported, but it's been discovered that two similar cases took place this past week — one on Tuesday and another on Friday — and what's worse is that Samsung was aware but said nothing to the public.

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AT&T might permanently drop Galaxy Note 7 sales

AT&T might permanently drop Galaxy Note 7 sales

This year's exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle shows no signs of slowing down after this week's news that a Samsung-approved post-recall model still managed to catch fire while on an airplane, despite being turned off. This device and its massive recall campaign have been a headache for US carriers, but while most have re-started sales of replacement models, AT&T is thinking it might not even bother, and drop the Galaxy Note 7 from its lineup altogether.

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Apple vs Samsung case reignited: $119.6 million owed (again)

Apple vs Samsung case reignited: $119.6 million owed (again)

An appeals court this week says that Apple is once again in a position to demand $119.6 million USD from Samsung for patent infringement. The original verdict was thrown out earlier this year - back in February - but in an 8-3 ruling the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed that order. They went on to suggest that Samsung could be liable for even more cash, depending on whether the trial judge says that Samsung did any intentional copyright infringement.

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Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades

Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades

Google Nexus smartphones are still for sale by Google as of the release of this article - or at least they would appear to be, at first. If one searches for Google Nexus devices in Google's own search engine, the page Google dot com slash Nexus still shows Google Nexus smartphones, including both the 5X and the 6P. "BUY NOW" buttons are also still in play, allowing the user to select which color device they'd like, only then to be sent to the Google Store's standard front page, which is currently stocked up full of everything "Made by Google", including Pixel phones but no Nexus.

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Samsung buys Viv, the smart assistant from Siri’s creators

Samsung buys Viv, the smart assistant from Siri’s creators

Google just took the virtual personal assistant wars to the next chapter when it made Google Assistant the star of its recent press event. Not to be outdone, Samsung has just made an announcement that it, too, is getting into the game. No, it isn’t simply just evolving its perhaps mostly unused S Voice feature. Instead, it has acquired Viv Labs, developers of the AI bot of the same name. It is an interesting and somewhat strategic purchase, too, as Viv was created by the very same people behind the now iconic Siri.

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A new Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on plane this morning UPDATE

A new Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on plane this morning UPDATE

A replacement unit (post-recall) Galaxy Note 7 has been reported to have caught fire this morning on a Southwest Air flight in Louisville. This Southwest Airlines flight 944 to Baltimore was delayed and evacuated due to a Galaxy Note 7 smoking after its owner said that he'd turned the device off and placed it in his pocket for takeoff, as instructed by airline attendants. This would be the first reported occurrence of a post-recall Galaxy Note 7 catching fire inside the United States.

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Galaxy Note 7 returns to T-Mobile’s online store

Galaxy Note 7 returns to T-Mobile’s online store

T-Mobile signaled as much earlier in the week, and now the day has arrived: the Galaxy Note 7 has returned to the carrier's US website and is available for purchase once again. This reintroduction comes after a rather lengthy recall process sparked by widely reported cases of defective Note 7 batteries catching fire and exploding.

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Samsung teases a strange “Art PC PULSE”

Samsung teases a strange “Art PC PULSE”

Although Samsung is probably most known for smartphones these days, especially exploding ones, its wide range of consumer electronics products also happen to include PCs.Not the conventional desktop variety, of course, but more along the lines of laptops and some rare Windows tablets. That’s why when the company teased a certain “Art PC Pulse” as a new desktop experience, our curiosity is naturally piqued. But all we have, for now, is a colorful glow of a video teaser.

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Google Home device detailed : speakers, Chromecast, the anti-Echo

Google Home device detailed : speakers, Chromecast, the anti-Echo

Google has set about taking over our abodes this morning with a full reveal of the device called Google Home. This is the device we saw briefly earlier this year around Google I/O 2016, now coming from Google in a release-level manner. It doesn't look all that unlike a candle, or a wine glass, or a ... you know what. This system connects with a number of services right out the gate, including YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 returns to stores this week

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 returns to stores this week

Samsung has already started to get the ball rolling over the weekend when it resumed sales of the Galaxy Note 7 in Korea. It promises that the rest of the world would follow suit soon and, indeed, some markets have already opened the doors again. In the US, T-Mobile will be kicking off that re-launch when it starts carrying the Galaxy Note 7 in stores, both online and physical outlets, starting Wednesday. At the same time, T-Mobile is still accepting, in fact urging, customers to turn in their wayward units for a replacement.

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Galaxy Note 7 sales resume despite remaining concerns

Galaxy Note 7 sales resume despite remaining concerns

On the one hand, Samsung can’t really delay restarting sales of its late 2016 flagship any further, as it has to try and recoup a critical hit to both its finances and its reputation. On the other hand, however, there are still lingering issues around the Galaxy Note 7, both with defective units remaining in the wild as well as the replacement units given to owners. Against all odds, Samsung has proudly announced that the Galaxy Note 7 is back on sale again, which started in Korea Saturday, to be followed by other markets soon.

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Galaxy S8 details leak: this might be Samsung’s secret weapon

Galaxy S8 details leak: this might be Samsung’s secret weapon

Is it too early to look toward the Galaxy S8? With Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 woes still at the forefront of a lot of conversations, most would probably say no, but the Galaxy S8 leaks keep coming anyway. The latest one comes from Forbes, and though this report contains a handful of things we've heard already, it also details the GPU that could be found within the Galaxy S8, something we haven't heard all that much about.

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