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Almost everyone is still using their recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7s despite risk of fire

Almost everyone is still using their recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7s despite risk of fire There are almost as many Note 7 devices in use now as there were when the recall began.The Note 7 was launched last month in the US to very positive reviews.

Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery woes driven by rush to beat Apple to market

Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery woes driven by rush to beat Apple to market In its haste to beat Apple to the punch, the company may have compromised its own battery technology, leading to the current Note 7 recall.The company recently sold holdings in ASML, Seagate, Rambus, and Sharp to raise a total of $891 million to help pay for the Note 7 recall.

BlackBerry kills its smartphone division, will pivot to software, services licensing

BlackBerry kills its smartphone division, will pivot to software, services licensing The company is currently transitioning from a hardware-centric business to a software development company.By the time BlackBerry woke up and realized its entire market was being eaten out from under it, it was too late to catch up.

Motorola almost completely gutted by Lenovo following new round of layoffs

Motorola almost completely gutted by Lenovo following new round of layoffs Now, almost two years after Lenovo took full control of Motorola, virtually all the jobs Lenovo inherited from Motorola have been cut.At the time of acquisition, Motorola Mobility employed about 3,500 people around the world, including 2,800 in the US.

FCC aims to improve phone emergency alerts after recent bombings

FCC aims to improve phone emergency alerts after recent bombings However, after the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, there’s pressure to improve these alerts, which are currently woefully inadequate.A number of government agencies including FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security started designing the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) in 2007.

25 best Android tips to make your phone more useful

25 best Android tips to make your phone more useful It can be hard to keep up, so we’ve gathered the 25 best tips for your Android phone right here.After all of the above, you should be a pro at using Android.

Leaked Google Pixel listings confirm specs ahead of launch

Leaked Google Pixel listings confirm specs ahead of launch There have been a few leaks of the Pixel phones thus far, but none of them have been as detailed as the new leak from Carphone Warehouse.In case you haven’t been paying attention, there will be two Pixel phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.

Oculus disables Gear VR on the Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung kills the phone permanently

Oculus disables Gear VR on the Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung kills the phone permanently It’s not clear how many Note 7 devices actually have a safety problem, but Samsung’s various partners are treating the situation extremely seriously.As of now, the devices listed as compatible with the Samsung Gear VR are the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and the Galaxy Note 5.

Quest of Dungeons review - ChristCenteredGamer.com

Quest of Dungeons review - ChristCenteredGamer.com Quest of Dungeons first hit smartphones back in 2014 and was promptly ported to many other platforms over the next year.Now it's finally time for Nintendo owners to get in on the action.

Samsung used internal lab to test Note 7 battery instead of third-party

Samsung used internal lab to test Note 7 battery instead of third-party A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals Samsung used an internal lab to test the battery in the Note 7, which sets it apart from all other smartphone makers, which use independent third-party labs for such testing.There’s no guarantee that Samsung’s use of an internal testing lab has anything to do with the Note 7 defect, but it is very unusual.

Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum

Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum When we talk about Qualcomm, we typically discuss its SoCs, CPU performance, and general market position in the Android ecosystem.This need to keep focused on the next generation of hardware is why Qualcomm just announced its X50 5G modem.

Samsung is refusing to pay for property damage caused by its exploding Note 7 phone

Samsung is refusing to pay for property damage caused by its exploding Note 7 phone When Samsung began recalling the Galaxy Note 7, we praised the company’s quick action and willingness to address the problems caused by its device.Now, adding insult to injury, Samsung is trying to get out of paying for the property damage its devices caused.

iPhone 7 storage tests show higher-end models are significantly faster than the 32GB version

iPhone 7 storage tests show higher-end models are significantly faster than the 32GB version According to Unbox Therapy’s Lew Hilsenteger, there’s an up to 8x speed difference between the 32GB and 256GB Apple iPhone 7 in speed tests.The iPhone 7 32GB needs 3 minutes, 40 seconds for the same job.

Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 — and nobody noticed

Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 — and nobody noticed Its GPU cores, in contrast, have been broadly assumed to be licensed from Imagination Technologies.According to a new report, however, Apple has been building its own GPU cores for years — it’s just that no one noticed.

Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 - and nobody noticed

Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 - and nobody noticed Its GPU cores, in contrast, have been broadly assumed to be licensed from Imagination Technologies.According to a new report, however, Apple has been building its own GPU cores for years — it’s just that no one noticed.

Samsung's mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster

Samsung's mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster In a separate meeting yesterday, Samsung President Shin Jong-kyun met with shareholders directly and gave some additional updates and disclosures related to the Note 7 disaster.As of this writing, Jet Black iPhone 7’s have a wait time of 2-3 weeks, while the same iPhone 7 Plus has an estimated wait time of 4-6 weeks.

Microsoft announces Windows version of Alcatel Idol 4S Android phone

Microsoft announces Windows version of Alcatel Idol 4S Android phone To prove it, Microsoft has gotten a mid-tier Android phone maker to create a Windows 10 version of its latest device.Starting next week, you’ll be able to get a Windows version of the Alcatel Idol 4S from T-Mobile in the US.

Apple may be supersizing the iPhone 8, once again rumored to be mulling an OLED screen

Apple may be supersizing the iPhone 8, once again rumored to be mulling an OLED screen This time it’s the iPhone 8, even though if we follow Apple’s design cadence, this next phone will actually be the iPhone 7s — unless, of course, Apple actually changes up its product names in recognition of the iPhone’s upcoming tenth anniversary (the iPhone turns 10 on June 29, 2007).According to analysts from Barclay’s Research (via MacRumors), the next-generation iPhone will feature a bezel-less screen and larger displays — up to 5.

Google suspends accounts used to resell Pixel phones for profit

Google suspends accounts used to resell Pixel phones for profit Dozens of users had their Google accounts suspended for engaging in device reselling this week.When you purchase anything from the Google Store or Project Fi, you have to agree to Google’s terms and conditions.

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand For the last few years, SDD prices have been falling steadily, thanks to increased NAND production by multiple companies and the transition to 3D NAND, which offers vastly increased densities for lower cost-per-bit.According to DRAMeXchange via CTimes, average contract prices for MLC NAND flash drives are expected to rise by 6-10% , while TLC products are anticipated to rise by 6-9%.