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All major US carriers have agreed to brick remaining Note 7 devices

All major US carriers have agreed to brick remaining Note 7 devices It’s the end of the line for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the US.When Samsung announced the update originally, Verizon issued a defiant statement about its refusal to brick the remaining Note 7s on its network.

Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained

Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained This is a problem some owners of Nexus 6P and Pixel handsets are putting up with.The Nexus 6P was Google’s flagship phone last year, and is by far the more common device to suffer these symptoms.

Samsung reveals root cause of Galaxy Note 7 failures, fires

Samsung reveals root cause of Galaxy Note 7 failures, fires Ever since Samsung recalled, reissued, and double-recalled the Galaxy Note 7, there’s been curiosity and contention over what, exactly, killed the phone.When the Galaxy Note 7 launched, Samsung was dual-sourcing its batteries.

HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries that could catch fire

HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries that could catch fire The reason for the additional recall is the same as most battery recalls: they could overheat and catch fire.The recall affects 101,000 laptop batteries sold between March 2013 through October 2016 in the U.

HP Recalls Over 100,000 Laptop Batteries, Here's How to Check Yours

HP Recalls Over 100,000 Laptop Batteries, Here's How to Check Yours The affected models include the HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavillion laptops sold between March 2013 and October 2016.To check if your laptop’s battery is recalled, head to HP’s recall site and follow the instructions.

Why your iPhone battery meter sometimes goes haywire

Why your iPhone battery meter sometimes goes haywire For months, I’d been hearing bizarre iPhone battery tales from friends, co-workers and family members.They include battery-percentage free falls, where you can watch your battery life drain from, say, 30% to zero in the space of a few minutes or suddenly shut down with 20-30% battery life remaining.

Factory That Made Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Catches Fire

Factory That Made Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Catches Fire The hottest smartphone story of 2016 — quite literally — was the Galaxy Note 7.Now, as though it was the punchline to an unfunny cosmic joke, the factory that produced the faulty batteries that caused the Galaxy Note 7 fires has also burst into flames.

Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Have Never Been Cheaper

Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Have Never Been Cheaper Want to see firsthand why people love Eneloop rechargeable batteries so much?This 8-pack of AAs is on sale for $16 on Amazon today, the best price we’ve ever seen.

Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Are Back Down To Their Lowest Price

Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Are Back Down To Their Lowest Price Want to see firsthand why people love Eneloop rechargeable batteries so much?This 8-pack of AAs is back on sale for $16 on Amazon today, the best price we’ve ever seen.

New solid-state battery chemistry with glass electrolyte delivers 3 times the capacity

New solid-state battery chemistry with glass electrolyte delivers 3 times the capacity Normally it’s a pretty solid assumption that whatever “revolutionary new battery chemistry” has just hit the news is going to crash and burn — sometimes literally.Now there’s a new battery chemistry in town, and it comes from the mind of John B.

Hawaiian island gets a huge renewable energy boost thanks to Tesla

Hawaiian island gets a huge renewable energy boost thanks to Tesla A Hawaiian island is one step closer to getting 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.Perhaps most importantly, it includes over 270 of Tesla's Powerpack batteries, which will store some of the solar power created during the day and supply those electrons to the grid in the evening.

Pikachu-themed batteries are being recalled because they overheat

Pikachu-themed batteries are being recalled because they overheat The electric-type Pokémon — and the world's most recognisable electric rodent — is now the face of the latest battery-related product recall.The Pokémon Company has asked owners to refrain from using the batteries, which were made in collaboration with Tokyo-based electronics retailer Near Direct.

A pair of headphones caught fire on a woman’s head as she slept during a flight

A pair of headphones caught fire on a woman’s head as she slept during a flight Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to a very unlucky woman on a recent flight from Beijing to Melbourne.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has just released details of the February incident, reporting that it occurred around two hours into the flight as the woman took a nap.

MashTalk: Is SXSW finally growing up?

MashTalk: Is SXSW finally growing up? On this week's MashTalk podcast, the Mashable tech team recaps the highs and lows of SXSW, dives into exploding headphones (ugh—more exploding tech to freak out about?) and discusses why the idea of Facezam (a fake app that would have been the "Shazam for faces") should scare you.

The first American hoverboard fire deaths are now part of a federal investigation

The first American hoverboard fire deaths are now part of a federal investigation The tragic fire ignited by a malfunctioning hoverboard that claimed the life of a child last week just took another.The first victim of the fire, Ashanti Hughes, age 3, died on the night of the fire.

Samsung confirms the Note 7 will return as a refurb device

Samsung confirms the Note 7 will return as a refurb device People liked their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, except for the part where then had a tendency to burst into flames.After weeks of rumors, Samsung now confirms it will bring back the Note 7… sort of.

The safety dance: An inside look at how Samsung tests its batteries

The safety dance: An inside look at how Samsung tests its batteries Before my eyes a few weeks ago, one of the batteries for Samsung’s new S8 in that steel chamber began smoking, then sparking, and ultimately burst into flames.This assembly line has become more automated for this new phone, Samsung tells us, but that doesn’t mean everything is.

It sure looks like the Galaxy S8's battery won't explode even if you stab it with a knife

It sure looks like the Galaxy S8's battery won't explode even if you stab it with a knife A newly uploaded video by the popular "What's Inside?The What's Inside channel is known for cutting products in half to, well, see what's inside.