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How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Samsung has ported the Note 7's Always-On Display software to the S7 and S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is long-dead, but part of it lives on in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Owners have reported that a recent update has brought many of the software features of the Note 7 to the two surviving Samsung flagships.<p>The update brings the Note’s always-on-display, as well as the …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been banned on US flights

The ban takes effect on October 15 at noon Eastern.<p>In a statment, transportation secretary Anthony Foxx said the Note 7 will be banned on flights because "even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk."<p>The DoT announcement says Note 7s may …

Why Some Fans Won't Give Up on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

As Samsung Electronics struggles to limit the damage from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, it is finding slivers of support from faithful users of the …

Verizon will also stop issuing replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones

Verizon announced late tonight that it would no longer offer replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones to its customers, joining fellow US carriers T-Mobile and AT&T, and other carriers around the world in halting sales of the device. Verizon’s decision comes after it was reported earlier tonight …

AT&T ends Samsung Note7 replacement program after reports of more explosions

The recent reports of Samsung Galaxy Note7 replacement devices exploding, just like the first version, have prompted AT&T to immediately suspend its …

Wall Street

T-Mobile is second US carrier to halt Galaxy Note 7 sales, giving $25 credit to affected customers

T-Mobile is halting sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after a number of the supposedly "safe" replacement phones caught fire this week, according to a company spokesperson who spoke to <i>The Verge</i>. It will also give any customers who return their Note 7 a $25 credit on their bill. It makes T-Mobile …

New incidents defy Samsung's efforts to end smartphone woes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics seemed to have its smartphone troubles under control — until authorities had to evacuate a Southwest Airlines flight in Kentucky last week for an incident that involved a replacement phone.<p>The reason: Authorities said a Samsung smartphone started smoking and …