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Man claims iPhone 7 burst into flames in his car

A surfer from the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, has captured footage of the aftermath of a car fire he claims was caused by his week-old …

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Delays Are Damaging Samsung

Samsung’s nightmare with the exploding batteries inside its Galaxy Note 7 product line is continuing. Samsung’s latest small step in addressing the failures is to prepare an Android update that will limit the charging of the Note 7 batter to sixty percent of capacity, Unfortunately Android’s update …

Galaxy Note

US warns against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes after reports of exploding batteries

Washington (AFP) - The US Federal Aviation Administration strongly urged passengers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft following recent reports of explosions from faulty batteries.<p>The South Korean smartphone maker last week suspended sales of the "phablet" and …

Galaxy Note

Here’s what you can expect from the next version of TouchWiz

Earlier this month Samsung pushed out an update to beta testers in Korea that brought a revamped version of TouchWiz UI to the Note 5. It’s been speculated that this refreshed TouchWiz would power the Note 7, which is due in early August. Thanks to a video walkthrough by <i>HDBlog.it</i>, we now have a …

Widgets

(Update: Two new pics leak) See the C: Samsung Galaxy C5 caught on camera

Update (May 9th)<p>Those interested in seeing some more of the C will be happy to know that a new pair of photos picturing the product in public has been published.<p>Here they are in larger fashion:<p>Original Story (May 6th)<p>Samsung makes a lot of phones, to say the least. To name some of its most current …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: possible press renders

The hype train for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge arguably began the minute the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launched last March. Unlike most phones however, this was as much a part of “the next big thing” as it was a reaction to some of the polarizing decisions Samsung made in its pair of …

Phones

Samsung's gold Gear S2 smartwatch ships for a fraction of the price of Apple’s

Samsung's gold is just plating, while Apple's is solid<p>It's apparently cheaper to buy a gold smartwatch from Samsung than it is from Apple. The Korean electronics company announced the "global launch" of its Gear S2 Classic today, with the watch — including its 18k rose gold and platinum variations …

Smartwatches

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 13 lets you choose between Windows 10 or Chrome OS

Lenovo might be the world’s largest PC maker, but it started offering Chromebooks nearly two years ago. Today at CES it’s expanding its offering with a new ThinkPad-branded Chromebook. This time around you can pick between Chrome OS and Windows 10. That’s unusual for a Chromebook, but the two …

Consumer Tech

Samsung takes free giveaways to the extreme to boost Galaxy sales

Samsung would very much like you to buy a new Galaxy phone. In fact, it's bribing you with $350 worth of accessories, plus $50 in cash, if you would so kindly buy any one of its four new smartphones in the next 16 days. Are you trading in an iPhone, perhaps? Samsung would like you to know that it's …

Mobile

The fingerprint company that Samsung never bought is now everywhere

Fingerprint Cards has gone from a weird non-acquisition to making the Nexus Imprint sensors<p>Two years ago, a press release was posted to the website of Fingerprint Cards AB, announcing that the Swedish fingerprint sensor maker would be acquired by Samsung in a $650 million deal. That announcement …

Mobile Technology

Google Maps Now Lets You Add A Stop Along Your Route, Check Gas Prices

Google announced today it’s rolling out an update to its Google Maps mobile app that will (finally!) allow users to add a stop along their current route. For example, you’ll be able to search for things like gas stations, grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants while still in navigation mode, …

Maps

Nintendo's First Smartphone Game Will Be Announced "Soon"

The first of Nintendo's new smartphone games that it's making in collaboration with DeNA will be announced "soon." That's according to DeNA West CEO Shintaro Asako, who teased this week at the GamesBeat 2015 conference that fans don't have to wait much longer, though he didn't share any other …

Jury says Apple could face $862 million penalty for using university's patent

A US jury has ruled that Apple used technology patented by the University of Wisconsin - Madison in creating mobile chips used in its iPhone, iPad Mini, and iPad Air — a decision that means the company could be forced to pay almost a billion dollars in damages. The Wisconsin Alumni Research …

IPad Air

Samsung’s Gear S2 can make me a believer in smartwatches

This perfectly round smartwatch is like a porthole into the future<p><b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 review.<p>A year ago, I was here at IFA in a state of exasperation. Every electronics company was throwing a diversity of awkward smartwatches at the wall and waiting to see what stuck. Nothing did, …

Wearable Tech