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AT&T might halt Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales due to safety risks, other carriers offer swaps

10/07/2016, 10:10 pm

Two days after a smoldering Samsung device caused the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines plane, executives at U.S. cellular carrier AT&T are reportedly considering stopping all Galaxy Note 7 sales and replacements citing safety concerns.

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Apple gets $119.6M 'slide-to-unlock' verdict reinstated against Samsung

10/07/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple won an 8-3 vote at a U.S. federal appeals court on Friday, successfully reinstating a $119.6 million verdict against Samsung for violating iPhone patents including a "slide-to-unlock" concept.

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Samsung's chip & display businesses rescue profits in wake of exploding Note 7 recall

10/07/2016, 09:10 am

Samsung Electronics' estimated operating profits grew 5.6 percent in the third quarter in spite of its massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, buoyed by increased chip and display sales.

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Samsung Galaxy fire blamed in evacuation of Southwest flight [u]

10/05/2016, 02:10 pm

Southwest Airlines evacuated 75 passengers from a flight preparing to take off from Louisville Airport in Kentucky after smoke from a Samsung Galaxy phone filled the cabin. The phone was a replacement Galaxy Note 7 that had been powered down for takeoff.

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New Galaxy Note 7 fire raises worries Samsung didn't fix battery problems

09/27/2016, 09:09 am

A Chinese man's Galaxy Note 7 reportedly exploded on Monday morning, potentially signalling that batteries in newer versions of the phone still pose a risk.

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Recall of dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yields a half-million exchanges in US

09/23/2016, 11:09 am

Samsung has revealed that about half of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the U.S. have been exchanged for replacement units, as part of the company's voluntary recall on the phablets after reports of battery explosions and fires.

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Samsung, carriers pushing update with safety alert to un-exchanged Galaxy Note 7 phones

09/21/2016, 01:09 pm

Amidst reports of replacement stock finally arriving at retail, Samsung is taking additional steps to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 owners turn in devices for exchange, and is in the process of pushing an update to all un-repaired devices urging owners to power down the device and comply with the recall.

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Samsung Note 7 battery fire woes triggered by rush to beat Apple's iPhone 7 - report

09/19/2016, 09:09 am

The battery fires and eventual recall of the Galaxy Note 7 can all be traced to Samsung executives wanting to rush the phone, based on rumors Apple's iPhone 7 wouldn't have any major improvements, according to a report.

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U.S. urges Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop use, return after 26 burned, 55 property damage fires

09/15/2016, 08:09 pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued an announcement urging anyone using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased before today to "immediately stop using and power down" the device and seek a replacement or refund, due to the risk of battery overheating and fires.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall seen as a 'gift' to Apple and its iPhone 7 Plus launch

09/12/2016, 08:09 pm

The timing of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phablet recall could be a boon for Apple and this Friday's debut of the iPhone 7 Plus, one analyst believes, as preorder lead times are said to be on pace with expectations.

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Some US airlines prohibiting use of any Samsung phones in wake of Note 7 recall

09/12/2016, 04:09 pm

Fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall is escalating, with some airlines disallowing any use of Samsung mobile devices in-flight, following reports of multiple incidences of property damage in the U.S.

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Editorial: Apple's AirPods, iPhone 7, Series 2 Watch out... journalists

09/10/2016, 05:09 pm

The September 7 Apple Event raised some troubling questions for many tech journalists and their prewritten narratives. It's almost as if they'd been caught in a huge lie and were now forced to ad-lib a toddler-like series of distractions in a bid to avoid any consequences to their reputations. They're often wrong, here's why.

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Explosions prompt FAA to warn airline passengers against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in flight [u]

09/09/2016, 03:09 pm

With just a week to go before Apple's jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus hits the market, its chief competitor --Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 --continues to deal with the fallout from faulty batteries, including a safety warning issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

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Samsung urged to officially recall Galaxy Note 7 to prevent resale of a dangerous product

09/04/2016, 06:09 pm

A leading consumer advocacy group has urged Samsung to perform an official recall of its Galaxy Note 7 following reports that its battery may explode while charging.

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This week on AI: 'See you on Sept. 7,' Apple's $14.5B bill, detonating Note 7 & more

09/03/2016, 04:09 am

The "iPhone 7" unveiling date was finally made official by Apple this week, but talk persisted about 'exploding' Samsung phones, and an epic EU $14.5 billion tax edict that may have to be paid to a mostly unwilling Ireland.

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Samsung issues global recall of Galaxy Note 7, replacement program announced

09/02/2016, 07:09 am

After a week of analysis of 35 dramatic battery failures, Samsung has issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 "phablet" -- but the process will take some time, and how it will be executed is not known.

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Samsung says Apple's Supreme Court position could encourage abuse of patent system

09/01/2016, 03:09 pm

Preparing for its upcoming battle with Apple at the U.S. Supreme Court, Samsung this week submitted a written argument suggesting that Apple's position could open the door to deep abuses of the American patent system.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursting battery shipment stop may escalate to a recall

09/01/2016, 12:09 pm

The hold on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments because of quality issues that began on Wednesday may escalate to a wider consumer recall for the device, according to reports out of South Korea.

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Samsung announces Gear S3 iOS-compatible smartwatches, one with LTE

08/31/2016, 04:08 pm

On Wednesday, Samsung updated its Tizen-based smartwatch offerings with the LTE-connected Gear S3 Frontier and wi-fi Gear S3 Classic, promisimg iOS compatibility for both at some point.

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Samsung stops shipments of 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 phones

08/31/2016, 01:08 pm

After multiple reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding during charging, the company has delayed rollout of the new "phablet" in undisclosed markets for additional quality control testing.

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