The government's own independent investigation into the fiery mishaps of the Samsung Note 7 came to a close today. The agency responsible reported that the phone's hardware wasn't to blame.
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Even though Samsung will hold a special event next week to announce the findings of its Note7 investigation, some of that information has already leaked. Surprise: it was the batteries' fault.
Samsung was supposed to announce its findings with regards to the exploding Note7 handsets late last year. The company pushed that date to January and is now saying it will hold a special event.
Recognising safety concerns surrounding lithium-ion battery fires, scientists have developed a battery with a 'built-in' fire extinguisher at its core, enabling fires to be put out in just 0.4 seconds
Samsung is preparing to share results of its Galaxy Note7 investigation, after discontinuing the device due to safety risks. Its details will be announced later in the month.
According to a new report citing engineers inside of the company, Samsung still has no idea why its latest devices are prone to exploding. Its employees haven't been able to reproduce the issue.
A man from Kentucky was hospitalized after his replacement Galaxy Note7 device caught fire. It was later found out that Samsung knew about the issue, but kept quiet about it.
Samsung announced today that its updated Galaxy Note7 phones, complete with safe batteries, are now available for purchase. This follows earlier re-launches in the US and South Korea.
Amazon today announced the all-new Fire HD 8, which will replace the existing model. In doing so, the company also said that it will finally be bringing its Alexa digital assistant to Fire tablets.
Samsung has announced a wide recall of its flagship Galaxy Note7 handsets. The company found that a small percentage of its devices were catching fire due to a faulty battery.
The South Korean giant has suffered a pounding from investors on Thursday, due to the company stopping shipments of the new flagship, after some owners reported that their units went up in flames.
Amazon has unveiled some new models for its Fire HD 10 tablet today, adding an all-new silver aluminum casing. The firm also added an option for a 64GB model, currently only available in aluminum.
Amazon has expanded its line of 7" Fire tablets so that they are now available in four colors, also offering a 16 GB storage tier. The Fire Kids tablet is also available in an additional color.
After the sudden outrage about Amazon removing support for encryption in their latest Fire OS update, it would appear that the firm has changed their minds, promising to bring back encryption.
Users of Amazon's line of Fire tablets are finding that encryption is no longer supported on their device after the latest Fire OS update. Fire OS 5 shipped on the latest line of Fire devices.
Amazon has issued a voluntary recall of power adapters included with some of its Fire tablets in the UK and Ireland, as "the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock".
On Sunday, a Foxconn facility in Zhengzhou, China caught fire where luckily no one was injured. Foxconn has made a statement that the blaze will not impact manufacturing.
EE is recalling all of its free Power Bar mobile chargers, after several overheating incidents, including one in which a woman suffered burns when the battery 'exploded', causing a fire in her home.
Major online retailer Amazon has reportedly banned the sale of the so-called 'hoverboards' following warnings that the devices are dangerous and prone to catch fire.
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Amazon has unveiled its $50 Fire tablet ahead of the upcoming holiday season. While it may not be the most exciting in terms of looks, it does offer a decent set of specifications for the price.
Amazon's Fire Phone has been a sales flop, including in the UK, where it launched at full price a day after US buyers got big discounts - but the device is available today from just £99 off-contract.
An unidentified woman in China was caught on CCTV battling a mobile phone that exploded in her hand while swapping out the battery. The manufacturer of the phone is unknown.
After dismal sales, Amazon is now practically giving away the Fire Phone, something they should've done to begin with. Has the ship sailed, or will people start buying the phone based on price?
Amazon has announced its Fire Phone, with a 4.7in IPS display, Gorilla Glass on both sides and made of aluminum, it's a phone that is playing for the premium end of the market.
According to reports, Amazon's new phone will be an AT&T exclusive, and will include a 'Prime Data' package, allowing owners to use Amazon services on the device without using up their data allowance.
Sony has announced that the Windows 8-based VAIO Fit 11A notebook, which went on sale earlier this year, has a flaw in its battery that could cause it to catch fire and urges owners not to use it.
Game consoles are important parts of many lives but when a red ring of death isn't a combination of blinking lights around a power button, but a ravaging fire, maybe they're not worth trying to save.
Days after reports of people getting electrocuted by their iPhones, a man's apartment was burned down due to a Samsung Galaxy S4 that suddenly caught fire and managed to ignite the sofa.
The specs of Amazon's upcoming Kindle Fire HD tablets have leaked on the internet. It seems the company is looking to launch some very powerful devices for very competitive prices.
A Reddit user's Samsung Galaxy S III has self-combusted while charging, saying he heard loud noises, saw smoke coming from the device and managed to get burned from the melting phone
Anonymous sources have teased that Nokia will provide mapping services for Amazon's Kindle Fire, a feature the current tablet lacks, ignoring Google's already popular and established service.
Following two separate incidents, Lenovo is voluntarily recalling 160,000 PCs manufactured between May 2010 and January 2012, due to a defective power supply component presenting a risk of fire.
HP has issued a voluntary recall of its 1040 and 1050 model fax machines after it received reports of seven of those products overheating and catching fire in the US and Canada.
Amazon's new Kindles have impressed a lot of people today, from industry professionals to ordinary consumers. But not everyone's going to be able to get their hands on the new Kindle devices.
Breaking News Wire is reporting that a fire has broken out at Google"s UK headquarters in London. The 6-story building is located at Buckingham Palace Road, near the Victoria Place Shopping Centre and can be...
It seems that every month new reports of computers going up in smoke surface. A video has been posted online from a Chinese reporter who was using his iMac when smoke started pouring out...
It would appear that Apple"s new Macbook Pro"s are not immune to prior known issues about the MagSafe connectors. One user of the new unibody Macbook Pro"s MagSafe connector burned completely charring the end...
Academic research at Durham University in the UK has suggested that video games such as Far Cry, Doom and Counter Strike, make better fire drill simulators than traditional virtual reality toolkits. Using the Source engine,...
It"s not the first time we"ve heard about it, and it probably won"t be the last, but Apple"s spectacularly successful iPod Nano v1 has, once again, set minor fires due to overheating, this time in...
A three-alarm fire burned Tuesday night at the Apple campus in Cupertino, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department. The fire department received a report of smoke at about 10 p.m. at 20605 Valley...
Firefox 2 disappointed with an oh, so 1990s look and feel. Anyone remember Mac OS 8.5 or Windows 3.0, for reference? The browser"s successor doesn"t look any more modern. Safari and, gasp, even Internet Explorer...
Toshiba has recalled more defective laptop batteries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said last week, the latest move in a long-running problem with lithium-ion batteries made by Sony. According to a warning from...
Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands believe that lasers will one day take over conventional magnetic data writers in hard disk drives. In laboratory experiments, they used laser light to write data to...
Here we go again. Toshiba is blaming a Sony battery for a notebook that recently burst into flames. The fire occurred on May 24 and was later linked to a short circuit within the Sony...
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. today launched a Windows Vista version of its flagship ZoneAlarm firewall and blamed the delay on a switch to the new operating system"s application programming interfaces (API). The Vista version...
Nvidia Corp., a leading designer of graphics processor and core-logic sets, is about to face criticism from enthusiasts for the problems that occur with the company"s latest premium-class chipset. Apparently, the core-logic"s I/O controller has...
The frequency of these burning laptop reports seems to be increasing at a sickening pace. The latest news comes from Yahoo!"s Mission College campus in Silicon Valley where a Dell laptop, mimicking it"s brethren, burst...
On Tuesday, the Japanese government said that it knew of one case in Japan of a Sony made battery used in an Apple Computer notebook overheating and catching fire. The incident, resulting in a minor...
Solaris has been the most widely used version of Unix. But much wind was taken from the operating system"s sails by the quick arrival of Linux and the equally quick departure of Sun"s prestige when...