Neowin News Feed for: Fire Neowin News Feed for: Fire en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Newegg reportedly begins accepting returns for Gigabyte's "explosive" PSUs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an alleged mail sent to a customer, Newegg has stated that it has started accepting returns for Gigabyte&#039;s GP-P850GM and GP-P750GM PSUs that have been labeled as &quot;explosive&quot; by reviewers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Wed, 25 Aug 2021 09:16:02 +0000 Alaska Airlines flight evacuated after Samsung Galaxy A21 reportedly catches fire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An Alaska Airlines flight was evacuated immediately after landing following a Samsung Galaxy A21 handset reportedly catching fire in the passenger cabin. Minor injuries have been confirmed too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 25 Aug 2021 05:26:01 +0000 Tesla's "Big Battery" explodes causing big flames and smoke, warning out for locals <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tesla&#039;s Big Battery at Geelong, Victoria, caught fire earlier today. The responsible authority has since deployed fire firefighting teams there, and a warning for the locals has also been issued. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Fri, 30 Jul 2021 06:26:01 +0000 South Korean government: Galaxy Note7 hardware not to blame for fires <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The government&#039;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&#039;s hardware wasn&#039;t to blame. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:16:01 +0000 Samsung reportedly finds batteries were to blame for Note7 fires <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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&#039; fault. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:26:01 +0000 Samsung will share its investigation results of the Note7 on a global livestream <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:01:26 +0000 Stanford University researchers have produced a "self-extinguishing" lithium-ion battery <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Recognising safety concerns surrounding lithium-ion battery fires, scientists have developed a battery with a &#039;built-in&#039; fire extinguisher at its core, enabling fires to be put out in just 0.4 seconds <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Firth) Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:08:01 +0000 Samsung to unveil its findings about the Galaxy Note7 fiasco "later this month" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Mon, 02 Jan 2017 12:56:01 +0000 Samsung still doesn't know why its Note7 phones catch fire and explode <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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&#039;t been able to reproduce the issue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:28:01 +0000 Samsung kept quiet about a new replacement Galaxy Note7 exploding <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:50:01 +0000 Non-exploding Samsung Galaxy Note7 now officially available in stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:30:01 +0000 Amazon's Alexa is finally coming to its tablets, starting with the all-new Fire HD 8 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:04:01 +0000 Samsung recalls Galaxy Note7 handsets over "exploding" battery issues <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:50:29 +0000 Samsung halts shipments of its Galaxy Note7 smartphone amid reports of units catching fire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:06:01 +0000 Amazon unveils a new silver aluminum Fire HD 10 tablet, as well as 64 GB models <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:22:01 +0000 Amazon's $50 Fire tablets are now available in various colors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon has expanded its line of 7&quot; 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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:24:01 +0000 Amazon backtracks; says it will bring back Fire OS encryption <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:32:01 +0000 Amazon Fire tablets owners find encryption support removed in latest update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Users of Amazon&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Thu, 03 Mar 2016 22:04:01 +0000 Amazon UK recalls Fire 7" and Fire Kids Edition 7" chargers due to 'electrical shock' risk <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon has issued a voluntary recall of power adapters included with some of its Fire tablets in the UK and Ireland, as &quot;the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:26:01 +0000 Foxconn's iPhone facility catches fire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:42:01 +0000 UK's largest mobile network, EE, recalls all of its free Power Bar chargers over fire risk <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 &#039;exploded&#039;, causing a fire in her home. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:18:01 +0000 Amazon bans sale of 'hoverboards' amid safety risks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Major online retailer Amazon has reportedly banned the sale of the so-called &#039;hoverboards&#039; following warnings that the devices are dangerous and prone to catch fire. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jack Wilkinson) Tue, 15 Dec 2015 03:26:02 +0000 7 Days: A week of budget-friendly Fire, Windows 10 updates, and Microsoft's iPhone Pro <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Microsoft&#039;s DVD-saster and Rockstar&#039;s &quot;bollocks&quot;, to buggy fruit, Android delights, a Dislike for Facebook, and Snapchat&#039;s pay-to-replay, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 20 Sep 2015 02:00:35 +0000 Amazon unveils 7-inch quad-core Fire tablet, priced at only $50 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:42:01 +0000 Amazon UK drops the price of its failed Fire Phone by 75% - but only for today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:02:01 +0000 CCTV catches phone exploding in woman's hand <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:12:01 +0000 Amazon trying to create firesale by reducing price of Fire Phone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After dismal sales, Amazon is now practically giving away the Fire Phone, something they should&#039;ve done to begin with. Has the ship sailed, or will people start buying the phone based on price? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:22:01 +0000 Amazon announces Fire Phone, $199 and coming July 25th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon has announced its Fire Phone, with a 4.7in IPS display, Gorilla Glass on both sides and made of aluminum, it&#039;s a phone that is playing for the premium end of the market. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:56:57 +0000 Amazon phone to be an AT&T exclusive, will include 'Prime Data' plan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2085595224amz.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to reports, Amazon&#039;s new phone will be an AT&amp;T exclusive, and will include a &#039;Prime Data&#039; package, allowing owners to use Amazon services on the device without using up their data allowance. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:36:56 +0000 Sony: Battery in Windows 8-based VAIO Fit 11A notebook could catch fire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/720894816sony.png" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:45:03 +0000 Kansas man runs into burning building to save beloved Xbox <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1231853766red-ring-of-death.png" alt="" /></div>Game consoles are important parts of many lives but when a red ring of death isn&#039;t a combination of blinking lights around a power button, but a ravaging fire, maybe they&#039;re not worth trying to save. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Liu) Sun, 26 Jan 2014 14:42:48 +0000 Galaxy S4 reportedly catches fire, burns down whole apartment <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1249360129galaxys4_logo2.jpg" alt="" /></div>Days after reports of people getting electrocuted by their iPhones, a man&#039;s apartment was burned down due to a Samsung Galaxy S4 that suddenly caught fire and managed to ignite the sofa. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:35:53 +0000 Upcoming Kindle Fire HD tablets specs leak: Amazon is going high-end for low prices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/752617962amazon-kindle-fire.png" alt="" /></div>The specs of Amazon&#039;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 href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:14:15 +0000 Samsung Galaxy S III self combusts while charging <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1232379609gs3_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A Reddit user&#039;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 <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 29 May 2013 03:06:47 +0000 Rumour: Nokia to provide mapping services for Amazon Kindle Fire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1506133369kf.jpg" alt="" /></div>Anonymous sources have teased that Nokia will provide mapping services for Amazon&#039;s Kindle Fire, a feature the current tablet lacks, ignoring Google&#039;s already popular and established service. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:22:53 +0000 Lenovo recalls 160,000 PCs due to fire risk <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/110504463lenovo_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:39:18 +0000 Some HP fax machines recalled due to fire threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/888915901h.jpg" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:56:59 +0000 Amazon: Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch are for US only <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1506133369kf.jpg" alt="" /></div>Amazon&#039;s new Kindles have impressed a lot of people today, from industry professionals to ordinary consumers. But not everyone&#039;s going to be able to get their hands on the new Kindle devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:00:32 +0000 Updated: Google's UK headquarters on fire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:19:18 +0000 Smoke pours out of the back of an iMac <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1838621928imac.jpg" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:45:14 +0000