A brand new iPhone 7 Plus ended up in a pretty bad state after it caught fire and exploded. Luckily no one was hurt, as the incident seems to have happened in transit due to battery damage.
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I started writing about PCs after destroying a few of them and learning what everything does. Moved on to phones, tablets and everything else. Been doing this professionally since 2009. In other news the OnePlus 3 is currently my favorite phone and Google is the most exciting company in tech..at least this week.
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Valve has taken the next step for its hardware offerings. as it has quietly introduced accessories for its Steam controller. Included are skins, cases, and a few pieces of custom hardware.
The upcoming Pixel smartphones from Google have been leaked numerous times. Now the larger of the two devices, Pixel XL, has been leaked one more time, in images and video, revealing the phone's size.
Google, and its parent company Alphabet, are asking countries for access to their airspace, in an effort to get the internet-delivering Project Loon balloons to work across wide areas of the world.
Just as the company promised last month, it has now launched its virtual reality app store, dubbed Viveport. This will give users access to all kinds of VR content, except games.
Niantic is being taken to court by Dutch authorities, who are concerned that the swarms of Pokémon GO players roaming around are destroying some protected natural areas along the country's beaches.
Samsung, which is still trying to put the fiery Note7 fiasco behind it, is once again forced to warn users against some of its product. This time a number of washing machines have started "exploding".
Huawei is reportedly in talks with Samsung to switch over its smartwatch OS from Android Wear to the South Korean company's Tizen OS. This comes amid friction with Google and its Android system.
No Man's Sky, perhaps the most controversial gaming title of the year, is being investigated by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority, for seemingly advertising features that aren't in the game.
Apple has been having some trouble defining the role of its Watch. Having relegated it to the fitness market, the company now reportedly hopes to build on that and push into the healthcare sector.
YouTube Go is a new official app that will allow users to not only enjoy downloaded YouTube content but also share it without using up any data. The new app will roll out in the coming months.
OnePlus is known among tech enthusiasts for its devices that are exclusively sold online. But starting this week, the OnePlus 3 handset will also be available from an actual carrier, O2 in the UK.
Google is expanding a program where the company partners with local businesses and institutions around the world. The aim is to bring free, wireless internet to everyone, everywhere.
Apple's iOS 10 may be an outlier when it comes to improved security. Researchers are saying Apple took a big step backwards with the way it hashes backup passwords. Apple says it will fix the issue.
Microsoft's business and enterprise event, Ignite, is about to kick off today. The company's expected to share news on Office 365, Azure and Windows 10 in the enterprise. Watch along live right here.