CPSC finally issues a second Galaxy Note 7 recall, cites over 20 new incidents


After replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices began exploding, Samsung ordered that carriers and retailers worldwide stop selling and exchanging out original Galaxy Note 7 units for a replacement. Now, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has officially announced a second recall that encompasses original and replacement units.

Join us after the break for the official CPSC statement.

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New images of Huawei Mate 9 surface, reveal curved edge model


Time is getting short in 2016 for any manufacturers that still want to introduce a new smartphone to their lineups. One company planning to release a phone late in the year is Huawei which is slated to reveal their new Mate 9 at an event in Munich, Germany on November 3rd. New renders of the Mate 9 and some insider information suggest two versions of the Mate 9 will be announced with one of them getting a curved edge display similar to what Samsung has been doing with some of their devices. Read more

Samsung has no idea why the Galaxy Note 7 is exploding


If you’ve missed all the commotion, Samsung is discontinuing its Galaxy Note 7. Due to a design flaw, the phone had a tendency to explode, but even after switching battery suppliers, the same defect continued to happen. So, Samsung’s nixing it altogether, but a new report from The New York Times indicated that Samsung actually has no idea why the Galaxy Note 7 is exploding.

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Samsung is sending customers an explosive-proof box to return their Galaxy Note 7 in


After Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 replacement devices begun exploding, Samsung has decided to discontinue the product and require all consumers to return the device for a full refund. Unfortunately, online orders are a little more difficult, considering that you can’t just go into the store and return the device, but put it in a box and ship it back.

Having devices explode on shipping trucks is a no-go, and that’s why Samsung is sending some customers (presumably online orders only) a way to safely ship a device back.

Join us after the break for details.

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It’s official: The Galaxy Note 7 has been permanently discontinued by Samsung


So, in the two months since launching to rave reviews, the Galaxy Note 7 has moved from being the hottest phone on the planet, to well, literally being the hottest phone on the planet and getting a pink slip. It would be a vast understatement to say that it’s been quite a wild ride for the latest (last?) edition of the Galaxy Note series, culminating with Samsung bowing to pressure to cancel the Galaxy Note 7 once and for all from carriers, regulatory groups, and the fear of lasting damage to its brand. After a recall and replacement program still couldn’t fix the issue of the handset burning up, the Korean electronics giant really had no other choice but to cancel the Galaxy Note 7 in its entirety. If you are in possession of a Galaxy Note 7, you are advised to return the handset to where you purchased it from so you can receive a full refund or a different handset. Join us after the break for a timeline of how the Galaxy Note 7 went from hero to zero. Read more