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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost the company $1B

Galaxy Note 7 The price tag on Samsung’s comprehensive recall of all Note 7 devices shipped to date could be very expensive – Bloomberg reports an estimated total cost of around $1 billion for replacing all 2.5 million devices shipped since launch. Samsung initiated a voluntary recall of the Note 7 last week after investigating scattered reports of exploding batteries in a small number of devices. Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 6th

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost the company $1B

Galaxy Note 7 The price tag on Samsung’s comprehensive recall of all Note 7 devices shipped to date could be very expensive – Bloomberg reports an estimated total cost of around $1 billion for replacing all 2.5 million devices shipped since launch. Samsung initiated a voluntary recall of the Note 7 last week after investigating scattered reports of exploding batteries in a small number of devices. Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 6th

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Samsung investigating reports of Galaxy Note 7 explosions

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Samsung is looking into reports from multiple users that the recently released Galaxy Note 7 has issues wherein a few phones have exploded during charging. A Samsung spokesperson told TechCrunch that they’re “conducting a through inspection,” and Korean news agency Yonhap reported earlier that a potential recall of the all Note 7 devices is one option on the table.… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 1st

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Mobile

Verizon is best carrier, report says

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Verizon dominated as best overall carrier, according to a testing firm that closely tracks carrier performance data. Verizon swept all six performance categories, the first time that’s been done since RootMetrics began testing the entire U.S. market in 2013, the firm said this week.

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FoxNews.com

August 26th

Mobile

Sony’s new $500 in-dash receiver looks like the best value for Android Auto and CarPlay

sony xav-ax100 Sony’s XAV-AX100 in-dash car stereo system might be the best way to get your hands on Android Auto or CarPlay without plonking down a fortune for a new car. The new receivers will retail for $499.99 when it hits stores in late November, and boasts a 6.4-inch, 800 x 480 touch screen, along with NFC support, Bluetooth, aux input and a dedicated hardware button for triggering voice input.… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 22nd

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Mobile

4 Ways to Get Better Audio from Your Smartphone

Among the many portable gadgets that the smartphone has killed off—digital camera, PDA, sat nav—is the MP3 player. Phones are now very competent jukeboxes with some great apps, but are you putting up with an average-quality listening experience when you don’t need to? Here are four ways to change that.

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August 3rd

Mobile

The future is a smarter world of dumber devices

gears In the early 2000s, we lived in an era of expensive storage and slow connectivity. Those of us tasked with predicting the future faced a dilemma: Would processing and storage get so cheap that each and every device could store everything ever made, or would connectively become so robust and far-reaching that everything would be stored remotely. Read More

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Tom Goodwin

July 25th

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The Moto Z is an intriguing if not fully formed glimpse at a modular future

Moto Z Fast processing, hi-res screens, good cameras. Sure, some are certainly better than others, but even the bad ones are capable of things unthinkable on a mobile device not all that long ago. Heck, at the top of the heap, premium handsets are all starting to look the same. Over the years, Motorola’s done a commendable job setting itself apart — and from the looks of it, the… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 21st

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Now is a really bad time to buy a smartphone

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Are you thinking about upgrading to the latest and greatest smartphone this summer? Don't. Thanks to the endless cycle of consumerism we call "life," there is always a good and a bad time to buy a new smartphone. This is the latter.

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Chris Mills

July 19th

Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now for sale unlocked in the US

Samsung Galaxy s6 edge+ Bottom The waiting is over for select Samsung fans in the States who have been holding out for the company’s flagship to get the carrier-free treatment. The smartphone giant announced today that it will be offering up unlocked versions of both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge through its own site, along with big name retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Target. The unlocked versions of the handsets… Read More

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Brian Heater

June 30th

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