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2017 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo literally has a screw loose – so it's recalled flagship Carbon X1 ThinkPads

Lenovo has recalled its flagship Thinkpad X1 Carbon laptops because some may literally have a screw loose. As detailed in an advisory this week, fifth-generation X1’s “may have an unfastened screw that could damage the laptop’s battery causing overheating, potentially posing a fire hazard.” “Lenovo’s investigation and …
Samsung Galaxy Note S8

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is hot, but not much more than the S8+

First fondle Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is everything you'd expect in a premium handset, but the stylus doesn't appear to add huge value. The Register was today offered the chance to get hands-on with the new phablet at its formal Australian launch. My immediate impression was that there's now very little distinction between a Phablet and a …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Sep 2017
Strike a match

Where there's smoke there's a Galaxy Note: Refurbished Model 4 batteries recalled

Samsung's got another combustible phablets SNAFU on its hands, after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the batteries used in its Galaxy Note 4. This time there's smoke but the fire's someone else's fault: the problem this time applies to “batteries placed into refurbished AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Aug 2017

Fire and fury in Korea: Samsung burns Note 7 owners in lawsuit

Samsung has seen off a class action brought by Koreans burned-out by the need to return their flammable Galaxy Note 7 phablets. The Note 7 infamously included a battery that Samsung required to have unusually high energy density and nestled it into a space that gave it no breathing room. The result was numerous fires, airlines …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Aug 2017

Samsung plans Galaxy Note 7 fire sale

Samsung's revealed it will soon start selling the Galaxy Note 7 again. The phablet crashed and burned last year after Samsung pushed its battery-makers too far, leading to cut corners that made the devices go up in flames. The phablet ignited a firestorm of controversy that saw it banned from planes and Now the company has …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Mar 2017
Fire detection and suppression pack for battery-powered personal computing devices

Boeing seeks patent for mobile device case with built-in fire extinguisher

Boeing has sought a patent for a “Fire detection and suppression pack for battery-powered personal computing devices.” Filed in late 2015, before the Galaxy Note 7 went down in flames and airlines' safety spiels warned not to retrieve smartphones bursting into flames in the gears of business class seats, the device is …
Samsung president of mobile communications DJ Koh

Samsung set a fire under battery-makers to make the Galaxy Note 7 flaming brilliant

Samsung has blamed two un-named battery-makers for setting fire to its reputation by sending Galaxy Note 7 phablets up in flames, but has also admitted it may have pushed those suppliers too hard. The company today staged a press conference, witnessed online by The Register, during which it detailed how two battery …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jan 2017
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Samsung fans flames of burning Galaxy Note 7 mystery

Samsung's figured out why its Galaxy Note 7 phablets burned up the mobile phone market last year, but won't say why until next week. The Register hailed the Galaxy Note 7 as the world’s best Android phone after fondling a pre-release unit in early August 2016. Four weeks later, when actual product hit the market, reports …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jan 2017
A man with his hands chained up

Samsung revival hamstrung by 2014 Google deal – analyst

A provision in Samsung's 2014 patent-sharing settlement with Google could hurt the South Korean electronics giant's efforts to rebound from the Note 7 recall. Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor says that efforts by Samsung to recover from the disastrous phablet release and subsequent removal from the market …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Dec 2016
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Hey, you know what Samsung is also burning after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco? $2.3bn

The extraordinary cost of the Galaxy Note 7 recall and withdrawal has been revealed in the latest financial figures from Samsung. On Wednesday, the company revealed its preliminary third-quarter earnings and slashed estimated operating profit from 7.8 trillion Korean won to 5.2 trillion won. The difference is US$2.3bn, almost …
Kieren McCarthy, 12 Oct 2016
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Samsung to Galaxy Note 7 users: Turn it off. Now

Samsung has instructed all partners worldwide to stop both sales and exchange of its Galaxy Note 7 while it works out what went wrong. The news of a manufacturing halt landed yesterday from Korean newswire Yonhap, and is now backed by an announcement from Samsung. Sammy says it's “working with relevant regulatory bodies to …
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Phones exploding in kids' hands, shares tanking – but it's not all good news at Samsung

Samsung is continuing to take a beating in the market as it staggers from the global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 handset. The Korean consumer electronics giant saw its stock price plummet 6.98 per cent on Monday to 1.46m Korean won per share. This resulted in roughly $15.9bn of value trimmed from Samsung's market cap on the …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Sep 2016

No-fly zone suggested for Galaxy Note 7

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken the unusual step of issuing a warning about Samsung's flaming phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. “In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices,” the statement opens, “the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises …
Galaxy Note 7 truck fire aftermath

Florida Man's prized jeep cremated by exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 is once again being blamed for causing a serious fire. A man in St Petersburg, Florida, claims that while charging inside his truck, the phablet combusted and caused a massive blaze that totalled his Jeep Grand Cherokee. Lydia Dornacher told Tampa Bay news station Fox 13 that she and her …
Shaun Nichols, 9 Sep 2016

Exploding phablet phears phorce Samsung Galaxy Note 7 delay

Reports of the new Galaxy Note 7 exploding while being charged has caused Samsung to halt shipment of the high-end "phablet." South Korean news agency Yonhap first reported that the company has halted delivery of the device after no fewer than five people complained about "explosions." Some shared pictures of their burnt-out …
Kieren McCarthy, 31 Aug 2016

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