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    It's the story that keeps on smoking. One day after the Federal Aviation Administration advised commercial airline passengers to essentially keep their recalled Galaxy Note 7 turned off in the skies, Samsung released a press statement acknowledging the FAA's release. "We are aware of the Federal Aviation Administration statement about the Galaxy Note7," the statement reads in part. "We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note7 starting from this week in order to alleviate any safety concerns and reduce any inconvenience for our customers." It was a week ago that the company recalled ...

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    You can still board commercial aircraft with your recalled Galaxy Note 7 turned on and even use it in the air, but you'll probably be worrying your neighbors, flight crew and regulators all the way up to 30,000 feet and then back down again. After recent consideration, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a statement advising passengers "not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage" in the wake of recent Note 7 explosions that Samsung has traced to defective batteries. The company recalled all sold units and will be ...

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    Before you start worrying about "the potential risk for a catastrophic hull loss" — or better yet, hearing that the Federal Aviation Administration is just starting to realize the potential for the batteries in our smartphones and hoverboards to cause havoc on aircraft — just know that rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and single-use lithium-metal batteries are already classified as hazardous materials. To be clear, Lithium-ion batteries have been and can still be legally carried on both passenger and cargo aircraft while lithium-metals can only be carried in cargo planes. But the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the FAA, and how they've finally changed their flight rules to allow the use of mobile devices through a full flight, even though the airlines now have to change their procedures to match it. Nokia is next as we talk about their patent lawsuit against HTC, and how this could ban the HTC One in the UK. Rumors of a Nokia Lumia 525 are back, for those of you who remember project Glee. Verizon is next as we have leaked renders of an Ellipsis 7 tablet. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5, the official launch, and what to expect ...

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    The issue of being allowed to use mobile electronics on airplanes has been around for decades, pre-dating the smartphone itself. But as such gadgets become more ubiquitous, we've been feeling the impact of restrictions concerning just how and when we can use them all the more. We've brought the situation up time and time again, but when it came to actually changing rules, little progress was made. Today, however, we get hope for a future where we can keep our phones and tablets on gate-to-gate, with the FAA deciding that such operation is safe, and announcing plans to advise airlines on ...

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