Broadcom loses Qualcomm, has Apple lost Siri? | #PNWeekly 296
Former employees say Siri never had a way to lose because Apple never set a way forward for it. Also, Broadcom banned from acquiring Qualcomm.
Unfastened Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Gen screw poses fire hazard, leading to recall
A single unfastened screw is the difference between safe to use Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Gen units and those you need to stop using immediately to have them inspected.
HP voluntarily recalls 50,000+ computer batteries posing fire and burn hazards
At least 50,000 HP laptops and mobile workstations sold between December 2015 and December 2017 are unsafe to use due to potentially overheating batteries.
Samsung Spain gives away hundreds of Galaxy Note 8 units on Iberia flight
A Southwest flight from Louisville to Baltimore last year was not normal. Today’s 7:30am flight from Madrid to A Coruña was not normal, but fun.
School district scraps $213K of Lenovo Chromebook N21, N22 for fire concerns
East Bridgewater public schools are switching to HP-made Chromebooks and iPads after some of the N21 and N22 laptops started smoking and sparking.
Refurbished AT&T Galaxy Note 4 being recalled for counterfeit batteries [UPDATE]
The devices in question are specifically units to fulfill insurance claims that were equipped and shipped by the FedEx Supply Chain.
NVIDIA Shield adapter recall affects units with European plug heads
If you use a “duck plug” head on your AC adapter for that NVIDIA Shield, Shield TV or got it from a charger kit, get a free replacement unit, stat.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7R hinted for South Korea in June
A refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is expected to hit Korean carriers for the summer doldrums. And people are ready to snatch up a phone that won’t explode.
Galaxy Note 7 refurb leaked in Vietnam, release imminent
Several elements of Samsung’s scheme to bring back the Galaxy Note 7 have been shown off in leaked photos of the device in Vietnam.
Samsung is officially ‘considering’ selling refurb Galaxy Note 7 ‘where applicable’
The where, when and how are still very much up in the air, but if regulators will allow it, the Galaxy Note 7 shall return in refurbished condition.
Samsung finally looks to tie up loose ends with charge-disabling Galaxy Note 7 update in Korea
For some reason, it took Samsung almost six whole months to realize preventing the Galaxy Note 7 in Korea from charging altogether is for the best.
Samsung officially quashes rumors of refurbished Galaxy Note 7 program, at least in India
You know those sketchy rumors about a Galaxy Note 7 comeback in refurbished form that simply won’t go away? Samsung brushes them off for good… almost
Samsung dissects Galaxy Note 7 cause of death
The failure points center around the battery: missing insulation tape which was thin to begin with and extremely tight design tolerances contributed.
Samsung will globally live stream Galaxy Note 7 explanation event on January 23 (22 in US)
It’s officially official now – Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 investigations are over, with findings and a quality enhancement plan going public in a few days.
Verizon Galaxy Note 7 users who bypass stop-charge update will soon face no kid gloves
The owners of the recalled phone number in the thousands. And after such a drawn out take-in process, the network has decided to play tough with them.
Barnes & Noble halts Nook Tablet 7 sales, considering recall due to charger issues
If the $50 Nook Tablet 7 felt a little too good to be… so cheap, it’s probably because it’s pre-loaded with spyware, as well as plagued by adapter flaws.
Supposed Galaxy Note 7 autopsy leaked out a week early
An official said that the smartphone fell victim to feature overload, poor design for heat dispersion and unchecked thermal runaway.
Samsung says over 96 percent of Note 7 units are returned, as FAA lifts airline warnings
US airlines are no longer required they warn their passengers of Galaxy Note 7 restrictions, as 96 percent of faulty phones are now out of circulation.
Just 85 percent of Galaxy Note 7 units in Korea have been returned, around 140K still in use
Samsung is having trouble wrapping up the Galaxy Note 7 recall program in its own homeland of Korea, where people just won’t return the fickle phablet.
Samsung versus Verizon – who is going to win this?
Samsung versus Verizon is a huge fight. Both are concerned about safety, but they’re getting in each other’s way at the expense of the consumer.
US carriers detail Note 7 discharge update and why Verizon didn’t announce a date
Verizon refuses to send out the update to its Note 7 users because it wants to let them get through the holidays. AT&T and Sprint will send it in January.
US Galaxy Note 7 won’t charge starting December 15
One Galaxy Note 7 on US Cellular received a message telling about an update from Samsung that will prevent the device from charging at all.
Samsung lawyers up for Korean class action over Note 7
Over 2,400 plaintiffs are demanding for compensation from Samsung beyond what it has already offered for physical pain caused by the exploding phone.
Design engineering firm: Galaxy Note 7 tolerances not enough for battery
There was simply not enough room for the battery to expand as it needed to. But with Samsung bringing all the features it could, a sacrifice had to be made.
Samsung now also partners with Australian carriers for Note 7 network discontinuation
The “small number of affected” Galaxy Note 7 units still in Australian customers’ hands will be denied cellular service nationwide starting December 15.