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Two more “Safe” Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones Catch Fire

October 9, 2016

If it wasn’t clear that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 wasn’t safe before, it is becoming clear now. Case in point, is this case from Kentucky: Around 4:00a.m. Tuesday, Michael Klering says he and his wife woke up to a hissing sound in their bedroom. “I was scared to death for a minute,” Klering said. […]

US Phone Carriers Will Allow Customers To Swap The Galaxy Note 7 For Another Phone

October 8, 2016

This really isn’t looking good for Samsung. The word is out that US carriers have started to allow their customers to swap the Galaxy Note 7 for any other device that the customer desires. If that’s not bad enough, according to Bloomberg, AT&T is considering stopping all sales and replacements of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due […]

Samsung May Have To Recall The Note 7…. Again

October 7, 2016

Well, the PR disaster that is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 keeps getting worse for Samsung. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are investigating Wednesday’s incident when a passenger’s phone emitted smoke on a Southwest Airlines plane readying for departure from Louisville, Kentucky. Here’s the details via Bloomberg: “If it’s the fixed […]

“Safe” Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire On A Plane

October 5, 2016

This isn’t good news for Samsung. A supposedly “safe” Galaxy Note 7 smartphone caught fire on a plane today. That’s the same problem that caused that epic recall a few weeks ago. Here’s the deatails via The Verge:  Southwest Airlines flight 944 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated this morning while still at the gate because […]

Samsung USA Posts Video To Address Exploding Note 7 Phones

September 16, 2016

In what I consider to be a very unusual step, Samsung has posted a video from Samsung America president and COO Tim Baxter that addresses the Note 7 exploding phone nightmare. I say that this is unusual because it has been my experience that stuff like this doesn’t really get acknowledged in this way. Though this video might […]

PSA: How To Replace Your Galaxy Note 7 In Canada

September 15, 2016

If you’re someone who has a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that has a tendency to explode, you may be wondering how you get a replacement. The process is actually quite simple. Samsung Canada has a  Canadian product exchange website that is live now that gives you options to get the replacement device at your home or […]

Samsung To Limit The Charge That Note 7 Phones Get In Korea

September 14, 2016

I am not sure if I would call this a fix, but Samsung does. The word on the street is that Samsung is going to put out a software update for the Note 7 phones that have exploding batteries which will limit their maximum charge to just under 60%. Here’s the details from AP: “It […]

Samsung Sells Printer Division As Stock Tanks Over Note 7 Debacle

September 12, 2016

Well, I have two pieces of news to report from the world of Samsung. The first is that they have announced that they are selling their printer division to HP: The personal-computer maker has agreed to buy Samsung Electronics Co.’s printer business for $1.05 billion, betting that it can grab share and generate income, even […]

Samsung’s Rush To Beat Apple Led To Exploding Batteries?

September 7, 2016

A report in Reuters is claiming that Samsung’s rush to beat Apple to market with new phones has led to a drop in quality, which in turn has led to the exploding battery fiasco that they are now facing: “Samsung might have over-exerted itself trying to pre-empt Apple, since everybody knows the iPhones launch in […]

Samsung Recalls Galaxy 7 Note Due To Explosion Risk

September 5, 2016

Last week, Samsung served up some really bad news. They are recalling the brand new Galaxy Note 7 due to the fact that they may blow up. According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, an unnamed Samsung official says the company is conducting an investigation and is expected to announce the results this shortly. The Galaxy […]