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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 disaster: what's the latest?

Amid the depressingly familiar horror of US politics this weekend, you might have forgotten all about another disaster that’s been in the news lately — Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 crisis. What started out as a few isolated reports of exploding batteries in late August has continued to gather pace. Samsung …

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Here's a first look at Microsoft's new Paint app for Windows 10

Details on Microsoft’s plans to redesign its famous paint app for Windows 10 started leaking over the weekend, and now an early version of the app has appeared online for anyone to download. Microsoft is completely overhauling its Paint app, and the new version is designed to be a Universal …

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Google launches Home, its answer to Amazon Echo

The home-assistant wars are heating up. At its October 4 hardware event, Google officially launched its home assistant device, Home, first announced at Google I/O in May. The $129 device, which ships to stores on November 4, runs on Google’s new voice assistant, which is also built into Pixel, the …

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Google announces new Pixel smartphone

Google now makes smartphones. The company announced Tuesday they have designed their own lineup of phones, called Pixel and Pixel XL, and they’re already available for preorder. Prices start at $649. With a polished aluminum casing, the Pixel and Pixel XL come in black, blue, and silver. The Pixel has …

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Verizon will also stop issuing replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones

Verizon announced late tonight that it would no longer offer replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones to its customers, joining fellow US carriers T-Mobile and AT&T, and other carriers around the world in halting sales of the device. Verizon’s decision comes after it was reported earlier tonight that Samsung was halting production of new …

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