US carriers suspend Galaxy Note 7 sales after Samsung recall

US carriers are taking swift action on the global recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 issued early this morning. Both Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that sales have been suspended as they work with Samsung to handle the recall process and take care of customers who’ve already purchased the Note 7. …

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Alphabet and Google’s very bad no good summer

Let’s review what’s been happening at Alphabet in the past months. We’ve been seeing a lot of bad news come out lately, and I figured it’s time to try to make sense of it all — or at least to put all of the bad news in one place. The …

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Android companies keep pretending that Android doesn’t exist

I’ve been at IFA, Europe’s biggest tech show, for three days now and I’ve had my eyes filled with a parade of all the shiny, beautiful new technology coming to an Amazon delivery drone near you. Much of that technology is powered by Google’s omnipresent Android software, but you wouldn’t …

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First Click: Is Google right to axe the Ara modular phone?

Wow, it’s the end of an ara at Google, Project Ara to be specific, Google’s ambitious modular phone project. I woke up this morning to the Reuters exclusive, citing Alphabet’s desire to kill the initiative in an effort to further streamline the company’s hardware efforts. Project Ara as a concept …

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LG has some OLED TV competition from Philips’ first set

Philips is throwing everything its got at its new 55-inch 901F TV. Not only is the 901F the company’s first OLED set, but it also comes with 4K resolution, high dynamic range imaging (HDR), a built-in sound bar, Android TV, and Philips’ Ambilight ambient lighting system. The results are beautiful. …

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Apple's Twitter account comes to life ahead of iPhone announcement

Apple joined Twitter in 2011, but the company’s account has been dormant ever since, with zero tweets and a standard egg avatar. The account sprang to life on Friday, though, with a new avatar, verified status, and a background photo taken from the invitations Apple sent out this week for its upcoming iPhone …

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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 worldwide due to exploding battery fears

Samsung has announced an unprecedented recall of the Galaxy Note 7 just weeks after launching the well-received smartphone. Sales have been halted globally, and Samsung will issue replacements to anyone affected. The issue is related to the phone’s battery, with some scattered reports that the cell can explode while charging; …

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Google's Nexus phone successors may be called Pixel and Pixel XL

A couple of days after Android Central reported that Google would be dropping the Nexus brand from its upcoming flagship smartphones, Android Police claims to have the replacement names. The two HTC-built phones will reportedly be called the Pixel and Pixel XL, reusing a brand that Google has also applied to Chromebooks …

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