Earlier today, Samsung announced that it will disable all remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices via a software update, to be rolled out on December 19th. The company sees the update as vital for consumer protection, to make sure that no one...Show More Summary
After my recent blog post on the dangers of liability for manufacturers of devices in the times of IoT, I decided I will run a workshop at 33C3, the annual hacker conference of the Chaos Computer club. I am proud I could convince Ulf...Show More Summary
Remaining holdouts of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall, beware: Your smartphone is about to become useless. Samsung will disable the fire-plagued devices in an update later this month, the company revealed on Friday. More than 93 percent of all Galaxy Note7s have been returned so far. Show More Summary
Galaxy Note 7 owners who refuse to give up their explosive device will soon have no choice but to use a different phone. Samsung revealed today that it plans to release a software update later this month that will brick all Galaxy Note 7 units not returned during its recall. In a statement released by […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
In the age of streaming media, a set-top box or streaming device is the best possible gift you can get for many people. Cord cutter or not, just about anyone will appreciate the ability to stream all of their favorite movies and TV shows to any HDTV. Show More Summary
With 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note7 devices returned in the U.S., Samsung is taking an even more dramatic step to encourage owners to return the remaining 7 percent.
MIAMI -- For a modern advertiser, it's a thorny problem. These days, your customers are reachable on all manner of different screens and devices that, whilst connected to the internet, are not connected to each other. It makes consumers schizophrenic. Show More Summary
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall in the US is still ongoing, but the company will release an update in a couple of weeks that will basically force customers to return any devices that may still be in use. The company announced today that...Show More Summary
It a bit of news that will surely shift the value proposition of Mario’s long-awaited iPhone debut for legions of underground commuters, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed this week that Super Mario Run will only work on a device with a constant internet connection. Show More Summary
Samsung today said it plans to take aggressive steps in order to convince Note7 owners to exchange their devices. Beginning December 19, Samsung will issue a software update that will prevent the Note7 from charging and kill its ability to work as a mobile device. Show More Summary
Starting December 19, Samsung will begin pushing a new software update to remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices in the US that have not yet been returned. That software update will prevent devices from being able to charge and will them “eliminate...Show More Summary
Samsung says it will issue a software update to remaining Galaxy Note 7 phones that causes the devices to stop working. The move, which was announced Friday, comes months after the company decided to stop making the phone amid reports that it might overheat and explode. Show More Summary
Rumor has it that Samsung will take their efforts to collect Galaxy Note 7 units to new extremes. A US Cellular customer reported that they received a message noting an incoming action that would prevent the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from charging at all.
The Department of Transportation announced a proposed rule today to require airlines to disclose to consumers in advance if their flight will permit passengers to make voice calls using wireless devices. This is a strange regulation to open comment on for a number of reasons. Show More Summary
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 came out with a revolutionary design, a gorgeous display that wrapped around the edges. Samsung then used the same edge design for its Galaxy S7 and Note 7 devices, without really explaining why we’d need a curved display, other than it looks cool and feels great in hand. Show More Summary
Yahoo has officially launched a mobile app version of its Q&A product. Called Yahoo Answers Now, it’s available on iOS and Android devices for those in the U.S. and promises that users will receive “quality answers quickly” from others with relevant experiences and expertise. If you’re not familiar with Yahoo Answers, it launched in 2005 […]
Google Home is about to get a lot more useful. The company is opening its voice-enabled Assistant to developers who can start creating "actions" for the device. Early partners will include media companies like NBC News, Buzzfeed andShow More Summary
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of technology for measuring the magnetic properties of materials when force (stress) is applied. This will be vital to enabling more advanced large-scale simulations of the kinds of magnetic fields found in the motors of electric vehicles (EV). Show More Summary
(AP) — Pioneering smartwatch maker Pebble is no longer manufacturing or selling any of its devices after the bulk of the company was bought by Fitbit. Palo Alto, California-based Pebble says its devices will continue to work as normal for now but might lose functionality in the future.
Advanced Micro Devices is launching an update for its Radeon graphics drivers that will help PC gamers enjoy more power-efficient gameplay during the holiday season. The No. 2 maker of graphics and processor chips is launching its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition today to enable more high-performance gaming and better stability for consumers, professionals, and […]