Battery to Blame in Galaxy Note7 Fires, Samsung Delays New Phone

Christine Persaud 01/23/2017 08:22:45 AM EST in Industry

Battery to Blame in Galaxy Note7 Fires, Samsung Delays New Phone

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has made an official statement on what caused the fires and/or explosions of its Galaxy Note7 smartphone following a months long investigation. As suspected, the issue was, indeed, as suspected, faulty batteries from two its suppliers.

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Sprint Acquires 33 Per Cent of Tidal

Published: 01/23/2017 07:18:48 AM EST

Sprint Acquires 33 Per Cent of Tidal

In a surprise move, communications company Sprint has confirmed plans to acquire 33% of music streaming service Tidal. This will give Sprint's 45 million customers unlimited access to the exclusive artist content and high-res music, as well as exclusive content that will only be available to Sprint customers.

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Monitor Audio Debuts CSS230 Super-Slim In-Ceiling Speaker

Published: 01/20/2017 10:41:54 AM

Monitor Audio Debuts CSS230 Super-Slim In-Ceiling Speaker

Monitor Audio has launched the new super-slim CSS230 in-wall/in-ceiling speaker, which has a back-box design with a shallow 2" mounting depth.


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Ctrl V Plans to Open 10 New Virtual Reality Arcades

Published: 01/20/2017 10:05:58 AM

Ctrl V Plans to Open 10 New Virtual Reality Arcades

Waterloo, ON-based Ctrl V has announced plans to open at least 10 new virtual reality arcade location across Canada over the next eight months.

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Shure Debuts Premium Accessories for Earphones

Published: 01/20/2017 09:45:24 AM

Shure Debuts Premium Accessories for Earphones

Shure Incorporated has launched two new audio accessories for its earphone customers: a Remote + Mic Lightning Accessory Cable, and the Remote + Mic Accessory Cable, both of which were on display at CES 2017.

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YouTube Rolls Out New Video Sharing Feature in Canada First

Published: 01/18/2017 08:27:25 AM

YouTube Rolls Out New Video Sharing Feature in Canada First

Canada will be the first country to roll out a new video sharing feature on YouTube that will make it easier for people to share videos with friends and family.

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Vizio SmartCast Devices Now Compatible With Google Home

Published: 01/18/2017 07:42:22 AM

Vizio SmartCast Devices Now Compatible With Google Home

Vizio has confirmed that its lineup of SmartCast devices, including TVs, displays, soundbars, and speakers, are now compatible with the Google Home voice-activated speaker.

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Roku Overhauls its App; Adds ‘What's On' Tab

Published: 01/17/2017 01:47:18 PM

Roku Overhauls its App; Adds ‘What's On' Tab

Roku has undergone a complete overhaul of its iOS and Android app, updating the overall look, and adding new features including a "What's On" tab.

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Hands-On the HifiMan SuperMini Digital Audio Player

Published: 01/17/2017 07:50:02 AM

 Hands-On the HifiMan SuperMini Digital Audio Player

I have to admit, as someone from the Walkman generation, I can't fathom the idea of spending megabucks for today's equivalent to the device: a Digital Audio Player.

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Samsung Will Offer iOS Compatibility in Its Latest Wearables

Published: 01/17/2017 06:30:01 AM

Samsung Will Offer iOS Compatibility in Its Latest Wearables

Samsung will be adding iOS device compatibility with its latest Gear watches, finally bringing iPhone users into the fold, and opening up the devices to these users.

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