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2016 worst year

The worst tech mistakes of 2016

December 21st, 2016

It’s mid-December, which means it’s traditional for tech blogs to celebrate all that’s been great and good in the last year. But since 2016 has been the definitive dumpster-fire year, it stands to reason that instead of celebrating success, we should take a long, hard look at the gadget failures of the year.

Note 7 Recall

Cell networks are starting to block any Note 7s still in use

November 4th, 2016

In case the first recall, second recall, house fire, airline ban, internet-winning Halloween costume or physical injuries weren’t enough to deter you from using your Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is going to take the option out of your hands. New Zealand phone companies are working with Samsung to start blacklisting any Note 7 devices left …

Note 7 Return

Samsung’s cash payouts are keeping Note 7 customers loyal

October 25th, 2016

The global Note 7 recall is a very real disaster for Samsung. There’s an immediate cost to destroying all those smartphones, but the bigger question is what the long-term damage will be for the company. Some experts are suggesting that this will be a massive blow to the brand and its reputation, but according to …

Galaxy Note 7 Exploding

Burning Galaxy Note 7 handsets make the best Halloween costume of 2016

October 19th, 2016

If you’re anything like me, your Halloween costume “plans” probably involve a last-minute run through your closet and wondering if you really need colored contacts to be that guy from Twilight. But this year, you can be much simpler: Get a couple faintly phone-sized boxes, some fake smoke, and prepare to scare all your friends and …

Note 7 Recall

The Galaxy Note 7 will be banned from all US airline flights

October 14th, 2016

According to a report from Bloomberg, Samsung’s recalled Galaxy Note 7 will be banned from all US airlines shortly. The report says that the FAA will make an announcement banning Note 7 devices from all US flights on Friday, days after Samsung recalled the Note 7 for the second time. Update: The Transportation Department issued an emergency order …

Note 7 Recall

Samsung is going to destroy every single Note 7 on the planet

October 12th, 2016

Samsung has issued a global recall for the Note 7, again. But this time, rather than swapping out affected devices, refurbishing them, and trying to salvage the phone, it look like Samsung is going to completely kill off the device. The company confirmed to Motherboard that every single device it receives back — which will hopefully be …