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Amazon issues recall for 260,000 power banks due to overheating concerns

Amazon has issued a recalled for more than 260,000 battery packs it has been selling under its Amazon Basics brand. The accessories were manufactured in China.

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NVIDIA launches recall for European wall adapters for potential shock risk

European users will need to exchange their wall adapters.

NVIDIA has launched a recall of their European wall adapters for their SHIELD line of tablets and Android TV boxes sold between July 2014 and May 2017. The company gives instructions on how to specifically identify affected wall adapters.

NVIDIA writes:

NVIDIA has announced the voluntary recall of certain plug heads for SHIELD AC wall adapters designed for use in continental Europe, which the company will replace. The  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires, recall, cancellation, and rebirth: Everything you need to know

Here’s all the information you need about the Galaxy Note 7 fires and recall — the events that led to the phone being discontinued — and eventually reborn as the Galaxy Note Fan Edition.

After almost a year of twists and turns since September 2016, the Galaxy Note 7 story has (effectively) come to an end. As is well known by now, Samsung faced battery quality issues in the handset, leading to personal and property damage. In  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S8+: Total recall

The Note 7 may be the butt of every bad joke right now, but ignoring it altogether leaves a huge gap in the history of Samsung’s design language. Many of the design traits that make the Galaxy S8+ — the company’s latest big-screened superphone — so great, can be traced back to its explosively flawed predecessor. Though it’ll forever be associated with faulty batteries and an embarrassing global recall, the Note 7 was the first to showcase a true  [Read More…]

AC readers recall their first cell phones

What was your first phone? We asked, and here are some of your answers.

Can you believe what used to pass for a cell phone in the beginning? Or how much we used to spend just to make a phone call? And do you remember how excited we used to get over a carrier-provided app store on our phones, merely so that we could download color games?

Interestingly, roughly only 17 percent of you mentioned wielding a Nokia mobile  [Read More…]

Trump’s executive order on immigration forces Google to recall staff back to the U.S.

Memo from CEO Sundar Pichai says over 100 employees are affected by Friday’s presidential order.

Google’s Sundar Pichai has sent a memo to all staff working overseas — get back home now.

This is in response to an Executive Order signed Friday by U.S. president Trump denying entry into the U.S. for people from seven Muslim countries. A copy of this memo was given to Bloomberg and in it, Pichai states over 100 employees are affected and  [Read More…]

Samsung runs full-page apology ads in U.S. newspapers over Note 7 recall

Samsung apologizes for botched Note 7 recall.

Samsung took out full-page ads in the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post to apologize to its customers over the Note 7 recall. Samsung had to issue two recalls before permanently discontinuing the phone last month, and is now in the process of conducting a “careful” investigation of the Note 7 that includes calling in “some of the best independent technical experts in  [Read More…]

No lasting damage: Samsung users stay loyal after Note 7 recall [Infographic]

How did Samsung handle the Note 7 recall? Pretty darn well, according to you.

Earlier this month, Android Central asked you, our readers, to take a survey about how Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall affected you and your perception of the company and its products. The response was impressive, with over 8,300 people taking part in the survey.

The results were also surprising. Of course, Android Central has a very specific audience, one that hews closely  [Read More…]

Samsung’s hurried Note 7 recall may have led to the phone’s downfall

It’s nearly two weeks since Samsung discontinued the Galaxy Note 7, and the company is yet to determine why several units caught fire. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, the hasty recall process initiated by Samsung following reports of the first Note 7 units catching fire in late August may have exacerbated the issue.

Samsung conducted laboratory tests of faulty units and found “a protrusion in Note 7 batteries supplied by Samsung SDI,” whereas batteries from  [Read More…]

Samsung expects to lose $3.1 billion in profits over Note 7 recall

Samsung has already revised its earnings forecast for the current quarter, estimating that it will lost $ 2.3 billion in profits over the discontinuation of the Note 7. The company is now projecting a further $ 3 billion decline in operating profit over the next two fiscal quarters, bringing the total losses from the recall to $ 5.3 billion.

Samsung expects that it will lose around mid-2 trillion Won in Q4, followed by 1 trillion Won  [Read More…]