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When replacement phones also started to combust, the company eventually decided to kill off the Note 7 for good. The company blamed faulty batteries made by an unnamed supplier -- widely believed to be its sister company Samsung SDI.

Samsung probe finds faulty batteries triggered fire: report

Samsung announced a recall of 2.5 million units of the oversized Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in early September.

The Android Wear 2.0 will go on sale immediately after the announcement and is expected to sport a circular design.

Google Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch to arrive come Feb

Google in partnership with LG is set to launch a smartwatch come Feb.

Investors say Samsung must give a convincing explanation for the fires before the launch of its Galaxy S8 smartphones.

Samsung says to hold Galaxy Note 7 briefing on Jan 23

Samsung said its executives and independent experts will disclose their findings in a press conference in Seoul.

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Samsung to focus on large screen mobile phones

Samsung will now focus on large screen devices with display sizes of 5.5 inches and upwards.

Gadgets

But the pricing left Nintendo shares ending at a two month low after falling as much as 6.3 per cent. That compared with a 0.8 per cent gain in the benchmark Nikkei 225 share price index.

Nintendo disappoints with USD 299 price for new Switch console

The Japanese firm said it will launch the Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, on March 3.

Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick. (Representational image)

Get a warning before you fall sick with this smart wearable

A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers.

The company wants to ensure that the developers update their apps in order to allow users to run them in standalone mode.

Android Wear 2.0 to launch next month

Google’s latest smartwatch operating system, Android Wear 2.0 is launching next month.

According to tech evangelist Robert Scoble, the project could be announced early this year, was confirmed by a Zeiss employee. Apple has hinted before that it was more interested in augmented reality than virtual reality.

Apple expected to bring AR glasses with Carl Zeiss

Tim Cook believes that AR has bigger possibilities than VR, since AR includes more user involvement.

Milo Sensors showed the product at CES this year.

Heavy drinkers rejoice for here is a smart-band which tracks your alcohol limit

Now you can drink safely (or not), if you are planning on driving home, with this band and track your alcohol limit

Reviews

Rocker Armor XL is available for a street price of Rs 3,399.

ZOOOK Rocker Armor XL review: A little black monster packed with a thump

Rocker Armor XL bears a rugged and stiff design, and appears to be a solid-black coloured-gadget.

In Other news

CogSketch also incorporates a computational model of analogy, based on Northwestern psychology professor Dedre Gentner's structure-mapping theory. The ability to solve complex visual problems is one of the hallmarks of human intelligence.

Soon, AI systems that see world as humans do

The new computational model is built on CogSketch, an artificial intelligence platform previously developed in Forbus' laboratory.

Revenue wise, Japan came at the top, US and South Korea on second and third respectively.

Most Google Play store apps download from India, says report

The total downloads from the Google Play Store in India stood at 6 billion, closely followed by the US in second position

Scientists wonder whether Psyche could be an exposed core of an early planet that could have been as large as Mars, but which lost its rocky outer layers due to a number of violent collisions billions of years ago.

NASA's robotic spacecraft to study giant metal asteroid

The Psyche mission will explore 16 Psyche, a giant metal asteroid about three times farther away from the Sun than is the Earth

Rooting means you have root access to your device—that is, it can run the sudo command, and has enhanced privileges allowing it to run apps like Wireless Tether or SetCPU. (Image: Pixabay)

Is 'rooting' your Android smartphone worth it?

This article outlines what exactly rooting means, what are the benefits and risks involved and is it really worth rooting your Android.

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Google to acquire Twitter app platform Fabric

The sale of Fabric will shift to Google the platform used by developers for mobile apps.