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Samsung offices raided over influence-peddling scandal

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday raided offices of the Samsung Group and the state pension fund as the electronics giant is dragged further into a snowballing influence-peddling scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung's Galaxy Note not dead after all, Note 8 coming next year

Samsung was expected to kill off its famed Galaxy Note line of phablets after this year's disastrous Note 7 launch and subsequent recall. There are now indications the series will be revived after all though. The Note 8 is said to be planned for 2017.

Samsung planning April launch of AI-powered Galaxy S8

Samsung is reportedly targeting an April launch for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone. The company is delaying the device to ensure it doesn’t fall victim to the same quality control issues as the recalled Note 7. AI will a big part of the launch.

Samsung apologizes for Galaxy Note phones in US ads

Washington - Samsung took out advertisements Monday in major US newspapers to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 scandal in which fire-prone batteries forced a global recall of the popular smartphones.

Samsung allegedly bribed a man to stay silent about a Note 7 fire

Samsung allegedly tried to bribe a man not to report that his Note 7 exploded. In the wake of the company's massive recall of all Galaxy Note 7 devices, the company has been accused of trying to defend its reputation over the safety of its customers.

Samsung tested its Note 7 batteries in-house

With Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 now completely recalled, investigations are continuing into how the flawed device made it to consumers in the first place. It has been revealed Samsung took responsibility for the battery testing, instead of third-party labs.

Samsung will pay you to return your Note 7

Samsung is now bribing Galaxy Note 7 owners to return their phone and switch to a different device. After suspending production and worldwide sales of the fire-prone handset, Samsung will now offer customers $100 credit towards a new phone.

Samsung slashes profit estimate after Note 7 disaster

Seoul - Samsung Electronics on Wednesday slashed its latest quarterly profit estimate by one third in the wake of a highly damaging recall crisis that ended with the scrapping of its latest flagship smartphone.

Samsung launches a cylindrical PC to distract you from the Note 7

Samsung has revealed a high-performance consumer-oriented desktop computer. The compact device appears to have been styled after Apple's Mac Pro. It has a distinctive cylindrical design that saves space and helps with cooling the high-end parts inside.

Samsung halts sales of Note 7, tells customers 'switch-off'

Seoul - Samsung on Tuesday halted worldwide sales and exchanges of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and told customers to stop using the device, following reports that replacements for combustible models were also catching fire.

Samsung shares plunge 8.0 percent on Note 7 woes

Seoul - Samsung's share price plunged 8.0 percent by the close of trade Tuesday on the back of a decision to halt sales and exchanges of the company's troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.The share price ended the day at 1.

YouTube video shows Note 7 'flamer' in Burger King

Seoul - A YouTube video showing an oven-gloved Burger King employee struggling with a burning Galaxy Note 7 has become a viral illustration of the crisis facing Samsung over its troubled smartphone.

Samsung's Note 7 may be no more, company 'adjusting' production

Samsung is rumoured to be suspending production of its explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7. It comes amid reports that replacement devices are also bursting into flame, despite being marked as "safe." Samsung said it is "adjusting" its manufacturing.

Warning over exploding Samsung washers

Some top-load washing machines made by the Samsung between March 2011 and April 2016 are at risk from catching fire. The news comes at a bad time for Samsung, given the various Galaxy 7 smartphones that have caught fire.

Samsung buys Viv, an AI assistant from the people who built Siri

Samsung has announced it is purchasing Viv Labs, a startup AI personal assistant. The team behind the technology worked on the original version of Siri, later bought by Apple in 2010. It signals Samsung is also planning to enter the assistant space.

Samsung to 'exclusively' build next-gen Snapdragon 830 processors

Samsung has signed a deal with Qualcomm to "exclusively" manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 830 processing chips for flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 830 is likely to be the dominant processor in high-end mobile devices next year.

US flight evacuated after another Samsung phone fire

Chicago - A Southwest Airlines flight leaving Louisville, Kentucky was evacuated after a passenger's Samsung phone began emitting smoke.

Samsung admits some replaced Galaxy Note 7 phones are overheating

Samsung has responded to reports that replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices are overheating, admitting it's looking into reports that phones are becoming uncomfortably hot during use. It is replacing 2.5m Note 7 handsets that could explode and catch fire.

Samsung unveils world's fastest desktop-oriented NVMe SSD

Samsung has unveiled its next-generation series of M.2 PCIe SSDs. They boast some of the fastest transfer speeds achieved in commercial SSDs. The drives will improve storage performance in new laptops, tablets and desktop computers.

Report: Samsung rushed the Note 7 to market to beat the iPhone 7

Crisis-hit Samsung is replacing over 2 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that pose a serious fire risk. According to a report today, Samsung rushed the device's development so it could launch before Apple's iPhone 7, leading to poor quality control.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall finally official in the U.S.

Samsung has announced a recall of one million Galaxy Note 7 handsets sold in the U.S. It comes a month after the first reports of battery explosions and follows an earlier voluntary recall. Samsung advised customers to immediately stop using the device.

Samsung to cap Note 7's battery capacity at 60 percent

Samsung has announced it is developing a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that will cap the device's battery capacity at 60 percent. The company hopes it will stop the recent deluge of battery explosions caused by overheating.

Another Galaxy Note 7 explodes, injuring a six-year-old

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has reportedly exploded in the hands of a six-year-old boy in New York. The boy is said to have been using the phone to watch videos when the battery caught fire. Samsung is urging all Note 7 owners to return their device.

HP to buy Samsung's printer business for $1.05 billion

HP has announced it is buying Samsung's printer business in a deal valued at over $1 billion. The U.S. computing giant will use Samsung's printers and copiers to drive innovation in the stagnant industry and increase its own market share in Asian markets.

Samsung Canada partners with Health Canada in Galaxy Note7 recall

The recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is underway and the company is working with Health Canada to achieve it in that country, Samsung Canada announced this weekend. The phone could potentially catch fire.

Etihad airline bans use of Samsung 'exploding' mobiles

Abu Dhabi - Etihad Airways said Friday it has temporarily banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board its flights following reports of explosions from faulty batteries in some handsets.

US warns against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes

Washington - The US Federal Aviation Administration strongly urged passengers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft following recent reports of explosions from faulty batteries.

Qantas, Virgin Australia ground Samsung Note 7 after recall

Sydney - Australian carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia told customers on Thursday not to use or charge Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 during flights after faulty batteries in the new smartphone caused some handsets to explode.

Explosive batteries prompt Samsung Note 7 recall in Canada, U.S.

Samsung has suspended sales of its new premium flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in Canada, the United States, South Korea and seven other countries following reports that some of their batteries caught fire or exploded.

Samsung's new smartwatch has a bigger display and built-in 4G

Samsung has announced a new smartwatch, the Gear S3, at the IFA technology show in Berlin, Germany. The Gear S3 differs from its predecessors by adding 4G connectivity, a larger display and longer-lasting battery. It comes as smartwatch sales decline.
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