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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung says original Note7 fires were caused by design flaws in one supplier's battery, second supplier introduced manufacturing defects after first recall   —  The company opens up about the source of one of history's worst tech product recalls.  —  Sure, blame the batteries.  But it's not quite that simple.
Jan 22, 2017, 8:24 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
eBay announces an authentication program for high-end products, offering verification for a fee in an effort to reduce counterfeit goods on site   —  The new program will create a network of authenticators to make it easier to sell big-ticket items online and keep out fakes.
Jan 12, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Sean Hollister / CNET:
LG's claim that its Gram laptop will last 24 hours on one charge comes from decade-old benchmark assuming minimal use without Wi-Fi, low brightness on screen   —  If you built one of the lightest laptops in the world, but critics complained about poor battery life, what would you do?
Jan 4, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
Dong Ngo / CNET:
Comcast announces Advanced Gateway mesh Wi-Fi system and cloud-based platform for connected devices in your home, available to Xfinity customers later this year   —  Comcast's new cloud-based platform will bring ease of use, whole home Wi-Fi coverage and useful features to its broadband customers.
Jan 4, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Dong Ngo / CNET:
Symantec debuts Norton Core router that promises real-time security for up to 20 devices, available June for $280 plus $99/year for Security Plus subscription   —  You'll know Norton as one of the most popular names in security software, but now it's a piece of hardware too …
Jan 4, 2017, 6:55 AMIn context
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Source: Uber plans to let San Francisco customers hail a self-driving ride “very soon”   —  The ride-hailing company appears to be getting dozens of autonomous vehicles passenger-ready in California.  —  On a nondescript street in downtown San Francisco, an unremarkable parking garage …
Dec 13, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sprint partners with Pokémon Go maker Niantic to add PokeStops and Gyms to 10.5K+ Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Sprint-RadioShack stores   —  Niantic says it will begin releasing new digital monsters on December 12, while Sprint stores will become PokeStops and Gyms.
Dec 7, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET:
Lenovo execs say the company is planning at least 12 new Moto Mods, the magnetic snap-on accessories that enhance Moto Z smartphones, per year   —  Those snap-on accessories for the Moto Z phones aren't going anywhere.  In fact, Lenovo Moto phones will soon see many more.
Dec 6, 2016, 4:15 AMIn context
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung acquires NewNet Canada for its Rich Communications Service technology   —  The company buys a provider of Rich Communications Services, which add more features to SMS text messaging.  —  The texts you send from your Galaxy phone may soon look a lot like Apple's iMessages.
Nov 15, 2016, 11:55 PMIn context
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Google incorporates neural machine translation into Google Translate app for eight languages, increasing accuracy and allowing for entire sentence translation   —  The search giant says it's made a “leap” in giving you more natural translations.  —  World travelers, language nerds and everyone in between, you're in luck.
Nov 15, 2016, 9:20 PMIn context

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