Samsung News

Update: Samsung Ends Production of Galaxy Note 7 After New Battery Fires

Samsung Electronics Co. is ending production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, taking the drastic step of killing off a smartphone that became a major headache for the South Korean electronics maker. After halting sales of the new versions …

Samsung Halts Note 7 Production Following Reports of New Battery Fires

Samsung Electronics Co. halted production of its Note 7 smartphones after customers reported problems with new devices, the latest blow in a six-week crisis over exploding phone batteries. Samsung temporarily suspended production of its most expensive phone, a person with …

Australia Airlines Ban Use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones After Battery Fires

Three Australian airlines have banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights due to concerns over the phone’s fire-prone batteries. Qantas, its budget unit Jetstar and Virgin Australia said they had not been directed …

Can Your ‘Smart’ Appliances Be Trusted with Your Personal Data? Probably Not…

Your fridge is getting so smart, security-software maker Kaspersky Lab thinks you probably shouldn’t trust it. As makers of household appliances fill their machines with computer chips to make them smarter, consumers and privacy watchdogs should beware the data collected …

Samsung Recalls Its Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones on Faulty Batteries

Samsung Electronics Co. recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of a faulty battery and announced a global replacement program, days before archrival Apple Inc. is set to unveil its newest iPhones. Sales of the large-screen device will be halted in …

Farmers Launches New Corporate Logo

Farmers Insurance has unveiled a new corporate logo as part of the company’s next “evolutionary step,” the Los Angeles-based carrier announced on Wednesday. New York City based-Lippincott is the creative partner on the new Farmers logo.  Lippincott is the firm behind a …

Jury to Begin Deliberating Patent Disputes Between Apple, Samsung

Apple Inc.’s worldwide legal crusade against the Android mobile operating system drew toward a climax on Tuesday as the iPhone maker’s attorneys accused Samsung of taking a shortcut by copying Apple’s designs after realizing it could not keep up. Closing …

Samsung Says Study Finds Workplace Isn’t Cause of Employees’ Cancer

A study commissioned by Samsung Electronics rejected assertions that employees may have been exposed to carcinogenic chemicals at its plants, as several cancer-stricken former employees of the world’s top memory chipmaker seek compensation for their illnesses. Despite the findings, the …