Samsung Is Mining Dead Note 7s For Precious Metals

Having gone to the effort of arranging a bunch of previous materials into a phone, Samsung must now unarrange them all again to recover some of its losses. The Note 7, which launched last year, became infamous because of its propensity to explode thanks to a badly designed battery. Some of the phones will be sold under a new name, with a new lower capacity power cell, but the rest will be junked. Read More >>

For Some Reason, Samsung Might Sell Refurbished Versions of Its Exploding Phones

The Galaxy Note 7 is a huge black mark for Samsung—an exploding embarrassment that cost the company tonnes of money and kicked off one of the biggest PR nightmares in recent memory. But despite the global recall, the jokes on late night TV, and the fact that the US FAA and other agencies banned the phone from air travel, Samsung might sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s in the future. That’s... certainly a choice! Read More >>

Samsung Finally Releases Note 7 Disaster Autopsy

As promised, Samsung has revealed the results of its investigation into the spate of Galaxy Note 7s that caught fire. Read More >>

Samsung’s Note 7 Explanation Will Be Livestreamed At Prime Time

Like the season finale of a TV drama, the final installation of the Galaxy Note 7 saga will be livestreamed in a prime time slot on Friday night. Airing at 8pm Eastern Time (that's 1am in the UK, 10am in Seoul) on Sunday 22nd January, the conclusion to Samsung's extensive investigation into its own failings will be transmitted in English at [SPOILER: The reason for the exploding phones is expected to be the battery.] Read More >>

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The Worst Gadgets of 2016

Every year, countless gadgets find their way into the Gizmodo offices. Many are flat-out terrible. As garbage year 2016 comes to a close, we look back at the worst gadgets of the year. Read More >>

Flight Cancelled After Moron Names Wi-Fi Network ‘Galaxy Note 7’

This week, one Virgin America flight was delayed and another was reportedly cancelled after crew members discovered a wi-fi hotspot named “Samsung Galaxy Note 7” mid-flight. Ultimately, however, no Note 7 was found on the plane, as the network belonged to another device named to resemble the banned smartphone. Read More >>

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A Fireplace Full of Burning Samsung Galaxy Note 7s Is the Perfect Way to End 2016

It will be impossible to look back on 2016 without shaking your head in disbelief. So as the year finally draws to a close, there’s no more fitting way to celebrate the holidays than by curling up with a glass of something alongside a crackling simulated fireplace full of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s spontaneously combusting. Read More >>

Samsung Is About to Brick Every Galaxy Note 7 in America

If you’re still carrying around a Galaxy Note 7, you should return it ASAP. Especially since Samsung has plans to make it completely useless. Samsung on Friday announced that it will be issuing a software update to US Note 7s that will prevent the phone from charging or working as mobile devices. Read More >>

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Apologies Ranked

People all over the world have been handing back their Galaxy Note 7 mobiles, and Samsung's even offering some apology rewards as a result. But who's getting the best payoff for carrying a sleek incendiary device around with them for a few weeks? Read More >>

Sad Samsung Apologises for Exploding Phones in Full Page Newspaper Ads

Samsung is really, really, really sorry about all of the explosions. On Monday, the Korean hardware giant issued full-page apology ad to its customers in  The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Read More >>

Samsung NZ Starts Preventing the Note 7 From Connecting to Phone Towers

Samsung New Zealand has had it with idiots who refuse to turn in their recalled, explodey Galaxy Note 7 devices. Starting on November 18th, Note 7 owners in New Zealand “will no longer be able to connect to any New Zealand mobile network services to make calls, use data, or send SMS messages.” Read More >>

Samsung Lost a Tonne of Money Due to Exploding Phones

Samsung just filed its third quarter earnings report, and the results are not looking good. The company’s net profit fell 16.8 per cent following the disastrous launch and unprecedented recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone launch. Samsung’s mobile division is reporting the lowest quarterly profit in more than six years, back when its first Galaxy phone came out. Ouch! Read More >>

This iPhone Skin Transforms Your Phone Into an Exploded Note 7

As if having to return the latest and greatest device from their favourite smartphone maker didn’t already sting, now Apple fans can stick it to their Samsung-loyal friends with these smartphone skins that make it look like an iPhone’s battery has had a severe meltdown as well. Read More >>

Samsung Is Giving South Korean Note 7 Owners a Killer Deal on the Note 8

Samsung is offering its South Korean Note 7 owners a cheaper upgrade for the yet-to-be-released Galaxy S8 or Note 8. Read More >>

Samsung Still Doesn’t Know What Made Note 7 Go Boom

After continued reports of the phones catching on fire when charged, Samsung finally put the Galaxy Note 7 out of its misery two weeks ago. But 2.5 million recalled devices and $2.3 billion in projected losses later, the company is apparently no closer to identifying what killed its flagship smartphone. Read More >>