At approximately 7.30pm, a fire had broke out at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur. Shoppers are currently being evacuated from the mall for their safety.
Before the launch of the upcoming Galaxy Note8, Samsung gave their loyal note fans a treat with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE). These devices are basically refurbished (and unopened) Note7s with a new battery in it.
But did they really slap in a new battery? Well, iFixit tore their Fan Edition to pieces to find out.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was a major disaster for Samsung this year. After a series of fire incidents, the flagship phablet had to be recalled indefinitely due to safety concerns.
Before Samsung releases its next big thing next year, the Korean smartphone maker would need to assure consumers that such incidents would not occur again with their future models. To address the concerns, a new round of investigation on the Note7 was initiated with product safety authorities and experts from both Korea and the US.
Samsung’s crisis with the Galaxy Note7 is far from over as they are trying to recall around 2.5 million units worldwide. They had issued several reminders but there are users that are unaware or simply disregard the recall notices. Furthermore, most exchange programs don’t happen immediately in all markets.
For those who are still using the Galaxy Note7, the Korean smartphone maker will be rolling out a software update as a temporary fix to avoid further incidents.
Last Friday, Samsung had announced a global recall for its Galaxy Note7 due to safety concerns with its battery. Unfortunately, for one guy in the US, he didn’t get the memo and his Galaxy Note7 had allegedly exploded while left charging in his Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Working around the clock to make up for their mistake, Microsoft has already put up the web page that allows users globally (Malaysia included) who currently use a Microsoft Surface Pro, Pro 2 and Pro 3 (sold before 15th of July 2015) to replace their faulty AC power cords. This follows concerns that units have been reported to cause fire hazards.
Users using the Surface Pro 4 will be not be involved as their cords are fine to begin with.
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It’s a bad week for manufacturers, especially Microsoft. After reports of child labourers used in their acquisition of cobalt minerals for lithium batteries, it seems that Redmond will be issuing a global voluntary replacement/recall for Surface Pro charging bricks and cables.
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