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  • SEOUL, Jan 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd indicated on Monday that its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphone could be delayed as it pledged to enhance product safety following an investigation into the cause of fires in its premium Note 7 devices. Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong- jin said procedures had been put in place to avoid a repeat of the fires, as investors look...

  • SEOUL, Jan 23- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will not unveil its Galaxy S8 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress trade show this year, suggesting the flagship model's launch may be later in the year than its 2016 version. Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong- jin said the phone would not get a launch event at the MWC event in Barcelona, which begins...

  • Time to rethink lithium ion batteries?

    Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy, talks about Samsung's findings about the cause of its defective Note S7 phones.

  • SEOUL, Jan 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday said faulty batteries caused its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phones to catch fire and announced steps to avoid repeat incidents, as it tries to restore trust and regain momentum in the smartphone business. The announcement came more than three months after Samsung scrapped the short-lived competitor of Apple...

  • SEOUL, Jan 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans on Monday to reveal reasons behind the spontaneous combustion of its recalled Galaxy Note 7, as the world's biggest smartphone maker works to regain consumer trust before launching its next premium model. The announcement would come more than three months after Samsung scrapped the short-lived competitor of...

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook outside a Temple in Mumbai

    India is considering giving Apple a 15-year exemption on customs duty and some other incentives, BuzzFeed reports.

  • *Samsung likely to announce Note 7 findings on January 23- source. SEOUL, Jan 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 s to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. The world's biggest smartphone maker will likely announce the results of the...

  • A visitor plays the 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' video game on a Nintendo Switch games console during the new console's unveiling by Nintendo Co on January 13, 2017 in Paris, France.

    The Nintendo Switch will be released internationally on March 3rd for $299.99, The Verge reports.

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Nintendo Co Ltd on Friday priced its first console in about four years above market expectations, disappointing investors and clouding its prospects of winning back gamers who have shifted from consoles to smartphones. The Japanese firm said it will launch the Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, on March 3. It will be priced $299.99 in...

  • Passengers use their smartphones at Mumbai Central railway station in Mumbai, India, on January 22, 2016.

    The affordable smartphone space is heating up in India.

  • The sub-$100 smartphone market in India

    Satish Lele, SVP at Frost & Sullivan, discusses Lenovo in the affordable smartphone market in India.

  • An Apple employee points to the Touch Bar on a new Apple MacBook Pro laptop

    Discussing Apple pushing out a fix for MacBook Pro battery life after no recommendation from Consumer Reports, with Glenn Derene, content director at Consumer Reports.

  • Steve Jobs holds up the original iPhone at the Macworld Conference 09 January 2007 in San Francisco, California.

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the first decade for the iPhone and how the smartphone has developed over the years.

  • Parallel traders buy and sell the new iPhone 7 during the opening day of sales outside an Apple store in Hong Kong on September 16, 2016.

    Some Hong Kong dealers are feeling a chill as the Apple iPhone is no longer a cash cow, the SMCP reports.

  • Jan 6- Amazon.com Inc's digital assistant appeared almost everywhere at the CES technology show this week in Las Vegas, even making an unexpected appearance on rival Google's Android system. Most strikingly, Chinese firm Huawei Technologies Co, which manufactures smartphones running on the Android operating system produced by Alphabet Inc's Google,...

  • Apple cuts Tim Cook's 2016 pay

    Bosses take home less money after the tech giant missed its revenue and profit targets for the year.

  • Amazon's Alexa steals the show at CES

    With its voice assistant, the ecommerce giant is attempting to become an operating system for the so-called Internet of Things.

  • Samsung, the single most popular smartphone brand in India, commanded a roughly 30 percent market share just over a year ago. "In a country like India, there are two religions- one is Bollywood and the second is cricket," said Arvind R Vohra, Gionee's India head, noting that both avenues have helped popularize its brand. Chinese brand executives said innovative...

  • This 24-inch screen is completely portable

    Alex Wesley at Arovia talks about how he came up with SPUD: the spontaneous pop-up display.

  • The next frontier of consumer tech

    Mike Vorhaus at Frank N. Magid Associates says that technology will be "kind of smart" for the next couple of years.