As part of Samsung’s just-announced worldwide recall affecting over a million Galaxy Note7 smartphones, every owner of a Note7 in Australia — even if they bought the phone overseas or online — will be contacted proactively to arrange their choice of a replacement phone, a full refund, or an expert repair. No battery fire incidents have been reported in Australia, but the company is taking unprecedented steps to address any potential issue to keep customers happy.
At a press conference in Seoul, Samsung has confirmed that it will recall around a million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones that have been sold to consumers and shipped to retailers around the world. 50,000 Galaxy Note7 owners in Australia — will join a massive recall conducted over potential battery fire risks.
You’d have assumed that by the time the 24th century rolled around, Wi-Fi would be available across the galaxy. But Picard’s Enterprise apparently still relied on isolinear chips — Star Trek’s version of flash drives — to share data. ThinkGeek’s version probably isn’t quite as advanced, but you don’t have to tell your imagination that.
For those unfamiliar, books are a collection of words that form some sort of coherent narrative, printed on paper and bound together. These objects are very much alive and well, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, despite the fact that we live in an age where you can download the same information onto various pieces of technology. Wild.
Video: Did you know there was an official vaping sport called Cloud Chasing? Competitors compete to make the most impressive smoke plumes, but few would be able to challenge the world’s largest air cannon that can blast massive smoke rings capable of toppling mighty box forts.
Video: If YouTube’s AstonishingStudios was ever able to convince LEGO to turn all of its creations into real sets, we’d never have to leave our desks to get breakfast, lunch or dinner. Their latest creation is a Burger King (American Hungry Jack’s) vending machine that serves up fries, Whoppers and even dispenses Coca-Cola.
Thursday was September 1, which, as we all know, is the day that fictional British wizarding children find themselves on the Hogwarts Express, heading back to school. It was also 1 September 2016, which isn’t a special day at all… but everyone got confused about that, thanks to J.K. Rowling.
David S. Goyer’s Superman prequel for the Syfy channel, Krypton, has found its female lead in actress Georgina Campbell. If the pilot makes it to series, she’ll make her US TV debut, though she’s a BAFTA winner for her work in her native England, and will appear in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword next year.
September’s new books feature aliens, superheroes, time travel and what sounds like a wonderfully genre-busting new novel from Alan Moore. This list includes our picks from last week’s spring preview, as well as plenty of additional titles to add to your exponentially growing reading list.
The woman behind one of the most famous incarnations of Lois Lane is not pleased about the version that’s part of DC’s current cinematic universe. In an interview with HeyUGuys, Margot Kidder bashed the latest portrayal of Lois Lane as sexist and old-fashioned.
This week the city of Dana Point, California opened up a time capsule that the community sealed back in 1966. The metal tube, safely tucked inside a boulder in 1968, contained a lot of things you’d expect in your average 20th century capsule — like photos and newspapers. But the most interesting thing inside might be the questions that the people of the 1960s had for 2016.
For the upcoming Hacked on Classics show being held as part of the Brighton Digital Festival in the UK this month, hacker Seb Lee-Delisle modified the classic NES’ Zapper accessory with LEDs, a green laser, the smoke-generating parts from an e-cigarette and a small blower to create the convincing effect of a functional laser pistol.
The glory days of Nintendo consoles will forever be tied to endlessly blowing in plastic game cartridges. With its upcoming convertible system, Nintendo will try to recapture that magic, a source told The Wall Street Journal.