Samsung announced the recall of their Galaxy Note 7 smartphone earlier this month, and now that recall is official.Here s what to do with your potentially explosive device.The recall has been formally filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC for any Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones sold before September 15, 2016.The hazard, in their own words: The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.You can either get a refund or a replacement, and the CPSC says customers should contact their wireless carrier or the retailer from which they purchased the phone.Here s a list of common carriers and their contact info, along with a link to each carrier s specific instructions on the recall process:
Free, unfiltered Web browsing—without a data plan.Jacob Ajit, a 17-year-old student at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Virginia, was bored and screwing around with a smartphone that had service and a SIM for T-Mobile's prepaid phone service.He soon discovered it was possible to still gain access to the Internet without paying for an account; all he had to do was route everything through a proxy application running on a server with "/speedtest" in its Web address.The T-Mobile prepaid SIM makes it possible to pay for new service from the phone itself.This requires the phone to be able to connect to T-Mobile's network to do so, essentially blocking access to the rest of the Internet through a capture portal until the account is activated.But Ajit found that the Speedtest mobile app worked even when the phone's data plan hadn't been activated—likely as a marketing tool to demonstrate the speed of T-Mobile's 4G network.
You may have met someone who says they don t trust banks and shoves their money under a mattress.You write them off and go on using your debit cards and checking accounts.Our money is there when we need to pay rent.The system works well for day-to-day transactions, but that doesn t mean banks are entirely trustworthy.A lot of customers learned that during the banking collapse of 2008, when banks suffered few consequences for shady business practices.This recent news from Wells Fargo is a disconcerting reminder that banks can do sneaky, illegal things with your personal information, or worse, your money.
It is frustrating to see such vigorous opposition to something that s probably saved more lives than any other medicine, while other more dangerous and less effective medical procedures remain popular.However, things don t seem so bleak if we distinguish between people who dismiss the importance of vaccination outright, and those who are specifically concerned about their safety.New data, from a vast international study just published by my colleagues and myself, indicate that the global public does indeed understand the importance of vaccination.Far from signalling the twilight of scientific literacy, my own view is that that vaccines sheer ubiquity may contribute to the doubts about their safety, since even the rarest side-effects are likely to manifest when hundreds of millions of people are immunised each year.China is still reeling from the revelation of a criminal ring selling expired vaccines, while distrust and even violence towards health teams in Pakistan is blocking efforts to eradicate polio.In our sweeping global survey of 65,819 people in 67 countries, 91% agreed with the statement, Vaccines are important for children to have.
The new Apple Watch models still require charging every night, but early reviewers found the screens much brighter, and performance snappier too.Every reviewer agrees the Apple Watch experience has improved, largely due to watchOS 3.Writes Lauren Goode of The Verge, It was easy to knock the first Apple Watch as a fitness device; I know because I often knocked it for this.A $349 sport watch without GPS was like an expensive sports car without turbo.Susie Ochs Apple s ceramic Apple Watch Series 2John Gruber loved how the Series 2 and iPhone intelligenty passed off route-tracking duties.
iPhone 7 Jet Black AirPodsBased on the reviews, Apple has another pair of winners on its hands with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.The two phones might look nearly identical to last year s models, but with updated cameras, faster processors and a missing headphone jack, there are plenty of significant changes to attract potential upgraders.There s also a new accessory—AirPods—which have been far more divisive than the lack of headphone jack so far.Generally, reviewers seem to be keen on the wireless headphones, but there is one glaring mistake…MUST SEE: No contest: The iPhone 7 is the fastest smartphone in the world
SellGPU, a company founded in 2014 to offer a similar service to GPU upgraders as is available to smartphone upgraders, has now branched out into CPUs - but is its hefty cut worth it?An American startup is aiming to do for PC upgraders what recycling firms do for smartphone buyers: offer a quick and easy way to get cash back for their old hardware.Anyone who has purchased a smartphone in the last few years will be familiar with recycling companies offering postage-paid envelopes into which you drop your old handset, receiving cash or vouchers in exchange upon receipt.Those who upgrade their PCs, though, face other methods for recouping their original investments: reusing older hardware, well-known auction sites, classified adverts, or private sales via forums.Each comes with its own drawbacks: older hardware is typically less power-efficient than its replacement making reuse less economically tempting, auction sites take a hefty cut of the final sale price, classified adverts have a typically local and limited audience, and on internet forums nobody knows if the buyer is a dog.Ohio-based startup SellGPU claims to have a solution: the ability to pop your old hardware into a pre-paid envelope and receive a chunk of change back, just like the smartphone recyclers.
Rather than introduce chatbots into its Messages messaging app, Apple has elected to bolster the app with app extensions called iMessage apps in iOS 10, which Apple is making available to everyone today.Now that millions of users will start seeing the little App Store icon at the bottom of their chats in Messages — a button that brings up a drawer revealing stickers and other things that you can send, along with a shortcut to the newly launched iMessage App Store — lots of developers will inevitably build iMessage apps for their existing apps.But there are already plenty of iMessage apps available now, sprinkled throughout the regular iOS App Store.Apps that have them are labeled Offers iMessage App on its page in the App Store, just like they re labeled if they have Apple TV apps or Apple Watch apps.When you try out the available iMessage apps, you can get a sense of the wide range of functions that are possible now within a previously restricted and simple app.It s definitely a turning point.Here are 25 of the first iMessage apps that are live as of today:The iMessage app available from Afar magazine s travel guide app lets you drop in travel-related stickers into your conversations.Supertop s $3.99 Castro podcasting app has an iMessage app that lets you share podcasts you ve listened to.Citymapper s iMessage app lets you send someone a map of your current location, your home, or your work.The iMessage app for this $1.99 third-party keyboard app from Echelon Creative lets you send stickers that have to do with the country music singer Dierks Bentley.The iMessage app that now ships with Agile Tortoise s $4.99 Drafts note-taking app makes it easy to send full-text documents to others.Once they ve received it, they can view it or choose to save it to their own Evernote account.Genius iMessage app lets you browse and search for songs and send lyric snippets on top of images of the song s music artist.The iMessage app from this animated GIF-sharing app does just what you would expect.You can browse and search for GIFs and then send, one after the other.IMDb s iMessage app lets you send a deep link for a TV show or movie.
According to gotchseo.com, an audit should be performed:At the beginning of a new projectAt the beginning of a new quarterBut, like most other things, you have to take this with a grain of salt.Yes, an SEO audit helps us determine how our website is performing.Here, a person doing the audit needs to make sure that you only need a few clicks from homepage to destination page.
Apple dominated the news space this week with its iPhone 7 and other hardware announcements, but marketers should be paying more attention to what happens next week when Apple releases iOS 10 to the world.In this week s episode of Marketing Land Live, we cut through the hardware hype and also rant a bit about the difficulty some of us had in ordering a new iPhone.Other topics on the show include a potentially big legal case in Europe where a high court has ruled that linking to copyright-infringing material may itself also constitute a copyright violation.We also discuss the latest Google SEO news and more.This week s show runs 41 minutes and features Marketing Land s Barry Schwartz, Greg Sterling, Danny Sullivan and myself.You can listen below, and be sure to scroll down for this week s Show Notes, with links to the stories we talked about.
Are drones the wave of the future?My first drone was the Parrot Bebop and it sat in its box for months.I am a big fan of new technology and gadgets of the future, but I like them to have some utility.I also was concerned about crashing this expensive gadget into a tree and breaking it.At the time, there were no specific laws governing personal drones, but I also did not want to violate the privacy rights of my neighbors.When I finally started flying the Bebop it was an immediate love-hate relationship.
The Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 Pro are effectively half-step measures that deliver more power and capabilities without abandoning the current hardware, while Scorpio could represent a larger step up... even if Microsoft says it's still an Xbox One.Unnervingly disproportionate musculature, trailers featuring a predictable mix of ultraviolence and plinkety plonkety piano music, guns, grunting, more guns, a robust multiplayer experience... wait, what was that last one?Even if you haven t spent a great deal of time cosying up to Epic Games cover shooter trilogy, the words Gears of War are more likely to conjure images of a single player campaign with set-pieces bulging with wanton destruction and en-masse pwnage than competitive multiplayer, which has lingered in the background.Front and centre in The Coalition s vision is a new technique it hopes will shake up multiplayer combat in Gears 4: the yank and shank.The Coalition is hoping to produce more dynamic matches with these two abilities - and it s not just us casual players it wants to please.Upon release the pointy bomb comes careering downward to deal enormous splash damage.
Streets of Rogue is, at first glance, everything I hate.It's an open alpha of a rogue-lite with a pun name for a title, and it takes inspiration from a mass of different sources.It's not particularly polished, and it's got a lot of rough edges, but I couldn't stop playing it.So, as I was saying, Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite, but instead of going around a dungeon twatting folks, you're in a procedurally generated city.It's not any sort of city you'll recognise: gang members roam the streets, office drones threaten naked people walking in off the street and slavers publicly tout their wares in giant cages.You can take whatever steps you feel are necessary to achieve this goal, and the tack you take will be dependant on who you're playing.
the IFA 2016 If you want the best possible picture in 4k, this tv from Samsung be worth checking out.Backlight and Samsung's new Quantum Dot technology make us impressive, but is it the nail in the coffin for OLED?Well, tv the war is bound to continue even if Samsung is confident about their thing.Anders Wollner from the M3.see has looked closely at the giant TV screen- and asked what the costs.
Starting last spring, with Donald Trump poised to take the Republican Party nomination, activists began pressuring companies to boycott the Republican National Convention.As a result, companies that have long sponsored both parties conventions scaled back their sponsorships significantly.And as the Olympics fervor wound down, Speedo and three other brands dropped their sponsorship of Ryan Lochte following the swimming champ's drunken night out with the boys, in Brazil.Sponsorship is a lead magnet, so you need to make sure you re meeting your target leads where they are.Red Bull, for example, has been careful about managing its sponsorship activities, choosing events with an element of danger but ensuring that they always resonate with the brand s cutting-edge, quirky band of followers.Consider the sponsorships that link to sporting events: Studies by Performance Research have shown that sponsors of Formula 1 enjoy increased brand awareness from customers, and more than half of fans surveyed have said they would choose a sponsor s product over a non-sponsor s.
In many ways, Chrome is the best browser available for any platform, but it s not without its issues.One of the biggest frustrations for many Chrome users is how quickly it depletes the battery, especially on Windows devices.Last week, Google finally addressed that issue with the release of Chrome 53.DON T MISS: Reliable sources say iPhone 7 will come in not one but two brand new colorsAccording to ZDNet, the latest stable channel update features several power consumption enhancements for video playback as well as big performance and power improvements for the browser as a whole.After being lambasted by Microsoft earlier this year, it appears Google has decided that actions speak louder than words.
As one of the first and certainly most popular options out there, the Moto 360 has become somewhat of a poster child for the circular Android Wear watch movement.This shape, however, almost didn t happen.The Moto 360 was originally square feel free to shudder .The Moto 360 first launched in 2014, but, like most tech products, it began as a series of prototypes before finally launching.A number of these prototypes have leaked online, showing that the Moto 360 was, at one point, nothing like the Moto 360 we know and love today.The prototypes come courtesy of GizoChina.
Emergency veterinary medicine is rough work."But you have to consider that the animals are sick, they don't feel well, they're in a weird place, there's unfamiliar faces."Down the hall in the intensive care unit, a team of veterinarians and technicians care for a small army of critical and terminal creatures.It's a place where cats and dogs routinely get state-of-the-art radiation treatment for brain cancer, total hip replacements, and even alternative treatments like acupuncture."We get dogs helicoptered in all the time," said Lori Asprea, a technician in internal medicine.He seemed to recover with treatment, but when it came time to release him back to his owners, a potentially fatal clot clogged up the blood vessels in his lungs, sending him back to the ICU.
It was a brilliant idea to beat the traffic.But sadly the viral video above of a man riding an ostrich to beat rush hour in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is totally fake.The Bank of Astana claimed it was behind the hoax dash cam-style footage on Friday, after the video spread like wildfire across the web.What possessed us when creating this idea?The thought that many of us live bored and pragmatic lives, the bank posted on Facebook.Team Bank of Astana believes that we need to stop just daydreaming ― and we must act to embody our wildest dreams, here and now, it added.
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.They made her what used to be the girlfriend, which kind of ended in the 60s with women s rights, Kidder said.Lois Lane is widely regarded as one of the first feminist icons in comic book films.At a time when women were largely reduced to playing the stereotypical damsel in distress, Kidder s Lois Lane was a smart and confident reporter who gave Christopher Reeve s Superman a run for his money.Sure she still got rescued, but she did it in style.