• Swap Your Note 7 for Another Samsung Phone, Get $100

    Swap Your Note 7 for Another Samsung Phone, Get $100

    ET today, consumers can choose between two options: swap your Note 7 for another Samsung phone and receive up to $100 in credit, or hand in the device for a refund or a non-Samsung smartphone and get $25.The move, approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), comes after Samsung this week halted production and sales of the exploding products.
  • Apple Sues Over Fake Accessories

    Apple Sues Over Fake Accessories

    As reported by PCMag sister site IGN, Apple purchased a number of Apple-branded accessories on Amazon—power adapters, charging/syncing cables—over a nine-month period, and found that 90 of 100 were fakes.Cupertino's four claims for relief cover trademark counterfeiting and infringement, false designation of origin, copyright infringement, and unfair competition.
  • Spike in Pedestrian Deaths Linked to Distracted Phone Users

    Spike in Pedestrian Deaths Linked to Distracted Phone Users

    An increase in pedestrian deaths last year was partially due to distractions caused by smartphones, according to a new report from the US Governors Highway Safety Association.The report, released Thursday, estimates that pedestrian deaths increased 11 percent last year.