What happens to Samsung after the Note 7 disaster?

After dozens of incidents in which batteries overheated and began smoking or catching fire, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead. But Samsung’s nightmare is just beginning. “Samsung isn’t the only company out there offering Android phones,” Recode’s Senior Mobile Editor Ina Fried said on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask. “They have a less defensible position, which makes it all the more crucial that they work on repairing that brand ASAP.” Speaking with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode, Fried said the Note 7 was not Samsung’s most popular phone, but the high-end device was one of its most profitable. Even before the Note 7 was recalled for a second time and production was halted, analysts said the company stood to lose …

NuckleDu's Capcom Cup 2016 victory makes history Du "NuckleDu" Dang Du "NuckleDu" Dang officially became the first American to win the Capcom Cup tournament in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday. Dang, the 20-year-old Street Fighter V pro beat 32 other players for the title, including fellow countryman and tournament runner-up Ricki Ortiz. Many top-ranked Street Fighter players were eliminated early in the tournament. Favorites like Seonwoo "RZR/Infiltration" Lee and Justin Wong — representing Korea and the U.S., respectively — didn't even proceed past the first round of matches. Although Japanese players have taken the crown for the last three Capcom Cup tournaments, the top players from that region filled out the back half of the tournament's top five. Ryota "Kazunoko" Inoue finished in third, Tatsuya Haitani finished in fourth, and Keita...

Ship's anchor severs Jersey's undersea internet cables Image caption A ship dragging its anchor on the seabed in the English Channel has cut the three main internet cables to the Channel Islands overnight.Broadband speeds are expected to be slower as a result and telecom company JT said it could take up to a week to repair.The company said engineers have already been dispatched to repair the cables.All communications traffic from JT, the main operator in Jersey, is going through a single link to France.More on the internet cable link being cut and other stories 'Exceptionally unlucky'JT says insurance will cover the cost of repairs and if they are able to track the ship then the owners insurance will pay for the work. Daragh McDermott, director of corporate affairs for JT...

Oculus is breaking every rule, in a bid to make virtual reality better It’s been a big year for Oculus. After finally launching its consumer headset, the Oculus Rift, back in March, the company is now preparing to launch another piece of consumer hardware, the Oculus Touch controllers.  However, while the controllers for the Rift’s main competitor, the HTC Vive, came bundled with the device from day one, the Rift controllers are arriving almost nine months after the launch of the headset.  One thing is for sure: Oculus is a company that refuses to play by the rules. And when TechRadar spoke to the company’s Head of Content, Jason Rubin, he expressed confidence in the company’s decision to forge its own path. Jason Rubin, Oculus' Head of Content A fragmented market The fact that the Touch controllers are coming out...

See the New Poster for Doctor Who's Christmas Special Ahead of Doctor Who's upcoming Christmas Special, BBC America has released a new poster and plot details for the forthcoming episode. The special, dubbed "The Return of Doctor Mysterio," will premiere on Sunday, December 25, at 9/8c, during which the Doctor will team up with a masked hero to save New York from an alien attack. Matt Lucas as Nardole, Charity Wakefield as Lucy, Justin Chatwin as the Ghost and Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in Doctor Who's 2016 Christmas Special BBC America's episode synopsis for the Christmas Special follows: This Christmas sees the Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure ...

The small, foldable DJI Mavic Pro is the ultimate personal drone DJI Mavic Pro Mashable Choice highlights the best of everything we cover, have experienced first-hand and would recommend to others. Owning a DJI Mavic Pro is a little like having a secret. The drone is so small, light and, most importantly, foldable, that it can easily fit in a backpack, a large handbag or even a car’s glove compartment. No one looking at me walking down the streets of Manhattan would know I have the power of flight in my backpack. It’s more, though, than just the size that makes DJI’s new pro-sumer drone a winner. It’s expertly designed, smart and one of the easiest-to-fly drones I have ever encountered. The $999 drone – and included remote – is unlike anything DJI has...

Rahul Twitter hacking: Congress must share blame but govt needs to hasten slowly on ... By Narayanan Madhavan Imagine a house being burgled while the owner is away. It is possible to blame the owner for not locking his house properly. However, if the indeed the house is properly padlocked but the house has been broken into by thieves coming in through a window, it is possible to blame the watchman or local police. We can use this analogy to understand this week’s hacking of the Twitter account of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and also the Congress party’s own website, besides the voluntary suspension of 200 Congress-party linked Twitter accounts. We live in times of wild allegations and conspiracy theories. The quick politicisation of the issue by the Congress and the BJP in a week that involved a major initiative by the...

TU Delft university stumbles upon tech for energy efficient mechanical pixels Santiago Cartamil-Bueno, a PhD student at the TU Delft university in Netherlands was exploring new devices to be used as sensors. For this purpose, a thin sheet of silicon was peppered with tiny holes 13 micrometres wide, and covered with two layers of graphene. Due to small pressure differences in the pits, the graphene layer would randomly start changing colour. “Seeing the colours under a microscope, I realised that the devices were not homogeneous, which is bad if you are trying to create a sensor,” Cartamil-Bueno said. The devices may not be of much use as sensors, but the changing colours opened up new possibilities. The research into the use of thin graphene layers as mechanical pixels was lead by Dr. Samer Houri. “We observed...