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Behind the Growing Risk of Lithium-Ion Battery Fires on Flights

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 16
Dangeous lithium ion battery explosions have caused the FAA to ban certain devices.

Samsung's Quick Fix for Galaxy Note 7 is No Full Recharge

PERSONAL TECH | By Youkyung Lee | Sep 14
Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to 60 percent.

LG Unveils the First Phone to Ship with Google's New Android

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jasdanun | Sep 8
LG is unveiling the first phone to ship with Google's new Android Nougat software, in hopes of appealing to people who like to take and share photos and video.

Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 After Battery Explosions

PERSONAL TECH | By Youkyung Lee | Sep 3
Samsung Electronics recalled all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding batteries of some of the flagship gadgets exploded or caught fire.

Android Makers Really Want to Make Their Phones Eye-Catching

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 20
It's getting rarer for phone launches to generate excitement these days - especially in the Android world, where all models use the same underlying Google software.

Survey: Too Many New Smartphone Models Released Each Year

PERSONAL TECH | By Youkyung Lee | Aug 18
Consumers think smartphone makers are releasing too many new models each year, a survey showed Tuesday.

Patent Dispute Could Block Apple's iPhone 6 Sales in Beijing

Jun 19
Apple is embroiled in a Chinese patent dispute that threatens to block future sales of the iPhone 6 in Beijing unless the company can overturn a regulator's recent ruling.

Lenovo, Google Unveil Phone That Knows Its Way Around A Room

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 13
A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings - such as the room's size and the presence of other people - and potentially transform how we interact.

Apple's Next Big Challenge: Making Siri Smarter

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Jun 12
As other tech giants jockey to build intelligent "chat bots" and voice-controlled home systems capable of more challenging artificial-intelligence feats, Siri at times no longer seems cutting edge.

China's Huawei Looks to Build Global Smartphone Brand

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | May 19
Chinese tech giant Huawei wants Americans to start thinking of it as a stylish smartphone brand.

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