Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

 Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13 year old girl’s pillow

Let this cautionary tale serve as a reminder to everyone: don’t buy unauthorized parts or accessories for your smartphone. We have seen stories of combusting cell phones before, but perhaps none have been quite as unsettling as a new report from this past weekend. According to a Dallas, Texas-based Fox affiliate, a 13-year-old girl was awoken last week when she smelled something burning. As it turns out, the Samsung Galaxy S4 that she slipped under her pillow as she fell asleep had caught fire in the middle of the night and had begun to burn her pillow and sheets.

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Amazon may take on Square and PayPal Here with mobile credit card reader

Square for iPad 470 75 Amazon may take on Square and PayPal Here with mobile credit card reader

Web giant Amazon is about to release a mobile-based credit card reader to rival the likes of Square, according to reports on Sunday.

9to5Mac has obtained a copy of a recent Staples (an American office supplies store) inventory, that claims Amazon is planning to launch a device known as the ‘Amazon Card Reader’ next month.

The internal document says the reader will cost $ 9.99 (around £5.90, AU$ 10.60), but adds Staples staff are to hold off on making stock available until August 12.

For those keeping score at home, this isn’t the first time such a rumour has manifested itself. Earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported Amazon was working on a point-of-sale system.

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Samsung just launched a 7-inch smartphone. 7… INCH… SMARTPHONE.

 Samsung just launched a 7 inch smartphone. 7... INCH... SMARTPHONE.

It’s official: we have reached the peak of phablet insanity. Samsung on Friday unveiled the latest addition to its phablet lineup. While the device officially falls under Samsung’s “Tab” product family of tablets, you’ll notice that the Galaxy Tab Q is not like normal tablets. Instead, it includes an ear speaker and a microphone, and it supports voice calling. In other words, Samsung expects you to hold this gigantic beast of a tablet up to your face to make phone calls.

Please. We beg you. Don’t.

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Microsoft is ready to attack China with an exclusive Xbox One deal

 Microsoft is ready to attack China with an exclusive Xbox One deal

Microsoft is far from beating Sony in the new gaming console war, but the company is reportedly ready to attack a huge market in the coming months. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the Xbox One maker will partner with China Telecom, the country’s most important fixed-line operator, to launch its latest console.

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Baidu is also working on self-driving cars, but they’ll be ‘more like riding a horse’

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Baidu, the most popular search engine in China, has revealed it is also working on automated vehicles, but, unlike its western equivalent Google, it wants drivers to maintain the option of control.

The deputy director of Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning, Kai Yu, told The Next Web he envisions a future where drivers can sit back and enjoy the ride or take the wheel themselves.

He said: "This is actually an intelligent assistant collecting data from road situations and then operating locally.

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Next big moonshot project puts Google inside your body

 Next big moonshot project puts Google inside your body

Google is far from being done searching for answers for some of your most pressing questions, including many surrounding health and the human body, The Wall Street Journal reveals. Baseline Study is a new Google X “moonshot” project that wants to look into the human body and find out exactly what makes us healthy so that the company can find new ways to improve our health.

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