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Why Do Phone Batteries Explode?

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Samsung tells the press that it’s because the battery was manufactured incorrectly–but the Galaxy’s battery isn’t the first to explode in the history of cell phones.

Recently, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has run into some battery issues.  According to a small population of customers, their phone battery simply overheated and exploded, causing a full recall of the product.  Samsung tells the press that it’s because the battery was manufactured incorrectly–but the Galaxy’s battery isn’t the first to explode in the history of cell phones.  What causes such modern technology to simply catch fire?  And why do we carry that around in our pockets?  Read on for a quick run-down of why batteries explode in the first place.

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Tech Talk: Intellectual Property in a World of Innovation

 

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What is innovation in a world of intellectual property?

Today we’re going to be doing something a little different. We’re going to be talking about a recent event in the tech world. Apple, creator of the iPhone, is suing Samsung, creator of the Galaxy line. The innovative and usually forward thinking company claims that the Samsung Galaxy has features that were stolen from the iPhone such as “edge-to-edge glass design,” “tap to zoom,” as well as other features. This legal battles has been going on for years and many different tech celebrities have been involved to varying degrees including Facebook, Ebay, HP, Dell, and even the big “G” itself, Google. But what does any of this have to do with you, the consumer? Well, the effects of this case could seep into the overall climate of the tech community and cause changes that may trickle down to you. [Read more…]