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 Tuesday, 11-October-2016  18:44:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Samsung's woes with the Note 7 continue, with the replacement phones also exploding into flames. They have now told all Note 7 users to turn the phones off and not use them at all. “Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note7 or replacement Galaxy Note7 device should power down and stop using the device and take advantage of the remedies available,” the statement said. They've even sent special fireproof boxes to people to return the phones in. The full recall notice is here, thanks boneburner.

Speaking of failures, Backblaze have an article about SMART stats and HDDs. SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology and is a monitoring system included in hard drives that reports on various attributes of the state of a given drive. While we’ve looked at SMART stats before, this time we’ll dig into the SMART stats we use in determining drive failure and we’ll also look at a few other stats we find interesting.

German lawmakers have voted to ban internal combusion engines. Germany’s Spiegel Magazin reported this morning that the country’s top legislative body was able to reach a bi-partisan agreement that hopes to allow only zero-emission vehicles on EU roads in 14 years. For the resolution to be instituted across Europe, it will have to be approved by the EU. But according to Forbes, “German regulations traditionally have shaped EU and UNECE regulations.”

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