The US Department of Transportation has prohibited Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobiles on flights after reports of the apparatus catching fire.

Passengers will not be able to take the phones on flights or in their luggage to and from the US from 16:00 GMT on Saturday.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had previously counseled against packaging the phones in luggage.

Samsung permanently discontinued Galaxy Note 7 creation this week.

“We are taking this additional measure because even one fire episode in-flight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and gets many lives in danger.”

Samsung recalled around 2.5 million phones in September after criticisms of bursting batteries.

While it afterwards insisted that all replaced apparatus were not dangerous, there were reports that those telephones were catching fire too.

The business subsequently said it would discontinue Galaxy Note 7 creation.

“The fire hazard with the original Note 7 and with the replacement Note 7 is simply too great for anyone to risk it and not respond to this official recall,” said US Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Elliot Kaye.

“I would like to remind consumers once again to take advantage of the remedies offered, including a full refund. It’s the right thing to do and the safest thing to do.”



Samsung Electronics said that battery issues were behind phones catching fire and is recalling its main Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

The South Korean company said customers who’d already purchased the phone would have the ability to swap it for a brand new one.

“There was a tiny issue in the manufacturing process, so it was really difficult to figure out,” the president of

Samsung’s mobile business Koh Dong-jin told reporters.

“It’ll cost us so much it makes my heart ache. Nevertheless, the reason we made this choice is because what’s most important is customer security,” he said.

The company said it would take to prepare replacement apparatus.

According to Samsung, the phone continues to be launched in 10 states with different businesses although so far supplying the batteries.

The recall comes only one week ahead of an anticipated demo of a new iPhone version from its main rival Apple.


China’s two biggest cities have banned the use of electrical scooters and segways on public roads due to safety issues. Scooters, altered bicycles and segways have now been growing in popularity in China as a way to beat traffic jams.

However, many do not have lights or suitable brakes, and can exceed speed limits. Electric scooters and segways are presumed to have a maximum speed of 20km/h, but the Beijing

Consumers’ Association found that most of them are able to surpass that.

China’s third-biggest city Guangzhou can be apparently considering a prohibition on electric scooters.

There are not any national safety standards for such vehicles, which don’t fall in the category of either motor vehicles or non-motorised ones according to Chinese law.


The newly weds of B-town Bipasha Basu, and Karan Singh Grover are loving their married life to the fullest. Recently, they came back from their honeymoon and now the duo was seen observing along with their relatives and buddies.

Bipasha posted a few selfies on Instagram and wrote, “Amazing seafood place in Bandra @bastianseafood! Woohoo? Thank you @_kunaljani for this amazing dining experience at@bastianseafood. Total food coma?”








Skype in 2014 introduced its Skype Qik video messaging program to take on competing services for example Snapchat or WeChat. On the other hand, the Microsoft-owned VoIP service has made a decision to shutter its program.

The organization is going to be fully choosing the Qik program off-the-grid by March 24.The firm says that shutting down Skype Qik video messaging program shouldn’t be much of a stress for users as most its own attributes are actually within the VoIP service’s core program. As they do with other programs as well as Snapchat Skype released its Qik program to let users send short video messages.

Users send it and could produce a video of up to 42 seconds. In addition, it taken up attributes after fourteen days from competing programs like message deletion. The launch marked a place for Microsoft in the mobile messaging market, that was formerly controlled Viber by Line and others.

It iOS tablet computers and smartphones and last week eventually began rolling out the attribute on Android. It’s worth saying that Skype supported group video calls but just for those that opted for Skype. The attribute is currently open to non-subscribers also.

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