Samsung recently halted the production and sales of their Galaxy Note 7 phones due to safety concerns. Over the course of the last two months, news has spread of defective phones exploding - sometimes while in the pocket of a customer or on a plane.
What happens every year and involves a hammock, a TV and a case of beer? Father's Day! But there may be a few dads that don't swing that way and have tendencies toward new gadgets and other things tech. These are cyberdads.
You've seen Eric Ladin's mug plenty of times and probably laughed, as I did. That's a trick, people! That's how Eric gets you to fall in love with him! Or admire him. So I fell for it, whatever. You did too.
From connected kitchens and robotic vacuums to smart coffee makers, washers and dryers and convertible laptop/tablets, it was all about mobility and connectivity at IFA 14. There was so much to see but here are the top five items that I'm waiting impatiently to get my hands on.
At the moment, Google is hard at work to make our lives easier, more connected and rather enjoyable. This has always been a company with a proclivity towards the human touch to keep its customers smiling.
Unless Apple can reverse the screen-size advantage and 'use-ability' superiority of the Samsung Galaxy family of products, they may well be next to walk the technology plank into the deep, dark and unforgiving waters of tech extinction that now shortly will engulf BlackBerry.