• ELECTRONICS
    Samsung Electronics’ Q2 profit likely halved as Huawei woes worsen chip glut

    SEOUL:¬†Samsung¬†Electronics is likely to say second-quarter profit more than halved when it reports preliminary earnings on Friday, data showed, as a drop in memory chip shipments to China’s embattled¬†Huaweiexacerbated a price-squeezing supply glut. The quarterly result would be the South Korean firm’s lowest in nearly three years, with the prospect of an earnings recovery still […]

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    Nintendo Cuts Full-Year Profit View on Wii U Woes

    Nintendo Cuts Full-Year Profit View on Wii U Woes Nintendo cut its full-year outlook Wednesday blaming disappointing Wii U game sales and a strong yen, but it remained profitable thanks to the sale of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. The warning came despite the immense global popularity of the Pokemon Go app this summer, which […]

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    Halt and Catch Fire: Battery Woes Go Well Beyond Samsung

    Halt and Catch Fire: Battery Woes Go Well Beyond Samsung Samsung’s Note 7 isn’t the only gadget to catch fire thanks to lithium-battery problems, which have afflicted everything from iPhones to Tesla cars to Boeing jetliners. Blame chemistry and the fact that the batteries we rely on for everyday life are prone to leaking and […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Halt and Catch Fire: Battery Woes Go Well Beyond Samsung

    Samsung’s Note 7 isn’t the only gadget to catch fire thanks to lithium-battery problems, which have afflicted everything from iPhones to Tesla cars to Boeing jetliners. Blame chemistry and the fact that the batteries we rely on for everyday life are prone to leaking and even bursting into flame if damaged, defective or exposed to […]