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Samsung chief arrested as South Korean probe deepens

Samsung chief arrested as South Korean probe deepens

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea.

Hamas 'honey trap' dupes Israeli soldiers

Hamas 'honey trap' dupes Israeli soldiers

The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online, an Israeli military official said on Wednesday.

Samsung launches first brand shop at Mall of Qatar

Samsung launches first brand shop at Mall of Qatar

Samsung has opened its first brand shop at the newly opened Mall of Qatar, offering extensive products including smartphones, tablets, accessories, wearables, smart TVs, home appliances, printers and monitors.

Air freight demand grows fastest in 18 months: IATA

Air freight demand grows fastest in 18 months: IATA

Demand for air freight rose 8.2% in October, the fastest rate of growth in 18 months and raising expectations for the usually busy end of the year, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.

Galileo satellites rocket into space

Galileo satellites rocket into space

Four Galileo satellites were sent into orbit on the Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana on Thursday and will soon be detectable by European smartphones.

Swap or cash? Final choice for Note 7 owners

Swap or cash? Final choice for Note 7 owners

South Koreans returned their discontinued Samsung Note 7 smartphones on Thursday, with the beleaguered electronics giant offering swap incentives in the hope of retaining customer loyalty after a damaging recall fiasco.

Britain's Royal Mail bans delivery of Galaxy Note 7

Britain's Royal Mail bans delivery of Galaxy Note 7

Royal Mail Plc, operator of Britain's main postal service, has banned the delivery of Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy Note 7 smartphones through its network for safety reasons.

Samsung halts Note 7 production after new fire scare

Samsung halts Note 7 production after new fire scare

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a source said on Monday, after reports of fires in replacement devices added to the tech giant's worst ever recall crisis.

Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned on UAE airlines

Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned on UAE airlines

The United Arab Emirates on Saturday banned passengers from using Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board the country's airlines, following a recall of the devices because of a battery fire hazard.

Repair of smart devices 'fraught with risks'

Repair of smart devices 'fraught with risks'

A number of locals have expressed concern that many people take their smartphones, tablets and other smart devices to unauthorised shops for repairs.

Smartphones top gift list, sales surge

Smartphones top gift list, sales surge

Smartphones, which saw a 10% increase in sales in the past week, have outsold other popular gift items during Eid al-Fitr, it is learnt.

New device to catch people who use mobile while driving

New device to catch people who use mobile while driving

The use of smartphones by many motorists for various Internet based purposes has become rampant in Qatar, posing a grave threat to road safety.