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Burnt Note 7

When Phones Explode

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Overheard: "I'd buy a Samsung Note7, but they explode." No, they don't. Defective lithium-ion batteries explode. This is an important distinction. And regardless of the sensationalist claims you've heard from ratings-seekers and clickbaiters, lithium-ion batteries don't explode very often. Here's what you need to know.

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7: Are You F#$king Kidding Me?

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Let me get right to the point. The new iPhone 7 is a fantastic, awesome, incredible, spectacular iteration of the iPhone 6. Great processor (a quad-core, 64-bit A10 Fusion), outstanding rear-facing camera (12 MP), a new wireless chip (W1) to facilitate Bluetooth connectivity, iOS 10, a pressure-sensitive home button, and taptic feedback. Oh, yeah, there's one more thing … [

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3 Great New Books I Really Enjoyed

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Several friends sent me books this summer. Paper ones with nice inscriptions. (It's hard to autograph an eBook.) Here's a quick overview of three I really enjoyed. I think you'll enjoy them too.