Tag Archives: fire

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Refurbished Batteries Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 4 refurbished batteries recalled It can cause overheating and fire hazard FedEx Supply Chain is replacing batteries Another Samsung Galaxy Note has been hit by a recall, but don’t worry, it isn’t what you think. The US regulator has recalled refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries which were distributed as replacement through AT&T’s insurance program only. The regulator ... Read More »

Sicily fire crew ’caused fires for cash’

Italian police have detained 15 volunteer firefighters in southern Sicily accused of starting fires in order to get paid to put them out. In the alleged fraud, the volunteers rang the emergency 115 number themselves or got friends or relatives to do it. Their commander allegedly skipped shifts in order to start fires. The team, in the Ragusa district, came ... Read More »

What happened to Fling, Amazon’s Chromecast clone on Fire TV?

Back in July 2015, Amazon announced a Chromecast-like feature for its own Fire TV streaming box and Fire TV Stick. The feature was called Amazon Fling, and it would allow existing phone and tablet apps to play media on a nearby television, just like Chromecast can. But over the last two years, that effort has languished. I can’t find a single ... Read More »

Google Docs Phishing Scam Doused After Catching Fire

A ‘phishing’ scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the Internet giant after spreading wildly. The purpose of the scam, and the culprits behind it, remained unknown late in the day. “We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs, and have disabled offending accounts,” a Google spokesperson ... Read More »

Jury selection to begin in fatal Christmas fire case

In this Dec. 25, 2011 photo, firefighters investigate a house in Stamford, Conn. where an early morning fire left five people dead. The Hartford Courant reported Monday, May 9, 2016, that in a lawsuit deposition, contractor Michael Borcina said he lied to protect the children’s mother Madonna Badger, who was the one who left a bag of fireplace ashes in ... Read More »