Nokia Launches Charger Exchange Program
After a routine quality check, Nokia has discovered that some of the third-party chargers that were included with its devices pose a potential risk for electric shock. Nokia said that plastic covers of the affected chargers could come loose, separate, and expose the charger's internal components. Users could be shocked if they touch the exposed components while the charger is plugged into an outlet. Nokia recommends any users with charger types AC-3E, AC-3U or AC-4U visit its charger exchange web site to learn how to exchange their chargers. About 14 million chargers were affected in total. Nokia will replace the chargers for free.
Review: SnapPower Charger
The SnapPower Charger is an alternate faceplate that quickly and easily adds USB power to most any wall outlet. Here is Phonescoop's quick take.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
Powermat to Upgrade Starbucks Charging Mats to Support iPhone X
Powermat, which has deployed PMA-compliant wireless chargers at thousands of Starbucks locations around the U.S., plans to update its charging pads to support the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 from Apple. At the moment, there are two competing wireless charging standards, PMA and Qi.
Motorola Announces Moto Mods Finalists
Motorola today highlighted a dozen developers whose ideas have been accepted as potential Moto Mods. Motorola has been working with developers for several months to bring more Mods to the modular ecosystem compatible with its Z-branded smartphones.