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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Hmm. iPhones too.

    Maybe batteries have always exploded and we're just noticing them because of confirmation bias now?

    In February lithium-ion batteries were banned from commercial flight bulk cargo because boom.
    Batteries have always exploded. We're just seeing more of them now because people are using their mobile phones more than ever, requiring more energy capacity from a thinner and hotter device (heat dispersion issues), and, of course, Chinese #1 Production Quality!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I wouldn't be too sure about that...

    Appears to be much more isolated than the Note 7, but still a possibility.
    Awww dammit. Now I need to make sure I place my new phone next to a smoke detector at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Awww dammit. Now I need to make sure I place my new phone next to a smoke detector at night.
    What kind of battery's in the smoke detector...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    What kind of battery's in the smoke detector...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    It's mine after 24 months. It's like the old two-year contract agreements.


    Oh sure. *Now* I hear the negative reviews.
    She loves the phone but the display hasn't been very tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Batteries have always exploded. We're just seeing more of them now because people are using their mobile phones more than ever, requiring more energy capacity from a thinner and hotter device (heat dispersion issues), and, of course, Chinese #1 Production Quality!
    This is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Batteries have always exploded. We're just seeing more of them now because people are using their mobile phones more than ever,
    Are phones forever, or is there a natural successor tech that will replace them? (Please don't say implants. I am too old and have read too much SciFi to believe it is a good thing.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Are phones forever, or is there a natural successor tech that will replace them? (Please don't say implants. I am too old and have read too much SciFi to believe it is a good thing.)
    I have no idea where the tech will go.

    However, I would expect that the phone with cell tech as we know it will eventually wither away in favor of some sort of cell/Wi-Fi LAN hybrid. There will be no voice-only phones and all calls will have video components and only by selecting an option could a person involved go voice-only. I would expect the devices to contain more and more flexible materials so that like, certain prototype display materials we have now, the entire device could be rolled up or folded up so that something the size of a tablet could take up the space of the average current smart phone. The circuitry will likely require such small draws on the power supply that batteries will have less stress put on them.

    There may even be something like the current Google Glasses, wearable tech that requires no hands. Or some sort of projected VR display that appears a few fee in front of the user, and can only be viewed by that person wearing the glasses tuned to the correct frequency of the display, allowing for manually manipulation of the objects seen a la the Minority Report movie.

    Implants would only be for the gung ho sorts, like a very select group of the tech innovators of today have done, and a foolish option regardless, because something more advanced always comes along and it'll be too expensive to swap out implanted components. Who wants to involve a surgeon in order to upgrade your comm device?
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Implants would only be for the gung ho sorts, like a very select group of the tech innovators of today have done, and a foolish option regardless, because something more advanced always comes along and it'll be too expensive to swap out implanted components. Who wants to involve a surgeon in order to upgrade your comm device?
    Well, presumably surgery will be galloping along as well, and eventually you'll just have a port in your brain to stick stuff in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Well, presumably surgery will be galloping along as well, and eventually you'll just have a port in your brain to stick stuff in.
    So.....like The Matrix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Are phones forever, or is there a natural successor tech that will replace them? (Please don't say implants. I am too old and have read too much SciFi to believe it is a good thing.)
    Implants have been around for years.

    Oh. Nevermind

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    So.....like The Matrix
    Yeah but without that icky belly button squid jesus christ now i'm gonna have those nightmares again.
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    Revived!

    Upgraded from Galaxy S6 Edge to Galaxy S8+.

    Other than the time sink of setting all my apps back up, I love getting new phones.

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    I'm due for a new phone come November. I don't think I'm getting the latest and greatest this time. Instead the phone will likely be the iPhone 7 or 6s. I'm also switching carrier. Suck it, Sprint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    I'm due for a new phone come November. I don't think I'm getting the latest and greatest this time. Instead the phone will likely be the iPhone 7 or 6s. I'm also switching carrier. Suck it, Sprint.
    I love my Samsung S7 and it hasn't blowed up yet.

    But it's also the very first smart phone I ever owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I love my Samsung S7 and it hasn't blowed up yet.

    But it's also the very first smart phone I ever owned.
    I'm just looking at the prices of these phones. The advances from year to year are nice, but the latest-and-greatest just aren't worth the marginal price increases at the moment. Also, there's generally a huge discount on the older model phones, so I'll take it. Add in some other expenses on my horizon, and I could do with saving the cash at the moment.
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    mookie has 3 phones on him at all times. still carry the us # cause mookie may move back one day and want to make sure he has a 617 area code but didn't upgrade it - it's an iphone 5c
    has a local ku # and bought a cheap samsung something or other cause it was cheap
    then has a uk # for work on an iphone 7. but again just work and honestly don't even think mookie can download anything for it.

    comes down to being able to use wifi for facetime or whatsapp calls. mookie give a local wireless co 5kd a month for a couple gigs and minutes, but uses wifi and ends up having time left over as he only has to take calls from the ku bossman. good thing mookie wears a jacket to keep these things in the pockets there!!
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    Probably going to need to upgrade soon -- my Samsung Galaxy 5 is starting to fritz a little. Am looking at the Galaxy 7 as well, though I'll be staying on Sprint for the time being. Don't have any service or CS issues. TCBG has the LG G5 which he really likes. I love my samsung, but the bloatware kinda sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    Probably going to need to upgrade soon -- my Samsung Galaxy 5 is starting to fritz a little. Am looking at the Galaxy 7 as well, though I'll be staying on Sprint for the time being. Don't have any service or CS issues. TCBG has the LG G5 which he really likes. I love my samsung, but the bloatware kinda sucks.
    I noticed on the 8+ at least, I've been able to uninstall any app I wanted. Not just disable like in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    I noticed on the 8+ at least, I've been able to uninstall any app I wanted. Not just disable like in the past.
    I didn't know this was ever any different but the first thing I did with my S7 was uninstall all the prole sh-t they pre-loaded it with (Amazon, Facebook, NFL Mobile, all the music crap, all the shopping crap except the App Store). Took all of about half an hour and I had a virtually virgin device. The Verizon stuff and the Samsung product info stuff were the exceptions and honestly I wouldn't want to uninstall that for fear of losing something I couldn't figure out how to replace.
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