Happy Wednesday morning, y'all! Here's what the hump day has blessed us with via tech blogs and news sites this morning:
Note 7 drama continues
Samsung's phone troubles are nowhere near over when it comes to its Note 7 device, which was recalled on Sept. 2 and which is still causing major headaches for the company, which has seen $10 billion of its value disappear due largely to an issue with exploding batteries. The company is going to issue an over-the-air update for the Note 7 which will only allow it to charge up to 60 percent, a half measure for those who are not returning their phones. It's unclear how all these problems will affect the company's planed rollout of the Note 7 in more countries, but let's just say we're not holding our breath for a smooth, on-schedule launch as even Samsung acknowledges that fixing this mess will take some time.
iPhone 7 pre-orders seem positive
Despite reviews that weren't completely blown away by the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (but were largely positive), sales do not seem to be slowing for Apple on the phone side. On the other hand, the launch of the new iOS 10 was not without problems as some users reported bricked phones or iPads when updating over the air.
Hello, Uber robot
Uber has officially launched its self-driving vehicle program in Pittsburgh and several media outlets got to take it for a spin including NPR, which got to try one of the 14 cars put into service beginning today.
Remember when we found out that some websites geared toward kids were tracking behavior in totally not-cool ways? The New York Attorney General has reached a settlement of $835,000 with Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and JumpStart Games for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and those sites have promised to change their practices.
Zuckerberg's wealth status
Is Mark Zuckerberg continuing to sell his Facebook stock as part of his ongoing pledge to give away most of his wealth? Yes, it appears so, to the tune of $300 million.
What about those weird new Apple earbuds?
And if you're curious about Apple's new wireless AirPods, The Verge has a video look at them for you:
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