Good morning, Austin! Here's your top tech news from the weekend:
Samsung stops making new Galaxy Note 7s
After discovering that even its replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were prone to overheating and catching fire, Samsung has completely stopped manufacturing the device.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung "temporarily halted" production of the Note 7. The company is currently recalling 2.5 million smartphones due to the fires.
Also, AT&T and T-Mobile said they will stop replacing Galaxy Note 7s with the "safer" models, Recode reports.
Facebook paid $5.6 million in taxes in the U.K.
Newly-released documents show that Facebook paid $5.6 million in taxes in the United Kingdom last year -- which is a big increase from the $5,367 in taxes they paid the year before.
The Verge reports that when Facebook only paid roughly $5,000 in corporate taxes, they drew a lot of criticism from U.K. politicians, who saw the social networking company as shirking its moral responsibility to pay taxes.
That led to Facebook overhauling its U.K. tax structure, counting U.K. ad sales as taking place in that country instead of Ireland.
Donald Trump may not believe it, but the U.S. government officially blamed Russia for DNC hack
In a statement, the government said the leaked emails were "intended to interfere with the U.S. election process."
But somebody still isn't a believer: presidential candidate Donald Trump. He said during Sunday night's debate that Clinton "doesn't know if it's Russia doing the hacking."
News on Open Source is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of 512tech.com comes with an American-Statesman digital subscription, which also includes myStatesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe at statesman.com/subscribe.