Samsung exploding phone issue extends past Note 7, lawsuit says

Complaint alleges that Samsung knew for years its technology was hazardous, saying a Galaxy S6 Active shot out 5in flames and left a user with ‘melted flesh’

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is not the company’s only smartphone prone to dangerous explosions, according to a new lawsuit that says a Galaxy S6 Active shot out flames 5in high and left one user with “melted flesh”.

The complaint, which alleges that Samsung has known for years that its technology was hazardous, comes amid an embarrassing and expansive recall of 1.9m Galaxy Note 7 devices after it was revealed that the lithium ion battery was causing combustions.

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Hawking: AI will be ‘either best or worst thing’ for humanity

Stephen Hawking praises the creation of Cambridge University institute to study artificial intelligence

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”, and praised the creation of an academic institute dedicated to researching the future of intelligence as “crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species”.

Hawking was speaking at the opening of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI) at Cambridge University, a multi-disciplinary institute that will attempt to tackle some of the open-ended questions raised by the rapid pace of development in AI research.

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Zuckerberg: white male Facebook board member’s Trump support provides ‘diversity’

Facebook CEO says of Peter Thiel’s continued support of Republican nominee: ‘There are many reasons a person might support Trump’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook board member Peter Thiel’s support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a post that invoked the importance of “diversity” for the social media company.

“We care deeply about diversity. That’s easy to say when it means standing up for ideas you agree with. It’s a lot harder when it means standing up for the rights of people with different viewpoints to say what they care about,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post visible only to Facebook employees, a photograph of which was shared on Hacker News on Tuesday.

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