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Did Samsung pick speed over safety with Note 7? (The 3:59, Ep. 108)

Also, does the iPhone 7 hiss? Some owners are reporting strange noises emanating from their devices.

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It looks like Samsung will be the tech industry's punching bag for a while longer.

Bloomberg was the latest to take a swing, reporting that Samsung's battery debacle may have been caused by its insistence on getting the Galaxy Note 7 out before the iPhone 7. The company reportedly pushed its suppliers to meet very tight deadlines, according to the report.

Apple may have a controversy brewing of its own, with some users complaining that their iPhone 7 "hisses." Someone posted a YouTube video with the claim of capturing the sound an iPhone 7 makes.

Lastly, we discuss CNET's Road Trip series, with the latest being an exclusive interview with the high-level UN official in charge of dealing with humanitarian crises. While tech is helpful, it's no "magic bullet," he said.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

Check out the extended shows on YouTube.

Did Samsung pick speed over safety with exploding Note 7? (The 3:59, Ep. 108)

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