Social Cues: Samsung seeks to turn over a new leaf as fall begins

As the weather cools, social media followers hope the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's batteries will do the same.

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Alfred Ng was a senior reporter for CNET News. He was raised in Brooklyn and previously worked on the New York Daily News's social media and breaking news teams.
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A new batch of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices have arrived in the US to replace those with a tendency to explode.


Facebook and Twitter are welcoming fall, along with a half-million replacements for the potentially explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones.

Folks on social media are also embracing Daft Punk's collaboration with The Weeknd, as the latter chops off his signature hairstyle.

Social Cues is your go-to guide to what's trending on Facebook and Twitter, in the world of tech, entertainment and breaking news. Here's what's buzzing around social media today:

Samsung: Summer in the Northern Hemisphere has officially ended, and the South Korean tech giant must be hoping the heat over its Galaxy Note 7 leaves with it. After about 1 million of its flagship phones were recalled from the United States alone -- turns out exploding batteries aren't a welcome feature -- 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices have arrived in the US. Facebook users hope the new season doesn't kick off with a bang, with more than 1 million people talking about the new batch.

First day of fall: It's the unofficial start to Pumpkin Spiced Latte season for those of us in northern climes. (Sorry, Australia!) Twitter is welcoming the season with open arms, with both #FirstDayofFall and #AutumnalEquinox as top trends. Don't forget: It's never too early to start studying CNET's ultimate guide to Black Friday.

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Google Fiber: For AT&T, the phrase would seem to be "when life gives you lemons, sue." Nashville's city council approved an ordinance Tuesday that will help deploy Google's high-speed internet across the city, and AT&T is not happy about it. It has threatened to sue Nashville over the ordinance, which AT&T already did for a similar situation in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Ars Technica. The company may have already lost in the court of public opinions, as Facebook users slammed the potential suit.

Daft Punk: The robot DJs from France are back, and they've teamed up with The Weeknd for the Canadian crooner's new track, "Starboy." The collaboration with Daft Punk offers a first glance at The Weeknd's new album and his haircut -- sans his iconic dreadlocks.