Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 problems just keep getting worse (The 3:59, Ep. 104)

We discuss the latest issues with Samsung's new phone, Tesla's Autopilot update and Apple's new AirPods.

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Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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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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Put your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 down and walk away.

That's pretty much the message from federal regulators, following about three dozen incidents where the phones either overheated or exploded. Samsung is working with the US government to recall the devices, and not a moment too soon. Problems with the phones keep cropping up, including a Note 7 bursting into flames in a little boy's hands this weekend.

For more information, here's the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's statement on the Note 7 from Friday, and here's Samsung's Note 7 exchange program information.

Also on this podcast, we talk about Tesla updating its Autopilot self-driving feature to improve safety, following a fatal crash a few months ago.

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.

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