BlackBerry exits hardware game and some Samsung wash machines are explodingBlackBerry will rely on partners to build any future phones while it concentrates on software. Meanwhile, some Samsung top-loading wash machines have a big flaw.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Is the end of an era, Blackberry announced they will no longer be in the business of making hardware, however the company will outsource hardware production to partners while it focuses on the software side. Blackberry CEO John Chen confirmed in a call with analyst, that Blackberry will have little to do with future hardware efforts. And will only collect a royalty fee on any phone sold by it's partners. ABC News reports of some Samsung washing machines exploding. The company has acknowledged the problem and says it affects some top loading washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016 Samsung posted a new website so owners can check their machine serial number to see if that machine is affected. The company recommends consumers with those models use lower speed cycles for bulkier items. [SOUND] Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are teaming up for the partnership for AI. AI stands for artificial intelligence, Partnership for AI says its purpose is to formulate best practices on AI technologies, as well as advance the public's understanding of AI. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today app in the Apple app store