SAMSUNG'S NOTE 7 fiasco went up another notch last week after the firm announced that it will cease production of the smartphone for good.
This drastic step came just hours after Samsung urged customers to stop using their Note 7, and the company has now admitted that it will suffer its first profit decline in 12 months.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 wasn't the only device causing headaches last week. Software engineer Mark Rittman, from Brighton, took a delve into the world of the Internet of Things and picked himself up an iKettle, only to find that making a cup of tea took up 12 hours of his day.
We've rounded up the top 10 stories from last week below. µ
Regent Street Apple Store is portal to magic twilight fairytale kingdom*
INQ takes an exclusive peek into what we imagine the new store to look like
Samsung reassures Galaxy S7 owners that their smartphone won't explode
Comes as CPSC officially launches second recall in the US
Google Nexus devices will join Pixel in getting Nougat 7.1 starting late October
Initially in beta, but soon nevertheless
Linux founder Torvalds: Intel x86 is king, but ARM is 'disappointing'
Linus says ARM is 'not very pleasant' and unlikely to dislodge Intel from number one spot
Apple tipped to launch new MacBooks on 27 October
So says a loose-lipped case maker
Intel shrinks ARM-based FPGA to 14nm
Intel proves it means business with ARM
HP Spectre x360 upgraded with Kaby Lake internals and a 15-hour battery life
Firm puts device on a diet in bid to take on the MacBook Air
Western Digital hits the SSD market with its first SanDisk-driven drives
But it's not curtains for SanDisk
Crapsicab firm says bug 'isn't particularly severe'
4.15 follows shortly
Lithium-metal batteries are lighter and hold more juice
Loved up... but weighed down with debt