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Do You Know What Happened In Tech The Week Of October 9?

Samsung's neverending woes, the Soylent sickening, and vegan meat (almost) indistinguishable from the real stuff. Our weekly tech news quiz.

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  1. Oh, Samsung. What happened this time?

    A photo showing a blown-up Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in Gwangju, South Korea.
    STR / Gwangju Bukbu Police Station / AFP

    A photo showing a blown-up Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in Gwangju, South Korea.

    The plant that made the Galaxy Note7 burned down
    Samsung permanently stopped production of the Galaxy Note7
    Chinese customers sued Samsung for being late with the recall there
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The phone is down for the count.

    Samsung discontinued production and sales of the Galaxy Note7 and asked consumers to turn all of their phones in — even the replacement phones.

    The phone is down for the count.
    Via Michael Klering / Facebook
  2. There was a second recall this week: What product did Soylent tell customers to stop eating?

    Soylent
    The company's recently released meal supplement bar
    Its bottled meal supplement, Soylent 2.0
    Its meal supplement powder, Soylent 1.6
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    THE BAR

    Almost 60 people reported that the bars caused nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Soylent told BuzzFeed News last week that it was "very confident in the safety of the bars." But by Wedneday, the company told buyers to discard them and offered a full refund.

    THE BAR
    Via Soylent
  3. What vegan version of a popular American food, engineered to bleed like real meat, hit California restaurants this week?

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    Steak
    Pork chops
    Hamburger
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    An all-American, red-blooded burger

    Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods debuted a "bloody" vegan hamburger in California that simulates the texture and juiciness of meat.

    An all-American, red-blooded burger
    Via Misener/BuzzFeed
  4. Tech giants Samsung and Apple are fighting in front of the US Supreme Court. What are they arguing about?

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    The meaning of "design"
    Whether Apple infringed on Samsung's patents
    Whether Samsung engineers copied Apple's battery designs
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    ~"Design"~

    Supreme Court justices pressed Apple on its claim that Samsung infringements on the iPhone's design entitled the Apple to all the profits Samsung had made from the allegedly copied phones.

    ~"Design"~
  5. This week the ACLU alleged that law enforcement monitored activists, particularly those in Black Lives Matter, using data from which major social media network(s)?

    Recode/via screenshot / Via youtube.com
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Instagram
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All of them

    The ACLU says the social data used by law enforcement was provided by Geofeedia, a social media monitoring company that provides information to hundreds of local police departments.

    All of them

Do You Know What Happened In Tech The Week Of October 9?

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Blake Montgomery is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

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