It seems that the recent battery recall by Dell could only be the tip of the iceberg as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has decided to review all Sony made lithium ion (Li-Ion) notebook batteries.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
I've been expecting this news for some time - following a lengthy investigation, Dell are voluntarily recalling a whopping 4.1 million batteries sold between April 2004 and July 21, 2006.
New airport/airline regulations regarding carry on luggage following the arrest of terror suspects in the UK has meant that passengers can't take electronic gear (cameras, laptops, iPods and so on) onto planes as hand luggage. While this is a sensible security precaution given the ongoing security threat, it's a policy that also seems to be allowing thieves who work within airports a greater level of opportunity and access to help themselves to other people's stuff.
There's no doubt that the iPod is one of the biggest marketing success stories of all time. It transformed the music player market and destroyed the competition. But what is it that makes the iPod the huge success that it is? I think that the huge number of iPod accessories might have something to do with it.
Over the last month or so I've had loads of emails about the Windows Update reboot nag screen. Basically, people think that it's a pain in the rear and want to know if there's a way to get rid of it or at least customize it
With almost any product, the success comes down to two things; pricing and availability. It seems that Intel may have stumbled on both of these with the launch of the Core 2 Duo range of CPUs.
It seems pretty clear from the coverage of the World Wide Developer Conference that Apple is suffering from "Vista envy"? Why? Because Apple couldn't stop making comparisons between OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Windows Vista.
Is Sony shipping PCs with IE7 installed on them and set as a default browser?
Given how cheap CDs and DVDs have become, it's pretty easy to end up hip deep in old, unwanted discs. But what do you do with these discs? In this article I look at a few possibilities for safe disposal of your unwanted discs, depending on whether your discs contain sensitive data or not.
Is the next bit of hardware to be released by Apple going to be the long awaited iPod phone? I don't know, but if Apple does come out with a cellphone variant of the hugely successful iPod, it's certainly going to make waves.