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Later today, Dell is expected to announce a recall of around 4.1 Million notebook batteries. Brands included in the recall are certain Inspiron, Latitude, Precision mobile workstations, and XPS units. The Sony manufactured batteries were made between April 2004 and July 18 2006. "Dell has faced several issues this year related to exploding or flaming notebooks, and wants to ensure the safety of its customers, the representative said. The 4.1 million units is a subset of the 22 million units shipped during that time frame, he said. Dell said it doesn't expect the cost of the recall to materially affect its earnings. The company reports earnings... Read more...
abit Recalls Units from the AN9 32X Motherboard Line July 21, 2006 - Universal abit, maker of high-end enthusiast level motherboards, is known for its uncompromisingly rigorous testing and quality control. Universal abit firmly believes that only 100% is good enough for its customers, and continues to stand by its motto of delivering Advanced Durability to the user. After a series of heavy testing programs, our Quality Control test department has found that a small number of units from the early manufacturing of the AN9 32X product line has a hardware issue caused by heatsink component displacement due to accidental rough handling during shipments. This will cause high temperatures and possible... Read more...
Here's one that's going to anger many of you. Just when you though Microsoft's image couldn't get any worse, the relative new WGA tool is now a source of scrutiny.  It seems that the WGA tool is phoning home and transmitting data about your PC to Microsoft on every boot.  What kind of data you ask?  Groklaw's got the details. "No doubt many of you saw on Slashdot the article "Microsoft Talks Daily With Your Computer" or in Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols article for eWeek titled, Big Microsoft Brother, about allegations that Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage validation tool phones home daily to report information... Read more...
Yahoo Finance has just posted notes from NVIDIA's financial earnings conference call yesterday. Here, the company saw a record revenue of $681.8 million compared to $583.8 million for this quarter last year. Some highlights include an increase of 34% for notebook growth as well as an announced partnership with Intel which will pair GoForce handheld GPU's with Intel's latest XScale processors. NVIDIA and Intel announced a collaboration to bring high-performance 3D gaming and multimedia platform to handheld devices. The collaboration combines the NVIDIA GoForce(R) family of handheld GPUs with Intel's newest processor family, codenamed Monahans, which is based on the third-generation... Read more...
If you own a Dell, you've got another fire hazard to worry about. As The Inquirer reports, Dell has recalled 22,000 batteries from various Dell units, including the Latitude, Inspiron, and Precision series of notebooks. Potentially affected batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers or separately as secondary batteries: Latitude D410, D505, D510, D600, D610, D800, D810 Inspiron 510M, 600M, 6000, 8600, 9200, 9300, XPS Gen 2 Precision M20, M70   "In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dell is voluntarily recalling and offering free replacements for certain notebook batteries that were... Read more...
Home Grown Networking and Modems from ActionTec Electronics https://www.actiontec.com   Not long ago, "Home Networking" was a segment of the PC and Peripheral Market that did not even exist. However along with the huge success of the Personal Computer and the Internet within the mainstream and "Family/SOHO" (Small Office/Home Office) space, came the Multi-PC Household. Soon, for today's average family, one PC was not enough. It was as if the "Great Telephone Line Battle" was raged again but this time on a different precious commodity, "Computer Time". Now instead of hogging the phone lines for voice calls, Teens are sucking up MHz. and bandwidth in the Chat Rooms and Web Pages of the Internet.... Read more...
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