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The U.S. Supreme Court put to rest any discussion of whether or not law enforcement needs to get a warrant to stick a GPS tracking device on your car. The answer is a unanimous “yep”. All nine court justices agreed that placing a GPS tracking device on someone’s vehicle without a warrant constitutes an unlawful search, per the Fourth Amendment. Justice Scalia (pictured) delivered the court’s opinion. The case arose from the prosecution of a D.C.-area nightclub owner named Antoine Jones who was suspected of drug trafficking. In a joint effort, the FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department staked out the nightclub, aimed a camera at the facility’s front door, and... Read more...
When we took a look at the ASUS Eee PC we noted the little 'warrant void if removed' sticker covering the memory access port, but we didn't really care.  After all, ours was just a review unit and despite our repeated and futile attempts to convince ASUS officials that our dog ate our demo unit, we ultimately knew that we were going to have to return it.  People forking over up to $500 for the 8 GB models may have other concerns, and ASUS is addressing them directly:“ASUS Computer International (“ASUS”) recently received feedback from one of its valued customers with questions concerning the purpose of a seal stating, “Warranty Void If Removed” over the access door to the single SODIMM... Read more...
If you’re in the market for a new PSU, and the warranty is figuring heavily into your decision making process, then you might want to reconsider the Cooler Master Real Power and Real Power M series. “As part of our total commitment to quality, Cooler Master is pleased to announce that we will be extending the warranty period of our Real Power and Real Power M series power supply units to a period of five years. With this newly extended warranty, Cooler Master users can purchase Real Power and Real Power M PSUs with even greater confidence.” It's nice to see hardware manufacturers displaying their faith in their own products by increasing their warranties.Regardless of which PSU you choose,... Read more...
A Microsoft investigation of the Xbox has turned out to be favorable to existing owners of the system, and to those who wish to grab one in the future. In light of the results of the inquiry, which revealed a number of factors that contribute to the infamous overheating problems of the Xbox, Microsoft today announced that it will extend the Xbox’s warranty to three years for particular hardware failures. Also, Microsoft has made improvements to the console and will compensate customers who have already paid for hardware repairs (the dreaded three-flashing-lights problem). As a result of the frustrating problems that some customers have faced, Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment &... Read more...