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It didn't take long for Nintendo to bow down to pressure from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with regards to its warranty practices. Back in April, we reported that the FTC has deemed "Warranty Voice if Removed" stickers to be illegal and said that it had warned six companies about anti-consumer warranty... Read more...
Last month, the FTC stepped up and said that those "Warranty Void if Removed" stickers were totally illegal and ran afoul of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The FTC is now back and is telling six companies that they are in violation, giving the firms 30 days to clean up their acts or face potential legal... Read more...
We've all seen those annoying "Warranty Void if Removed" stickers on electronics. They're normally either slapped over a screw silo or wrapped around where two pieces of metal/plastic join together to discourage you (or a third party) from opening up the device to tinker with it yourself. Well, the Federal Trade... Read more...
Do you have an iPhone that is looking a little worse of the wear and needs serving at an Apple Store? Well, it might be good to know beforehand whether that cracked screen or potential water damage is covered under warranty. Thankfully, internal Apple documentation has leaked out that gives us a good look at what... Read more...
If you have been eyeing the recently-introduced Honor 8 smartphone, you are in luck. Huawei is now guaranteeing two years of software and security updates for Honor devices. Huawei is the third largest telecommunications manufacturer in the world. Most of its business comes from China, however, Google’s Nexus 6P... Read more...
You have to hand it to HTC, the first company to build an Android handset (HTC Dream, otherwise known as the T-Mobile G1), for which it was handsomely rewarded. Samsung and Apple have stolen the smartphone show in recent years, but rather than pack it in and call it quits, HTC continues to build solid Android devices... Read more...
Up until recently, you could purchase an iPhone from Apple (online or in an Apple Retail Store) and have a full 30 days to return it for a full refund, provided it was in new condition and repackaged with all of the original contents. According to Apple's revised return policy, you can still return an undamaged iPhone... Read more...
As you might already know, OCZ Technology fell on tough times, filed for bankruptcy, and sold off virtually all of its assets to Toshiba. Following the acquisition, Toshiba launched OCZ Storage Solutions as a wholly owned subsidiary, a move that allows the hard workers at OCZ to continue pumping out solid state drives... Read more...
You know that little strip in the iPhone that changes color to indicate when there’s been water damage? And how Apple avoided abiding by its warranties by noting that your iPhone showed water damage, even though you swore that you didn’t remember when or where it could have gotten wet? You weren’t... Read more...
If you've been paying attention to Apple's most recent earnings reports, you'll probably be aware of two key points: one, the company's revenues continue to skyrocket, and secondly, China is increasingly important to that revenue increase. While Apple is typically viewed in a majorly positive light in North America, the company's image is... Read more...
A Belgian consumer rights organization has announced it will take Apple to court over the company's failure to satisfactorily disclose EU-mandated warranty terms. According to European Union law, consumers are entitled to a two year warranty, free of charge. Apple, meanwhile, charges for an Apple Care warranty after... Read more...
EVGA is rolling out a new and improved 'Global Warranty' policy designed to make it easier to have your graphics card or other EVGA brand computer part serviced without having to wade through a ton of red tape or jump through hoops, regardless of where you live. The big change is that the warranty no longer belongs to... Read more...
If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that aliens will attack us at some point. For every E.T. and Alf, there's a dozen War of the World derivatives. "To Serve Man" was a cookbook, after all, and that dates back to when the world was broadcast in black and white, forget about your fancy HDTV. This inevitable fact... Read more...
Intel recently unveiled a special warranty plan that allows users a one-time replacement for a processor they inadvertently cook while overclocking, but it cost a (relatively) small fee--between $20-35, depending on your particular CPU. Gigabyte and CyberpowerPC have partnered to offer Intel’s plan, called the... Read more...
Intel today unveiled a pilot program that provides warranty protection to overclockers in the event they get a little bit overzealous with pushing the pedal to the metal. For a fee, Intel will provide a one-time replacement of certain processors that were damaged by overclocking and/or over-volting. It's completely... Read more...
Word around the Web is that some hard drive makers are cutting down their warranty terms, the timing of which couldn't be any worse (we'll get to that in a minute). Western Digital is dropping the distribution warranty period for Caviar Blue, Caviar Green, and Scorpio Blue drives from 3 years to 2 years (Caviar Black... Read more...
We know solid state drives are fast. We know they don't use any moving parts. And did we mention that they're fast? But the one unknown this early in the SSD game is how reliable they truly are. Conventional wisdom says that without any moving parts, and with garbage collecting schemes that limit the number of writes... Read more...
A high-five is in order for Corsair for more than doubling the warranty period on its Hydra Series H60 CPU cooler from two years to five years, ensuring that there's at least one component you won't have to worry about for the life of your system (unless you keep your systems for more than five years, in which, it's... Read more...
Gorilla Glass or no, the iPhone 4's screen appears to be more fragile than its predecessors. According to SquareTrade, a third party warranty company (including accidental coverage), iPhone 4 glass breakage is up 82 percent over the iPhone 3GS. Additionally, accidental damage in total is up 68 percent over the prior model. SquareTrade analyzed... Read more...
At this point, it doesn't even matter who's to blame for BFG's demise, because at the end of the day, you're left holding the bag should your BFG videcoard give up the ghost. The company's days appear numbered, and BFG, which essentially pioneered the concept of Lifetime Warranties in the GPU market, is no longer... Read more...
G.SKILL extends its warranty for its performance leading Phoenix SSD series to 3 years Taipei, Taiwan - G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, has today announced the warranty extension of the Phoenix and Phoenix Pro SSD series to 3 years. In order to provide a better service for... Read more...
If you own a XLR8 GeForce GTX Series graphics card from PNY, the company has some good news for you: It has just extended the standard 1-year out of box warranty to a lifetime warranty. You’ll have to register at PNY.com to get the extended warranty, but that’s a minor tradeoff for what you’ll get in exchange. Check out the press release below... Read more...
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