John Paczkowski

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Laptop Deals So Hot They're on Fire! Act Now and We'll Send You a Fire Blanket and the Sony 'Stop, Drop and Roll' Burn Kit–Free!

incenderon.jpgBetter to be safe than sorry or, rather, better safe than Sony. That’s likely what Acer was thinking when it announced a recall of about 27,000 Sony-made lithium-ion batteriessix months after claiming its machines were unaffected by a manufacturing issue that could cause them to overheat and catch fire. Today Acer said that, though it has received no reports of exploding batteries, it is issuing a recall out of an abundance of caution. In doing so, Acer adds its name to a list that includes nearly every major PC vendor in the world–Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sharp, Gateway, Hitachi and Fujitsu. Some 10 million notebook batteries have been recalled worldwide since this issue first came to light, costing Sony an estimated $430 million and untold damage to its reputation in the consumer electronic industry.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik