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Vista Launch: Midnight Madness All Over Again?

While I'm getting ready for the launch celebration of Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office in New York City today (Bill Gates will come out of "retirement" for one of the presentations), it's very interesting to see how excited everyone...

PowerSquid's Got the Power Protection!

Flexity has put a whole new spin (and look!) on one of the essential "back office" elements of personal computing -- the lowly surge protector. (Is there anything more utilitarian than that?) Yes, believe it or not, that dull black...

Sony Recalls Sony Batteries

Who said misery loves company? (Well, they would be right in this situation.)Sony is now recalling its own notebook computer batteries (didn't want to leave Dell and the other notebook manufacturers feeling lonely, I guess) to the count of 90,00...

Ergo Keys: Any Way You Want Them -- It's Your Keyboard!

It seems like a pretty wacky idea, but having a keyboard that you can customize (I mean really customize) can make a lot of sense. Ergodex's DX1 Input System is the first in a new category of input device that features movable...

Dell Does Recycling Right! F-R-E-E

Now we really have something good here with Dell’s announcement of its no-charge recycling program for U.S. customers. Let's just call it was it is -- free! The magic URL is www.dell4me.com/recycling. (About time this got here -- Dell has offered...

HP Using Voodoo (No, Not in the Leak Probe)

Not to be outdone by Dell's deal with Alienware (and not to be confused with the Congressional hearing (aka "HP FUD" -- Fear Uncertaincy and Doubt) now going on, Hewlett-Packard plans to buy niche PC manufacturer Voodoo Computers. Voodoo makes cool looking, high-end...

More Sony Battery Woes -- As in 7 Million ... and Counting

7 million -- that's right.  That's what Sony's looking at with the latest news on a GLOBAL notebook battery recall. We've got Apple, we've got Dell, Toshiba and Lenovo (IBM) all facing problems with Sony's batteries in their notebook computers. I'd...

A Hot One for Lenovo!!!

Holy flaming laptops Batman! Crazy stuff just keeps on happening in the saga of explodiing notebook computers.  Now we have Lenovo pledging today that public safety "will be the company's first priority" following an incident in which a Lenovo ThinkPad T43 laptop (with a Sony...

Toshiba Battery Problems! Here We Go Again (Sony)!

Can you believe this? Now Toshiba is recalling 340,000 batteries from their notebook computers that were made by (who else!) Sony  apparently because of problems with recharging them. Interestingly, this problem is not directly related to the one behind last month's recalls by Dell and...

More Hazards To Consider!

First Dell, then Apple and now Black & Decker! (The woes of manufacturers continue!) Just received an email from Amazon (where I bought the thing) that my Black & Decker Cordless Electric Lawn Mower "has an electrical component in it that...

Sony Takes a Hit on Battery Problems

Not surprising to see Sony taking a stock hit on its 10 days of woe (Dell battery problems, Apple battery problems -- is there more coming?). (Actually wondered why Dell got raked through the fire -- no pun intended --...

How About a New Battery Standard?

With all of the noise about Dell's exploding batteries and increasing in-flight security precautions, isn't it about time that battery manufacturers got their act together to make better batteries?Well, it doesn't take along ... According to the always interesting AppleInsider, leading...

Dell Battery Recall: Too Hot To Handle!

While it may seem funny -- exploding laptops, burning laptop batteries -- make no joke about it, this is serious business. Dell's announcement to recall 4.1 million notebook batteries (made by Sony) is scary stuff if you have seen the...

Train Spotting

Maybe it's the intense heat (hot as blazes!), but seems to be a drop in gadget use on the train this morning. (I thought everyone was goin' mobile!) Last time, seems that just about half the commuters had some sort...

Dell Plunges into Retail: Why Oh Why?

Earlier this week, Dell officially opened its first U.S. retail store (can you believe it!) in its home state of Texas -- Dallas to be precise. (No, that's not the new store in the photo; it's the corporate headquaters in...

Sony Brand Is Tops (No Baloney)

Don't know how many of you remember Sony's advertising with "Sony. No Baloney" as the tag line? Don't know how many of you remember when Sony had it's headquarters in the warehouses of Queens, rather than a swanky building in...

Microsoft Zune takes on iPod

As several news sites have reported, Microsoft plans to release a new music and entertainment player and accompanying software under the "Zune" brand this year to challenge the Apple iPod media player. The latest Apple iPod plays both music and videos...

"Green Dell": Dell Trying To Get Recycling Right

Dell has announced plans to provide free recycling of any Dell-branded product for consumers around the world as part of its new global recycling policy. (Does Dell have a windmill farm, too? But I love this graphic.) "We have a...

Bigger Is Better Notebooks Are Coming

I thought notebook computers were supposed to be small (hence "notebook" in the first place). Well, according to eWeek Magazine, Dell, Acer and Samsung are testing the waters for super-sized laptop computers that look more like briefcases than notebooks. Driven...

Dell Does (A Little More) Retail; Dell Dude, Where 'R U?

Seems like Dell, which defined a new direct sales ("pay for it and we will build it for you") model is now moving away from that a bit with more retail presence. Apparently, Dell is adding to their kiosk presence...

Much Ado About Dell

Seems like losing market leadership to another company is enough to make anyone crazy -- and Dell is no exception. Fresh from less than stellar recent news, Dell is moving to chips from AMD rather than Intel, planning to hire...

Gadget Makers Go Green

Nice big article in yesterday's New York Times about how electronics makers like HP and Dell (among many others) are suddenly waking up and going "green." Seems this drive for "more environmentally conscious" behavior is really motivated by another type of green...

APC's Universal Notebook Battery: Goin' Mobile!

You know from an earlier blog that I’m a big fan of American Power Conversion’s (APC) power availability and protection solutions. Wanted to update you on its new Universal Notebook Battery 65 Wh (UPB60), which was introduced earlier this...

HP TVs and Lenovo PCs at Best Buy: Am I Seeing Correctly?

Interesting news the past couple of weeks about Best Buy adding flat-panel televisions from HP and Lenovo notebooksand desktop computers. Seems, on one hand, this would herald the return of TVs from a major U.S. manufacturer to the retail market. In case...

Verizon, Dell Offer Pay-As-You-Go Broadband

According to ABIResearch.com, Verizon, Dell plan to offer Pay-As-You-Go Broadband with Verizon's EV-DO technology embedded into select Dell laptops. Teaming up with Dell is a very smart way for Verizon to shore up their marketshare in the high-speed long-distance wireless...
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