The Shocking Inside Story of the Epic Defects That Killed Millions of…

Dean Takahashi, one of the most respected tech journos around, spent years putting together this mind-blowing expose » 9/06/08 3:00pm 9/06/08 3:00pm that reveals the truly epic scale of the problems that lead to . It really is one of the most stunning flustercucks in gaming history. According to his account, Microsoft willfully ignored deep,…

iPhone 3G Gets Hot and Melty, Cooks Dude's Leg

While the iPhone 3G definitely feels warmer than the original, it shouldn't get hot enough to cook human flesh. Or melt. But a MacRumors forum member says he fell asleep with his iPhone 3G in his pocket and woke up when he felt a burning sensation in his pants (not the good kind either). He says he pulled out the… » 8/01/08 4:15pm 8/01/08 4:15pm

Recalls: Defects with Cyber-Shot Cameras, Sony Digs Itself Deeper

Sony announced today that there are a number of defects with their line of Cyber-Shot digital cameras. These problems could cause the LCD to display incorrectly or not at all, and also could prevent the camera from working entirely. These problems will only occur in warm and humid areas. So if you are using a… » 11/24/06 10:52am 11/24/06 10:52am

Nintendo Offering Free Repairs for Broken DS Lite Hinges

Kotaku's own video game sleuth and my personal fashion mentor, Brian Crecente, did a little investigative work to find out if Nintendo is repairing the broken hinges of Nintendo DS Lites. If you recall yesterday another Kotaku poll showed that 14 percent of readers' DS Lite hinges were broken. So this is obviously… » 7/20/06 6:22pm 7/20/06 6:22pm

Kotaku Poll: 14 Percent of DS lites Have Cracked Hinges

We know an online poll isn't super-scientific or anything, but when you have a sample of 1249 readers of our geeky brother site Kotaku, at least it's a pretty good-sized group who know what they're talking about when it comes to the Nintendo DS lite. That's why we raise an eyebrow when we see this response, showing… » 7/19/06 2:24pm 7/19/06 2:24pm

Canon, Konica-Minolta, Fujifilm, Sony, Puts Out Service Advisories


It happened quietly, but Canon, Konica-Minolta, Fujifilm, and Sony, have all published service advisories admitting that certain models of their digital cameras and digital camcorders are defective. Signs that this could be happening are blurry images and unnatural colors on the LCD display when the camera is in… » 10/11/05 12:48pm 10/11/05 12:48pm