Garmin Recalling 1.25 Million Fire-Prone Personal Navigation Units

Garmin today announced that they're recalling five Nuvi models—the 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit number)—totaling 1.25 million units in all. 796,000 of those were sold in the united states. The culprit, according to today's press release, were batteries manufactured by a third-party that are… » 8/25/10 2:59pm 8/25/10 2:59pm

Sony Switching Battery Life Scoring Method, No Longer Advertising…

Sick and tired of never getting even close to the 10 to 12 hours of battery life advertised by PC companies on your laptop? Sony hears you, and is taking pains to improve at least one thing about their power packs. No, not the overheating factor » 9/08/08 11:30pm 9/08/08 11:30pm, though they say they've got that somewhat under control now, honest! The …

Dell Issues BIOS Update to Keep Nvidia GeForce Cards From Frying

Even after Nvidia downplayed their original report that GeForce 8400-8700 cards were failing in large numbers due to overheating, Dell has issued a BIOS update for all of its machines running the affected GPUs anyway. The update tweaks the fan settings to "regulate temperature fluctuations" to keep the… » 7/28/08 1:29pm 7/28/08 1:29pm

T-Mobile Sending Out HTC Wing Replacement Batteries

T-Mobile is replacing all HTC Wing batteries, swapping the default Dynapack battery for a newer Celxpert one. The note attached to the replacement says, "T-Mobile and HTC are providing a replacement for the T-Mobile Wing battery made by Dynapack at not charge to you due to rare occurrences of the battery overheating."… » 4/04/08 7:30pm 4/04/08 7:30pm

Japanese Thermal Expert Examines Xbox 360, Figures Out What's Wrong…

Because Microsoft will never admit to any possible overheating problems with their beloved Xbox 360 design, Japanese-based Nikkei hired a thermal design expert to come examine the console. They looked at two—one made in 2005 and one repaired in May 2007. Here's what they found: » 8/06/07 12:22pm 8/06/07 12:22pm

Another Melted G4 Mac Laptop

So, remember that melted laptop? Yes, the one that the Genius Bar employees and more-than 5,000 Gizmodo readers thought was foul play in an attempt to get a new laptop. Well, another e-mail popped in our box just now, with an almost identical incident happening to someone else many years ago, when the laptops were… » 1/25/07 7:30pm 1/25/07 7:30pm

Top Five Strangest Uses for a MacBook [Pro]

Good ol' TechEBlog has been on a "Top X" binge as of late, but this one dealing with five wild and crazy ways to use you MacBook [Pro] is actually, you know, interesting. It's no secret that the Apple's MacBook line of notebooks tends to run a little on the warm side, so some brave soul took it upon himself to cook a… » 8/01/06 11:38am 8/01/06 11:38am