A Simple Sensor Could Stop Li-On Battery Fires For Good

Li-on batteries feature in most of the mobile electronics we use because they pack far higher energy density than their competitors. But until now there have been a whole heap of problems with those same batteries overheating, and even catching fire. » 1/10/12 8:15am 1/10/12 8:15am

Apple’s Recalled First Gen iPod Nanos Are Now Being Replaced With New…

Back in November, Apple recalled its first gen iPod nanos because of battery issues. Early responders had theirs replaced with the same model — but now Apple is sending out the current Nano instead. » 12/21/11 7:30am 12/21/11 7:30am

Apple's Recalled First Gen iPod Nanos Are Being Replaced With the Same…

Last weekend we reported that Apple was recalling some of their first generation iPod Nanos with concerns that the aging battery could overheat. And those of you hoping for an easy upgrade to the latest gen model will be disappointed. » 11/19/11 10:00am 11/19/11 10:00am

Apple Recalls the First Gen iPod Nano Over Toasty Battery Issues

Apple hasn't been having the best couple of weeks recently. The iPhone 4S' battery woes have been a big issue, and the iOS 5.01 update they released to remedy the problem seems to have opened an entirely new can of worms. But now it's come to light that the company has also recalled the first generation iPod Nano over… » 11/12/11 9:00am 11/12/11 9:00am

Toyota President "Absolutely Confident" That Electronics Aren't Cause of…

We've heard Steve Woz talk about the acceleration issue with his Prius and our friends at Jalopnik have been covering Toyota's whole recall mess. The entire time software and electronics were blamed for the issues, but now Toyota President Akio Toyoda is telling the House oversight committee that "he is "absolutely… » 2/24/10 4:01pm 2/24/10 4:01pm

Sony Recalls 69,000 Vaio AC Adapters Because of Shock Hazards

Sony is recalling around 69,000 VGP-AC19V17 AC Adapters used in Vaio all-in-one desktop computers (VGC-LT series and VGC-JS2 series) and docking stations (VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1). Apparently, four reports of adapters short circuiting has alerted Sony to a weakness in the insulation, which could pose a shock hazard. So … » 10/28/09 3:12pm 10/28/09 3:12pm

Apple Ships New, Un-Shocky USB Power Adapters

Less than a month after Apple initiated the recall process for its USB iPhone power adapters, customers are reporting that their replacements have been received. The original adapters had metal prongs that could break off and remain in a power outlet, which carried an electric shock risk. The new one looks exactly the… » 10/06/08 11:25pm 10/06/08 11:25pm