News – Sony Recalls 300,000 Batteries, Microsoft Says Run Update Again, 7.1 Inch 1080p LCD

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Sony Recalls 300,000 Of Its Own Batteries

It seems like there’s no end in sight to Sony’s battery woes. The Japanese electronics giant has announced that it is recalling 300,000 batteries in its own products. The costs are quickly rising for Sony. They have set aside $251 million to cover the August recall of Sony batteries by Dell and Apple; a sum that doesn’t even take into consideration the further recalls by other manufacturers such as Fujitsu or Sharp. According to Bloomberg News, the battery shortages sparked by the recalls have resulted in a 15 percent increase in prices for battery cells in the past three months.

 

Microsoft Says Run Update Again To Fix Last Week’s Update…

Microsoft has been having a bad month with their updating system. After outages and problems a few weeks ago they just released an advisory telling users to run update again in order to patch one of the vulnerablities Microsft fixed last week.  The update in question, security update MS06-061, which was listed as critical can run into trouble if you install a version of MSXML on your Tablet PC after you install the security update. Microsoft says the solution if you believe you might be at risk is to simply run the updater again so it can search for any components you may need.

 

Sanyo-Epson Announce 7.1 Inch 1080p LCD

Looks like future UMPCs could be going full 1080p High-Def if manufacturers adopt the diminutive panel announced by Sanyo-Epson today. The 7.1-inch TFT LCD packs 1920×1080 pixels but according to Sanyo-Epson is “thin” and has low power consumption.

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