News – The battery Carnage Continues, One Step Closer to Fuel Cell Tablet PC?, IE 7 Initial Reviews Lackluster

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The Battery Carnage Continues As Gateway Gets Added to the Recall List

It looks like the pain at Sony isn’t going to stop anytime soon. Sony has announced they are recalling a further 340,000 batteries that may be susceptible to shorting. This time Gateway joins the growing list of OEM afected by the recall. This new recall also affects further Fujitsu, Sony, and Toshiba units. For more info check out your Tablet PC manufacturer’s web site or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

 

One Step Closer to a Fuel Cell Powered Tablet PC?

With Moore’s law holding true for processing power and storage increasing exponentially, the limiting factor for Tablet PCs and just about all other portable electronics today is battery life. Enter a Los Angeles based company by the name of EnerAge who says they’ll debut a 25-watt hydrocarbon fuel cell capable of powering a notebook by early 2007. While there’ve been other portable fuel cell designs put forth, early opinion is that EnerAge’s design might have an innovative edge that get’s the fuel-cell powered Tablet PC or notebook off the drawing board and in consumer’s hands. But there’s a few deal breakers that need to be overcome first. Read more…

IE 7 Initial Reviews Lackluster

IE 7 in its final form has been in circulation for about week now and the reviews are starting to roll in. So far the reception to Microsoft’s newest revision to its venerable browser has been lukewarm at best. While most reviewers praise the advances of the browser and see it as a no-brainer update if you’re running IE 6 the conclusion is that the latest revision merely brings the browser up to the level that most of its competitors have been at for a while. For a few different takes on the IE 7 check out the links below.

EWeek

Paul Thurrott’s Win Supersite

C/Net

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