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Technology Fails: 8 Extreme Electronic Disasters

From acid-leaking game controllers to flame-shooting laptops, these eight failures are enough to shake anyone's faith in technology.


BattCursor Helps You Keep an Eye on Your Laptop's Battery Life

Keep track of battery life with BattCursor, a free program that puts the remaining battery percentage under the cursor.

Freebie BatteryCare Helps You Get More Juice out of Notebook Batteries

View battery statistics and manage calibrations with BatteryCare.

MSI Netbook Gets 15-Hour Battery Life

MSI's Wind U110 Eco netbook gets a new nine cell battery, allowing for up to 15 hours of portable power.


Apple Investigates iPhone 3.1 OS Battery Problems

iPhone 3GS users say the 3.1 operating system upgrade is a power drain; here's what to do.


The 8-hour Laptop: Don't Hold Your Breath

Hoping laptop battery life will improve in the future? A university professor says battery life has actually gotten worse in the past 20 years.

AnandTech: IE 8 Gives Laptop Users Longer Battery Life

For those of you who use your laptop mostly for browsing the Web, the browser you choose could play a large role in your laptops battery life.


Green HDTVs Could Save You Lots of Green

Samsung touts energy-saving technologies that could slash your TV energy costs and add hours to the battery life of a typical laptop.


Lenovo to Replace Defective ThinkPad Batteries

Some permanently damaged ThinkPad batteries are being recalled by Lenovo.

Wii Battery Recharger Recall: What You Need to Know

If you don't unplug your Wii 4-Dock Battery Recharge Station now, you may feel the burn — and not the good kind.