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Sony to begin fixing combustible Vaio Fit laptops in May

Apr 24, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

It’s always sad when a company stumbles during its victory lap, but as Sony looked to gracefully exit the PC business, some spontaneously combusting laptops ruined the day. The company has now issued an update about the Vaio Fit 11A repair program,…

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Amped-up ear implant helps to re-grow auditory nerves

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Cochlear implants already help those with auditory damage to hear better, but what if they could also grow new nerves while they’re there? Scientists at the UNSW have discovered a way to do just that, at least in hamsters. After they introduced a…

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Big Brother is live-tweeting you: artists turn a lightbulb into a surveillance device

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When you hear a scandalous conversation, there’s always the temptation to live tweet it for the internet’s benefit — but what if your furniture could do that for you? Conversnitch is a project by artists Brian House and Kyle McDonald which reinvents…

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Lost Andy Warhol artworks discovered on Amiga floppies from the '80s

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Rediscovered artwork like a napkin Picasso or unearthed Matisse can be identified on sight, but pieces crafted in the digital age by pop-artist extraordinaire Andy Warhol and encoded in an outdated format are far more difficult to ascertain. In fact,…

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Exetech seeks your cash to improve its clunky smartphone-in-a-watch

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When we got our hands on Exetech’s XS-3, we were intrigued by the idea of cramming a smartphone into a watch, but dismayed at the execution. After all, this was a device that was in no way waterproof, had a 420mAh battery pressing directly onto your…

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France is plotting to take Uber's car-tracking tech and hand it over to taxis

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While taxi services like Uber may be flat-out unwelcome in Belgium, neighboring France is still trying to figure out how to manage them. Under pressure from traditional cab drivers in the country, a new law was introduced that required the likes of…

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Sony's streamer lets you watch one show (House of Cards) in 4K for £350

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If you spent a fortune on the first Sony Bravia UltraHD TVs, it may have hurt to find out that Netflix was only streaming 4K using a format (H.265) that doesn’t work on those sets. Sony has now righted that wrong with the FMP-X5 4K media streamer,…

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Hacker-turned-FBI informant may have orchestrated foreign cyberattacks

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The hacker subplot in House of Cards’ second season might have felt out of place, but from the sounds of a recent New York Times report, Frank Underwood’s methods for putting captured hackers to work might not be too far-fetched. After being busted…

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Made it: Mark Zuckerberg joins Madame Tussauds

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A net worth of $27 billion. Doesn’t wear socks.

[Image: Mashable/Kurt Wagner]…

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