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HP just recalled a hefty 70,000 laptop batteries earlier this month, but it looks like it still has a few more fires to put out, and it's now recalled another 15,000 batteries sold in China. No reports of any actual "flames / fire" this time around but, as with countless other recalls, the batteries...

May 26th 2009 at 4:32pm 0 Comments
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It's not exactly much of a surprise given that HP has already shown some considerable interest in the company, but Boston-Power has now finally officially announced that HP will be the first laptop manufacturer to offer its long-lasting (and less explosion-prone) Sonata batteries, which HP will sel...

December 10th 2008 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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ZPower has made a few promises before that haven't exactly panned out, but that apparently hasn't stopped it from making another bold claim at IDF this week, with it boasting that its newfangled Silver-Zinc battery will be rolled out in a "major notebook computer" sometime in 2009. According to ZPo...

August 22nd 2008 at 9:31pm 0 Comments
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It's been a little while since we last heard from the folks at Boston-Power, who've been touting their better, safer laptop batteries for over a year now, but it looks like they've been doing anything but resting on their laurels, and they now seem set to step up their game in a big way. Helping in...

January 3rd 2008 at 1:56pm 0 Comments
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Planning a big trip in the new year? Someplace, I dunno, kinda hilly and foggy? If you're bringing along spare batteries for your laptop, take note of new FAA regulations starting January 1: lithium batteries, such as the Li-ion packs that power the MacBook Pro, are no longer permitted in checked ba...

December 31st 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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There seems to be few things that 3M doesn't have some sort of patent claim to, and it looks like laptop batteries are no exception, with the company now putting some of those patents to the test, claiming that Sony, Lenovo, and a number of other companies have been using 'em without permission. Acc...

March 8th 2007 at 6:23pm 0 Comments
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We've written so much on this Sony battery fiasco that we almost feel like we could just gather our posts and sell 'em together as a PDF for $5 a download. But if we did that, we'd miss out on this latest chapter: the Sony battery recall is now nearing the 10 million mark, and that's straight from t...

October 19th 2006 at 2:36pm 0 Comments