Electronics News

Nintendo ready to flip the Switch

Jan. 13, 2017—In October 2016, Nintendo announced that its long-anticipated new game system would be called the Nintendo Switch but said little else. Now, we know the rest of the story.

New MacBook Pro has touch technology

Oct. 28, 2016—A touch screen finally came to Apple’s computing line, but it wasn’t in a way that consumers would expect. Apple announced the first updates to its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers in at least 2 years, and the biggest development was the addition of a touch screen … on the keyboard.

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Related Department Briefs

Is your vehicle cybersafe?

In February 2015, several experts told Consumers Digest that they weren’t thrilled with automakers’ level of dedication to secure the wireless technology that's in vehicles.

Report: Cable, satellite face tough competition

Americans use video-on-demand (VOD) services more than ever before, according to a March 2016 study that was conducted by industry tracker Nielsen, and the trend apparently will continue.

A 20/20 look at smart glasses

Google Glass flopped after it launched in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped companies from developing their own version of smart glasses.

Tech upgrades make us careless

A recent report by researchers at Columbia Business School shows that consumers are more likely to be careless subconsciously with their electronic devices when an upgraded
version of the device comes to the market.

Nokia back from the dead?

Nokia returned to the smartphone market in December 2016 under new leadership from Finnish company HMD Global.

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Electronics Recalls

Nook Tablet 7” power adapter poses shock hazard

Feb. 2, 2017—Barnes & Noble recalled power adapters that were sold with the Nook tablet 7”, because the power-adapter casing might break when it’s plugged into an electrical outlet and expose its metal prongs, which poses a shock hazard.

Toshiba expands recall of certain notebook computer battery packs that pose burn and fire hazards

Jan. 5, 2017—Toshiba expanded its previous recall of Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs in March 30, 2016, to include battery packs that were sold from June 2011 through November 2016. The battery packs were installed in 41 models of Toshiba Satellite notebooks that include the 39 models of Portege, Satellite and Tecra models that were involved in the March 2016 recall. The affected battery packs can overheat, which poses burn and fire hazards.

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