11/2/2009

Sony Recalls 69,000 Vaio AC Power Adapters

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Sony will recall 69,000 Vaio AC power adapters due to their increased risk of electrical shock, after a handful of reports of short-circuiting units.

“Sony has initiated a voluntary recall for certain AC power adapters which may short circuit and pose a potential electrical shock hazard,” read an Oct. 27 posting on Sony’s eSupport Website.

The recall applies to AC power adapters model VGP-AC19V17 that came with notebook docking stations sold after September 2005 (specifically, the VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1 models) and all-in-one computers sold after September 2007 (the VGC-LT, VGC-JS240, VGC-JS250, VGC-JS270, and VGC-JS290 series). In order to see if their power adapter qualifies for the recall, owners can check the serial number at this Sony site.

Sony recommends that users with the affected adapters unplug them immediately.

Study: File sharers spend more money on music

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Many, especially those associated with making money out of music, feel that pirates who share files should be made to walk the plank to the rhythm of Fiona Apple’s “Criminal.”

However, a survey commissioned by the professional cogitators at Demos in the U.K., suggests that just because one might download illegally, it doesn’t mean one never spends money on music.

Indeed, according to the Independent, this survey, performed by the omeletteheads at Ipsos MORI, showed that those who share files spend 75 percent more on music than those who have allegedly clean hands.

Another omelettehead, Mark Mulligan of Forrester Research, told the Independent that those who share files are simply more interested in music.

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