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Overheating sparks recall of 205,000 batteries in ThinkPad laptops

Lenovo Inc. yesterday issued a recall of some 205,000 ThinkPad laptop batteries because the units could overheat and potentially catch fire if dropped or struck

From a distance there is surgery

Now surgery from a distance may become a more pervasive reality thanks to a touch-simulation toolkit created by a Canadian software firm.

Geek Squad ‘on track’ with new data recovery services

Ontrack services and software will be used in all Best Buy stores in the U.S. and Canada with Geek Squad teams. Geek Squad is the brand name for the 24-hour in-store and remote customer computer support teams at certain Best Buy stores.

Holographic media promising but ‘not ready’ for prime time yet

Imagine 60 movies, 240 hours of television programming, 1.6 million high-resolution colour photos, or more than 150 million pages of text

Court awards Microsoft Canada $700,000 in piracy case

The Federal Court of Canada has recently awarded Microsoft Canada Co. the highest statutory damages in an intellectual property case in the country.

The Wi-Fi divide widens between Fredericton and Toronto

In a little more than a month from now, users of the country's largest Wi-Fi network - Toronto's recently launched One Zone - will begin paying up to $29 a month for the privilege of cruising the information highway wirelessly.

Tale of two cities

The WiFi divide between Fredericton and Toronto resides not in technology or funding but rather in vision and political will, according to an information studies professor.

Microsoft security team probing new Word flaw

Microsoft's software security team is examining a new flaw in Word but is uncertain when it can release a patch to the vulnerability that opens a gateway for hackers to grab control of a victim's computer.

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