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New Sony Vaio PCs Will Include Google Web Browser

Facing Microsoft, search giant aims to expand market for Chrome

(Newser) - Google Chrome, languishing in the browser wars, will get a substantial boost thanks to a deal with Sony—which is shipping new Vaio PCs with Chrome pre-installed. Google is also talking to other computer manufacturers, the FT reports, as it attempts to weaken the dominance of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which... More »

'Gorgeous' Vaio P Frustrates

Sony's tiny new laptop is slow and has woeful battery life

(Newser) - Sony’s new netbook, the Vaio P, is about the size of "one of those plastic folders waiters use to bring you the check at a restaurant," but the pricey gadget is "very slow and has poor battery life," writes Wall Street Journal tech maven Walter... More »

Sony Recalls 440K Vaios

The TZ model may have bad wiring at the hinge and could overheat and wear quickly

(Newser) - Sony is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptops worldwide due to a wiring flaw that could cause overheating in 19 models of its TZ series manufactured between May 2007 and July 2008. The company said today that improperly placed wires near the hinge connecting the body of the laptop and its... More »

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