Although Dell is the featured name in the headlines for its notebook battery recall, don’t overlook that this is Sony’s fault and Sony is paying for the embarrassing cleanup. It continues Sony’s nearly unbroken record of technology failure.

Sony’s Blu-ray DVD format is off to an amusing start – the first Sony Blu-ray disc drive for computers was announced in Australia a few days ago and the Sony product manager was forced to admit that it won’t play commercial movies in the Blu-ray format. (Read that again, or go take a look at the article – it’s really extraordinary. The ridiculously expensive Blu-ray drive won’t play Blu-ray movies! Good god.)

Well, maybe Sony’s new wireless device Mylo will be a hit when it arrives next month. It’s probably not a good sign that influential blog Engadget calls it an “unholy abomination.”

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