Intel Performance Tuning Protection Plan

Purchased Intel Performance Tuning Protection Plan for the i7 5930K. Now running at 4.5Ghz with memory at 3K. Running on a Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT ! ...

Guild Wars 2 - Bringing Antialiasing to the game

It's no surprise seeing another game slam onto the market lacking AA (Anti-Aliasing) features and Guild Wars 2 is no exception. MMORPG games tend to get...

Syfy's Defiance game Beta Screenshots

Below are a few screenshots from the upcoming Syfy "Defiance" game coming out on April 2, 2013. Defiance is a first of its kind where the game will be in close...

Steam Box, Steam for Linux

Valve has made one of its first steps toward a "Steam Box." Steam for Linux has been released today for Linux's operating system Ubuntu; complete with a...

Lowering game latency with WTFast tunneling

Taking a dive into WTFast  latency tunneling service -- is like your internet on steroids. Internet latency is a gamers worst nightmare. Any network...

Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard

The G13 Advanced Gameboard is Logitech’s answer to gamers needs. It’s a fantastic light-weight, portable alternative for gamers who don’t want...

Rosewill Thor V2 Computer Case

Rosewill , the company behind quality hardware and affordable cases, debuted the redesigned Thor-V2 case earlier this year and has since become one of the...

Electronic Arts: Battlefield 3

As one of the most anticipated games released by EA (Electronic Arts), Battlefield 3 sets itself apart from its rivals with a great story-line and game play....

Electric car battery catches fire after crash test

Well there really is no true ‘safe’ car on the road, as logic would have it along with the millions of other factors that can come into play. The incident took place in June when the Chevy Volt’s lithium-ion battery caught fire after being crash tested at an agency facility–but didn’t ignite until several weeks after the test.

Still, news of the fire and subsequent investigation, first reported by Bloomberg News, sent shares of G.M. down as much as 3 percent on Friday. The stock closed down nearly 1 percent, while the broader market gained about 2 percent.

The market reaction to the battery fire highlights the unique set of issues that automakers, regulators and emergency personnel must navigate as plug-in vehicles become more common.

While only a few are available for sale now, many more are on the way, and their novelty means even isolated problems related to their safety or reliability can affect how consumers and investors view them. The government has poured billions of dollars into programs aimed at promoting battery and electric-car manufacturing in the United States.

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