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Microsoft, Sony, and other companies still use illegal warranty-void-if-removed stickers

Microsoft, Sony, and other companies still use illegal warranty-void-if-removed stickers These stickers are common on electronics equipment — Microsoft uses them on the Xbox One, Sony has them on the PS4, and you’ve probably owned a phone that had at least one somewhere.These stickers are almost certainly illegal, as Motherboard points out in relation to the new Xbox One S.

Office Depot, OfficeMax claim brand-new computers are infected by malware to sell useless removal services

Office Depot, OfficeMax claim brand-new computers are infected by malware to sell useless removal services The software Office Depot uses to scan for malware (and we use these terms loosely) is called PC Health Check and is manufactured by Support.According to Derek Held, an IT specialist with IOActive, PC Health Check doesn’t actually scan a system at all.

Homeopathic solutions now have to be labeled to disclose that there's no science behind them

Homeopathic solutions now have to be labeled to disclose that there's no science behind them Their latest comments contend (PDF) that the standard disclaimer isn’t enough to dissuade consumers from buying this crap, so now not only do homeopathic products have to carry the standard disclaimer, they also have to say there’s no science behind them.But the only reason I can’t make a blanket statement that homeopathy provides no benefit whatsoever is the placebo effect.