Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Thursday, August 4.
A security researcher at Black Hat says it possible to hack laptop batteries using malicious software. While old versions of MacBook Pro have batteries that are replaceable, the newer laptops like the MacBook Air do not. The researcher didn't try this but says it's possible to overheat a battery and start a fire by sending commands to the battery controller.