Gizmodo was quick to point out that a Dell laptop exploded at a recent Japanese conference. The model of the laptop has not been revealed yet but if you are a Dell laptop owner then you should make sure that your battery has not been recalled.
Gizmodo and the original source, The Inquirer, both talk about how airline companies could eventually ban computers because of incidents like this. While this is a very serious issue there are a lot of things currently unknown about the situation. Maybe it was possible that the computer had a non-OEM battery in it that was unexpectedly inferior?
Well, I guess this brings a whole new meaning to laptops that burn up your lap!