Liz Gannes

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That Nifty Micro-USB Charger for the HP Chromebook Is Getting Recalled for Overheating

One of the appeals of the HP Chromebook 11, which was introduced this October, was the fact that the laptop could be charged via micro-USB, just like a phone. Except … there have been nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use, so Google and HP are formally recalling the chargers and sending out free replacements, after sales were halted last month.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work