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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald