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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus