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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik