Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HP Will recall 6 million laptop power cables because of fire risk

HP recall, HP power cord recall, HP power cord fire risk

HP recalls over 6 million LS-15 AC power cords in the US and Canada because of fire and burn risks. HP and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that there have been reports of minor burns and property damage because of overheating and melting of the power cord.

Consumers are also been advised to check the power cables of their HP and Compaq laptops if the power cables are heating up.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement that "Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement."

The affected power cords are for HP and Compaq laptops that were sold worldwide with their notebook and mini notebook laptops between September 2010 and June 2012.

If you own one please contact HP Customer Care 1-877-219-6676 or go to HP website to have it replaced immediately.

Friday, August 15, 2014

USB Type-C: Reversible for Easy Fit

USB Type-C: Reversible for Easy Fit, reversible USB

Have you experience plugging in a USB cable but it wont fit and you have to try it a couple of times before you get it right? That won't be a problem anymore with the new reversible USB connector called "USB Type-C." This will be a great upgrade if you are using Apple gadgets you will notice that their adapters are easy to connect.

It is also said that the USB Type-C will have the same size of a micro-USB Type-B connector. It will also be a variation of the 10Gbps USB 3.1 standard, that will be definitely faster than the USB 3.0.

Ilan Spillinger, Microsoft Corporate Vice-President said, "USB Type-C interface will be the next generation industry standard for high speed wired local connectivity. It will offer more intuitive consumer experience by means of reversible plug orientation and cable direction designs. Further, this new USB Type-C allows for radically higher data speeds and power carrying capabilities compared to the existing methods. As one of the key industry players behind the new design, we at Microsoft believe this is an important milestone in consumer electronics ecosystem development."

Monday, August 4, 2014

Facebook Outage Again

Facebook Outage

What's happening to Facebook? They had an outage for the second time last Friday August 1, 2014. Facebook said that they had a technical problems on their social media network Relevant Products/Services which caused the service interruptions that affected more than 1.3 billion Facebook users. Facebook suffered similar outage last June 19, this year which downed their site for 20 minutes.

Facebook users were not happy about it they used Twitter to express their dissatisfaction using the hashtag #facebookdown. They can play Candy Crush or keep up with their online friends.

Some Los Angeles residents was so mad at the outage that they call 911 just to report the outage. Sgt. Burton Brink, public information officer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff office, Tweeted berating the people who called 911 just report about the Facebook outage.

"Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!"