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Microsoft to Replace Surface Pro Chargers for Free, Amid Overheating Reports

Microsoft has confirmed that it will replace all Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 chargers that were sold before July 2015. According to reports, the company’s concerned about overheating issues, though Microsoft hasn’t yet made reference to a specific problem. The company has, however, pledged to replace the power cords for free, and the recall is expected to be officially announced on Friday. [Verge] Read More >>

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Scientists Made a Battery That Could Keep Hoverboards From Exploding

Hoverboards won’t stop exploding lately, perhaps due to overheating batteries. But what if the batteries could turn off before they get all hot and flamey? That’s the idea behind recent research at Stanford, and the benefits go far beyond gimmicky gadgets looking to avoid recalls. Read More >>