The Google Pixelbook is a pretty fantastic laptop, but every tech product has a few bugs. Recently, some owners have been reporting a nasty reboot bug, where the Pixelbook will randomly restart while in use. The frequency varies from report to report, with one even saying it occurred every 1-10 minutes. Yikes.
Thankfully, the glitch has now been fixed, at least according to Google. Kevin Kirk, a support manager for the company, left the following response on several threads about the issue:
A new version started rolling out to the Play Store on the web last month and the reception has been decidedly mixed. Screenshots are now viewable in a lightbox, meaning they’re larger, but scrolling can be slow and you can’t use the arrows on your keyboard to cycle through them. Oh, and getting out of the lightbox did mean finding the tiny arrow in the top left rather than just clicking outside of the image, although that appears to have been fixed already. Read More
Some Google Play app listings are incorrectly showing as beta versions was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Sling TV has been suffering serious problems since around 8PM Tuesday evening, judging by user complaints and official statements from the Sling tech support accounts. The problem appears to be affecting Sling users across the country and across all devices, with only the browser viewing appearing to work for now.
Users have complained of not being able to log into Sling apps, error codes, and incessant buffering on all channels. The Sling Answers Twitter account has been notably devoid of answers; apart from acknowledging the problem several times and directing users to the Chrome browser interface, there’s been little communication from the company.
U.S. users get the better experience for a change.
New phones should have better battery life than their predecessors. That’s a given, and part of the unspoken rule of technological progress. And yet in recent years that hasn’t been a given. Along the way, we’ve seen blips — Snapdragon 810, anyone? — on the way to greater efficiency.