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Weekend of October 8, 2021 – Hour 3

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss Honda’s air taxies and robot, a drone light show gone wrong, T-Mobile’s cheaper home internet, a hour and a half long quake, Xbox sneakers, Toyota spyware, car and the chip shortage, Uber’s improvement to the airport trip, Instagram no longer being a photo sharing app, and more.



Doug in Durham, North Carolina listens on NewsRadio 680 WPTF and asked: “I have a Samsung Chromebook, probably 4 or 5 years old. I’ll be typing to somebody and it’ll go back over what I’ve already typed and start typing what I’m typing at that point, just messing up the whole thing. I don’t know what’s going on. I need help.”

Doug, unfortunately that sounds like a hardware issue and its unlikely that Samsung is still supporting the hardware after 5 years.

You could have an issue with a driver, but Chromebooks are meant to be no-maintenance in terms of software as far as the user is concerned and driver upgrades are handled in the background for you.

If you want to rule that out as a problem you can restore the laptop to its factory settings. The main advantage of a cloud-based laptop is that you can do that without losing data.

Dont hold your breath though, it sounds like either the mouse or the keyboard are randomly firing off signals when you type and there may not be a software solution for that.

One thing you might want to be conscious of though is if your chromebook has a trackpad, as most do, make sure youre not resting your palm on it while youre typing. Doing so may very well move the cursor around.


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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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