Brisbane Times: Google Home devices seemingly bricked by recent software update

Brisbane Times: Google Home devices seemingly bricked by recent software update. “Home devices receive and install software updates without requiring input from the user, typically overnight to avoid interrupting normal operation. But recently some users have discovered their units — specifically original Google Home and Google Home Mini units — have become completely unresponsive with their lights illuminated.”

BetaNews: Another Windows 10 update is causing problems, this time with printing

BetaNews: Another Windows 10 update is causing problems, this time with printing. “There have been a series of problematic updates for Windows recently, and now yet another one has popped up, this time affecting not only Windows 10, but also Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Server. The KB4522016 cumulative update is interfering with printing.”

CNET: Faster Firefox 67 blocks fingerprinting, crypto-naughtiness

CNET: Faster Firefox 67 blocks fingerprinting, crypto-naughtiness. “The new Firefox 67, released Tuesday, concentrates its attention on important parts of website code, speeding up Instagram, Amazon and Google by 40% to 80%, the nonprofit said. It also puts background tabs on hold when you have less than 400MB of free memory to try to avoid slowdowns.”

Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (Neowin)

Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. “Today is the second Tuesday of the month, meaning that all supported versions of Windows get updates. While that means that most versions of Windows 10 for their cumulative updates, there are also updates for older versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.”

BetaNews: Windows 10 will automatically uninstall problematic updates

BetaNews: Windows 10 will automatically uninstall problematic updates. “Updates to Windows are supposed to fix problems and improve security, but sometimes they do the opposite. Many Windows 10 users will have experienced startup problems after installing an update to the operating system, and this is something that Microsoft is looking to address.”

Neowin: Microsoft rolls out updates to all supported versions of Windows 10 – here’s what’s new

Neowin: Microsoft rolls out updates to all supported versions of Windows 10 – here’s what’s new . “We’re just getting into the new year, but it’s already the second Tuesday of January, which means it’s time for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates. All supported versions of Windows 10 – which excludes version 1511 – are getting cumulative updates today, bringing a host of fixes after a small break for the holidays.”