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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bugs’

Apple Blames ‘Bug’ for Homophobic Russian Siri

According to Apple, a bug is behind some decidedly anti-gay answers expressed by the Russian version of Siri. Earlier this week, a video called “In Soviet Russia Siri questions you” went viral. In the video, a man named Alex demonstrated some odd responses from the Russian-language version of Apple’s iOS assistant – responses that leaned slightly or in some cases …

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World’s Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Found in China

The world’s largest flying aquatic insect has been identified in China’s Sichuan province, according to entomologists in the region. The Insect Museum of West China said that villagers from Chengdu presented what they called “weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long teeth,” earlier this month. Several of the bugs were examined by museum staff, and were found to be …

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Instagram Bug That Could’ve Made Private Photos Public Fixed (Operative Word Being Could’ve)

It looks like Instagram users are lucky that a vulnerability was never utilized – even though the bug was there for at least 6 months. Barcelona-based security researcher Christian Lopez has just revealed that Facebook has effectively plugged a vulnerability within Instagram that would have enabled hackers to turn private photos public. According to Lopez, it took Facebook’s security team …

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Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently-Deleted Emails, Spam Reports

Some Gmail for iOS users just received an important notice from Google urging them to check their trash and spam folders for wrongly-categorized emails. According to the Gmail team, some users were affected by a bug that saw trash and report spam actions taken on some messages actually affect other messages. That means that some users may have hit delete …

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Stink Bugs Are Invading the Country

Yes, you read that title right. And, no, it isn’t a crack about Congress and the government shutdown. Stink bugs are swarming all over the country, and the problem is expected to get worse before it gets better. “We’re going to have buckets full of these things coming in if they do what they’ve done in Maryland and Pennsylvania and …

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Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows

Just a friendly warning here, guys. If you use Google’s Chrome app on iOS 7, you might want to pay attention. The current version of the app has a bug that pretty much renders Incognito mode useless. The Parall.ax blog found that searches you perform in an incognito window are showing up in your non-incognito mode search suggestions. I’ve independently …

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Grand Theft Auto Online Servers Hit By Heavy Traffic

Many recently released AAA game titles, like Aliens: Colonial Marines or TOTAL WAR: Rome II, have been launched only for players to discover that some advertised features seem distorted, broken, or poorly implemented. GTA V proves to be no exception, with its online portion suffering from tremendous server overload. Twitter was abuzz with retweets of Rockstar announcements and bitter consumers: …

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Creative, Slightly Disgusting Bug Spray Ad Glues Pests to a Billboard

How do you get people talking about your new brand of bug spray? For Orphea and their ad agency, all it took was a little creative thinking, a large billboard, and a sticky surface. All they had to do was apply transparent glue to a designated section of the billboard, so that any bugs caught on it would appear to …

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17-Year Cicadas: Expect “Shovel-Loads” To Swarm

Cicadas don’t bother some, but for many, the deafening buzzing that comes with their arrival can be a headache. Those people should prepare themselves, because scientists say that after 17 years of hibernation in the soil, a huge swarm of them is about to emerge. The bugs don’t pose a threat to humans–or much of anything, really–and actually promote substantial …

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Google Is Fixing The December Bug In Android 4.2

The latest mobile OS from Google – Android 4.2 – has been found to contain a few bugs that ruin the experience for some Nexus device users. The bugs seem to be specifically affecting those on the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus. One bug in particular deleted December from the People app, but Google is already on it. …

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Google Latitude Continues to Hobble Along, Website Down

Two days after initial reports started appearing in a help forum that Google Latitude was performing about as well as a rocking horse at the Belmont Stakes, it appears that the service is still buggy for several users. The problem seems to be affecting both Android users and, for some, the desktop website. Basically, users have been unable to update …

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Google Latitude Bug Said to Be Fixed; Still Not Working for Some

Following up on yesterday’s reported outage of Google Latitude, Google+ Community Manager Jade Wang posted an update in the Google Maps help forum about the Latitude problem: We recently noticed a bug in Google Maps for Android 6.8 that affected Latitude. We are aware that service was disrupted for some users, and we apologize. We have been working on the …

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