Apple Fixes Text A[?]nput A[?]ssue

Apple has fixed an unfortunate autocorrect bug that affected upper case ‘I’s, though it hasn’t explained what caused the problem. Users who updated to iOS 11.1 found that Apple’s favourite letter was instead being replaced with a capital A followed by a question mark either in parentheses or a square. Updating to the latest software […]

Annual Madden/FIFA Disc Releases Could End

The head of Electronic Arts says the day could come when its sports titles no longer have an annual physical release. Andrew Wilson says the company could switch to providing an ongoing download service – implying a microtransaction model. It’s no secret that each year’s new edition of games such as FIFA or Madden feel […]

Google’s Bug Tracker Had Bug Itself

A researcher earned $15,600 from Google’s bug hunting program… for finding a bug in Google’s bug hunting program. The ironic discovery was by Alex Birsan, who was reporting another bug for what’s formally called the Google Vulnerability Reward Program. It pays between $100 and the oddly-specific $31,337 for spotting security flaws in Google systems and […]

Turtle Poses As Rifle To Trick AI

A 3D-printed “turtle” could trick image recognition systems into thinking it was a rifle according to a newly-published study. Researchers from MIT and LabSix were exploring whether known ways to fool systems in 2D-images could work with photos of physical objects. The study tried to expand on the existing practice of “adversarial images” that are […]