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 […]

Deadpool Stars On Good Housekeeping Cover

Deadpool is the extremely unlikely cover star of a special Thanksgiving edition of Good Housekeeping magazine. He’s also written a special letter to readers. The issue isn’t the usual newsstand edition, but rather a special promotional version that’s being handed out on city streets. It’s a promotional tie-in for the upcoming movie, with the emphasis […]

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 […]

GTA V ‘Best Selling Game Ever’

Take-Two has announced that Grand Theft Auto V has shipped 85 million copies, calling it a US record for any game. That honor comes at the expense of Wii Sports, which had the big advantage of being bundled with the Wii. On the other hand, GTA V’s total covers multiple platforms, with the combination of […]

Intel + AMD Radeon = Slender Gaming Laptops

Long-term rivals AMD and Intel have partnered to work on a new processor that could mean better gaming on laptops. Intel will produce a Core processor that includes a graphics core running AMD’s Radeon system. It’ll be a sequel of sorts to the existing Intel H-Series. Shipments are scheduled for the first quarter of next […]

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 […]

Women of NASA LEGO Is Best Seller

A Lego set commemorating Women of NASA has topped Amazon’s top-seller chart for toys and games. The set followed a suggestion from the public. The Lego Ideas program lets people “vote” to lend their support to a suggestion, with the company formally considering any that get the support of 10,000 people. Maia Weinstock, who made […]

Android To Get One-Tap Bluetooth Pairing

Pairing Android devices with Bluetooth gadgets will get easier with a new system that’s reminiscent of Apple Airpod pairing. Unfortunately it will only work with a limited range of gadgets for now. In theory at least, Fast Pair won’t involve pressing multiple buttons on both your phone or tablet and your gadget. Instead, as long […]

Apple’s Bra Collection No Big Deal

Reports that iPhones have a special secret folder full of bra shots are at best a misunderstanding. The brief controversy is down to apparent confusion over Apple’s photo tagging and recognition. Twitter user @ellieewbu kicked off the media storm with a tweet: ATTENTION ALL GIRLS ALL GIRLS!!! Go to your photos and type in the […]

GameStop Launches Unlimited Rental Plan: 6 Months for $60

GameStop is launching an unlimited rental service for physical used games. The $60 PowerPass gets you six months access to whatever games you can find in stores. The program launches on November 19 and works in a simple enough fashion. You take home any used game from a GameStop store: this covers the entire “for […]

Minecraft Gets Stranger Things Skin Pack

Minecraft has unveiled a pack of skins based on Stranger Things characters in multiple outfits from the show. These are a few of the images: you can check out the full set on the Minecraft site, though be warned a few of them might serve as season two spoilers if you analyze them too intensely.