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Wear OS “OK, Google” bug is finally getting a fix soon

Wear OS “OK, Google” bug is finally getting a fix soon

Smartwatches are rather curious little gadgets that are like miniaturized and watered-down versions of our smartwatches. For better or worse, that means that smartwatches can't really use the same interaction conventions and UIs that are almost second nature on smartphones. While touch screens and buttons are always an option, Google has been pushing for more hands-free controls on Wear OS using Google Assistant. Unfortunately, an important part of the process has been broken for months before the company committed to working on a fix.

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MacBook Pros that don’t charge past 1% get free battery replacement

MacBook Pros that don’t charge past 1% get free battery replacement

Every so often, we hear about software updates that bring their own set of bugs even as they fix others. Most of the time, these bugs only affect software features but there are rare times that they may affect even a device's hardware. The past few days have been a stressful one for MacBook Pro owners exactly because of that rare case of bad luck over battery issues and Apple is now offering free battery replacements for those affected by a highly inconvenient bug.

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Twitter dark mode changes messed up some users’ preferences

Twitter dark mode changes messed up some users’ preferences

Twitter has surprisingly stood the test of time, given how slow it has been to make changes, especially the changes that users beg for (looking at you, Edit Tweet). When it does make changes, they are often not in users' favor or to their liking. Now it seems that these two paths have unfortunately crossed, with changes to Twitter's dark theme, which took ages for the social network to implement, has been messed up by a change that few users probably asked for anyway.

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Google Assistant bug breaks voice control on smart home devices

Google Assistant bug breaks voice control on smart home devices

The Internet has definitely made the world a smaller place and the Internet of Things has made our houses even smaller. Of course, there are risks involved in putting all or even most of your smart home eggs in one basket, be it an Internet basket or some smart home platform, especially when that basket suddenly breaks. That's the reality that some smart homeowners are now finding themselves in when Google Assistant suddenly turned their smart appliances a tad hard of hearing.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.1 promises fixes, delivers a bug

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.1 promises fixes, delivers a bug

Cyberpunk 2077 is undoubtedly one of if not the biggest disasters in recent gaming history. Long-awaited and much-delayed, the initial experience of players, especially those on consoles, was so horrible that refunds were demanded and issued left and right. Throughout all the drama and scandal, developer CD Projekt RED promised updates to address those issues. The first big patch has just landed and, just like the game itself, it seems to be getting mixed reception, depending on where you're playing.

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Galaxy S10 One UI 3.0 Android 11 update pulled due to bugs

Galaxy S10 One UI 3.0 Android 11 update pulled due to bugs

Samsung has been making good on its commitment to roll out major Android upgrades faster, and while it's still not as fast as most would wish, it's still a lot better than Samsung's old ways. That said, there would inevitably be some bumps along the way and, unfortunately, it seems that Galaxy S10 owners had the bad luck of running into them. No sooner had Samsung released Android 11 for these phones did users run into numerous and seemingly unrelated problems, forcing the company to put a halt to the rollout.

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New Windows 10 bug causes dreaded BSOD with a single link

New Windows 10 bug causes dreaded BSOD with a single link

Windows security vulnerabilities and bugs aren't new but most of the ones that we hear of involve downloading malicious software, often unknowingly, from dubious websites. In the past few days, however, at least one bug was reported that could corrupt your hard drive just by viewing a file's icon or typing a simple command. Now another slightly similar problem has been disclosed, one that could produce the dreaded Blue Screen of Death or BSOD, just by visiting a link or location on your own computer.

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Windows 10 bug causes PC to force reboot, fix on the way

Windows 10 bug causes PC to force reboot, fix on the way

It's been a while since we've heard reports of disastrous Windows bugs caused by updates, hopefully, because Microsoft has finally gotten better at the quality of those updates. That's not to say, however, that there are no less disastrous but still serious bugs that are making some Windows users' lives less pleasant. One, in particular, is apparently scaring those users because of an ominous reboot warning. Fortunately, Microsoft was already on the case has a fix ready to roll out.

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Galaxy Note 20 fingerprint scanner vulnerability repeats history

Galaxy Note 20 fingerprint scanner vulnerability repeats history

Samsung was one of the first smartphone makers that eyed in-screen fingerprint sensors but it was one of the last to actually adopt it. Even then, the technology it used ended up being more than disappointing. First introduced in its 2019 lineup, the fingerprint scanners that used Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology was proven to be susceptible to being fooled by screen protectors. It turns out, Samsung's 2020 Galaxy Note 20 phones were just as vulnerable to that trick.

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Xbox Series X controller disconnection fix promised to come soon

Xbox Series X controller disconnection fix promised to come soon

Getting your hands on the new-gen consoles has almost been like an epic quest for some players. The last thing they need is to find out that an important part of that new console experience turns out to be broken, even if just for them and a few others. Unfortunately, that is exactly what a good number of owners of the Xbox Series X have been complaining about after they discover their wireless controllers suddenly disconnecting without reason. Microsoft has now committed to fixing it but you'll have to wait for that day to come.

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OnePlus 8T update reportedly comes with audio, video bugs

OnePlus 8T update reportedly comes with audio, video bugs

OnePlus is one of those manufacturers that try to be more upfront, consistent, and speedy with their monthly updates. That said, it still hasn't been able to push a stable version of Android 11 to even the OnePlus 8 Pro. In the meantime, it continues to update all its phones, including the OnePlus 8T that already runs on Android 11. Unfortunately, its latest maintenance release may have come with a rather serious bug that is causing an uproar from its owners.

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Nest x Yale smart lock becomes dumb with Nest Hub Max Preview Update bug

Nest x Yale smart lock becomes dumb with Nest Hub Max Preview Update bug

As powerful and as magical smart home products may seem, we have yet to achieve a level of reliability to make them truly foolproof. Sometimes, even something as simple as an Internet outage can render a product useless. Even more problematic, however, is when those problems come via software updates that should be fixing bugs or adding features instead. That's exactly what some owners of the Nest x Yale Lock experienced just recently, though, to be fair, those are pretty much the expected risks of being part of the Nest Hub Max's Preview Program.

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