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Scientists building bug POV digital camera

Scientists building bug POV digital camera

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be bug? To see what they see with those weird-looking eyes? Scientists and researchers at the University of Illinois are developing a unique digital camera that mimics what most bugs see, complete with a 160-degree field of view and "nearly-infinite" depth of field.

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iMessage bug omits last word of specific messages

iMessage bug omits last word of specific messages

A bug plaguing the iMessage instant messaging feature on iOS and Mac OS X devices omits the last word of certain messages after the instant message is sent and received. This issue affects both the iPhone as well as Macs, and it appears to both the sender and the receiver. So far, The Verge has discovered two phrases that seem to be affected by the issue. The first phrase being anything that involves President Barack Obama's name, and the second affecting the phrase, "The best prize is a surprise."

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Sony Xperia Z bug allows anyone to bypass the lock screen

Sony Xperia Z bug allows anyone to bypass the lock screen

Joining the likes of Apple and Samsung, Sony has had some issues with bugs providing various levels of security vulnerability, with another one surfacing today. Unfortunately for Sony Xperia Z owners, the method for bypassing its lockscreen is simple and straight-forward, and is another reminder not to presume lockscreens are always secure enough to keep sensitive data safe.

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Samsung Galaxy S III security issue provides lock screen bypass

Samsung Galaxy S III security issue provides lock screen bypass

It all started when Terence Eden discovered a bug that allowed someone to briefly access the home screen on a Galaxy Note II. Following the method to take advantage of the bug, another individual named Sean McMillan discovered another method that allows complete access to the handset's home screen, and not just for the Galaxy Note II. He reportedly tested the method on three Galaxy S III handsets, and it worked on each of them.

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Facebook bug re-adds users to groups they’d long since left

Facebook bug re-adds users to groups they’d long since left

If you're finding yourself waking up to massive amounts of notifications today after a nice afternoon nap, do not fret, it's just a Facebook bug. What's actually happening here is that Facebook is, as they're saying, experiencing a bit of a bug - one that signs users up for Facebook Groups sometimes even when they'd never been a part of those groups in the first place. As a result of this, some users are experiencing massive amounts of notifications from the groups that they up until today had no idea existed.

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Google bug grants access to revoked Analytics and Webmaster Tools users

Google bug grants access to revoked Analytics and Webmaster Tools users

A fairly problematic bug is affecting Google accounts, granting revoked users access to the Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics they originally had access to. For example, a business that fired an employee and revoked his or her access rights may find itself in the uncomfortable position of that embittered ex-employee regaining access to the tools. As you'd expect, angry tweets and forum posts are lighting up the Internet.

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Google plans to fix 2.5-year-old Android bug

Google plans to fix 2.5-year-old Android bug

Once upon a time in 2010, an Android bug was reported. A host of other users chimed in, concurring that they experienced the same problem. Over two years and six months went by when a Google employee suddenly appeared, announcing that the bug would finally be fixed in the newest upcoming release of Android. When rolled out, the issue of not being able to resolve a hostname on a local domain will come to an end.

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iPhone 5 touchscreen bug discovered by game developer

iPhone 5 touchscreen bug discovered by game developer

The iPhone 5 is Apple's best iPhone yet, and it's one of the hardest to build thanks to its intricate design and precise measurements. However, a UK mobile game developer has discovered a bug on the new smartphone where diagonal scrolling would cause the touchscreen to drop out, and sometimes even cause freezing.

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Diablo III exploit makes Wizard characters invincible

Diablo III exploit makes Wizard characters invincible

A new exploit has been discovered in Diablo III that makes Wizard characters essentially invincible. The exploit reportedly works for both Softcore and Hardcore characters, which has some players up in arms and others scrambling to complete Hardcore more before Blizzard issues a fix. In the meantime, Blizzard has been removing forum posts that mention the exploit in a effort to keep the amount of people using it in-game to a minimum.

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Skype elaborates on instant message bug

Skype elaborates on instant message bug

Earlier today, we finally got word from Skype concerning a bug that some users have been plagued with since June. The bug occasionally sends IMs between two contacts to an unintended third contact, which of course brings up some very valid concerns about privacy. Aside from saying that a fix will be rolled out within the next few days, Skype kept this morning's statement on the bug brief, but this evening it's being a little more specific about the bug, and it turns out its occurrence isn't all that random.

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Skype admits message leak bug but fix incoming

Skype admits message leak bug but fix incoming

There’s a nasty little Skype bug that’s starting to do the rounds you may want to pay attention to. Engadget reports that the VOIP client has been hit by an issue that will cause messages to be randomly forwarded to other people in your contacts list. The bug was first discovered in June by members on Skype’s support forums, but the company is just getting around to acknowledging the issue, saying that they’re currently working on a fix.

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Nintendo Mario Kart 7 shorcut glitch finally patched

Nintendo Mario Kart 7 shorcut glitch finally patched

Nintendo confirmed today that it is releasing a mandatory update for 3DS owners that will prevent players from using the game-crippling shortcuts that players have been exploiting in online matches of the game Mario Kart 7. Three shortcuts have been identified and Nintendo modified the software in such a way that anyone trying to use them will not be able to.

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