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Sony PlayStation 4 error causes corrupted save games

Sony PlayStation 4 error causes corrupted save games

It is sometimes a great feeling to be on the bleeding edge of technology, but there are also some downsides to being an early adopter. This is a truth that some of the very first batch of PlayStation 4 users are learning the hard way as they are forced to say goodbye to hours of hard work in games.

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Battlefield 4 gets sorely needed patch for Xbox One

Battlefield 4 gets sorely needed patch for Xbox One

Battlefield 4, the pride of EA Games and DICE, has received a long-awaited patch for the Xbox One. The next-gen game has undergone a series of unfortunate events in the form of connectivity problems, server issues, and in-game bugs and glitches. The problems were so bad and so widespread that they dealt EA's stock a blow in the stockmarket. Hopefully the patch will get things back to a more-or-less copacetic state of being.

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Microsoft shells out award for Windows 8.1 exploit as bug bounty continues

Microsoft shells out award for Windows 8.1 exploit as bug bounty continues

Back in June, Microsoft announced a bug bounty program, offering a variety of awards for those who found bugs and exploitations for its software. While the Internet Explorer 11 portion of the bounty has come to a close, Microsoft is continuing the "Mitigation Bypass" bounty and has shelled out an award to one industrious individual who found an exploit in Windows 8.1 Preview.

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Apple working on iMessage fix for bug affecting some users

Apple working on iMessage fix for bug affecting some users

Apple is no stranger to iMessage bugs, with one seeming to crop up every handful of months. Over the last week or so, some users have become vocal about problems they've experienced with both sending and receiving messages, something that eventually prompted attention to turn towards Apple, which has confirmed that something is amiss and that it is working on a software fix for it.

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Facebook security bug worse than initially reported

Facebook security bug worse than initially reported

Last week, Facebook faced one of those difficult security problems that companies usually have to face once in a while. The social network reported that a security bug left approximately six million users' information exposed, namely email addresses and phone numbers. However, it seems the problem goes much deeper than that.

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CurvACE insect eye camera gives drones 180-degree view

CurvACE insect eye camera gives drones 180-degree view

Insects have some pretty amazing eyesight. Unlike humans, where we only have two single-lens eyes, insects have a larger array of eyes that offer a wider field-of-view. Scientists have obviously been studying these kinds of eyes for a long time, and now that we're at a certain point with technology, engineers are wanting to artificially replicate insect eyes using cameras.

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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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