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+ - The time displayed on most Android phone is wrong-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "According to astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the time that's displayed on most Android handset is wrong by exactly 15 seconds because leap seconds aren't taken into account. This is a known bug that was reported to Google back in December 2009 that is still waiting to be fixed."
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+ - Google using reCAPTCHA to decode street addresses->

Submitted by smolloy
smolloy (1250188) writes "Apparently some users of reCAPTCHA have recently begun seeing photographs appear in their CAPTCHA puzzles — photos that look very much like zoomed in house numbers taken from Google Streetview.

It appears that Google has decided to put the reCAPTCHA system to help clean up Google streetview images, and "according to a Google spokesperson, the system isn’t limited to street addresses, but also involves street names and even traffic signs."

A large collection of these has appeared on the Blackhatworld website."

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