ctrl-alt-canc writes: According to a CTV news agency report, a man from Winnipeg (Canada) was badly injuried while driving by the explosion of a Samsung Galaxy 7. The man suffered some second degree burns to his hands. Samsung Canada said that "Customer safety remains our highest priority and we remain committed to working with any customer who has experienced an issue with a Samsung product". The Samsung Galaxy 7 is one of the smartphones that were offered as a replacement for defective Samsung Galaxy Notes 7.
ctrl-alt-canc writes: If you cannot login to your yahoo mail because either you forgot the password or your account has been hacked you are in troubles. Password recovery system at yahoo is behaving strangely, and the result is that many people are getting angry. This seems to be the result of a security update on yahoo servers. Yahoo claim that the problem has been fixed, but users do not agree.
ctrl-alt-canc writes: The udpdate to Android ICS offered for free by Sony to the Xperia smarphone users has caused plenty of troubles. Not only the decision by Sony of not updating Xperia Play phones to ICS caused rage among customers, but those who were lucky to get an upgrade for their smartphones discovered that WiFi connection did not work anymore. Up to now, the only suggestion proposed by Sony to fix the problem is to turn off the encryption, and reboot the smartphone and the access point.
ctrl-alt-canc writes: Yesterday the popular XKCD comic strip showed a comic strip about a not so well known neologism, and its corresponding description on Wikipedia. The strip apparently upset several Wikipedia editors, so that the description was promptly dropped from Wikipedia, and there is now a strong debate if to reinstate the entry, or to permanently delete it. Maybe it is time to file a petition for having the definition of malamanteau back on Wikipedia.
ctrl-alt-canc writes: An english mathematician, Simon R. Blackburn was asked from Vauxhall Motors to study the math beyond car parking. The problem is not new, since some cars appeared on the market years ago with a self-parking option.. Dr. Blackburn recently published a paper that gives a complete solution to the problem of perfect parking. I wonder if his research will bring to more room for cars in our crowded parking lots. Who will write the first Iphone application for perfect parking ?!?
ctrl-alt-canc writes: "According to a report from CNN, the highly-pampered employees of Google are going to have some of their privileges reduced. Luckily they still keep the free use of concierge services, but it looks like that life at Google will get more and more tighter."