PayPal just made 56-year-old Chris Reynolds a quadrillionaire. Yes, a quadrillionaire. For a little while, anyway.
A Windows Phone 8 error that asks you to put in your Windows installation disc and restart the computer. It sounds too funny to be true, right? Apparently it's not. According to some digging by WMPoweruser, it's rare, but real.
Fifty families with unsuspecting kids in Chatham, New Jersey recently received a breast cancer drug from their local CVS instead of the fluoride pills they asked for. The kids took tamoxifen for months before anyone noticed. Outrageous, right?
Have NFL Sunday Ticket? Watching it on a PlayStation 3? Sorry, are you attempting to watch it on a PlayStation 3? Apparently it isn't working very well. DirecTV is currently "troubleshooting" and a number of key features are deactivated. [DirecTV]
Langone Medical Center in New York is streamlining the hospital check-in process with specialized scanners from Fujitsu that recognize the unique vein pattern of your palm.
Heads up: Apple has officially acknowledged a 1TB Seagate hard drive failure issue affecting iMacs sold between May and June 2011. Hard drive replacement is free, so just click the source link for all the info. [Apple]
Samsung, Google, and Sprint are all trying to figure out why some users' Nexus S phones are nuking pictures without any explanation, Computerworld reports. It's a toughie, because there doesn't seem to be any common cause behind the deletions.
Have you checked your Gmail lately? Better go check if you haven't in a while, because there's been some kind of "reset" at Google that's resulted in missing emails, labels, folders and themes.
Microsoft Hotmail users have a lot to complain about as the new year kicks off in earnest: Many are reporting today that their emails have gone missing as a result of a new bug plaguing that popular email system.
Rose Martin has been questioned by police some 50 times in eight years, stemming from her involvement in crimes ranging from robbery to murder. Of course, she's not actually involved, but the NYPD's computers continue to think otherwise.
I'd love to tell you that the New Xbox Experience HDMI-related sound issue from November has been addressed, but that'd be a lie. More than two months and 23 pages of complaints later, it persists.
Hath Hell frozen over, or hath an internth presseth the wrong buttoneth? [Thanks Dustin!] Update: Readers are pointing out that it's probably due to the hurricane. Had no idea it was due to that, so we hope our Houston readers and their friends and family are safe. Here's to you guys.
Maximum PC has a very long article on the failures of Vista, which culminates in a "frank conversation" with an anonymous Windows Product Manager. Of course, he says the errors are all in the past, that they are all fixed now. Or are they? • Instability thanks to bad GPU and/or printer drivers by third parties. •…
We're not having any problems, but Ars has found many people complaining about the iPhone 2.0.2 update killing their ability to actually make calls over 3G. Among the people who suffer from no-calling-itis is one guy who took his phone to AT&T and had them swap out the SIM, which somehow fixed the problem. If you're…
They say smoking and squalor can kill a human, but that's turning out to be equally true for the Nintendo Wii. The hardware's disc-reading laser seems incapable of cutting through the grit, grime and second-hand smoke that accumulates on its lens' glassy veneer. The issue first appeared with Super Smash Bros. Brawl …
Word was in that copies of SSBB were causing Nintendo Wii consoles to readout a list of system errors. Nintendo has responded saying the game disc is not faulty, in fact, the likely cause is a dirty disc lens caused by smoke and general dust build-up. The SSBB disc is the first game to ship as a DL-DVD, and this type…
Hell-bent to cover every single detail of the iPod touch, now we bring you a careless mistake Apple made when transferring iPhone software over to the iPod touch, giving the little iPhone clone an identity crisis when you enter the wrong password into it after you've locked it. We're also hearing the touch thinks it…
A reader of our blogging cohorts, Kotaku, hit up Sony's Ginza showroom and found a comical spelling error on the displayed Playstation 3 controller. Sony just can't seem to get anything right as of late. We highly doubt the SERECT spelling error will make the shelves, but it is still nice to giggle at their expense.…