Obamacare Customer Service Told Everyone To Reset Their Passwords

We've all done tech support for family members and it tends to start basic. Did you restart? Have you ever downloaded updates ever? Why are you trying to buy WD-40 from Amazon Japan? And often it's as simple as resetting a password. » 10/12/13 10:15am 10/12/13 10:15am

What's the Jankiest Gadget You Love Despite All Its Flaws?

No piece of tech runs perfectly, but some run less perfectly than others. It' doesn't mean they're totally worthless; it just means they're harder to use. Sometimes the jank comes hand in hand with utter awesomeness. What's the glitchiest, jankiest, freeziest, aghhhhhhhhhh-iest device that you loved through and… » 4/06/13 5:00pm 4/06/13 5:00pm

Wrap Yourself In Awesome Errors With These Glitch Blankets

The problem with graphical glitches is that they generally show up when you're trying to look at something else. Something not glitched. But if you're just looking at them on their own, they can be be pretty fascinating, and even beautiful. That seems to be the idea behind Phillip Stearn's Glitch Textiles, a set of » 3/17/13 6:00pm 3/17/13 6:00pm

iPod Nano Switches Left and Right Channels With Headphone Insert

If you have a new 4th-gen nano and a decent ear, you may have noticed something funny: After putting it to sleep, if you wake it up by inserting headphones, the left and right channels switch. I tried this with the most obvious stereo mix of all time, David Bowie's "Space Oddity," and it's really easy to duplicate… » 10/10/08 6:40pm 10/10/08 6:40pm

Glitch Drops Google Stock Price $200 in Four Minutes, Wiping Out $62…

At probably like the worst time ever for your stock to plummet harder than a meteor on a collision course with Bruce Willis, a glitch knocked $200 off of Google's stock price—that's half—in the span of four minutes as the markets were closing today. $62 billion. Erased. In four minutes. The glitch has been fixed,… » 9/30/08 7:40pm 9/30/08 7:40pm