Apple updates all its operating systems to address Indian Telugu crash

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple has released software updates for all four of its consumer operating systems—iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS—to tackle an issue that allowed usage of the Indian Telugu character to cause those devices to crash. The updates are labeled iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update, […]

Air Hogs’ Supernova packs motion controls in a kid-friendly drone

Toy drones have been cheap and plentiful over the past few years, but it’s really hard for new products to stand out from the pack when they need to keep the price down and can’t throw in premium features like a 4K camera. But that hasn’t stopped Spin Master from trying new things with its […]

PSVR’s rodent adventure ‘Moss’ arrives February 27th

PlayStation VR’s adorable murine tale Moss finally has a release date. Next Tuesday, February 27th, you’ll be able to guide the big-eared rodent Quill along her adventure on your PlayStation 4. When it debuted at E3 last year, developer Polyarc (made up, in part, of former Bungie and Rockstar Games alums) promised the mouse-scale adventure […]

Swype is reportedly bidding the consumer keyboard biz farewell

It may be time to find a new go-to keyboard if you’re still using Swype after all these years. Swype parent company Nuance told XDA Developers that the development of Swype with Dragon Dictation for Android has been discontinued. No more future updates, no more new features — the keyboard is apparently dead. Further, the […]

Google’s Indian mobile money app can pay bills in a few taps

Manually paying your bills online usually involves jumping between multiple apps or websites, but Google might have an easier way. Its Tez mobile money app for India now includes a bill payment feature that lets you handle all those recurring costs in one place. You can add from a list of 80-plus companies (including utilities […]

Cryptocurrency-mining criminals that netted $3 million gear up for more

Enlarge / Money. (credit: AMC) Researchers have uncovered what they said is one of the biggest malicious currency mining operations ever, with more than $ 3 million worth of digital coin. Now, the operators are gearing up to make more. The unknown criminals generated the windfall over the past 18 months. The campaign has mainly […]

Flight-sim devs say hidden password-dump tool was used to fight pirates [Updated]

Enlarge The usually staid world of professional-grade flight simulations was rocked by controversy over the weekend, with fans accusing mod developer FlightSimLabs (FSLabs) of distributing “malware” with an add-on package for Lockheed Martin’s popular Prepar3d simulation. The developer insists the hidden package was intended as an anti-piracy tool but has removed what it now acknowledges […]

What’s on TV: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Metal Gear’ and ‘Walking Dead’

As the Winter Olympics continue (expect plenty of speedskating, bobsled, hockey and freestyle skiing), we’re ready for the return of The Walking Dead. There’s also a new Metal Gear game out, Survive, and Thor: Ragnarok is ready for streaming from most video on-demand services if you need another hit of the MCU after Black Panther. […]

Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic starring Rosamund Pike

Amazon’s latest Prime Video production won’t just rely on star power to reel you in — it should also appeal to science fans. The internet giant is teaming with France’s Studiocanal on Radioactive, a biopic covering the work and romance of pioneering radioactivity scientist Marie Curie (and by extension, Pierre Curie). Produced by Persepolis‘ Marjane […]