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Watch Out For This Text That Kills Chrome On A Mac

Do not click on the link in the next paragraph if you are using Chrome on a Mac. Or you can, but it will immediately cause the tab that the link opens in to crash. The page contains a special string of 13 characters, which make Chrome for Mac go haywire.


Microsoft Has Patched FREAK On Windows PCs

Last week, it came to light that the decades-old FREAK security flaw affected every version of Windows. Now, a day after Apple, Microsoft has released patches for PCs running its operating system.


Check Out The Amazing Acrobatic Skills Of A Jumping Praying Mantis

When a young praying mantis leaps into the air, it can reach its target in literally a blink of an eye (less than a tenth of a second). Speed aside, the mechanics of a praying mantis jump is what makes it special: three different body parts rotate in different directions and different combinations in an incredibly skilled acrobatic act.


Raspberry Pi 2 Loses It When You Blast It With A Camera Flash

One user of the newly available Raspberry Pi 2 computer has discovered a pretty weird flaw with the new hardware: If you shoot the cheapy computer with a camera flash, it shuts right the hell down.


The Dangerous Life Of Being An Ant In This Human World

Video: Being an ant is hard. Being an ant around humans is even harder. Being an ant around humans who are skating on a skateboard in a skateboard is pretty much impossible. This video uses CGI to imagine the struggle of an ant at the park and pretty much everything is either an obstacle or a giant monster trying to smash the ant to smithereens.


There's A Security Bug On 60% Of Android Phones -- And Google Won't Fix It

A security researcher has discovered a serious bug in the WebView component of Android 4.3 and below that could open up phones to malicious hackers. But Google is doing nothing about it.


The Worst Bugs In Android 5.0 Lollipop And How To Fix Them

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now upon us, and while you might be rejoicing at all the new features you can take advantage of, you might also be cursing at the state that the new OS has left your device in. We’ve rounded up the most common Lollipop issues so far, together with the fixes you can try to get your gadgets working smoothly again.


The Bugs On A Single NYC Median Can Eat 6kg Of Food Per Year 

Bugs and rats have lived for centuries in a deadlocked battle for the title of Worst Pest in NYC, but the scientists behind a new study may have just dealt bug fans a decisive victory by proving how urban insects are our friends — or, more specifically, our garbage.


The Worst Bugs In OS X Yosemite And How To Fix Them

There’s a lot to like about OS X Yosemite, Apple’s brand-new, super-powerful operating system of the future, but a quick glance around the software’s official support forums shows that not all users are having a trouble-free experience. If you’re struggling with strange bugs and quirks in Yosemite, then these are the fixes you can try.


Dropbox Deletes A Bunch Of User Files From The Cloud

Bad news for some people who only live on the cloud: Dropbox has confirmed that a bug in some older version of its desktop app has deleted user files from the cloud.