Human Error Crashed OVH; Many Websites Went Down
Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 13 October 2021, 12:58
OVH's servers suffered a major outage this morning, causing many websites to stop working. The problem reportedly occurred during routine hardware maintenance.
„It's Not Our Fault,” Claims Amazon in Reponse to GPU Problems in New World
Qskan, 07 October 2021, 14:38
The developers working on New World have addressed allegations that the game „toasts” graphics cards. From the commentary it seems that bugs and glitches are not their responsibility.
You Can Now Run Games on PS4 With Dead CMOS Battery
Arkadiusz Strzala, 22 September 2021, 17:25
The CBOMB issue related to the CMOS battery on the PS4 may have become a memory now. The console with updated firmware enables us to run games even with the wrong date set.
New World Not Responsible for Toasting RTX 3090 GPUs
Arkadiusz Strzala, 02 September 2021, 22:11
New information on the damage to RTX 3090 GPUs, allegedly caused by the beta of Amazon's New World. The game isn't to blame and Amazon Games responsibility for the situation is minor if any.
Facebook Has a Problem, 4 Million Devices May Cause Skin Irritation
Arkadiusz Strzala, 28 July 2021, 15:38
Owners of Oculus Quest 2 VR goggles are reporting health problems. More than 4 million devices may be affected. What's Facebook's response?
New World Beta Literally Burns RTX 3090 GPUs; Amazon Responds
Iltutmis, 22 July 2021, 13:44
The closed beta of New World, an upcoming MMORPG from Amazon Games, began on July 20. Owners of RTX 3090 GPUs need to be careful, as the game destroyed some users' cards during testing.
Chia Cryptocurrency Can Damage SSDs in the Span of Few Weeks
Nicek, 12 May 2021, 20:32
It turns out that the increasingly popular Chia cryptocurrency does not only affect the availability and prices increase of SSDs. First information about the increased failure rate of SSD media, which wear out very quickly during the mining proces, appeared on the web.
PS5 Also Has CMOS Problem Like PS3 and PS4
Paul Musiolik, 18 April 2021, 23:13
The PlayStation 5 has the same CMOS battery issue as the PS4 and PS3. Thankfully, not in such a broad way, which may suggest that Sony has approached the solutions used in the PS5 a little better.
Without CMOS PS4 Blocks Access to Games; Internet Investigates
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 April 2021, 22:03
Internet user known as Forest has confirmed rumors of a problem with the PlayStation 4 console's CMOS battery. It seems that after it fails, the PS4 really does block access to all games, even those on disc.
AMD Like Intel: Ryzens 5000 With Serious Security Vulnerability
Arkadiusz Strzala, 07 April 2021, 16:07
AMD confirms that the new line of processors based on Zen 3 is vulnerable to a Spectre attack. The reason is the optimization mechanism included in the Ryzen 5000 and Epyc processors, among others.
PS5 Has Serious Problem With Displaying SDR Image
Bart Swiatek, 29 March 2021, 20:25
According to Digital Foundry experts, SDR content on PlayStation 5 is not displayed properly. Dark colors blend together and details present in a scene are lost.
PS4 Won't Launch Games if Internal Battery Dies
Arkadiusz Strzala, 25 March 2021, 19:31
A clock error can render the PS4 nearly useless. All it takes for this to occur is for the console's internal battery to die, effectively rendering it incapable of running games.
PS5 Overheating With Second SSD? Sony Wants to Improve Cooling
Jacob Blazewicz, 26 February 2021, 12:50
Sony may soon make it possible to install an additional SSD into the PlayStation 5. According to Bloomberg, the new firmware will speed up fan operation due to the possibility of console overheating when a second drive is installed.
PS5's DualSense Can Fail After Just 417 Hours
Paul Musiolik, 22 February 2021, 13:15
iFixit investigated the problem of drift in Sony's DualSense controller for the PS5. The conclusions are not optimistic. The device can stop working after just 417 hours of use.
February's Windows 10 Update May Disable Your Webcam
Ness, 18 February 2021, 13:33
February's Windows 10 update, which already caused numerous blue screens of death or gaming issues, among other things, may also disable your webcam.
PS5's DualSense Has a Problem With Stick Drift [UPDATED]
Szarmancki, 16 February 2021, 11:09
PlayStation 5 users are crowding in to report another issues with the DualSense. This time, the problem is the analogs, which quite quickly began to drift, messing up control precison in games.
PowerGPU: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Highly Unreliable
Ness, 15 February 2021, 15:09
PC building company PowerGPU tweeted stat figures showing that the failure rate of AMD's latest CPUs can reach almost 20 percent. The tweet has now been deleted, but not before it made big waves on the web.
One of Xbox Series X/S Features is Harmful to Environment
Szarmancki, 17 January 2021, 22:34
It turns out Microsoft's next-gen console may be harming the environment with its instant-on feature. So says a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Dirty Spots Are Definitely Not The Black PS5 Users Hoped For
Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 17:16
Some owners of Sony's next-gen platform report strange, dirty spots on their console. Worse still, the dirt cannot always be removed.
iPhone Not So Waterproof After All? $12M Fine for Apple in Italy
Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 14:39
The Italian consumer protection authority, AGCM, found that Apple was misleading customers about the waterproofness of its smartphones and imposed a fine of $12 million on the company.
PS5s Differ in Noise Volume Depending on Installed Fan
Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 13:56
The editors of French website Les Numeriques have put several PlayStation 5 consoles together and discovered that some PS5 sub-models are equipped with a different, slightly louder fan.
PS5 Update Removes Spontaneous Game Uninstallation and Controller Issues
Adrian Werner, 27 November 2020, 13:32
PlayStation 5 received update 20.02-02.26.00. Thanks to it, the console will no longer remove games from the drive without our knowledge. Also problems with charging the controller will disappear.
Coil Whine in Your PS5? You Might Look for A Displaced Sticker
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2020, 21:52
Are you having problems with the volume of PlayStation 5? There's a chance that the discovery of Frank Keienburg from Supercell might help. After dismantling the console the developer found a rather unexpected cause of coil whine.
Downloading Bug on PS5 Requires Console Data Wipe
Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2020, 19:12
Players who already have a copy of their PS5 report a serious mistake that can permanently block the ability to download games and applications in some situations. One solution seems to be to restore the console to its factory settings.
iPhone 12 Launches; Users Report Problems
Bartlomiej Sagan, 16 November 2020, 18:50
Another great hardware launch did not go according to plan. Users of the iPhone 12 family of devices report a couple of problems afflicting the new smartphones.
Smoking Xbox Series X and Other Issues; Microsoft Investigates [Update #2]
Paul Musiolik, 13 November 2020, 20:10
With the release of Xbox Series X, the first information about mechanical failures appeared. The hottest (literally) thing right now is the case of smoking console. Microsoft is investigating the subject, and we've checked what other problems the users are facing.
First (Few) Dead PS5s Reported
Paul Musiolik, 13 November 2020, 13:01
Shortly after the release of the PS5 in the USA and Japan, the first reports about the falling consoles appeared on the web. However, there are not too many of them, which gives hope that Sony has made sure the quality of its device is top notch.
PS4 Firmware Version 8.0 Update Breaks PSN
Paul Musiolik, 14 October 2020, 22:24
Sony released PS4 firmware update version 8.0, which integrates group and event tabs. Instead, communities and events were removed, and what's worse, access to PSN was broken.
Xbox Series X Has Heat Issues? True or Not, Rumors Persist
Bart Swiatek, 07 October 2020, 12:04
Information that has appeared in the impressions of some of the influencers testing Xbox Series X suggests that Microsoft's platform has a problem with the amount of heat it generates.
RTX 3080 Taking Flak for Significant Issues Reported by Users
Paul Musiolik, 24 September 2020, 10:49
Selected RTX 3080 models face serious problems. Owners report games crashing when the card reaches high clock. Manufacturers have aknowledged the issue and are trying to find a solution.
Sony Has Trouble With Production of PS5 [Update: Sony Denies]
Paul Musiolik, 16 September 2020, 11:35
Sony encountered problems in the production process of PlayStation 5. Half of the produced chipsets are unusable, so the factories will prepare 4 million fewer consoles.
More Than Billion Android Phones at Risk From Security Gap in CPUs
Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 10 August 2020, 14:20
Vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm processors are putting more than one billion Android devices at risk.
Hackers can Attack a Quick Charger to Burn Your Phone
Bart Swiatek, 21 July 2020, 10:15
Experts from the Chinese company Xuanwu Lab have discovered a dangerous security gap that allows the quick charger to be hacked and consequently used to melt or ignite the device connected to it.
Nintendo CEO Apologizes to Customers
Michael Kulakowski, 30 June 2020, 21:43
At the meeting with investors, the CEO of Nintendo for the first time apologized to Nintendo Switch owners for problems with Joy-Con controllers. For three years now, console users have been complaining about malfunctioning analog sticks and constant problems with pads' connectivity, but so far they have been ignored by the Japanese company.
Sony Launches Bug Bounty Initiative on PS4 and PSN
DS, 25 June 2020, 14:49
Sony Interactive Entertainment has just launched the Bug Bounty initiative, thanks to which users will be able to report various errors related to PS4 and PSN. Significant rewards are awaiting the best bug hunters.
Wallpaper Freezes Android Phones
Bart Swiatek, 01 June 2020, 09:31
Users of Android phones came across an image, which - after being set as a wallpaper - crashes the smartphone. Everything indicates that the cause is a bug associated with the color palette.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - Users Report Breaking Camera Glass
Bart Swiatek, 30 April 2020, 11:55
On the company's official forum, some users of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra complain that their phones have cracked the lens protection glass for no reason. They also complain that the company is neglecting the matter and the warranty does not cover the repair.
Problems With PS4 Firmware Version 7.50; Better Wait With Installation
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 April 2020, 21:16
Internet users report problems with their PlayStation 4 due to the latest software update. Some gamers have been unable to boot up the 7.50 firmware, while others have noticed malfunctions in the Blu-ray drive.
Samsung is Working on a New Fold. Again
Julia Dragovic, 22 August 2019, 16:39
All signs (read: disclosed patents) suggest that Samsung has written off the old, although new Fold. While the work on the smartphone was supposed to be finished, the company is already working on a completely new, transformed version. This time it will fold horizontally.
110 Degrees Inside Your PC? Not a problem, says AMD
Conrad Hazi, 14 August 2019, 20:28
AMD has addressed users' concerns about the high temperatures reached by the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT cards. According to the manufacturer, new systems are adapted to operate at this temperature, and higher measurements are partly due to increased accuracy.
Nintendo Comments on Defective Joy-Cons [Updated]
Frozen, 24 July 2019, 15:53
The Japanese company commented on the problem of „drifting” Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch console. However, it was not the answer the fans were hoping for.
iPhone 6 Explodes in the Hands of an 11-year-old Girl
Paul Wozniak, 15 July 2019, 12:55
Apple is trying to figure out what could have caused the iPhone 6 to explode in the hands of an 11-year-old girl. So far, the cause of the malfunction is unknown.
Anthem Will Shut Your Console Down [Updated]
Adrian Werner, 05 March 2019, 12:31
Anthem's problems continue. The game not only crashes on PlayStation 4, but reportedly can even completely turn the console off.
App Breaks Nike's Auto-Lacing Shoes
Bart Swiatek, 22 February 2019, 15:11
Some owners of Nike's Auto-Lacing shoes, Nike Adapt BB, report that their smart shoes have stopped responding to commands. The problems are caused by the issues in the Android control app, most likely related to a recent update.