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The iPhone Still Can't Handle Daylight Savings Time

Over the weekend, as the rest of the country leaped forward to daylight savings time, many iPhone users were once again stuck in the past. Though some devices adjusted to the time difference with seamless elegance, plenty of other users reported glitches with their iPhone clocks. Some simply failed to advance, while others actually fell backward by an hour, putting their owners a full two hours...

Oversleep With Impunity, Because iPhone Alarms Still Aren't Going Off

Many people inching their way back to post-holiday normality may have a built-in excuse for being late to work today -- because their iPhone alarms still aren't working. Users first noticed the glitch this weekend, and began voicing their frustrations across Twitter and Facebook. A company spokeswoman admitted that Apple was "aware of an issue related to nonrepeating alarms set for January 1 or 2...

Computer Glitch Sends 2,500 Erroneous College Acceptance Letters

Waiting for a college acceptance letter can be extremely stressful. But once you've finally been accepted (or rejected), it's all over, right? Apparently not, if you applied to the U.K. institution of Middlesex University. The college has confirmed that a computer glitch caused 2,500 acceptance letters to be sent out to applicants who had not actually been evaluated yet. That's two and a half thou...

'Transmission Glitch' Bricks DirecTV HD DVRs Nationwide

According to Geekosystem, many a DirecTV customer who owns the company's HD DVR woke up Tuesday to find that their device wouldn't work. The glitch was apparently a result of the satellite company's Whole-Home DVR service, which allows customers to record and watch shows in any room of their house with just one DVR unit. When this roll-out occurred late Monday night, some updated program guide da...

6pm.com Burns $1.6 Million After Mistakenly Pricing Everything at $49.99

This past Friday, a small computer glitch cost online retailer 6pm.com a cool $1.6 million, according to parent company Zappos.com. For an unspecified period of time on Friday morning, the brand discount site accidentally capped all of its exclusive offers at $49.99. (Deals that were jointly hosted by 6pm and Zappos were apparently unaffected.) As a result of this bargain blooper, online shoppers ...

Computer Glitch to Blame for Years of Raids on Elderly Couple's Home

Share Since 2002, the NYPD has conducted over 50 raids on the same house in Brooklyn. Each time, it has made the same mistake, all thanks to one computer glitch. According to the New York Post, the whole snafu began in 2002, when police entered the Brooklyn address of Walter Martin, 83, and his wife Rose, 82, into an alert database. They originally used the address to run a test on the system,...

Computer Glitch Leaves Bank Customers Fuming, Ferrari-less

It's bad enough when your credit or debit card is rejected, but imagine if you tried to make a large purchase and were declined due to a computer glitch. That's what happened to customers of Barclays bank across southern England when a "faulty disc array" took out 1,500 ATMs along with phone and Internet banking services, altogether preventing merchants from processing purchases. According to BB...

New 'Banjo Kazooie' Game Snubs SDTV Viewers

Whoa, boy. Talk about causing an uproar. Rare, the development studio behind the forthcoming video game 'Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts,' has decided to move forward with the game without fixing a glaring textual issue when playing on an standard-definition television (SDTV). Essentially, the text in the game -- of which there a lot -- is darn near illegible on standard-def televisions. When p...

Mars Probe Hampered By Radio Glitch

The first thing the news Mars lander Phoenix wanted to do when it reached the red planet was stretch its arm. (What do you typically do after a long flight?) This first step was hampered, though, by a radio communications glitch that delayed its activity for most of Tuesday. The glitch, however, was aboard the Reconnaissance, the Mars orbiter responsible for relaying data between the planet su...