Posts Tagged: accidentally

Robert Downey Jr. is the latest brand ambassador to use someone else’s smartphone, accidentally promotes OnePlus with a Huawei

Earlier this year Robert Downey Jr. was pegged by OnePlus to be their brand ambassador in Asia. That’s a pretty common thing, where a tech brand will hire someone rich and famous to exclusively use their products to help build out their brand image. But what also seems to be a common thing is when […]

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Samsung accidentally reveals all of their 2019 wearables in their own app

We already know everything there is to know about the Galaxy S10, but Samsung apparently has some wearables behind the curtain to show us at Unpacked 2019. At least, they did have some surprises left, but Samsung’s own Gear Wearable app has accidentally revealed all of that stuff early. Samsung has to be doing this […]

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Sony was accidentally blocking Kodi on their smart TVs, but a fix is coming

Now that the CES fun is out of the way, it’s time to get back to the regular news, like major manufacturers screwing up simple things. That’s what we’re all here for, right? Anyway, turns out Sony has been blocking Kodi from being installed on their recent smart TVs running Android TV, and while it’s […]

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Bootleg version of ‘One Cut of the Dead’ accidentally released on Amazon

One Cut of the Dead, a comedic zombie film that has been making waves on the Japanese film circuit, was briefly available to stream on Amazon Prime Video yesterday. Just one problem: it was never supposed to be. Third Window Films, the distributor of…
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Amazon goofed, accidentally allowed one Echo user to listen to someone else’s recorded messages

Amazon has apparently made a pretty big mistake with their Echo devices by giving a user in Germany access to someone else’s recorded messages. The error wasn’t the Echo or Alexa’s fault in any way, so don’t freak out about your Echo Dot in the corner, but it’s still a fairly big mess up on […]

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Scientists accidentally produce an enzyme that devours plastic

There are research teams around the world dedicated to finding a remedy for the growing plastic pollution crisis, but now it seems that one group of scientists have found a feasible answer — and they stumbled upon it by accident. Researchers studyin…
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OnePlus 3T beta software was accidentally sending clipboard data off to Chinese servers

There’s some not-so-great news about the beta update for the OnePlus 3T; apparently, it was accidentally sending copied clipboard information to a Chinese server owned by Alibaba. Oops. The beta update for Oreo with December’s security update was caught trying to access a suspicious IP address with the built-in clipboard application, and after some digging […]

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Samsung accidentally confirms Gear Fit 2 Pro

The Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t the only device to be announced today, although it does seem like it was the only one that was supposed to be shown off. During all the commotion, Samsung’s Spanish website listed the Gear Fit 2 Pro before pulling it back down. Was it supposed to be announced with the Note 8 […]

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Did Motorola accidentally ‘leak’ the 2017 Moto Z at MWC?

MWC 2017 was full of new smartphone reveals including the launch of the new Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Motorola also took the opportunity during MWC 2017 to talk about and show off some forthcoming Moto Mods for their top of the line Z series of smartphones. Where LG flopped with modules, Motorola […]

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I accidentally broke the super-rugged Cat S60 smartphone

This year's Mobile World Congress played host to plenty of phones I couldn't stop playing with, and the $ 599, Caterpillar-branded Cat S60 was near the top of my list. First, though, a painfully obvious disclosure: I have never, nor do I currently, wo…
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