Self-Driving Car Involved In Crash… After Driver Takes Control

Self-Driving Car Involved In Crash… After Driver Takes Control

Given Google’s recent confession that its self-driving cars would have been involved in 13 crashes if a human hadn’t intervened, you’d assume that having a real driver in an autonomous car could only help. Then you remember that millions of humans crash their vehicles every day, regardless of how intelligent that car is. [More]

Affected boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios can be detected by the above codes.

General Mills Recalls 1.8M Boxes Of Cheerios, Because Gluten-Free Cereal Shouldn’t Include Wheat

Just months after General Mills revamped its Cheerios brand, introducing several gluten-free varieties, the company has recalled 1.8 million boxes of supposedly gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios because the breakfast food might contain wheat — an ingredient that is decidedly not free of gluten.  [More]

Same Crew Demolished Wrong House Two Days In A Row

Same Crew Demolished Wrong House Two Days In A Row

Everyone makes some mistakes at work sometimes. Usually, though,  someone else catches the error before something catastrophic happens. That wasn’t the case in Fort Worth, Texas, where the crews hired to demolish condemned buildings knocked down the wrong one. Worse: they did it again the following day.  [More]

Get A Palm Pre For Only $99 At Best Buy…No, Wait, Never Mind

Get A Palm Pre For Only $99 At Best Buy…No, Wait, Never Mind

For a brief, shining moment, in-store ads at Best Buy stores advertised a Palm Pre for $99 with a new two-year Sprint contract. Potential Pre customers were stoked. Recent Pre purchasers were incensed. And today, Best Buy was scrambling to fix the situation, since the price drop was really due to an error in the system. Oops.

New Jersey: Sorry, We Mailed Your SSN To Some Random Companies

New Jersey: Sorry, We Mailed Your SSN To Some Random Companies

Oh, human error. New Jersey has announced that an unknown number of unemployed residents had their personal information shared with companies they never worked for.

"Apple Just Gave Out My Apple ID Password Because Someone Asked"

"Apple Just Gave Out My Apple ID Password Because Someone Asked"

All the security in the world can be rendered useless by human error, it seems. Marko Karppinen, a software designer, says Apple gave his password to someone who simply emailed them and asked for it.