You can vote for a new Minecraft mob during the MineCon Earth livestream

Just like many adventure games, Minecraft features a lot of interesting creatures like Creepers and Endermen.

There’s also a dragon! However, the game hasn’t seen the addition of any major monsters for a while now. It’s been many years in fact. That’s about to change on November 18, 2017 though. During MineCon Earth, you’ll have the chance to vote for a new mob which will be added to Minecraft.

Apple Watch Bug Causing Restarts When Asking Siri About the Weather

There’s a strange bug with the Apple Watch today that’s causing resprings whenever Siri is questioned about the weather. Asking Siri something like “What’s the temperature?” or “What’s the weather?” or “Is it raining?” causes the Apple Watch to crash.



The issue has been documented in several threads on the MacRumors forums and on reddit, and we’ve also been able to replicate it on our own devices.






Complaints about the problem appear to have started this morning, and the bug is confirmed to be affecting both LTE and GPS Apple Watch Series 3 models as well as older Apple Watch models running watchOS 4.1. Not all Apple Watch owners in all countries are affected, but it appears to be impacting users in the United States, Canada, and Europe.


It’s not yet clear what’s causing the issue, but the weather app itself is working fine, and restarting and resetting the watch don’t appear to fix the problem. From MacRumors forum member SRLMJ23:

It is not rebooting, it is spring-boarding. The App (Siri or Weather?) is crashing but not the entire watchOS. Just time how long it takes for a reboot vs. spring-boarding. Spring-boarding takes way less time than an entire reboot.



However, this bug appeared today because yesterday everything was working fine when I asked Siri “What is the forecast for today” or “What is the temperature right now.”



I am sure Apple will fix this pretty quick!



I have an Apple Watch Series 3 + LTE/GPS. Very odd bug, cannot wait to see what Apple has to say about this.

Curiously, asking Siri about the weather tomorrow or next week doesn’t cause a problem — it’s only questions about the current weather conditions that are resulting in errors. It’s possible that this is an issue related to the upcoming time change, as one reddit user has discovered. Daylight Saving Time is set to end on Sunday, November 5 in many regions in the United States and Canada.

Okay, I think I’ve figured it out. It’s a bug related to the end of Daylight Saving Time. If I ask for the weather in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, it works. If I ask for the weather in Winnipeg, Manitoba, it crashes. Saskatchewan doesn’t observe DST. I think if a time change is set to occur within 24 hours in the city you’re asking about, it will crash.

Apple will likely have this fixed shortly (or it’ll clear up after Sunday), but for now, it’s best to avoid using the watch to ask questions about the weather in order to prevent sudden resprings.



(Thanks, Shawn!)

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Apple Watch Bug Causing Restarts When Asking Siri About the Weather

There’s a strange bug with the Apple Watch today that’s causing resprings whenever Siri is questioned about the weather. Asking Siri something like “What’s the temperature?” or “What’s the weather?” or “Is it raining?” causes the Apple Watch to crash.



The issue has been documented in several threads on the MacRumors forums and on reddit, and we’ve also been able to replicate it on our own devices.






Complaints about the problem appear to have started this morning, and the bug is confirmed to be affecting both LTE and GPS Apple Watch Series 3 models as well as older Apple Watch models running watchOS 4.1. Not all Apple Watch owners in all countries are affected, but it appears to be impacting users in the United States, Canada, and Europe.


It’s not yet clear what’s causing the issue, but the weather app itself is working fine, and restarting and resetting the watch don’t appear to fix the problem. From MacRumors forum member SRLMJ23:

It is not rebooting, it is spring-boarding. The App (Siri or Weather?) is crashing but not the entire watchOS. Just time how long it takes for a reboot vs. spring-boarding. Spring-boarding takes way less time than an entire reboot.



However, this bug appeared today because yesterday everything was working fine when I asked Siri “What is the forecast for today” or “What is the temperature right now.”



I am sure Apple will fix this pretty quick!



I have an Apple Watch Series 3 + LTE/GPS. Very odd bug, cannot wait to see what Apple has to say about this.

Curiously, asking Siri about the weather tomorrow or next week doesn’t cause a problem — it’s only questions about the current weather conditions that are resulting in errors. It’s possible that this is an issue related to the upcoming time change, as one reddit user has discovered. Daylight Saving Time is set to end on Sunday, November 5 in many regions in the United States and Canada.

Okay, I think I’ve figured it out. It’s a bug related to the end of Daylight Saving Time. If I ask for the weather in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, it works. If I ask for the weather in Winnipeg, Manitoba, it crashes. Saskatchewan doesn’t observe DST. I think if a time change is set to occur within 24 hours in the city you’re asking about, it will crash.

Apple will likely have this fixed shortly (or it’ll clear up after Sunday), but for now, it’s best to avoid using the watch to ask questions about the weather in order to prevent sudden resprings.



(Thanks, Shawn!)

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Buyer’s Guide: Apple Watch (Buy Now)


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Actor Harry Dreyfuss Reveals Kevin Spacey Groped Him As A Teenager

This is so awful.

As news continues to come out around Kevin Spacey, we’re starting to hear more stories about his allegedly awful behavior — and this time, it’s actor Harry Dreyfuss that has come forward to share.

Related: Thank Goodness Kevin Spacey Has Been FIRED!

In a piece posted this afternoon to BuzzFeed News, Dreyfuss — the son of actor Richard Dreyfuss — reveals how he was groped without warning or consent by Spacey as an 18-year-old.

It was back in 2008, with the younger Dreyfuss being in a room alone rehearsing lines with Kevin and Richard, and Spacey opted for a moment when the elder Dreyfuss wasn’t looking to make his (unwanted) move.

Harry explains in his own words (below):

“We were in Kevin’s kitchen when my dad ducked out for a moment to go to the bathroom. Kevin and I were looking out his window at the lights of London, when he came to my side and asked me how my Christmas had been. I had had a terrible Christmas, I told him, because I was too shy. I was 18, I’d mustered the courage to leave our hotel and go get legally drunk for the first time in my life, but I didn’t have the nerve to speak with anyone. Instead, I had a few drinks and then promptly returned to my hotel room to watch Tropic Thunder for the fourth time. After I’d told him that, Kevin slid his hand into mine. He wrapped his fingers between my fingers, and peered into my eyes, and warmly said, ‘Don’t be shy.’ Then, ‘You’ll get over it.’ I was stunned.”

And later, Harry continues, describing how Spacey used reading lines as an opportunity to get unnecessarily close to the boy to physically touch him.

More here (below):

“After a few minutes, he put his hand on my thigh. Finally (finally, finally) I became suspicious. It took that long because it just never occurred to me that Kevin would be interested in me in the first place. He was an adult man, a hero of mine, my dad’s boss, none of which were categories on my radar for sexual interactions. Besides, I thought, Surely he can’t be coming on to me like this right in front of my dad. But his hand stayed there. So after a bit, I came up with what I thought was a brilliant safety tactic: I stood up and walked to the other side of the couch, and sat back down. Bulletproof. But without missing a beat, Kevin stood up too, and followed me. He sat just as close and immediately put his hand back on my thigh.”

So sickening.

Related: Kevin Accused Of Flashing & Paying Off A Teenage Barkeep

You can read what happens next, and Harry’s full story about the aftermath and his feelings about the unwanted touching, by clicking HERE.

Sad, shameful, and unacceptable behavior by Kevin Spacey.

[Image via WENN/Instagram.]

Animoji Karaoke Takes Over Social Media Following iPhone X Launch

An animated cat, fox, pig, and chicken singing Bohemian Rhapsody is the epitome of a new social media phenomenon dubbed Animoji Karaoke.






Over the past week, both reviewers and customers lucky enough to have the device in their hands have shared fun, humorous videos of Animoji in action, ranging from goofy voiceovers to full-out music videos.



Animoji, for those unaware, are custom animated characters that use your voice and mirror your facial expressions captured by the iPhone X’s new TrueDepth camera system. You can even record yourself as a Pile of Poo.



Creator: Mia Harrison



iPhone X users can create Animoji recordings up to 10 seconds long in the Messages app, but the internet discovered that iOS 11’s new screen recording feature allows for much lengthier clips. Enter Animoji Karaoke.






The idea was conceived by technology reporter Harry McCracken, who decided it might be fun to lip-sync a song and have an Animoji character mimic his performance. From there, similar videos have spread on social media.



To create your own Animoji Karaoke, play a song loudly enough for it to be picked up by the iPhone X’s microphone while lip-syncing. After messaging the Animoji, tap on it, and tap on the iOS share sheet to save it as a video.






A few people have gone a few steps further by stitching together multiple Animoji clips and editing in some other post-production effects.



Animoji might end up being a gimmicky feature that fades over the coming months, but for now, Apple is certainly benefitting from a wave of free viral marketing. If you see a singing fox in your timeline, now you know why.

Related Roundup: iPhone X
Tag: Animoji
Buyer’s Guide: iPhone X (Buy Now)


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Animoji Karaoke Takes Over Social Media Following iPhone X Launch

An animated cat, fox, pig, and chicken singing Bohemian Rhapsody is the epitome of a new social media phenomenon dubbed Animoji Karaoke.






Over the past week, both reviewers and customers lucky enough to have the device in their hands have shared fun, humorous videos of Animoji in action, ranging from goofy voiceovers to full-out music videos.



Animoji, for those unaware, are custom animated characters that use your voice and mirror your facial expressions captured by the iPhone X’s new TrueDepth camera system. You can even record yourself as a Pile of Poo.



Creator: Mia Harrison



iPhone X users can create Animoji recordings up to 10 seconds long in the Messages app, but the internet discovered that iOS 11’s new screen recording feature allows for much lengthier clips. Enter Animoji Karaoke.






The idea was conceived by technology reporter Harry McCracken, who decided it might be fun to lip-sync a song and have an Animoji character mimic his performance. From there, similar videos have spread on social media.



To create your own Animoji Karaoke, play a song loudly enough for it to be picked up by the iPhone X’s microphone while lip-syncing. After messaging the Animoji, tap on it, and tap on the iOS share sheet to save it as a video.






A few people have gone a few steps further by stitching together multiple Animoji clips and editing in some other post-production effects.



Animoji might end up being a gimmicky feature that fades over the coming months, but for now, Apple is certainly benefitting from a wave of free viral marketing. If you see a singing fox in your timeline, now you know why.

Related Roundup: iPhone X
Tag: Animoji
Buyer’s Guide: iPhone X (Buy Now)


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Astroneer, Ark: Survival Evolved and Middle-earth: Shadow of War get Xbox One X patches at launch

Over the past few days many games like Forza Motorsport 7 and Quantum Break have been updated to take advantage of the Xbox One X.

However, there are a few fan-favorites which have yet to receive upgrades. Many developers didn’t make it clear if they would patch their games for the console before or after launch. Luckily, the teams behind Ark: Survival Evolved, Astroneer, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War shared when their games would support Xbox One X.

According to a post by Brendan Wilson who currently works on Astroneer, the game will be updated on the console’s launch day, November 7, 2017. Astroneer is a popular game where you explore different planets, mine resources, and construct stations. The patch has to simply pass certification.

Ark: Survival Evolved’s Xbox One X patch should hit the console a day sooner. According to a post by Jeremy Stieglitz, the co-founder of Studio Wildcard, the update has also passed certification and should be out on November 6, 2017. Aside from 1440p 30 FPS and 1080p 60 FPS modes, the update adds rentable servers.

Astroneer, Ark: Survival Evolved and Middle-earth: Shadow of War get Xbox One X patches at launch

Over the past few days many games like Forza Motorsport 7 and Quantum Break have been updated to take advantage of the Xbox One X.

However, there are a few fan-favorites which have yet to receive upgrades. Many developers didn’t make it clear if they would patch their games for the console before or after launch. Luckily, the teams behind Ark: Survival Evolved, Astroneer, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War shared when their games would support Xbox One X.

According to a post by Brendan Wilson who currently works on Astroneer, the game will be updated on the console’s launch day, November 7, 2017. Astroneer is a popular game where you explore different planets, mine resources, and construct stations. The patch has to simply pass certification.

Ark: Survival Evolved’s Xbox One X patch should hit the console a day sooner. According to a post by Jeremy Stieglitz, the co-founder of Studio Wildcard, the update has also passed certification and should be out on November 6, 2017. Aside from 1440p 30 FPS and 1080p 60 FPS modes, the update adds rentable servers.