Light Start - Crashing PlayStations, Good Omens, unsending Facebook, and Iron Fist - Stuff

Light Start – Crashing PlayStations, Good Omens, unsending Facebook, and Iron Fist

Malicious messages are apparently bricking PlayStation 4 consoles

It’s time to look to your privacy settings once again and for a change we’re not talking about Facebook. It seems that malicious messages are being sent via the Sony PlayStation’s messaging services that are temporarily bricking consoles. Once the message is sent, the system locks up and can only be recovered by resetting the console to its factory default — which nukes any data you might have stored on your console’s drives. Not something you want to have to go through if you’ve just finished downloading Black Ops IV. The issue is still being investigated but there are some steps you can take in the meantime to make sure you’re not in the firing line. Go to Settings, hit Account Management and then Privacy Settings. You’ll be prompted for your PSN password, which will get you into Personal Info and then the Messaging option. Set that to Friends Only or No One and you’re safe. For now.

Source: Polygon

It’s starting to look at lot like the end of the world in the Good Omens teaser

If you’re a Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman fan, odds are you know about the existence of Good Omens, the modern-day fantasy collaboration between the two British authors. Amazon’s got a series in the works, due to drop next year, and the first teaser footage recently dropped. Fan of the novel? There’s a lot to see here and most of it will make sense to you. Never read the book? You’re going to have the top of your head blown off when the series debuts (but the trailer will be a little mysterious). Right now you need to watch the early footage and marvel at how well they’ve done Crowley and Aziraphale. They’ve even thrown in Warlock’s birthday party and the paintball section. About the only thing we don’t get to see in this one is The Them. Even Dog gets more screen time. Confused? It’s okay, it’ll all make sense soon. Choose your side of the upcoming battle at the link below.

Source: Amazon Prime Video

Facebook is testing the ability for users to unsend messages

Facebook is up to something again and this time it isn’t wholly unpleasant. The social network is testing out a new feature — one that Mark Zuckerberg has had for about six months: the ability to unsend a Facebook message. A prototype of the feature has been spotted on the Android version of Facebook, and it’s similar to what we’ve seen in WhatApp. WhatsApp, you’ll remember, also allows you to unsend messages. Based on the code behind the feature, you won’t be able to delete silliness you sent in 2016 — there will be a time limit before an unsend is no longer possible. As for when it’s arriving for the greater population… Facebook hasn’t said. What they did say was “Facebook internally tests products and features before they ship to the public so we can ensure the quality of the experience.” So… later, then.

Source: TechCrunch

Marvel’s Iron Fist has been cancelled by Netflix after two seasons

We can honestly say we never saw this one coming. Marvel’s Iron Fist has become the first Marvel series (or Marvel anything, lately) to be cancelled. Just when it was starting to get really good. Netflix has pulled the plug on Danny Rand’s standalone series after two seasons, saying “Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.” Which suggests that while the series may be gone, the characters probably aren’t. Maybe we will see Danny and Colleen Wing in The Defenders, Daredevil, Jessica Jones or Luke Cage.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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