Installing Android 8.1 has led to problems swiping on the Pixel 2/2 XL and certain Nexus models

Android 8.1 activated the Pixel Visual Core feature, enhancing the images taken with the already highly regarded cameras on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. And while the update also brought a security update with it, the new build created a little problem of its own. It was back on December 7th when the first thread appeared on the Google Support Forum describing an issue that was preventing some Pixel 2/2 XL and Nexus users from swiping up on the lock screen to enter their PIN code.

According to the threads that have been posted, it can take multiple attempts at swiping before the handset figures …

Parrot has no qualms showing swiping cat who's boss


Don’t mess with this bird.

A Japanese parrot by the name of Karin isn’t one to shy away from showing who’s boss, in a series of videos uploaded by Twitter user @masaki_1133.

While playing around, Karin thought it’d be a wise idea to try and trap the kitten in the box, closing the lid on the feline.

Perhaps feeling bad, Karin pulls open the box lid to let the kitten out — who returns the favour with a swipe on the parrot’s head.

But Karin has the last say to the rude cat, much to the amusement of its owner. Read more…

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