If you enjoy your fizzy water and make it at home with a SodaStream, beware of flawed bottles that can potentially explode under pressure. Bottle, I feel the same way. That and more in today’s news.
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 51,000 SodaStream bottles that can burst when under pressure. The recall applies to blue one liter bottles with the expiration date of 4/2020. Luckily no injuries have been reported. [CPSC via The Verge]
- You can now claim a Nintendo Account User ID for the Switch. People are eagerly grabbing their preferred nicknames in anticipation of the launch of the hybrid console-tablet. Confusingly there are different types of Nintendo accounts; this new account is apparently different from the Nintendo Network ID that you use in the Miiverse or on Wii U. [Kotaku]
- Beware of a new security exploit in Chrome that claims you’re missing a font and prompts you to download it. Surprise-it ain’t a font, it’s a malicious executable. But it’s an interesting attack that could easily fool anyone who isn’t pay close attention to such prompts. [NeoSmart Technologies via The Next Web]
- WhatsApp has a new feature that’s similar to SnapChat or Instagram Stories called Status. It harkens back to WhatsApp’s original purpose, which was to share simple updates about what you’re currently doing, but now with multimedia that expires after 24 hours. [WhatsApp]