With all that Y2K rubbish we went through at the turn of the millennium you’d think that electronics manufacturers would be wise to date-related issues. Unfortunately, it seems TomTom wasn’t because some of its satnavs have been crippled by a “leap year bug”, driving users crazy and stranding them in the middle of bloody nowhere.
Apparently the leap year released a bug in the GPS receiver causing it to fail to grab a location fix, which pretty much turned the borked TomToms into paperweights after March 31st.
TomTom’s scrambling to work up a software fix for the issue right now, but until then, try not to hurl it out of the window in a fit of satnav-induced rage. Either that or buy yourself a fancy new Android phone and get satnav rolled in for nothing. [TomTom via The Register]
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