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GoPro HERO 10 firmware update fixes camera’s overheating problem

GoPro HERO 10 firmware update fixes camera’s overheating problem

GoPro is releasing a firmware update for its HERO 10 Black action camera that will, among other things, address the overheating issue some consumers have reported. The camera is capable of recording at up to 5.3K60, but the downside of this performance level is increased heat production that, in certain situations, may cause the camera to shut down unexpectedly.

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Nintendo Switch finally gets Bluetooth audio support in new update

Nintendo Switch finally gets Bluetooth audio support in new update

Nintendo has released the latest software update for its Switch consoles, including the Switch and Switch Lite. The update is a notable one, and it brings with it a key feature that owners have been requesting for quite some time: support for Bluetooth audio devices. With this support, you can now play your games using wireless earbuds, headphones, or even a Bluetooth speaker if you prefer.

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Update your Xbox controllers now, and spread the love

Update your Xbox controllers now, and spread the love

This week Microsoft released firmware updates to Xbox controllers of several sorts. This update affects Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers. In this update, users will get features that were only previously available on the newest in new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controllers.

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Microsoft’s Secured-core PCs combat ugly firmware attacks

Microsoft’s Secured-core PCs combat ugly firmware attacks

System security is something that's always evolving, and that's especially true as malicious attacks become more sophisticated. In recent years, we've seen malware begin to target vulnerabilities in firmware, which is bad news since that can make malicious code harder to detect and remove. Microsoft today presented a solution to that problem, announcing that it's partnered with manufacturers to develop Secured-core PCs.

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DJI Zenmuse X7 drone camera gets Apple ProRes RAW support in May

DJI Zenmuse X7 drone camera gets Apple ProRes RAW support in May

DJI is about to release a firmware update for the Zenmuse X7 drone camera that adds support for the Apple ProRes RAW standard. The move helps position the Zenmuse camera as a serious option for filmmakers and other creatives who need the camera for content creation rather than surveillance or surveying. According to DJI, its Zenmuse X7 is the first Super35 digital camera designed specifically for aerial photography.

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Olympus firmware updates breathe new life into old cameras

Olympus firmware updates breathe new life into old cameras

The digital camera and smartphone markets seem to have one thing in common. To get new features, you have to wait for or buy new models. That goes even when said features aren’t exactly dependent on newer hardware. Olympus is painting itself as a sort of revolutionary in that regard. Instead of producing and selling a new model with very small incremental changes, it is instead rolling out firmware updates for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II, and PEN-F, making them feel almost like new cameras all over again.

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DJI Spark drones will be bricked if firmware isn’t updated soon

DJI Spark drones will be bricked if firmware isn’t updated soon

DJI is giving Spark owners until September 1 to update their drone or deal with having it bricked. The move leaves no room for negotiation, instead forcing owners to update posthaste or lose the ability to operate their Spark. Why such a drastic tactic to force updates? Because the drones are reportedly vulnerable to dropping out of the air, putting those on the ground at risk.

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TP-Link HomeCare adds extra security, parental controls to some routers

TP-Link HomeCare adds extra security, parental controls to some routers

TP-Link has made a couple of big announcements, the first being new smart home integrations with IFTTT and Alexa. Joining those smart home integrations is TP-Link HomeCare, a product being delivered to some routers via a firmware update. With HomeCare, these select router owners get access to parental controls, as well as security via integrated malware protection and anti-virus control.

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Olympus PEN-F, OM-D E-M1/M5 Mark II and lenses get firmware update

Olympus PEN-F, OM-D E-M1/M5 Mark II and lenses get firmware update

Olympus has announced firmware updates for its PEN-F camera, as well as the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and OM-D E-M5 Mark II models. In addition to updating the three cameras' software, Olympus has also released firmware for some of its M.ZUIKO PRO and PREMIUM lenses. Among the new features and changes comes full and 'true compatibility' with the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O. Depending on device, owners can expect to see things like Art Filters, additional tonal control, feature compatibility with non-Olympus flashes, and more.

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Update your GoPro HERO5 Black to v1.20 for auto uploads and more

Update your GoPro HERO5 Black to v1.20 for auto uploads and more

GoPro released firmware version 1.20 for the HERO5 Black action camera this month, adding things like auto uploads for GoPro Plus members, a bunch of bug fixes, improved features, and more. If you have the newly launched camera but haven't yet updated, now is the time to do so, otherwise you'll miss out on its best-yet functionality. GoPro offers a few different ways to update, including via its Quik desktop software.

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PlayStation 4 update 4.0 will bring long-awaited folders, UI refresh

PlayStation 4 update 4.0 will bring long-awaited folders, UI refresh

The PlayStation 4 is great as long as you ignore the incredibly lacking interface. Owners have long requested that Sony add some kind of organizational tool for better sorting the content on the homescreen, something that would at least make it easier to keep favorite games front-and-center. Sony is, finally, giving owners that ability and more with the upcoming 4.0 update, the beta of which arrives soon.

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Olympus updates OM-D range with feature firmware

Olympus updates OM-D range with feature firmware

This week the folks at Olympus have updated a number of cameras with brand new firmware. This sort of thing isn't unheard of in the smartphone or tablet universe - in fact it's expected. In the smart camera environment, on the other hand, it's still sort of new. Olympus appears to be leading the way with their OM-D lineup with two firmware updates that are bringing on advanced macro shooting and video capabilities for their cameras already out in the field.

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