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Amazon Fire TV update bricking rooted devices

Amazon Fire TV update bricking rooted devices

Amazon's Fire TV set-top box aims to drive consumers toward Amazon's own services, and it does that by locking users down to the company's own ecosystem. Not everyone is satisfied with that, however, and so there is a strong community of DIYers who have rooted their devices to enable functions otherwise kept outside the curated wall, so to speak. Those users had an unfortunate surprise when updating to the latest firmware, discovering that it bricked rooted consoles upon rebooting.

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MatchStick’s software ported ahead of launch

MatchStick’s software ported ahead of launch

MatchStick is a Firefox OS-based dongle tasked with taking on Google's Chromecast (check out our review). The device has seen ample success on Kickstarter and will be arriving this coming February if all goes as planned, a bit sooner for those who backed the project. The device will be a touch cheaper than the Chromecast when it arrives, but if you're not patient enough to wait another few months, there's another alternative: a ported version of MatchStick's software for an already-available streaming dongle.

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Olympus Capture tethering app arrives for OM-D E-M1 users

Olympus Capture tethering app arrives for OM-D E-M1 users

Olympus has announced that its Capture Studio software is now available for any and all OM-D E-M1 users to enjoy. This joins the E-M1 firmware version 2.0 that was recently dropped early, originally intended to arrive this week on September 24.

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iOS 8.0.2 update arrives with promised bug fixes in tow

iOS 8.0.2 update arrives with promised bug fixes in tow

Apple's recently released iOS 8.0.1 update came with an unfortunate side dish of unanticipated issues, namely in the form of lost connectivity and issues with the Touch ID sensor. The outcry was quick and severe, and Apple issued a workaround alongside the promise that a fix was inbound. Today, that fix has arrived.

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PS4 Update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray playback – still no DLNA support

PS4 Update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray playback – still no DLNA support

The console war between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft isn't only about putting powerful gaming machines in the market but pushing the focus at all-in-one entertainment system. While PS4 games are in Blu-ray format, it was unable to do 3D playback on the newest Sony console - to fix that Sony has made PS4 update 1.75 update available to gamers today. In this latest update, the most notable feature is 3D Blu-ray movie playback support.

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LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live update KMV78V rolls out

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live update KMV78V rolls out

The first two Android Wear smartwatches making their way to consumers' wrists, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, have received their first updates, with an over-the-air update making its way to both wearables.

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DJI Phantom 2 Vision, Vision+ can now fly solo

DJI Phantom 2 Vision, Vision+ can now fly solo

DJI's Phantom 2 drones might be the go to brand for personal, consumer drones, but in terms of intelligence, less popular but more experimental drones are passing it by. That all changes today now that DJI has integrated Ground Station into its core software. Now every Phantom 2 Vision and Vision+ owner will be able to tell their drones where to fly, sit back and relax and let the flying machine handle the rest.

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Sony Action Cam firmware update brings livestreaming

Sony Action Cam firmware update brings livestreaming

The second iteration of Sony's Action Cam, an outdoor-centric camcorder for recording all of life's perilous activities, has received a new firmware update. Once updated, the camcorders will score live video streaming, among other things.

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Pebble rolls out firmware, smartphone apps updates

Pebble rolls out firmware, smartphone apps updates

Pebble has rolled out a bunch of updates today, bringing forth new firmware for the smartwatch, as well as updated iOS and Android apps. All of them have just rolled out, with the smartphone app updates being available through the respective app stores, and the firmware update being available through the Pebble smartphone app.

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Apple AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule update fixes Heartbleed vulnerability

Apple AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule update fixes Heartbleed vulnerability

Apple has pushed out an update for the latest AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule base stations, and with it comes a fix for the Heartbleed vulnerability. Apple has confirmed the fix in a statement, saying those with the older generation need not update.

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PlayStation 4 software update bringing HDCP off and SHARE to USB

PlayStation 4 software update bringing HDCP off and SHARE to USB

It would appear that Sony has realized the power of sharing full-sized video clips and snapshots from the PlayStation 4, as reflected in their newest firmware update for the system. This update will bring on a collection of "most-requested" changes to the PlayStation 4’s software build, including several in the SHARE category. That’s the SHARE button and everything inside it, mind you.

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Nokia Lumia Black update hits 1020 with firmware to boot

Nokia Lumia Black update hits 1020 with firmware to boot

This week the most powerful camera phone on the planet - so to speak - has recieved a software update from Microsoft. The Nokia Lumia 1020 with its beastly back-facing camera will be rolling with Lumia Black, the newest in Nokia-based Windows Phone software - as soon as this afternoon for users across the United States. The firmware piece of this equation appears - for now - to be hitting the Lumia 1520.

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