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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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Will my phone get the Android Oreo update?

Will my phone get the Android Oreo update?

This week's Android Oreo update was announced ready for some smartphones now and a bunch in coming weeks. Today we've got a list of devices that'll certainly get the Android 8.0 Oreo update as well as a few mentions of devices that'll more-than-likely get the update. This list begins with the most obvious members of the Android family: Google's own Pixel and Nexus.

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The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack brings pets on November 10

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack brings pets on November 10

EA has announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 4 called 'Cats & Dogs,' and it is exactly what it sounds like. This expansion pack will be available for The Sims 4 players on Windows PC and Mac starting this upcoming November, and it'll bring with it a bunch of dogs and cats for the game. Players will be able to give their Sims a friendly pet (for two) for their daily virtual lives.

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How to download the Android 8.0 Oreo update now

How to download the Android 8.0 Oreo update now

Today users will be able to download Android Oreo from the source - Google - and its developer program. To make this happen, users will need one of a variety of relatively new smartphones unless they're willing to go above and beyond the average process and hack their phone. Today we're beginning with the basic process that's available to any average user.

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The Solar Eclipse is suddenly an Android O countdown

The Solar Eclipse is suddenly an Android O countdown

Google has some good ideas for the Solar Eclipse that's about to blast its way over the United States, one of which involves Android. Users with devices like the Google Pixel will see an update to Android O (whose name will also be revealed) when the Solar Eclipse takes place. There'll be a big event in New York City to make the release of Android O all the more powerful.

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PS4 update 5.0 features officially detailed: VR, friends, broadcasting and more

PS4 update 5.0 features officially detailed: VR, friends, broadcasting and more

Following a recent leak, Sony has officially detailed the features PlayStation 4 owners can expect to get in the upcoming system update 5.0. The firmware is currently in beta testing, and it brings a wide variety of changes, not the least of which is a redesigned master and sub-account system that makes it easier for families to manage their accounts. Changes are also coming for VR, managing friends, and more.

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Instagram adds comment threads to make conversations easier

Instagram adds comment threads to make conversations easier

Instagram has finally introduced comment threads, making conversations easier to follow by indenting replies posted to specific existing comments. Threaded comments have already been available on Facebook for a long while, and they have made their way to some other services, too. It only makes sense to introduce them on Instagram, where viewers have the ability to comment on shared photos and videos.

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MIUI 9 released today – Nougat for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, too!

MIUI 9 released today – Nougat for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, too!

Today the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has begun getting an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. This is nearly the newest iteration of Android available, and has appeared in some countries in Europe, first. The update works with Xiaomi's own user interface MIUI 8.5 and has Android 7.0 Nougat at its base.

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iOS 11 Public Beta 4 is out: stop what you’re doing and update

iOS 11 Public Beta 4 is out: stop what you’re doing and update

This morning the iPhone nabbed another iOS 11 Beta update, this time to Beta 4. This version of the software is NOT for developers only, it's for anyone who wishes to take a peek - but be warned, even a public access Beta is still a Beta. For now we're taking a peek at what's included here in this update just before the rest of the world gets it and loads it.

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Next Major Xbox System Update: Sneak Peek!

Next Major Xbox System Update: Sneak Peek!

The Xbox Insider Program has an Xbox One update they've begun delivering today to all participants on the console. Customization elements will be delivered to both Xbox One and Windows 10. This new update will also give users an "effortless" guide navigation, a reorganized Activity Feed, and a new Game Bar. This update is all about deeper control of the system - how it looks and what it does.

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Pokemon GO Event has been extended (save these Legendary Raids)

Pokemon GO Event has been extended (save these Legendary Raids)

Today it was revealed by Niantic that the Pokemon GO Fest event - and its rewards - will be extended by an additional 2-day period. It was suggested that Niantic may be reacting to a combination of elements that've appeared this week and over this most recent weekend. As the Chicago-based Pokemon GO Fest was such a raging success - insofar as its goals were met in the game - and the game has become such a hot topic in the aftermath, it's time to keep a good thing going!

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iOS 11 Beta 4 released: Developer release for iPhone, iPad, macOS High Sierra

iOS 11 Beta 4 released: Developer release for iPhone, iPad, macOS High Sierra

The iOS 11 Beta 4 developer version was released this morning to a number of devices beside the developer Beta 4 for macOS. Also on the docket today is the Beta 4 for watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 - both in developer beta mode. for those that have never tried a Developer Beta before - you might want to skip it unless you like to live dangerously.

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