Airbnb ‘Smart Locks’ Bricked By Bad Firmware Update

Smart lock company Lockstate mistakenly sent a firmware update out to a set of “smart locks” that should never have received it, bricking the devices in the process. Expected replacement time? Between 5 – 18 days.

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Nintendo's Switch battery problem takes hours to fix

Switch firmware update 3.0.1 fixes the problem, but the process involves repeatedly charging and draining your battery for a day… or two (no, I’m not kidding).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/01/nintendos-switch-battery-problem-takes-hours-to-fix.html

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HP backtracks on third-party ink cartridges, reserves right to lock them out it in the future

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HP has promised to revert its firmware lockout that prevents customers from using third-party ink cartridges — but refuses to say it won’t put that lock back at a future time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236476-hp-will-restore-third-party-ink-cartridge-compatibility-for-now-reserves-right-to-revoke-it-in-the-future?source=Computing

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Linksys bucks trend, will support open source firmware on WRT routers

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Linksys isn’t going to abandon the open-source firmware community, despite the FCC’s new regulations. Some of the company’s routers will continue to support OpenWRT.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228414-linksys-bucks-trend-will-support-open-source-firmware-on-wrt-routers

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How to: Set up PS4's new Remote Play feature on Mac

Article Image Sony on Wednesday released a firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console, introducing a long-awaited Remote Play feature that lets gamers use their PC or Mac as a second screen device. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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Apple issues firmware update for iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

Article Image Owners of Apple’s Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro were issued an over-the-air firmware update for the accessory this week, utilizing the two-way data transfer capabilities of the magnetic Smart Connector.

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Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploit

Article Image Apple recently added a pair of firmware security experts to its ranks when it hired the team behind “deep system security” startup LegbaCore in November, an apparent effort to bolster platforms like iOS and OS X.

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Latest iOS 9.3 beta enables accessory firmware updates via iPad Pro Smart Connector

Article Image The second beta of iOS 9.3 allows iPad Pro owners to update the firmware on some accessories by way of the Smart Connector, AppleInsider can confirm.

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This week on AppleInsider: iPhone 6s launch, Apple Car in 2019, App Store infection & more

Article Image Apple’s busy month continued not just with the launch of new iPhones and firmware updates, but also news of the first major malware infection on the iOS App Store, and rumors that an Apple car could hit roads as soon as 2019.

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Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as Windows PCs, researchers find

Macs can still be successfully attacked using some of the same firmware vulnerabilities affecting many Windows PCs, a new proof-of-concept worm is said to demonstrate.

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Samsung now rolling out fix for Galaxy S6 memory issues

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Samsung has released a new firmware update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 that reportedly addresses memory leak and high memory consumption issues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/205301-samsung-now-rolling-out-fix-for-galaxy-s6-memory-issues

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Apple patches Heartbleed vulnerability in latest AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule update

In response to the Heartbleed kerfuffle, Apple on Tuesday rolled out a firmware update for all 2013 AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models that protects affected units from the OpenSSL vulnerability.



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