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How to Choose the Best Firmware to Supercharge Your Wi-Fi Router

Installing a custom firmware on your Wi-Fi router is like God Mode for your home network. You can see everything going on, boost your Wi-Fi signal, beef up your security, and even do advanced tricks like install your own VPN. Still, there are so many options available it can be tough to pick the right one. Here’s… » 4/01/15 2:22pm 4/01/15 2:22pm

Exclusive First Footage: GoPro's Buttery Smooth High-Def Slow Motion

The baddest action camera on the block is about to get even better. We just got an exclusive look at the first GoPro camera to capture silky smooth 240fps slow motion in glorious high definition. We've got the very first footage from a GoPro Hero4 equipped with a hot new firmware update that will bring that and much… » 1/28/15 3:30pm 1/28/15 3:30pm

Fujfilm Stuffs The X-T1 With a Zillion New Features in Firmware Update

The thing about software is that it's...soft. Malleable! You can add neato things to it that make products better. Camera makers usually update a device's firmware with bug fixes and supposed "performance increases." Not so with the upcoming December update to Fujfilm's X-T1 mirrorless camera. It's replete with fancy… » 11/20/14 9:07am 11/20/14 9:07am

Your Hacked 5D Mark III Can Record RAW Video

DSLR video is great, having ushered in a new ecosystem of tools, workflows, and filmmakers. In the last couple of years, though, the image quality has stagnated while other, video-centric cameras like the Canon C300 or the Blackmagic Cinema Camera have proven superior. However, it turns out that hidden inside the … » 5/13/13 9:59am 5/13/13 9:59am

New Kindle Fire Update Unleashes Full-Screen Web Browsing

Amazon rolled out the second update to its Kindle Fire 6.2.2 firmware today. In addition to a few minor bug fixes and performance tweaks, this update grants Amazon's Silk browser access the Fire's entire seven-inch screen. It does also bork rooted devices like November's update did, so get ready to re-root if you… » 1/18/12 8:50pm 1/18/12 8:50pm

iPod Nano Update Gives Your Sleep/Wake Button Bonus Powers

The iPod Nano 1.1 firmware update has slipped out silently, letting you use the sleep/wake button to skip or pause your music. Pressing and holding the button will turn the Nano off now, as well, much like the iPhone and iPad's do. The biggest benefit? You won't have to be quite so dependent on that tiny touchscreen… » 2/23/11 11:33am 2/23/11 11:33am

Your First WP7 Update Isn't What You Think

If you're a Windows Phone 7 devotee, you may start seeing a software update notification in the coming days. But! Before you get your hopes up, know that WP7 still won't get its big copy and paste update for some time yet. Instead, Microsoft's tweaking the platform's infrastructure to get it ready for the big one,… » 2/21/11 12:48pm 2/21/11 12:48pm