Tag Archives: firmware

iPhone 8 Bezel-Less Display, Facial Recognition Features Spotted in HomePod Firmware

HIGHLIGHTS The HomePod’s firmware revealed a face unlock feature for the iPhone It has references of “BKFaceDetect,” which stands for BiometricKit The codebase also mentions infrared camera Apple itself has left a clue about what you could expect in at least one of the iPhone models it plans to launch later this year, expected to be the iPhone 8. Mentioned in ... Read More »

HTC 10 gets a new firmware update with optimizations and patches

The HTC 10 flagship has already got the Nougat treatment a month ago, but it’s now time for yet another update. As of today, HTC is seeding a new firmware version over the air, which turned out quite hefty at 610MB. Despite the big file size, the change log is quite the opposite – just the latest security patches, and ... Read More »

Buffalo AirStation Extreme WXR-1900DHPD review: Open-source firmware is supposed to be a good thing

Fans of open-source software might initially find Buffalo’s WXR-1900DPHD appealing because it uses the open-source DD-WRT firmware. This firmware is famous for unlocking hardware features that router manufacturers choose not to expose to end users for one reason or another. But that’s not the case here, because Buffalo chose the underdeveloped DD-WRT NXT build, which is stable but not at ... Read More »