Mazda Cx-5, Mazda6, And Mazda3 Could Stall Due To Software Glitch - Autoblog

Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, and Mazda3 could stall due to software glitch - Autoblog

Mazda is recalling 262,220 vehicles due to a software error that could cause the engine to unexpectedly stall out. The recall affects 2018-2019 CX-5 crossovers, 2018-2019 Mazda6 sedans and 2019 Mazda3 models.  According to NHTSA recall No. 19V497000, which was filed June 27, a programming issue in the powertrain control module (PCM) on select Mazda vehicles could cause the engine to shut down. More specifically, "the software controlling the hydraulic valve clearance adjuster may operate improperly when transitioning from cylinder deactivation to full cylinder activation modes." This could potentially cause the intake valve rocker arm to come out of position and hit something else in the engine. If this occurs, the engine could misfire, the engine could lose power, and the Malfunction Indicator Light would be triggered. The recall affects 143,004 2018 CX-5s, 81,236 2019 CX-5s, 18,295 2018 Mazda6s, 2,551 2019 Mazda6s, and 17,134 Mazda3s. Some cars from those model years received the improved software at the factory and won't be affected by the recall. Although the first report of a related issue was chronicled in January 31, 2018, no injuries tied to the problems have been reported. Mazda is expected to start its recall on or before August 26, 2019, and will reprogram the PCM with improved hydraulic valve adjustment control programming for free. Contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500, reference No. 3719F, for more information.

Sony Allows Psn Id Changes In System Software 6.10 Preview

Sony Allows PSN ID Changes In System Software 6.10 Preview

It was reported earlier this year that Sony might finally allow PlayStation owners to change PSN name. Gamers have longed for this ability but it has never been possible to do this. Sony started surveying users about the possibility of a new feature which would let them change PSN ID. PlayStation owners will now be delighted to hear that Sony is testing out PSN name changes if system software 6.10 preview.

Sony Releases Ps4 System Software Update 6.0

Sony Releases PS4 System Software Update 6.0

PlayStation 4 owners will soon get an update notification on their consoles as Sony is now rolling out the PlayStation 4 system software update version 6.0. While this new software update doesn’t have a decimal version number, it doesn’t have one of Sony’s unique Daimiyo names as well. That’s because it’s an incremental update which doesn’t bring much in the way of new features to the console.

Nintendo Seeking Software Engineer With Hacking Expertise

Nintendo Seeking Software Engineer With Hacking Expertise

As much as companies try, no system is impervious to hacks. Granted security has come a long way since back in the day, but if there is a will, there is a way. Now console hacks do seem less common than they do compared to earlier generations, but it is still possible and this is something Nintendo could be trying to get ahead of.

Sony's Infographic Shows How Android Software Updates Are Rolled Out

Sony's Infographic Shows How Android Software Updates Are Rolled Out

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When Essential released the Android 9.0 Pie update for the Essential Phone, it basically made the phone the first non-Pixel phone to get the update, and it was all done within a day as well. Naturally this led to many wondering if Essential can do it, why can’t other brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Motorola, and etc. do it too?

Lg Has Set Up A Software Upgrade Center For Faster Android Updates

LG Has Set Up A Software Upgrade Center For Faster Android Updates


LG has been taking significant steps recently to breathe new life into its mobile division. It has announced the launch of a new Software Upgrade Center today which is part of the company’s new research and development center in Seoul, South Korea. LG says that the facility will be used to provide customers across the globe with faster, timelier operating system and software updates.

The team at the Software Upgrade Center will be in charge of developing and delivering regular operating system updates for the company’s smartphones. It will also be responsible for ensuring a consistent user experience across LG devices by continuously testing the stability and compatibility of hardware and software.

Sony Ps4 Workaround Features Homebrew Software And Ps2 Emulation

Sony PS4 Workaround Features Homebrew Software And PS2 Emulation


It hasn’t exactly been easy to hack the PlayStation 4 but that doesn’t mean that hackers haven’t been trying to come up with a way. They’ve actually been able to find a way which enables people to run homebrew software on compromised consoles as well as emulators for PlayStation 2 games. However, there’s a catch.

An exploit was discovered recently which allowed for low-level system access on the PlayStation 4. The catch is that this hack can only be used on PS4 consoles running system software 4.05 because Sony patched this exploit with firmware 4.06.

Sign Up For The Next Ps4 System Software Update Beta

Sign Up for the Next PS4 System Software Update Beta

We're getting ready for the next major system update for PS4, and can use some help from PS4 owners to test it out ahead of launch. Starting today, you can sign up for a chance to be a beta tester and get an advance look at some of the improvements and new features coming to PS4. And good news for Canadian folks – beginning this beta, PS4 owners in Canada are also able to register for the beta testing.

You can register to be a beta tester anytime between today and the start of the beta expected in February. Users must be 18 years or older. Once the beta starts, we'll close registration.

Upcoming Xperia R1 Plus To Use New Camera Software?

Upcoming Xperia R1 Plus to use new camera software?Sony Mobile plans to launch the Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus at the end of this week. These entry-level handsets will be exclusive to the Indian market, at least initially. Both models will sport a 5.2-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset and 2620mAh battery. Camera duties will be served by a 13MP rear snapper and 8MP selfie camera.

Sony: The Journey Of An Android Software Rollout

Sony: The Journey of an Android Software RolloutBesides new smartphone announcements, the most-read articles here on our blog are those that include info on all things Android. We’re Xperia users ourselves (obviously) and know how exciting it is to have a shiny new version of Android breathe new life into your device.

Ps4 System Software Update 5.00 Out Now

PS4 System Software Update 5.00 Out Now

Our next system software update for PlayStation 4, version 5.00 (codenamed NOBUNAGA), is available now! This update introduces features like the new "Family on PlayStation Network" system, an enhanced Twitch broadcast option on PlayStation 4 Pro, and a variety of new features for Notifications, Messages, and much more.

We've already outlined a number of key features before our beta program started, but we wanted to share some additional features that are coming to PS4 with this update.

Fujifilm Japan Announces X Raw Studio Conversion Software

Fujifilm Japan announces X Raw Studio conversion software

With the announcement of several new lenses and a new X-series body, Fujifilm also snuck in news of a new Raw conversion program. X Raw Studio, which will debut in November, works when the camera is connected to a Mac or PC via USB and uses the camera's own image processing engine to convert Raw files to JPEGs. The software will support single image and batch conversions.

The GFX 50S, X-T2, X-Pro2 and X100F will be compatible with X Raw Studio, with support arriving first for the 50S and X-T2. Mac users will get the software first, in November 2017, with a Windows version arriving in January 2018.

Sony Confirms Ps4 System Software 5.0 Details

Sony Confirms PS4 System Software 5.0 Details


We recently reported about some of the new features that might be included in the next major software update for the PlayStation 4. Sony today confirmed the PS4 system software version 5.0. Codenamed NOBUNAGA, it’s out today for those who were selected to be a beta tester for the next major PS4 system update.

One of the biggest features included in this update is Family Accounts. The current master/sub-account system is being redesigned to make it more family friendly.