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Verizon throttles video for good with its not-so-unlimited plan

 It turns out that providing unlimited data is quite expensive. Ars Technica spotted that Verizon is revamping its plans and now sells you two kinds of unlimited data — Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. (Disclosure: Verizon owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch.) And the biggest change is probably that mobile video is now capped at a maximum resolution of 480p. You won’t be able to… Read More
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You can buy Nintendo games with Paypal now

PayPal has been on the Xbox One and PS4 stores since day one of each, but so far, Nintendo users haven't had the option. That has changed, though, as Nintendo says that Switch owners can now pay for games with PayPal directly on the console's eShop or at its web store. Wii U and 3DS owners, meanwhile, can't use PayPal directly from their consoles, but can use the payment service to buy games from Nintendo's online store.

PayPal first arrived to Switch owners in Japan, Nintendo Everything noticed, but has now rolled out around the world, including North America and Europe. The payment system effectively fulfills Nintendo's promise to make the Switch a region-free system, as it's nearly universally available.

It could also be preparation for the $4 per month ($20 per year) launch of the paid multiplayer system in 2018 (currently the service is free). As mentioned, Wii U and 3DS owners still don't have a PayPal option in their eShops, but can use PayPal to buy digital games on Nintendo's website.

PayPal has been pushing its services hard, recently getting on Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Skype via a "Send Money" feature. Rumors have floated up over the past month or two that Amazon, which did $135 billion in sales last year, may launch a competing service.

Nintendo still has quite a few items on its Switch to-do list, as it plans to launch apps like Netflix, and still doesn't even have YouTube. Those should come, but don't hold off any Switch binge-watching plans, as the apps aren't expected soon.

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Netflix’s Stranger Things will be back for a third season

 Stranger Things, the Netflix show that become a surprise megahit thanks to its appeal to 80s babies and mix of horror, charm and general weirdness, will return for a third season. The show’s second season has yet to arrive (it’s coming October 27th), but co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer told Vulture that the third season has been approved already. Netflix likely has little to… Read More
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DJI won’t let you fly your Spark drone without a safety update

DJI is no stranger to imposing limits on drones unless you take certain actions, and that's truer than ever right now. The company is releasing new firmware for the Spark this week to tackle problems with in-flight shutdowns, and it's giving users an ultimatum: if you don't update the aircraft or battery by September 1st, the drone won't take off. The company says it made the judgment call to "maximize flight safety and product reliability."

It's not hard to see why DJI would make this particular upgrade mandatory. It doesn't want to risk even the slightest possibility of a drone injuring people as it crashes to the ground. However, this is bound to be slightly disconcerting if you're an owner. Effectively, DJI has full control over whether or not your drone works. The company isn't likely to abuse that power (it has strong incentives to keep you flying), but it gives the impression that you don't really own your drone -- you're just paying for permission to fly it.

Via: sUAS News, BBC

Source: DJI (Mynewsdesk)

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