Android 8.1 OTA files and factory images are now live

Anxiously waiting for 8.1 to land? It would appear that today is the day. Google has just released both the OTA files for sideloading 8.1 and the requisite factory images. Intrepid Android enthusiasts can flash the update, though it is worth noting that the OTA files aren’t currently working when sideloading from DP2 on at least one device. 

So far the OTA for 8.1 itself doesn’t appear to be rolling out.

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Google’s December 2017 security bulletin is up, system updates go live tomorrow (December 5th)

It’s almost time for another round of updates to Google’s Android devices. The currently supported Pixels and Nexus phones should begin seeing new builds tomorrow, but Google already has the latest security bulletin up to detail what’s fixed in the new version. There don’t appear to be any functional updates this month, though.

If you’re interested in the full list of patches included in the December updates, you can see the Android security bulletin.

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Apple updates tvOS to 11.2, adds live sports & video display mode switching

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A few days after the emergent release of iOS 11.2, Apple has wrapped up the beta testing and has made tvOS 11.2 for the fourth generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K available to all.
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Watch ‘Clash Royale’ Crown Championship Live From London This Sunday – We’ll Be There!

If you’re a fan of Clash Royale [Free], eSports, or just like in your spare time to watch people play games, you should tune into the Clash Royale Crown Championship, taking place this Sunday, December 3rd, in London. This is the conclusion of Clash Royale‘s first-ever official global esports competition, so it should showcase the best players in the world. You can of course watch the stream live on the various streaming services, as long as you don’t mind waking up at 5am ET (if you live in the US) that is. We will have boots on the ground during the event, so expect much more coverage during the weekend.

The event will see 16 players compete for the Golden Crown and, of course, the coveted title of best Clash Royale player on the planet. And it’s fair to say that this player will be the best in the world given the kind of competition they had to face. More than 27 million players competed in the competition, which is a crazy number. The Championship will award $ 400,000, with $ 150,000 going to the champion. Expect all kinds of surprises during the event. If you’re a fan of the game, you should definitely tune in on Sunday. Keep an eye on the site for more coverage of Clash Royale‘s Crown Championship.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ sexual harassment song showcases women’s daily nightmare

“Welcome to Hell.”

In a new skit, “Saturday Night Live” takes on the recent confluence of sexual harassment claims across the media, tech and movie industries that have often resulted in the termination of many alleged perpetrators. In “Welcome to Hell,” the women of SNL attempt to debunk the preconception that this is a novel issue that women face.

“And it’s like, dang, is this the world now? But here’s a little secret that every girl knows — oh this been the damn world.”

The women — guest host Saorsin Ronan and cast members Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant — also take a swing at men who lament the loss of talent as a result of these recent revelations.

“Hey there, boys, we know the last couple of months have been friggin’ insane,” the song starts. “All these big cool powerful guys are turning out to be, what’s the word — habitual predators?”

They specifically target Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey. In the beginning of the song, they describe the world women live in as “button-under-the-desk bad,” referring to claims that Lauer had a button under his desk to lock his office from the inside.

“Now ‘House of Cards’ is ruined, and that really sucks, well here’s a list of stuff that’s ruined for us: Parking and walking and Uber and ponytails …” the song continues.

Here’s the full video:


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