Author Archives: Eric Abent


SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 18, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 18, 2013

Welcome back to Friday folks. Earlier today, we saw what's rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV pop up in AnTuTu's database, with the listing suggesting that it will come equipped with an Exynos 5 Octa CPU. The iPad Mini has been projected to both drive and cannibalize Apple's sales in Q1 2013, and Kim Dotcom's new site Mega launched today for advance users. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt have all been ordered by Judge Lucy Koh to submit to questioning after allegations that the three companies entered into a non-poaching pact together, and we learned today that Windows 8 upgrades will jump up to $119 come February.

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Nexus Q “no longer available” according to Google Play listing

Nexus Q “no longer available” according to Google Play listing

It's been quite some time since we last heard from the Google Nexus Q, but the reason the media streaming device is making its way back into the news today isn't very good. After months of silence, Google has at last changed the Nexus Q's Google Play listing to say that the device is "no longer available for sale." For those who have forgotten, the Nexus Q hasn't been available for purchase since July, so why Google is just now getting around to changing its Play Store listing is anyone's guess.

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Halo 2 PC multiplayer servers going dark in February

Halo 2 PC multiplayer servers going dark in February

If you're still enjoying Halo 2 on PC, then we've got some sad news for you. In the latest installment of the Halo Bulletin, Halo Waypoint's Jessica Shea announced that the multiplayer servers for the PC port will be going dark next month. Specifically speaking, players will have until February 15, 2013 to get their multiplayer kicks in, because after that date, Halo 2's online multiplayer will be inaccessible.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 17, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 17, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening folks. Today we heard that Samsung may use MWC 2013 to unveil a new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, which is certainly exciting to say the least. According to new rumors, Verizon may be shipping the Samsung ATIV Odyssey on January 24, while a new Apple job listing suggests some major Siri improvements coming in the future. Instagram said today that it has 90 million monthly active users who are uploading 40 million photos per day, and even though Intel's earnings for Q4 2012 were down, the company still managed to pull in $13.3 billion in revenue.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on Steam for $19.99

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on Steam for $19.99

Get ready, Steam users, because today's the day Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on your digital distribution platform of choice. After a brief period of exclusivity with Beamdog, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is now available through Steam. This should net Beamdog quite a few more sales, considering the amount of people who claim they won't buy PC games unless they can buy them through Valve's channel.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 16, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 16, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. This afternoon, what's supposedly the first full image of the rumored HTC M7 leaked out, though it's worth pointing out that what we're seeing is only a render and not an actual device. Facebook today announced free calling over WiFi or mobile data connections for iPhone, instantly making one of the biggest VOIP providers around. We heard a bit about the Galaxy Note III today, with rumors saying that it will come equipped with a 6.3-inch screen and Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa CPU, while Apple and Amazon have been ordered to meet over their App Store case.

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Gearbox partially fixes Borderlands 2 compatibility pack issues on Xbox 360

Gearbox partially fixes Borderlands 2 compatibility pack issues on Xbox 360

The latest DLC for Borderlands 2, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, launched earlier this week, giving fans a new line of quests to complete and a new area to explore. This is the third DLC pack released for the game in nearly as many months, but all was not well after Hammerlock launched. Gearbox has been releasing compatibility packs alongside the additional Borderlands 2 content so players who don't buy can still play with those who did, but the latest compatibility pack has been causing some major headaches for players.

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RIM gets 1,600 companies to sign up for BlackBerry 10 training program

RIM gets 1,600 companies to sign up for BlackBerry 10 training program

The good news just keeps on coming for RIM as we get ever closer to the company's BlackBerry 10 reveal at the end of the month. Just recently we heard that RIM enjoyed 15,000 app submissions for BlackBerry 10 in the span of just a couple days, and today, RIM revealed that it has signed up more that 1,600 companies for its BlackBerry 10 training program. These businesses that signed up will receive training on what's new and what's changed with BlackBerry 10, prepping them to use the new mobile OS in day-to-day operations.

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T-Mobile lighting up LTE network in Las Vegas very soon

T-Mobile lighting up LTE network in Las Vegas very soon

Great news if you're a T-Mobile subscriber, as the company may just be a few short days away from launching its 4G LTE network in Las Vegas. The folks at FierceWireless recently had a talk with a representative of T-Mobile, who said that the original plan was to launch LTE in Vegas during CES 2013. That plan ultimately feel through as T-Mobile needed to make a few last-minute changes to its network, but now the launch should be coming up very soon.

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Analyst cuts Microsoft Surface sales projections for fiscal Q2

Analyst cuts Microsoft Surface sales projections for fiscal Q2

We're hearing more bad news for Microsoft's Surface RT tablet today, as one analyst at UBS AG has cut his sales projection for the company's fiscal Q2 in half. Brent Thill now says that Microsoft only managed to sell 1 million tablets during the quarter, which wrapped up in January. This isn't the first doom and gloom story we've heard about Surface RT, and it isn't likely to be the last.

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