Author Archives: Eric Abent


PlayStation 4 announcement tipped for February 20 in Sony teaser

PlayStation 4 announcement tipped for February 20 in Sony teaser

Rumors of the next console generation are hitting left and right as we head deeper into 2013, and today Sony may have just given us a date for the reveal of its next console. The company has released a new teaser trailer of sorts on the PlayStation Blog, and it suggests that the next PlayStation will be announced on February 20. That's less than a month away, so the PlayStation 4 may be closer than some think.

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Twitter silent on details surrounding today’s outage

Twitter silent on details surrounding today’s outage

If you're one of the world's millions of Twitter users, then there's at least some chance that you were experiencing outages earlier today. Twitter first started reporting that some users may be having issues accessing the site this morning, but it seems that those issues have since been resolved. This problem doesn't seem like it was a massive outage, but then again, the details Twitter gives about the issues are pretty general, so it's difficult to know what was going on behind the scenes.

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Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

You've likely already heard of the Java security scandal, which was something Oracle looked to fix quickly with an update to the software. Even though Oracle says it has patched the issue, some entities disagree. The latest to add its name to the list of dissenters seems to be Apple, as it has decided to block the Java 7 browser plug-in, even after the update was delivered by Oracle.

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Motorola X-Phone pops up in job listing

Motorola X-Phone pops up in job listing

We've heard plenty of rumors about the Motorola X-Phone, but it seems that Motorola itself just confirmed the device. Motorola has a job listing for a Senior Director of Product Management up on LinkedIn, and in the job listing, it refers to the X-Phone by name. After Phandroid spotted the listing, it seems that Motorola has made it inactive, which adds a bit more mystery to the rumors we've been hearing.

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Wii U price cut isn’t happening, Nintendo says

Wii U price cut isn’t happening, Nintendo says

Yesterday, we heard that Nintendo was revising its Wii U sales forecast, bringing the number of consoles it plans to sell in the year ending in March 2013 down to four million. Previously, Nintendo has expected to sell 5.5 million consoles, so this is suggesting to some that Nintendo is struggling on the Wii U sales front. Sorry to say, but if you were hoping for Nintendo to cut the price on the Wii U in a effort to boost sales, you're not going to get your wish.

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Mega search engine listings appear as files get the axe

Mega search engine listings appear as files get the axe

Kim Dotcom's Mega is off to a high-profile start, but today we're hearing of seemingly inevitable copyright woes for the site. Mega has only been officially up and running for 11 days, but according to ComputerWorld, the website has already received 150 copyright warnings for 250 files. Since Mega lacks a search function and requires users to share links in order to share content (which is encrypted when uploaded), how are these copyright holders finding their content on Mega?

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today was RIM's big day, as it rebranded itself as BlackBerry and launched the latest version of its mobile OS, BlackBerry 10. We were there at the launch event to take it all in and get some hands-on time with the new handsets the company has introduced, and you can catch all of the news from the show in our BlackBerry 10 event wrap-up. Be sure to read through the hands-on posts, because it seems that BlackBerry is doing some interesting things with its new phone.

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Electronic Arts Q3 2013 report sees revenue on the decline

Electronic Arts Q3 2013 report sees revenue on the decline

Like a number of other companies, Electronic Arts is delivering quarterly financial results today. The report we're seeing shows the results for EA's fiscal Q3 2013, and things could be a bit better for the company. The company is reporting a non-GAAP revenue of $1.18 billion, which came in below the company's guidance of $1.25 billion to $1.35 billion and was down from the year-ago quarter's revenue of $1.65 billion.

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Disney shuts down Junction Point after Epic Mickey 2 sales fall short

Disney shuts down Junction Point after Epic Mickey 2 sales fall short

Disney fans have quite a bit to look forward to, but it doesn't seem that a new game from Junction Point will be one of them. Disney shut down the Epic Mickey developer today, after sales of Epic Mickey 2 ultimately disappointed. At one point in the day, rumors claiming the game only sold 270,000 copies were making the rounds, but Joystiq has confirmed that Epic Mickey 2 sold 529,000 copies between its November 18th release date and the end of the year.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today a purported case for the iPad 5 surfaced, and it has more than a little in common with the rear case for the iPad mini. We saw a leaked image of a white Nexus 4, while we also heard that Google is planning a Nexus 4 and 7 refresh for the spring that includes white devices. Speaking of the Nexus 4, the sought after device became available on the Google Play Store once again today, after weeks of being sold out.

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Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest has announced that it's got a new site design in the works, and it's looking for a select group of users to test it out. As detailed on the Pinterest Blog, this isn't a massive site redesign, but the developers are rolling out a few changes in the hope of making the overall experience smoother for users. These include changes to navigation and pins themselves, so while Pinterest isn't shaking too much up, the features it's implementing are pretty significant.

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