Author Archives: Eric Abent


Elder Scrolls Online closed beta registration opens as new trailer drops

Elder Scrolls Online closed beta registration opens as new trailer drops

The Elder Scrolls Online is set to launch sometime this year, and there are some players who understandably skeptical that the game can satisfy series fans. Just the same, there are some players who think that the this is finally the multiplayer game so many Elder Scrolls fans have been asking about for years. Regardless of which camp you fall in - skeptic or believer - ZeniMax Online Studios has issued a call for for beta testers, so you can net a chance to test out a pre-release build of the game.

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Mailbox email client for iOS opens reservation system due to high demand

Mailbox email client for iOS opens reservation system due to high demand

Mailbox for iOS won't launch for another few weeks, but interest in the email client is already so high that its developers have opened up a reservation system. While that sky-high interest will probably great for the app's userbase, it'll probably prove to be quite a headache when Mailbox launches due to the fact that the client relies on servers in the cloud. In an effort to make sure that the client is functioning properly on launch day, developer Orchestra has decided to allow those who have made a reservation in first.

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Sony might not reveal PS4 until Microsoft has announced next Xbox

Sony might not reveal PS4 until Microsoft has announced next Xbox

If you believe the hype, Sony and Microsoft will be announcing their new consoles this year. We think both will, along with many other gamers and analysts out there. With the next generation seemingly on our doorstep, the only question now is which console will come first. Speaking to The Times (as reported by IGN), Sony CEO Kaz Hirai may have just answered that question by suggesting his company will let Microsoft go first.

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Cuba reportedly fires up underwater fiber optic cable for first time

Cuba reportedly fires up underwater fiber optic cable for first time

As odd as it may seem, Cuba is working its way into headlines today. We're hearing reports that Cuba has finally fired up its underwater fiber optic cable that stretches all the way to Venezuela, perhaps giving some residents their first taste of fiber optic Internet. The report comes from Internet tracking company Renesys, which says that in recent days, Cuba's ping times have been improving.

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Windows Phone 7.8 update landing on January 31

Windows Phone 7.8 update landing on January 31

Those of you who have been waiting for the long-rumored Windows Phone 7.8 update to arrive have been given a reason to smile, as its roll out has seemingly confirmed for later this month. Windows Phone Colombia spilled the beans in a post to its Facebook page, saying that phones running Windows Phone 7.5 should be getting the update to 7.8 starting on January 31. That's a little more than a week away, so hopefully what we're hearing from Windows Phone Colombia is accurate.

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Aaron Swartz named as possible WikiLeaks source

Aaron Swartz named as possible WikiLeaks source

Many people have commented on the Aaron Swartz case that came to a close when the 26-year-old Internet activist committed suicide earlier this month, but now WikiLeaks has chimed in with a series of very interesting tweets. Over the weekend, the WikiLeaks Twitter account posted four tweets that detail the website's relationship with Swartz. Through these tweets, we find out that not only did Swartz assist the website, but he also may have been a source.

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Galaxy Tab 3 details leak with two screen size variants

Galaxy Tab 3 details leak with two screen size variants

Jumping from one rumored Samsung tablet to another, it would appear that the first details for the Galaxy Tab 3 are beginning to leak out. The reliable folks over at SamMobile are the ones dishing out these details, first and foremost claiming that Samsung is gearing up to launch two variants of the new slate. One will have a 7-inch screen and the other will have a 10.1-inch screen, so you might have options when it comes to the Galaxy Tab 3.

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Nexus 4 production to increase as demand remains high

Nexus 4 production to increase as demand remains high

Google's issue with Nexus 4 stock has been well documented, and if you're one of the many who have been waiting to get one, then you know how infuriating these stock shortages can be. There's a bit of good news on that front coming out of LG today, with the company's French arm stating that it will begin to ramp up production on the highly sought after device. While you may think that these shortages rest on LG's shoulders, that isn't entirely the case, with LG France director of mobile communications Cathy Robin telling Challenges that Google is partly responsible for the exhausted stock as well.

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US PlayStation Store now offering PayPal option

US PlayStation Store now offering PayPal option

Given the number of undesirable people who won't hesitate for a second when it comes to making off with your financial information, there are many gamers who are understandably not willing to pay with a credit or debit card when buying games digitally. Previously, those who didn't want to use a credit card on the PlayStation Store were left with one option: buying a PlayStation Network card and redeeming the code online. Today, however, Sony has announced that US PlayStation Store users can now make payments with their PayPal account.

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