Author Archives: Eric Abent


AT&T U-Verse outages hitting some US consumers

AT&T U-Verse outages hitting some US consumers

If you're an AT&T U-Verse customer, then there's a chance that you've been experiencing some problems with your service lately. AT&T U-Verse service has been suffering from outages in some areas of the US, with little in the way of an explanation from the company. All we know is that AT&T is working to bring U-Verse service, which includes TV, Internet, and phone, back to these affected areas.

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AMD ends Q4 2012 with net loss of $473 million

AMD ends Q4 2012 with net loss of $473 million

AMD has delivered its financial results for Q4 2012, and things aren't looking too hot for the company as we head into 2013. While AMD reported revenues of $1.16 billion for the fourth quarter, that figure is down 9% sequentially and a significant 32% year-over-year. Not making things any better, AMD reported a net lost of $473 million for the quarter, with loss-per-share coming in at $0.63.

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New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

Tomorrow, Nintendo will be holding another Nintendo Direct livestream. These livestreams are usually worth watching for one reason or another, but if you're a Wii U owner, you'll definitely want to tune in tomorrow. That's because Satoru Iwata will apparently be announcing some new Wii U titles during the address, and if we're lucky, maybe he'll even announce some release dates.

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Twitter rolls out update for embedded tweets

Twitter rolls out update for embedded tweets

If you're a frequenter of blogs (or maintain a blog yourself), chances are you're no stranger to embedded tweets. They pop up all over the place, and today Twitter is making them better by rolling out a new update. This update adds all sorts of functionality to embedded tweets, making them faster and adding more content with the goal being to increase engagement.

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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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