Author Archives: Eric Abent


Hulu 4K streaming: How and what to watch

Hulu 4K streaming: How and what to watch

Hulu has announced that it now supports 4K streaming, just a couple of days after the same announcement came from YouTube. 4K streaming is available today to all Hulu subscribers, but it seems that you'll be limited in what and how you can watch for the time being. In short: if you don't like Hulu's original series or James Bond movies, there isn't much for you to watch in 4K yet.

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Flash’s slow death continues with Chrome 55

Flash’s slow death continues with Chrome 55

Google is continuing its plan to phase out Flash in favor of HTML5 today by launching Chrome 55. With this new update, many sites around the web will begin defaulting to HTML5 instead of Flash. There are a few exceptions, but Chrome 55 largely implements the measures Google laid out earlier in the year.

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Moto Z mods: 5G and 4 more possibilities for play

Moto Z mods: 5G and 4 more possibilities for play

Motorola has big plans for the Moto Z and its accompanying Moto Mods as we move into 2017. Now with seven different mods offered for its Moto Z family of phones, Motorola senior vice president of product management John Touvannas suggested at a press event yesterday that a 5G mod could be in the pipeline. Obviously such a mod would be a while off, but launching a mod with 5G capabilities would mean that folks wouldn't necessarily need to upgrade their phones to take advantage of faster networks.

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Everything is an alien in this new Prey gameplay trailer

Everything is an alien in this new Prey gameplay trailer

Today we're getting our first extended look at next year's Prey reboot, thanks to a new trailer from Bethesda and Arkane. In the video, Prey creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare walk us through the opening stages of the game. They show off some of the weapons and powers we'll be able to use, along with a few of the aliens that will hunt us throughout the adventure.

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Beware of Dangerous Fake Apple Chargers – Here are ways to spot them

Beware of Dangerous Fake Apple Chargers – Here are ways to spot them

Apple chargers tend to be on the expensive side, but the next time you're tempted by an inexpensive alternative, you may want to think twice. The UK's Chartered Trading Standards Institute has issued a new report that says many fake Apple chargers aren't up to snuff when it comes to safety standards. The resulting issues from using a non-compliant charger could include anything from shocks when unplugging the charger to damage to your phone.

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Moto Z’s latest Moto Mods include a car mount and Mophie battery pack

Moto Z’s latest Moto Mods include a car mount and Mophie battery pack

A pair of new Moto Mods have been introduced for the Moto Z family. Utility is the name of the game with these latest Moto Mods, with the first being a battery pack from the folks over at Mophie. The second is a car mount from Incipio, and it comes with some extra functionality meant to keep your hands on the wheel.

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The big problems with Facebook Messenger Instant Games

The big problems with Facebook Messenger Instant Games

In case you missed the news, games are now included on the ever-growing list of Facebook Messenger features. There are a lot of them, too, with arcade classics such as Arkanoid and PAC-MAN joining newer titles like Bust-A-Move Blitz and Words with Friends: Frenzy. It's frankly an excellent idea that makes Messenger more attractive as a chatting platform, but it's not without some glaring flaws at this early stage.

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Nokia-branded Android phones begin arriving next year

Nokia-branded Android phones begin arriving next year

Those of you who have a soft spot for Nokia will be pleased to hear that smartphones bearing the company's name will be making a return next year. Today Nokia and HMD Global Oy announced the terms of their licensing agreement, which was signed six months ago. Perhaps most importantly, this means that Nokia will be entering the realm of Android, a move many fans wanted to see Nokia make before it was bought up by Microsoft.

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Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Good news for those of you with an Xperia XZ or Xperia X Performance: your wait for Android 7.0 Nougat is about to come to an end. Sony announced this morning that the upgrades to Nougat are beginning to roll out, so if you don't see the OTA update yet, it's only a matter of time before it appears. That's all well and good for Xperia owners, but for the rest of us still waiting, what kind of timetable can we expect before Nougat arrives on our devices?

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Pokemon Sun and Moon break more records for Nintendo

Pokemon Sun and Moon break more records for Nintendo

Pokemon Sun and Moon have become the fastest-selling Nintendo games ever in the Americas, the company has announced. This sales milestone comes on the heels of a similar one in Japan, where Pokemon Sun and Moon managed to become the second-largest 3DS launch. It would seem that Sun and Moon are primed to become the most successful launch Nintendo has had in years.

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ARK: Survival Evolved PS4 release finally announced

ARK: Survival Evolved PS4 release finally announced

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like PS4 owners will finally get to play ARK: Survival Evolved. PlayStation 4 players have been waiting quite some time for ARK to arrive on their platform of choice. Initially released on PC back in June 2015, it's been nearly a year since the game made its way onto Xbox One.

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YouTube flips the switch on 4K streaming

YouTube flips the switch on 4K streaming

YouTube has supported 4K videos for a number of years now, but today the company is taking us one step further into the high-resolution future by enabling 4K streaming. Starting today, YouTube users will be able to stream both standard and 360-degree videos in 4K. If mere 4K isn't enough to satiate your need for high-quality streaming, you might like to know that YouTube supports these streams in up to 60 frames-per-second.

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