Author Archives: Eric Abent

Eric Abent is the Gaming Editor of SlashGear. He is an avid gamer himself - very passionate about gaming and its community. Eric has been writing on SlashGear since 2012.

Twitter’s desktop redesign is here, but you still can’t edit tweets

Twitter’s desktop redesign is here, but you still can’t edit tweets

For a while now, Twitter has been testing a redesign that's meant to bring the desktop experience more in line with how the service appears on other platforms - namely smartphones. Today, that redesign is rolling out to everyone, complete with a hefty helping of new features Twitter users will want to know about. Unfortunately, the ability to edit tweets is not one of the new features shipping along with this update, so those of you who have been waiting for that functionality will just have to wait longer.

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Apex Legends gives cheaters a taste of their own medicine

Apex Legends gives cheaters a taste of their own medicine

Most popular, competitive games will have some degree of cheating, and if the title in question is a free-to-play one, the problem can become rampant. That's certainly been the case in Apex Legends, but as Respawn Entertainment fights its unending war against cheaters and cheat makers, it's been keeping us abreast of its efforts. As it turns out, Respawn has been giving cheaters a taste of their own medicine when they queue up for games.

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8BitDo SN30 Pro+ controller is super customizable

8BitDo SN30 Pro+ controller is super customizable

8BitDo is back with another controller today, but this one is a little different from the ones we've seen before. The SN30 Pro+ is arriving soon to fill that gamepad-sized hole in your device lineup, and it'll be launching alongside new software that allows you to customize pretty much every aspect of its functionality.

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WhatsApp and Telegram hack: Here’s what’s possible

WhatsApp and Telegram hack: Here’s what’s possible

Most users of apps like WhatsApp and Telegram expect their communications to be encrypted and therefore protected, but that doesn't mean all communications shared through those apps are safe from intrusion. Symantec today published a report in which it details vulnerabilities present in both apps on Android that could potentially allow malicious actors to hijack shared media files and replace them before recipients realize what's going on.

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Snapdragon 855 Plus drops a mid-year upgrade in time for Note 10

Snapdragon 855 Plus drops a mid-year upgrade in time for Note 10

Qualcomm today announced a new version of the Snapdragon 855, aptly named the Snapdragon 855 Plus. As the name suggests, this is less of a generational upgrade and more of an incremental one, but the improvements that are there could give the incoming slate of fall flagships a decent bump up in power nonetheless. Interestingly enough, Qualcomm seems to positioning this as a good SoC for gaming phones.

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Latest Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer is all about Pokemon battles

Latest Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer is all about Pokemon battles

Game Freak and The Pokemon Company have delivered more gameplay footage from Pokemon Sword and Shield, this time in the form of a Japanese TV spot. This latest batch of gameplay footage is all about Pokemon battles, and though we see some familiar shots - particularly of Pokemon roaming Galar's Wild Area - there's also some new stuff we haven't seen before.

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Epic tells Fortnite players to hold off on iOS 13 beta for now

Epic tells Fortnite players to hold off on iOS 13 beta for now

The iOS 13 public beta has been available for a couple of weeks at this point, but if you make a habit of playing Fortnite on your iPhone, you might want to hold off on installing it. As it turns out, the iOS 13 beta can cause stability issues within the game, which obviously is not ideal considering how fast-paced Fortnite can be. For this reason, Epic is warning users away from the iOS 13 public beta, at least for the time being.

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Hulu brings back 4K streaming for originals, rolls out Live TV guide

Hulu brings back 4K streaming for originals, rolls out Live TV guide

As we close in on the weekend, Hulu has rolled out a couple of features that a lot of viewers will probably really like. First and foremost, the company has launched an interactive guide for its Live TV subscribers. Hulu's Live TV guide works just like any other interactive guide you've ever used, showing you the broadcast schedule for channels that are included in your subscription.

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Epic Games Store’s new free game is an action RPG classic

Epic Games Store’s new free game is an action RPG classic

The free games offered through the Epic Games Store are going to be rotating on a weekly basis for the rest of the year, so as a result, the free games are coming down the pipe rapid fire. Last week's free game, Overcooked, has been replaced by Torchlight, and if you're a fan of action RPGs, you'll definitely want to check this one out.

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Amazon reportedly plotting upgraded Echo as work on Alexa robot continues

Amazon reportedly plotting upgraded Echo as work on Alexa robot continues

The Amazon Echo is a device that's gone through a few different iterations throughout the years, and according to a new report today, Amazon is looking to give it a fairly significant upgrade. Amazon is said to be looking at launching a new Echo that will be larger than currently smart speakers in the line. At the same time, today's report claims that the company is beginning to ramp up its efforts in creating a home robot.

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RHA Wireless Flight Adapter grants Bluetooth audio to anything with a 3.5mm jack

RHA Wireless Flight Adapter grants Bluetooth audio to anything with a 3.5mm jack

If you're the owner of a quality pair of Bluetooth headphones but you own devices that don't support wireless connections through Bluetooth, then RHA has the perfect device for you. Today the company introduced its Wireless Flight Adapter, which takes any device with a 3.5mm jack and makes it compatible with your Bluetooth headphones.

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Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at making a social network that sticks

Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at making a social network that sticks

Google doesn't have the best track record when it comes to creating successful social networks, but that isn't going to stop if from trying again anyway. Today the company revealed Shoelace, a new social network centered around finding people with similar interests and meeting in up with them in the real world. In that sense, it almost seems like Shoelace is competing with Facebook on the events front.

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