Author Archives: Eric Abent


The SNES Classic Edition is here and I’m already in love

The SNES Classic Edition is here and I’m already in love

We're one week out from the launch of the SNES Classic Edition, but today, SlashGear's review unit landed on my doorstep. Though I can't give you a full review just yet (that's coming soon), I can give you an early peek at the mini console itself, along with my initial impressions. It kind of goes without saying, but just like the NES Classic that came before it, the SNES Classic is quite the charming device.

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Intel’s Project Alloy standalone VR headset is dead

Intel’s Project Alloy standalone VR headset is dead

It's been quite some time since we last heard from Intel's Project Alloy. The VR headset was first revealed last year and was intended to be an open reference for other manufacturers who wanted to make their own VR headsets. Though Project Alloy was an impressive and promising standalone VR headset, Intel announced today that it will be pulling the plug on the initiative.

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There’s a Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal coming, and it’s big

There’s a Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal coming, and it’s big

After revealing Red Dead Redemption 2 nearly a year ago, Rockstar has been mostly silent about the game. We received some new screenshots back in May, along with the news that the game had been delayed beyond its original fall 2017 release window, but other than that, new information on Red Dead Redemption 2 has been painfully slim. It looks like that's going to change next week, as Rockstar is now teasing a new reveal of some sort.

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Pokemon Gold and Silver now available on Nintendo 3DS

Pokemon Gold and Silver now available on Nintendo 3DS

It's a big day for Pokemon fans. Not only is Pokken Tournament DX launching on Nintendo Switch (read our review here), but Nintendo is also bringing Pokemon Gold and Silver to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. These re-releases follow the eShop launch of Pokemon Blue, Red, and Yellow, which were all released to celebrate Pokemon's 20th anniversary.

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Apple TV 4K won’t let you download 4K content

Apple TV 4K won’t let you download 4K content

The new fifth-generation Apple TV is certainly a big launch for Apple, as it brings the company's line of streaming boxes into the 4K era. While that support will definitely be exciting for the Apple TV faithful, we're discovering some limitations placed on 4K content today. As it turns out, you won't be able to download 4K content for offline viewing - instead, Apple is only letting you stream that content over the internet.

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iPhone 8 teardown has more bad news about repairability

iPhone 8 teardown has more bad news about repairability

The iPhone 8 is hitting stores today, and like clockwork, iFixit has delivered its teardown of Apple's latest flagship. With these iFixit teardowns, Apple products seem to be something of a mixed bag - while the iPad line can be notoriously hard to repair through DIY methods, the iPhone teardowns usually net middling-to-good review scores. In that regard, the iPhone 8 is no different from its predecessors.

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Xbox One’s Duke controller is a massive blast from the past

Xbox One’s Duke controller is a massive blast from the past

In an attempt to stand out from the competition, console manufacturers can sometimes be guilty of doing ridiculous things. There are many examples of wacky design decisions throughout gaming history, but one of the most legendary is the Duke controller for the original Xbox. Massive in every sense of the word, the Duke seemed equally lambasted and praised for its size.

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Instagram Live Video face filters will give Snapchat deja-vu

Instagram Live Video face filters will give Snapchat deja-vu

Earlier this year, Instagram added face filters to its service, allowing users to add special effects to their selfies. Those face filters served to further blur the line between Instagram and Snapchat, and today Instagram is taking it one step forward by adding those same face filters to Live Videos. With this new feature, you'll be able to swap between your face filters as your friends watch you in real time.

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Doom on Nintendo Switch is retro-revival done right

Doom on Nintendo Switch is retro-revival done right

When Nintendo revealed that last year's Doom revival will be coming to the Switch, it took a lot of people by surprise. Doom was one of the biggest games released last year, and it offered a level of graphics fidelity that a lot of people thought wouldn't be possible on the Switch. Bethesda has given a number of publications an early look at the game, and those who doubt the company's ability to actually bring this game to the Switch might be surprised by what a lot of them are saying.

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CCleaner hack details emerge, and things are getting serious

CCleaner hack details emerge, and things are getting serious

Earlier in the week, we told you about a CCleaner breach that infected somewhere in the area of 2.27 million users with malware. Though Avast, the company that distributes CCleaner, initially said it was able to "disarm the threat before it was able to do any harm," it turns out that may not actually be the case. According to new findings, this could have been a more sophisticated attack with some very specific targets.

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Flappy Bird killed for good by iOS 11

Flappy Bird killed for good by iOS 11

It's been quite some time since we heard from our old friend Flappy Bird. What began as something of a phenomenon on iOS and Android was quickly snuffed out by its creator. As long you downloaded the game in the short window of time it was available, you were able to keep playing it, but for iOS users, that all changes with the release of iOS 11.

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First Google Assistant headphones made by Bose

First Google Assistant headphones made by Bose

Though we imagine many headphone manufacturers are rushing to integrate Google Assistant with their products, Bose has beaten them all to the punch. In the very same breath it used to announce its new SoundSport Free earbuds, Bose also confirmed rumors and revealed a QuietComfort 35 refresh that tosses Google Assistant into the mix. The QuietComfort 35 II, as they're being called, will be the first wireless headphones on the market to come with Google Assistant built-in.

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