Author Archives: Eric Abent


Zelda: Breath of the Wild update improves unstable frame rate

Zelda: Breath of the Wild update improves unstable frame rate

If you read our review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you'd know that even though it's one of the best video games ever made, it isn't without its problems. The biggest problems come in the form of occasional frame drops, which happen more frequently when the Nintendo Switch is docked. The Wii U versions isn't safe from this either, so if you've played Breath of the Wild, there's a good chance you've experienced this problem.

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Destiny 2 release date, PC version announced

Destiny 2 release date, PC version announced

After a number of leaks and a lot of speculation, Destiny 2 was finally revealed earlier this week. Disappointingly, that reveal only amounted to a single tweet from Bungie, leaving out most of the important details. Today Bungie is righting that wrong and sharing more about the hotly anticipated game, including its platforms and release date.

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Nintendo Switch sales eclipse PS4 launch in Japan

Nintendo Switch sales eclipse PS4 launch in Japan

The Nintendo Switch seems to be off to a strong start in Japan, selling a half million units in its first weeks of availability. This, notably, means that the Switch is selling faster in Japan than the PS4 did during its own launch. Obviously, it's too early to call, but with the PlayStation 4 being the best-selling home console this generation, it's definitely an encouraging sign.

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Your Tesla Autopilot is one step closer to autonomous driving

Your Tesla Autopilot is one step closer to autonomous driving

Tesla began pushing an Autopilot update out to its cars yesterday, and with it, we're inching closer to a fully autonomous future. If we were going to apply a theme to this update, that theme would unquestionably "speed." That's because this update raises the cap for assisted driving speeds on highways, giving you the potential to go even faster while the car's Autopilot system has the reins.

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Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones claim 30-hour battery life

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones claim 30-hour battery life

It seems that Bluetooth headphones are a dime a dozen these days, but Marshall is hoping it catches your attention with its new Monitor headphones. Marshall certainly has the fact that it's been waist deep in the music industry for 55 years going for it, but can these Monitor headphones stand out in a sea of other high-end sets?

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New 9.7-inch iPad gets low repairability marks from iFixit

New 9.7-inch iPad gets low repairability marks from iFixit

Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad is barely a week old, but iFixit is already on the scene, tearing it down and figuring out just how easy it is for average consumers to repair. In the freshly posted teardown, iFixit notes that this new iPad is strikingly similar to the original iPad Air. So much so, in fact, that in a side-by-side shot of the internals, it's hard to tell the two apart.

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Rocket League for Nintendo Switch might happen after all

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch might happen after all

Given its portable nature, the Nintendo Switch seems perfect for pick up and play games that don't require a large time investment to be fun. Perhaps the king of such games is Rocket League, which has built a huge following of fans since releasing in 2015. So, it would logically follow that the Nintendo Switch and Rocket League were made for one another, right?

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Heroes of the Storm getting major rework with Progression 2.0 system

Heroes of the Storm getting major rework with Progression 2.0 system

Blizzard's MOBA title Heroes of the Storm is going to start looking a lot different next month. Today, Blizzard announced a fairly massive rework to Heroes of the Storm, called Progression 2.0. The launch of Progression 2.0 will begin a new era for the game known more broadly as Heroes of the Storm 2.0.

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Samsung Connect packs WiFi and IoT management into one hub

Samsung Connect packs WiFi and IoT management into one hub

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were undoubtedly the stars of Samsung's Unpacked event today, but one interesting item that may not achieve the status of "showstopper" is Samsung's new Connect Home hub. Samsung is taking a page out of Google WiFi's book with this new product, but it comes with an interesting feature that could give it an edge against its competitors.

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Microsoft brings its newest Surface hardware to more regions

Microsoft brings its newest Surface hardware to more regions

In addition to announcing the release date for the Windows 10 Creators Update today, Microsoft also offered some information about plans to launch two new Surface products around the world. The Surface Studio and Surface Book with Performance will be making their way to other regions soon, after spending a few months exclusive to the US market.

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Windows 10 Creators Update release date finally announced

Windows 10 Creators Update release date finally announced

It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a release date for the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft has been talking up this update for months now, unleashing the first significant details about the Creators Update way back in October. Now, after six solid months of hearing all about it, it's almost time for it to launch.

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom review: A great speaker for its price range

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom review: A great speaker for its price range

Finding a good Bluetooth speaker at an affordable price is a hassle, and it becomes an even more difficult endeavor when you need that in a portable package. Ultimate Ears thinks it may have a solution to this conundrum with its new Wonderboom speaker, promising good sound, portability, and some degree of durability in a package that costs $99. Is it too good to be true, or does the Wonderboom actually deliver on the claims Ultimate Ears has made?

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