Author Archives: Eric Abent


Here’s how to add Instagram Live replays to your Story

Here’s how to add Instagram Live replays to your Story

Instagram announced today that the number of people who use Stories on a daily basis has grown significantly since the last time we checked in. Back in April, Instagram announced that Stories had hit 200 million users, but in the roughly two months since then, that number has grown by 50 million people. To celebrate a quarter of a billion users for Stories, Instagram is rolling out new features that allow you to preserve your Live broadcasts for a short time.

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Amazon Prime Wardrobe takes the biggest fear out of online clothes shopping

Amazon Prime Wardrobe takes the biggest fear out of online clothes shopping

In its quest to get as many Prime subscribers as possible, Amazon has been packing it with more and more services. This year alone we've seen the launches for services like Prime Reload, Prime Reading, and Anime Strike, but today Amazon is going either further by launching a Prime service that is arguably bigger than any of those. Its name is Prime Wardrobe and it promises to "bring the fitting room to you."

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Diablo 3’s Rise of the Necromancer release date finally revealed

Diablo 3’s Rise of the Necromancer release date finally revealed

After what feels like an eternity of waiting, Blizzard has finally given a release date to Diablo 3's incoming Rise of the Necromancer DLC. The DLC, as many of you already know (or could have guessed from the title alone) adds the necromancer class to the game, reviving a popular class from Diablo 2. It also ships with a handful of other perks for those who choose to shell out Blizzard's $14.99 asking price.

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LG V30 release tipped after LG G6 Plus detailed

LG V30 release tipped after LG G6 Plus detailed

Now that the LG G6 is a few months old, it's time to begin looking forward to the next phone in LG's V-series. Though there have been a few rumors here and there thus far, what we've heard about this incoming device has amounted to unsurprising details about internal. Today, new rumors are diving quite a bit deeper, with reported information on release and design.

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What’s new in Nintendo Switch update 3.0

What’s new in Nintendo Switch update 3.0

Nintendo has delivered a new system update for the Switch, pushing the console to version 3.0. At first, Nintendo was quite vague with its changelogs, usually distilling them down to a single sentence that really didn't tell us much. With version 3.0, however, Nintendo has changed its approach, giving us a fleshed out changelog that actually goes into a lot of detail.

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NASA’s Kepler telescope finds more than 200 new planet candidates

NASA’s Kepler telescope finds more than 200 new planet candidates

While there are a lot of interesting things happening in our own solar system - from Curiosity's continuing adventure on Mars to New Horizons giving us an up-close look at Pluto - NASA's Kepler space observatory has been looking into the depths of space. It's been looking for other planets that may be out there, and today, NASA has published a new mission catalog that names more than 200 new planet candidates.

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Galaxy S8 Active outed on Samsung’s own website

Galaxy S8 Active outed on Samsung’s own website

For weeks now, there's been an ever-growing pile of evidence to suggest that the Galaxy S8 Active is on the way. Considering that the Active line has been a popular series of releases for Samsung, it was fairly safe to assume that an entry based on the Galaxy S8 was on the docket. Even with that safe assumption, we're now getting our best evidence that the S8 Active does indeed exist, and it comes from Samsung itself.

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Republican firm leaks personal info of 198 million US voters

Republican firm leaks personal info of 198 million US voters

Data security firm UpGuard is bringing our attention to a very severe data exposure today. This "leak" of sorts left the personal data of nearly every registered voter in the US exposed, making this the "largest known data exposure of its kind," according to UpGuard's Cyber Risk team. In all, the data for 198 million registered voters in the US was left exposed, which is a ridiculous number of people when you consider that it's 61% of the country's population.

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Ring Video Doorbell 2 lands with 1080p recording

Ring Video Doorbell 2 lands with 1080p recording

We haven't heard a whole lot from Ring in recent months, but now, following the launch of its Floodlight Cam at the start of the year, the company is launching a new version of its flagship product. Today Ring announced its second-generation Video Doorbell, aptly named "Video Doorbell 2." This new product seems to borrow from both the original Video Doorbell and the Video Doorbell Pro to roll the best of both products into one.

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Red HTC U11 counts down to US release

Red HTC U11 counts down to US release

It's been an exciting couple of weeks for those in HTC's camp. The HTC U11 launched to solid reviews across the board, and though there was the slight misstep of its retail release being exclusive to Sprint, the phone is still available unlocked through HTC's website. If you were thinking of picking up one of those unlocked U11s, you may want to hold off for another day, because HTC is gearing up to launch a new red variant of the device.

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New Atari console could be just what the game industry needs

New Atari console could be just what the game industry needs

Last week, a 20-second trailer that appeared to tease a new Atari console was uploaded to YouTube. In the time since then, fans of classic consoles like the Atari 2600 and the 2800 have been speculating about what this could mean. Is Atari about the re-enter the console business? It turns out that the answer is yes.

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Samsung Bixby Voice US is here, but not for every Galaxy S8 user

Samsung Bixby Voice US is here, but not for every Galaxy S8 user

Even though we have a dedicated Bixby button on our Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus handsets, Samsung's take on the smart assistant launched in poor shape here in the US. Though some features have been functioning since the pair of phones released, the most important aspect of Bixby - along with the component that ties all the others together - has been missing. We're referring to Bixby voice, of course, which Samsung said should be available in the US sometime this spring.

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