Author Archives: Eric Abent


Apple AirPods may not arrive until January 2017 [Updated]

Apple AirPods may not arrive until January 2017 [Updated]

A little less than a week ago, we found out that Apple had delayed the launch of its wireless AirPods. The move to delay the AirPods was a little surprising, mostly because the announcement came right before they were scheduled to release. Now, it looks like we might be waiting a while for them to arrive, as new reports say they won't be launching until January 2017.

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Nintendo reportedly calls quits on Wii U production

Nintendo reportedly calls quits on Wii U production

The days of the Wii U have been numbered ever since Nintendo announced the Switch, but the company may be looking to pull the plug long before the Switch hits the scene in March. Multiple sources have confirmed to Eurogamer that Nintendo will halt Wii U production at the end of this week. Given the console's slow sales, these reports aren't really all that shocking.

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This is how to control Sonos from the Spotify app

This is how to control Sonos from the Spotify app

As announced earlier in the year, Sonos has rolled out new features focused on Spotify integration. Assuming you use Sonos speakers in your home, you can now use the Spotify app to control them directly. It's a nifty function, but it's launching in beta, meaning it's still a little rough around the edges and signing up can be a little confusing.

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Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct will focus on a four year old game

Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct will focus on a four year old game

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is turning four years old this month, but as the saying goes, what's old is new again. The game will be the center of attention once more during a Nintendo Direct taking place tomorrow morning. Yes, you read that right - Nintendo is hosting a Direct presentation for a four year old game.

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Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge confirmed for US release [Updated]

Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge confirmed for US release [Updated]

Well that was quick: after announcing the Galaxy S7 Edge in Blue Coral for Singapore, Samsung has confirmed its release in the US. This confirmation comes just a few days after the new variant was originally announced. Even better is that the Coral Blue model, which brings the Galaxy S7 Edge up to six color options, is launching today in regions around the world.

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Samsung bundles free Watch Dogs 2 with select SSDs and curved monitors

Samsung bundles free Watch Dogs 2 with select SSDs and curved monitors

We're a few weeks out from the release of Watch Dogs 2, and if you've had your eye on it, you might like to know that Samsung has launched new hardware bundles that include a free copy of the game. These bundles feature a range of Samsung solid-state drives and some of the company's newer curved gaming monitors. So, if you've been in the market for some new PC hardware, you might want to give these bundles a look.

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iPad Pro boosts Apple’s market share as tablet space shrinks

iPad Pro boosts Apple’s market share as tablet space shrinks

The tablet market may be shrinking a bit, but that could be good news for Apple's share of it. A new report from Strategy Analytics shows Apple's market share in the realm of tablets growing in Q3 2016 despite sales taking a small dip year-over-year. This, the firm says, was due to Apple's iPad Pro, which is a tablet that can offer consumers a 2-in-1 experience.

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Nintendo won’t discontinue 3DS after Switch launches

Nintendo won’t discontinue 3DS after Switch launches

With the Nintendo Switch looking to fuse the realms of console and handheld gaming, many folks are left wondering if the 3DS will be discontinued when Switch launches. It goes without saying that Wii U will likely be forgotten quickly once the Switch hits the scene, but the 3DS is still selling well. Thankfully, Nintendo has quickly given a solid answer on the fate of 3DS.

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iOS 10.1.1 released: What you need to know

iOS 10.1.1 released: What you need to know

An update bringing iOS to version 10.1.1 is coming down the pipeline today, just about a week after we received the update to iOS 10.1. Being such a quick follow up to the rather significant iOS 10.1 update, the patch notes for 10.1.1 aren't exactly long. However, 10.1.1 does bring with it a rather important fix for the Health app.

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How to save my Vine : GIPHY launches a simple converter

How to save my Vine : GIPHY launches a simple converter

Late last week, GIPHY announced that it would soon be offering a tool to convert Vines into GIFs. By now, many of you know that Twitter will soon be pulling the plug on Vine's mobile app, giving GIPHY this window to launch a conversion tool and possibly pull in some more traffic. That tool is now live, just a few short days after it was originally announced.

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Ultima creator Richard Garriott quits Pokemon GO – here’s why

Ultima creator Richard Garriott quits Pokemon GO – here’s why

The runaway success of Pokemon GO managed to attract players from all backgrounds, even fellow game creator Richard Garriott. Yes, even the creator of Ultima and Lord British himself couldn't resist the lure of Pokemon GO, but he revealed over the weekend that he's since quit the game. Why? He actually gives a number of reasons.

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Facebook and Yahoo data collection draw ire of European Union

Facebook and Yahoo data collection draw ire of European Union

Facebook's decision to begin collecting data from WhatsApp users has already drawn a negative reaction in Germany, but now the entire European Union is getting in on the action. Today, the European Commission's Article 29 Working Party has told Facebook to stop collecting that data as it carries out an investigation into these new policies.

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