Author Archives: Eric Abent


T-Mobile wants to disrupt the cable TV industry next

T-Mobile wants to disrupt the cable TV industry next

T-Mobile has made a name for itself trying to "disrupt" the mobile industry over the past few years, and now it's looking to do the same to big cable. Today T-Mobile announced its intention to buy up Layer 3 TV, a small cable company that many of you have probably never heard of. This acquisition signals T-Mobile's entrance into the TV service industry, so if you like what its been doing in the mobile space, then this is probably exciting news.

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Galaxy S9 leak hints at Samsung’s big display plans

Galaxy S9 leak hints at Samsung’s big display plans

As we close in on 2018, Galaxy S8 rumors and leaks seem to be increasing in frequency. We've heard quite a bit about Samsung's next flagship, covering everything from expected specifications to the biometric authentication improvements Samsung is expected to make. What about the size of the device, though? Today we're getting an idea of how big the Galaxy S9 will be thanks to a set of leaked schematics.

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Titan Quest is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch

Titan Quest is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch

The Diablo series has spawned a lot of similar games over the years, and one of the best is unquestionably Titan Quest. In the time between Diablo 2, which released in 2000, and Diablo 3, which didn't arrive until 2012, Titan Quest became one of the most popular ARPGs on the scene. Though Titan Quest is now 11 years old, it's getting something of a second life thanks to a new expansion on PC and a group of new console ports, which were just announced this morning.

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Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 is live – Watch the trailer here

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 is live – Watch the trailer here

As revealed last week, today is the day that Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event goes live. Though this event for 2017 shares its name with the same event from last year, there will be fair amount of new content for fans to unlock and play. Of course, all of the old stuff from last year's Winter Wonderland will be returning, so if you missed a few seasonal skins last year, you'll have another chance to unlock them.

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Twitter Threads make tweet storms an official feature

Twitter Threads make tweet storms an official feature

For as long as Twitter has existed, users have been circumventing its 140 character limit (which, as of last month, is now 280). One way most people do this is through the tweet storm - instead of boiling down opinions, news, or arguments into a single tweet, users will instead create a string of tweets, each one replying to the last, to form a thread of connected thoughts.

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Hulu Live TV beta update brings picture-in-picture, more to web

Hulu Live TV beta update brings picture-in-picture, more to web

Hulu is launching a bunch of new features for Live TV subscribers today. All of these features are launching in beta - which means you'll have to visit Hulu's beta site to take them for a spin - but we have a feeling that most Live TV subscribers will want to dive right into the beta when they hear what's in this update. All three of these features will change the way that Live TV subscribers navigate Hulu's web interface, and perhaps the biggest changes are coming to the My Stuff page.

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Instagram update lets you follow hashtags to stay in the loop

Instagram update lets you follow hashtags to stay in the loop

Discovery is becoming an increasingly large part of social media. After all, if you can easily follow topics you're interested in, you're not only more likely to stay on a site like Facebook or Instagram, but you're also more likely to come back. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, then, that Instagram is today launching new tools that will allow you to more easily follow the topics you're interested in.

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Apple iMac Pro launches December 14: Everything we know

Apple iMac Pro launches December 14: Everything we know

Back at WWDC 2017, Apple unveiled the iMac Pro, a new all-in-one Mac that's packing a lot of power under the hood. In the time since that reveal, other Apple devices have taken most of the spotlight for themselves, namely the iPhone 8/8 Plus and the iPhone X. Apple is drawing focus back to the iMac Pro today, announcing a release date for the iMac Pro at long last.

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Nintendo Switch hits a major sales goal three months ahead of schedule

Nintendo Switch hits a major sales goal three months ahead of schedule

For most of 2017, Nintendo's goal for Switch sales was to see the console hit 10 million units sold by the end of its first year on shelves. At the end of October, Nintendo revised that forecast, saying then that it planned to sell 14 million units by the end of its fiscal year on March 31, 2018. We're finding out why Nintendo revised its sales forecast today.

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Your HP notebook may have been hiding a keylogger

Your HP notebook may have been hiding a keylogger

Today we're hearing out a rather worrying vulnerability in a large range of HP notebooks. Apparently, these notebooks came with a deactivated keylogger installed, which is enough to give pretty much anyone pause. The good news, however, is that HP has worked quickly in solving the issue, and beyond that, there's little chance of anyone actually being affected by this vulnerability.

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PUBG Xbox One: Unlock times and controller layout revealed

PUBG Xbox One: Unlock times and controller layout revealed

It's a big week for Xbox One owners. Tomorrow, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - one of the biggest game releases of the year - is coming to console by way of an Xbox One launch. Given the game's meteoric rise on PC, you can bet that Xbox One owners are pretty excited for this release, and many of them will be looking to play as soon as the servers go live.

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BlackBerry KEYone gets a big Christmas discount

BlackBerry KEYone gets a big Christmas discount

Despite the rise of the iPhone and Android, BlackBerry is still chugging along. These days, it's TCL making phones under the BlackBerry brand, and one of its more recent releases is the BlackBerry KEYone. A smartphone for people who miss the days of traditional BlackBerry phones, one of the KEYone's biggest draws is the presence of a physical keyboard.

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