Author Archives: Eric Abent


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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Galaxy S9’s answer to iPhone X security gets an upgrade

Galaxy S9’s answer to iPhone X security gets an upgrade

It used to be that you'd see phone manufacturers competing over screen size or screen resolution. Though that still happens to some degree, a lot of the focus on new smartphones has shifted to security features. What started with fingerprint scanners has now moved onto face recognition, like we see in the iPhone X with Face ID.

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Ataribox pre-orders go live later this week

Ataribox pre-orders go live later this week

This week is going to be a big one for Atari - perhaps the biggest week in a long time for the company. Atari's new Ataribox goes up for pre-order later this week, marking Atari's return to the console game after decades away. The only question now is whether or not we've heard enough about the console for people to justify actually pre-ordering it.

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Google Home Max is now available for purchase

Google Home Max is now available for purchase

Since the day the Google Home Max was first revealed, we knew Google planned to launch it in December. Google never really got more specific than that, but late last month, a listing from Best Buy revealed a release date of December 11. That day is now here, and sure enough, you can now purchase the Google Home Max.

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Nine months with Nintendo Switch

Nine months with Nintendo Switch

It's sort of hard to believe, but it's been a whole nine months since the Nintendo Switch launched. Part of what makes that feel unbelievable is just how big of a year the Switch has had. 2017 was indeed packed for the Switch, and as we close in on the end of the Switch's first full year of retail availability, it's clear that Nintendo is onto something special.

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The Game Awards 2017: Watch all the new trailers here

The Game Awards 2017: Watch all the new trailers here

The fourth annual Game Awards were held last night, and in addition to doling out a bunch of awards for pretty much every category imaginable, we also saw plenty of game reveals and trailers. This year seemed to be particularly packed with exciting announcements, and if you missed some, we've arranged all of the trailers here. A handful of them include release dates for upcoming games, so be sure to check out the full list to see if a game you're looking forward to is coming up.

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Bayonetta 3 is Nintendo Switch’s newest exclusive

Bayonetta 3 is Nintendo Switch’s newest exclusive

At this point, we can confidently say that Nintendo is the savior of the Bayonetta series. Last night during the fourth annual Game Awards, Nintendo of America President Reddie Fils-Aime joined host Geoff Keighley on stage to announce that the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are coming to the Switch. That wasn't all he announced, though, as he also had another surprise up his sleeve.

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