Author Archives: Eric Abent


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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You can still get Skyrim Special Edition for free, but not for long

You can still get Skyrim Special Edition for free, but not for long

Those looking to take advantage of Bethesda's free Skyrim Special Edition offer on PC still have a window of opportunity to do so, but it's running out. If you've fallen victim to that demon called "procrastination," you might be pleased to know that the free Skyrim Special Edition promotion isn't over yet, despite the fact that the game launched around the world today.

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AMD details GPU power inside MacBook Pro

AMD details GPU power inside MacBook Pro

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its new trio of MacBook Pros, with AMD's Radeon Pro 400 series featuring in the more premium 15-inch models. Apple shared its own benchmarks showing how the new MacBooks have improved over previous models, but today we're getting a little more information on the power of the 400 series thanks to AMD.

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Comma One canceled after NHTSA inquires about safety

Comma One canceled after NHTSA inquires about safety

It would appear that we've reached the end of the road for Comma.ai and its semi-autonomous driving system Comma One, at least here in the US. Comma.ai founder George Hotz has suddenly canceled the product just about a month and a half after it was officially unveiled. The reason? Regulation, as it turns out.

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No Man’s Sky developer calls game ‘a mistake’ in apparent hack

No Man’s Sky developer calls game ‘a mistake’ in apparent hack

It's been a little while since we've heard from No Man's Sky developer Hello Games, but now it's broken the silence in a fairly major way. Earlier today, the official Hello Games Twitter account tweeted out that the game was "a mistake" before promptly removing the tweet and making its account private. The plot, it would seem, has thickened.

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Samsung may have Galaxy Note 7 defect cause by end of the year

Samsung may have Galaxy Note 7 defect cause by end of the year

Samsung may finally be honing in on the cause behind its incendiary Galaxy Note 7 problems. Though the company has been searching for the root of the problem since it first reared its ugly head, reports have said that the company was having trouble pinning down the cause of the issues. That may be changing rather quickly, as Samsung SDI is saying we could have our answer by the end of the year.

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Apple MacBook Pro event wrap-up: Touch Bar, Apple TV, Touch ID

Apple MacBook Pro event wrap-up: Touch Bar, Apple TV, Touch ID

Now that Apple's MacBook event has concluded, it's time to look back on what all was announced during the presentation. As it turns out, Apple covered a surprising amount of ground during this event, announcing a handful of new products and taking time to demonstrate the new features of these next MacBooks in-depth. In case you missed, here's a run down of everything Apple announced.

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New MacBook Pro by the numbers

New MacBook Pro by the numbers

Apple's latest entries into the MacBook Pro lineup are here, and with those new notebooks obviously comes a bump up in performance. Just how much of a boost will users get? Apple shared some benchmarks that compare the performance of these new MacBook Pros to that of their predecessors, and the results are fairly impressive.

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New MacBook Pro: 5 things you need to know

New MacBook Pro: 5 things you need to know

Just as the fates foretold, Apple has revealed the new MacBook Pro at its event in Cupertino today. It turns out that most of the rumors we heard prior to release are true. The new MacBooks will feature the oft-rumored Touch Bar that serves as a touch-enabled replacement for traditional function keys, but there's more changing with this new iteration. With that in mind, here are five things to know about the new MacBook Pro.

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Minecraft for Apple TV releases this year

Minecraft for Apple TV releases this year

We're live at Apple's MacBook event in Cupertino, and Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the presentation by spending a little time on Apple TV. The Apple chief discussed gaming on Apple TV first, announcing that Mojang's immensely popular open-world game Minecraft will be arriving on the platform before the end of the year.

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Vine mobile app discontinued: What you need to know

Vine mobile app discontinued: What you need to know

Twitter and Vine have made a rather surprising announcement today, revealing that the two have plans to discontinue the Vine mobile app. The mobile app won't be going offline immediately, with Twitter and Vine saying it will flip the switch in the "coming months." Just as interesting as the decision to pull the plug is the fact that they didn't reveal why they're doing it.

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Twitter to reveal new security measures to combat trolls next month

Twitter to reveal new security measures to combat trolls next month

If you're a frequent Twitter user, you might have noticed that the site has a bit of a troll problem. This isn't a new problem, either, with harassment long being at the forefront of conversations about Twitter. The company has tried a number of things to prevent more unsavory folks from using Twitter as a platform for harassment, but those measures haven't always been the most successful.

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