Author Archives: Eric Abent


Microsoft VR comes with $300 headsets from Lenovo, ASUS, Acer

Microsoft VR comes with $300 headsets from Lenovo, ASUS, Acer

Microsoft has just officially unveiled its Windows 10 Creators Update, and with it comes a new approach to its mixed reality platform HoloLens. During Microsoft's event, the company announced that HoloLens will be getting support for the 3D community features that will be included in the update, but perhaps the more surprising announcement was that of Microsoft's new focus on virtual reality.

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Galaxy Note 7 battery-capping update spreads to Europe

Galaxy Note 7 battery-capping update spreads to Europe

If you're one of the European holdouts who has yet to return their defective Galaxy Note 7, living with your phone is about to get a little more difficult. Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out a battery-limiting update across Europe starting on October 31. This is part of an effort to get as many Note 7s as possible out of the hands of consumers.

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New MacBook Pro leaks: Magic Toolbar detailed

New MacBook Pro leaks: Magic Toolbar detailed

Being less than two days out from Apple's expected MacBook Pro reveal, would it shock you to hear that the new notebook, complete with its Magic Toolbar, has leaked yet again? Maybe not, but what if we said that these new images were actually included in macOS Sierra version 10.12.1? Then things begin to get a little more interesting.

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VW’s $14.7b diesel buyback settlement approved by US federal court

VW’s $14.7b diesel buyback settlement approved by US federal court

The scandal that saw VW admitting to cheating emissions tests in some of its diesel cars is one step closer to being remedied today. A US federal court has approved a $14.7 billion settlement that will see the automaker buying back the affected cars from those who want to get rid of them, along with paying out a cash reward to people who purchased the vehicles between 2009 and 2015.

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Sonic Utopia fan game revealed – here’s how to download the demo

Sonic Utopia fan game revealed – here’s how to download the demo

Those who have been disappointed by Sonic the Hedgehog's 3D escapades may want to take a look at Sonic Utopia, a new fan-game announced today. Sonic Utopia looks to fix some of the problems 3D Sonic games have, offering players an open world to run, jump, and go fast through. If that has piqued your interest, you might like to know that there happens to be a demo you can download to try Sonic Utopia for yourself.

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Google’s Jamboard is a high tech whiteboard connected to the cloud

Google’s Jamboard is a high tech whiteboard connected to the cloud

It takes a company with a lot of vision (or a lot of money) to look at whiteboard and decide to connect it to the cloud, but Google has done just that with Jamboard. Introduced today, the Jamboard comes equipped a 55-inch touchscreen display that's capable of 4K output. If that sounds expensive, it's because it is, with Google saying the Jamboard will be offered for "less than $6,000."

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Civilization 6 tips: Succeeding in the early game

Civilization 6 tips: Succeeding in the early game

You only need to spend a few minutes with Civilization 6 to notice that things have changed since the last time you danced to this song. Civilization 6 presents a number of new features that can be confusing or overwhelming for even the Civilization veteran, let alone newcomers. Using the tips listed here, you should be able to get your civilization off to the start you need to ensure that you remain competitive as the game moves into its middle and ending stages.

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Cassini orbiter documents Saturn’s changing north pole

Cassini orbiter documents Saturn’s changing north pole

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found something very interesting about Saturn: the ringed planet's north polar region is changing color. When the spacecraft photographed Saturn's north pole in 2012, we saw images of a blue hexagon that stood out from the rest of the planet. Upon photographing the region again in 2016, that hexagon has changed to a gold color.

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Nintendo Switch won’t have 3DS or Wii U backward compatibility

Nintendo Switch won’t have 3DS or Wii U backward compatibility

There are still plenty of questions surrounding Nintendo's Switch, but one by one, Nintendo seems to be knocking them out. One major question centers around whether or not the console will be backward compatible. Nintendo consoles have generally been pretty good with backward compatibility, but that looks like it's all changing with the release of the Switch.

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iOS 10.1 released: 3 reasons to upgrade

iOS 10.1 released: 3 reasons to upgrade

iOS 10.1 has arrived and with it comes a number of new features, fixes, and tweaks. The changelog for big releases like this can get pretty long, especially when there are new features coming down the pipeline like there are with iOS 10.1. With that in mind, here are three reasons to jump to the newest release of Apple's mobile operating system.

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Three MacBook Pro models leaked before Apple event

Three MacBook Pro models leaked before Apple event

On Thursday, Apple will hold another event to presumably reveal a set of new MacBook Pros. Obviously nothing is official until Apple makes it so, but there have been a number of leaks in the lead up to this event that all point to new MacBook models. Thanks to Russian regulators, we now have some more evidence to throw on the ever-growing pile that already exists.

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Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

All eyes may be on the Switch at the moment, but that's not stopping Nintendo from releasing a new 3DS variant. Nintendo has teamed up with Amazon to launch a lime green New 3DS XL, and the loud, vibrant color isn't the only thing that makes this special edition stand out. That's because this lime green New 3DS XL ships with a copy of Super Mario World pre-installed.

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