Author Archives: Eric Abent


iPhone XR is getting an Apple-made clear case

iPhone XR is getting an Apple-made clear case

Though the iPhone XS and XS Max have been here for a couple of weeks now, Apple isn't quite done with the iPhone releases. Later this month, the company will release the third and final iPhone for 2018: the iPhone XR. While the XS and XS Max are clearly intended to be Apple's high-end phones, the iPhone XR has a price point that's closer to what mainstream consumers are used to paying for a flagship phone.

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Fortnite’s Guided Missile has been disabled again

Fortnite’s Guided Missile has been disabled again

Any Fortnite victories you plan on claiming this weekend will need to be secured without one of the game's more powerful weapons. Epic just announced that it has disabled the Guided Missile for the time being, citing some sort of issue with the weapon. At the moment, we don't know when the Guided Missile will return to the game.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) takes on Google Pixel Slate

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) takes on Google Pixel Slate

Earlier this week, Google introduced the world to the Pixel Slate, a new tablet that seems poised to take on Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Surface. The tablet seems like a pretty capable (albeit expensive) device depending on the configuration you choose, but one thing notably missing is LTE capability. Today, Samsung introduced the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE), and it fills that particular gap with integrated LTE.

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1Password adds macOS Mojave dark mode but loses a key feature

1Password adds macOS Mojave dark mode but loses a key feature

With macOS Mojave landing at the end of last month, a lot of developers are looking to update their apps to take advantage of the operating system's new features. 1Password has done just that for its password manager, pushing version 7.2 to Mac this week. Along with it comes a number of new features that center around the new capabilities of macOS Mojave, including a new dark mode 1Password's developers seem particularly excited about.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Spooky times ahead

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Spooky times ahead

Nintendo has detailed a new batch of games heading to the eShop over the next week, and it seems we've got a fairly packed release schedule on our hands. This week, however, the big releases aren't all reserved for the Switch. Though it's been mostly silent on the 3DS front over the past few weeks, this week the little handheld is arguably getting the biggest release.

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Fortnite is now available to all Android players

Fortnite is now available to all Android players

It's been a long time coming, but beginning today, you can play Fortnite on Android without an invite to the beta. Fortnite fans who have been looking forward to the mobile release have been waiting for this day for a while, but unfortunately had to sit through a few different exclusivity periods before this launch. Unfortunately, even though Fortnite is now available to the wider Android audience, you still can't get it from the Google Play Store.

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After years of resistance, CVS finally flips the switch on Apple Pay

After years of resistance, CVS finally flips the switch on Apple Pay

Over the last few years, support for Apple Pay has slowly spread across the retail landscape. Though it seems to be supported at most large retailers these days, there are still a few hold-outs who have yet to bite. CVS was famously one of these early holdouts, but all of that is changing today, as the nationwide pharmacy chain has finally flipped the switch on Apple Pay support.

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This is what a space launch failure looks like from the International Space Station

This is what a space launch failure looks like from the International Space Station

Earlier this morning, the two astronauts on board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft had a close call on what was an otherwise routine mission. The spacecraft experienced a booster failure just a couple of minutes after launching, resulting in a launch abort. Luckily, the two astronauts on board - Alexey Ovchinin and Nick Hague - made it back to Earth safely, narrowly avoiding tragedy.

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Google is killing Reply but its feature zombies will live on

Google is killing Reply but its feature zombies will live on

Back in February, Google's Area 120 team launched a handy app called Reply. Essentially, it took the Smart Reply feature that Google has implemented in a few of its apps and expanded it, both in functionality and compatibility. It was definitely an interesting "experiment," as Google described it, but now the time has come for it to be put to rest.

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Pixel 3 XL’s notch receives some scathing critiques from Samsung

Pixel 3 XL’s notch receives some scathing critiques from Samsung

Google's Pixel 3 reveal event has come and gone, and in the aftermath, a lot of people have been focusing on the Pixel 3 XL's notch. Among them is the person responsible for managing Samsung's Twitter account, as the company has gone on the offensive. As it turns out, Apple isn't the only company Samsung is willing to roast in the public eye.

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Nintendo Switch Online serves up a new take on NES Zelda

Nintendo Switch Online serves up a new take on NES Zelda

Nintendo Switch Online received an update today, adding a few new games to the NES library available through the service. We knew that most of these were coming already, as Nintendo has detailed the monthly additions for the rest of the year. However, one of Switch Online's new arrivals was more of a surprise, and fans of the original Legend of Zelda might want to check it out.

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Dyson Airwrap is the $500 hair styler you can’t help but covet

Dyson Airwrap is the $500 hair styler you can’t help but covet

It isn't controversial to say that most of us associate Dyson with vacuums. Though vacuums make up the company's core business, Dyson has also branched out to hair care in recent years. Back in 2016, it launched its Supersonic hair dryer, and today it's following that up by introducing an intriguing new hair curler called the Airwave.

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