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Eric Abent is the Gaming Editor of SlashGear. He is an avid gamer himself - very passionate about gaming and its community. Eric has been writing on SlashGear since 2012.

Here’s how Adobe plans to make digital art theft impossible

Here’s how Adobe plans to make digital art theft impossible

In addition to all of the product announcements it made today at MAX, Adobe also revealed new details for its Content Authenticity Initiative. This is still in the prototype stage, but the idea is to make it so photographers and artists can be properly attributed to their work through tamper-proof information attached to each image. If you’ve ever had someone steal your work without proper attribution, this could prove to be a very useful tool.

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Adobe Illustrator for iPad launches as Fresco heads to iPhone

Adobe Illustrator for iPad launches as Fresco heads to iPhone

Adobe MAX typically brings a new product launch or two along with it, and today, Adobe announced two big ones. The company is bringing two popular apps to new platforms today, revealing that it’s bringing Illustrator to iPad and Fresco to iPhone. Of course, we had some indication of at least this iPad launch for Illustrator, as Adobe has been beta testing the app with thousands of users since March of this year.

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Photoshop serves up Sensei AI features including Neural Filters and Sky Replacement

Photoshop serves up Sensei AI features including Neural Filters and Sky Replacement

At its annual MAX event today, Adobe announced that Photoshop is getting a slate of new features centered around Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence. Chief among these new features are Photoshop’s Neural Filters, which were crafted with help from NVIDIA and allow you change a picture’s look - sometimes dramatically - with just a few clicks or by using a series of sliders.

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GE teams with Sonos to let your smart appliances talk back

GE teams with Sonos to let your smart appliances talk back

If you're a Sonos user with a kitchen full of GE smart appliances, then you've got some new integration heading your way. GE Appliances announced today that it's launching compatibility with Sonos speakers for many of its smart home products. This team-up will start somewhat small and expand from here, with GE boasting that it's the first appliance company to join forces with Sonos.

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PlayStation 5’s cooling fan has an internet-connected secret weapon

PlayStation 5’s cooling fan has an internet-connected secret weapon

At this point, we know a lot about the PlayStation 5, with Sony having revealed not only the console's hardware, but also the the PS5's new UI. Today we're learning about a new feature that is definitely smaller in focus but still very noteworthy, as Sony has confirmed that it will be able to optimize the PlayStation 5's fan through software updates.

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NBA 2K21 sneaks in unskippable ads because loot boxes aren’t enough

NBA 2K21 sneaks in unskippable ads because loot boxes aren’t enough

NBA 2K21 is coming under fire today for playing unskippable ads that players have to watch during loading screens. Ads in games are nothing new, but generally we only see them in free-to-play mobile titles. The difference, of course, is that NBA 2K21 is a game that costs $60 upfront, and even more if you want to get a next-gen upgrade, which means that people probably aren't going to be too fond of these ads.

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iPhone 12 and 12 Pro display repair costs: There’s good news and bad

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro display repair costs: There’s good news and bad

Apple has revealed pricing for out-of-warranty screen repairs for both the standard iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro, and it's a mix of good news (or at least middling news) and bad. In the case of the standard iPhone 12, we're seeing the price for a screen repair rise significantly over the iPhone 11, while iPhone 12 Pro pricing is staying the same as the screen repair cost for the iPhone 11 Pro.

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Marvel’s Avengers Xbox Series X and PS5 launch delayed

Marvel’s Avengers Xbox Series X and PS5 launch delayed

Marvel's Avengers seems to have lost much of the momentum it had leading up to launch, and now Crystal Dynamics has unveiled a new plan to get the game back on track. Unfortunately, this has some bad news for the release of Kate Bishop and the launch of the next-gen versions of this game, as both have been delayed past their original release windows.

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Blizzard halts development on StarCraft 2 after 10 years

Blizzard halts development on StarCraft 2 after 10 years

Blizzard has delivered some sour news for fans of StarCraft 2. The company has confirmed that is has essentially halted development on StarCraft 2, confirming that it will no longer be "producing additional for-purchase content, such as Commanders and War Chests." That doesn't mean support for StarCraft 2 will dry up entirely, but as far as new content is concerned, we've reached the end of the road.

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Analogue Duo revives TurboGrafx-16 and more for the modern era

Analogue Duo revives TurboGrafx-16 and more for the modern era

Analogue is known for making really solid hardware that can play a range of retro games, and today, it introduced its next product: the Analogue Duo. In its announcement today, Analogue says that the Duo "compatible with nearly every NEC system and game format." That means it can play games from platforms like the TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, and TurboGrafx CD.

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Sony confirms big changes to PlayStation Store ahead of PS5 launch

Sony confirms big changes to PlayStation Store ahead of PS5 launch

Late last week, we heard a report that claimed some major changes were on the way to the PlayStation Store. According to that report, Sony planned to stop selling PS3, PS Vita, and PSP games through the mobile and web implementations of the Store. Just as well, Sony would also stop PS4 apps, themes, and avatars through those channels as well.

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders are open – What you should know

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders are open – What you should know

Today is a big day for iPhone fans, or at least those looking to order an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. Both phones are going up for pre-order today, and even though they're just two of the four phones Apple is launching this year, there are still a lot of decisions to be made. If you're looking to pre-order an iPhone today, consider this your guide to that decision making process.

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