Author Archives: Eric Abent

With a track record of covering the gaming industry that spans more than a decade, Eric Abent has been part of the SlashGear team since 2012 and, most recently, is gaming editor for the site. Beyond the latest in AAA games and consoles, Eric's role encompasses independent studios, virtual reality, and mobile gaming as the industry undertakes a seismic shift in home entertainment and beyond. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Honor Magic V revealed as first foldable flagship

Honor Magic V revealed as first foldable flagship

Shortly before the end of 2021, Huawei spin-off brand Honor started teasing the foldable Honor Magic V smartphone. Fast forward mere weeks later, and not only has that device been revealed, but we've got a full set of specs to boot. Of course, the most significant point of interest for many of us is likely that folding display, so it's little wonder that Honor described it in very specific detail today.

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Apple Fitness+ kicks off 2022 with two new major features

Apple Fitness+ kicks off 2022 with two new major features

Apple today announced that two new features are coming to Apple Fitness+. These new features, called "Collections" and "Time to Run," will be debuting in the app next week, and we're guessing that current Apple Fitness+ subscribers have already figured out what each of them do. In addition to these new features, Apple also announced that it will soon be launching a third season of Time to Walk, giving users several weeks of new episodes to look forward to.

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AGDQ 2022 kicks off this weekend: Where and when to watch

AGDQ 2022 kicks off this weekend: Where and when to watch

With Christmas and New Year's Day firmly in the rearview, speedrunning enthusiasts are getting excited for an entirely different type of winter event: Awesome Games Done Quick. The annual speedrunning marathon returns this weekend, and even though AGDQ 2022 will be online-only once again, the event will still offer an entire week's worth of speedruns to watch. Here's where and when you'll need to tune in to catch AGDQ 2022, along with a few speedruns we're excited to see ourselves.

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The coolest robots you can buy today

The coolest robots you can buy today

As time goes on and robots are becoming more advanced, more and more are marketed primarily at regular consumers. Robots are no longer just the domain of manufacturing and laboratories as there are plenty for the average consumers of the world to buy. Some of these have uses around the house, some are meant to spark an interest in STEM fields, and others are toys with some extra functionality. Here are some of the coolest robots you can buy today.

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Things you never knew your PS5 could do

Things you never knew your PS5 could do

The PlayStation 5 is undoubtedly a step up from its predecessor, the PS4, in terms of graphics and computing power. However, aside from the obvious generational upgrades, there are some lesser-known capabilities of the PlayStation 5 that help it feel like a truly next-gen console. If you've managed to score a PlayStation 5 - something that's still very difficult to do - here are some features you may not have known about that will improve the experience.

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Ubisoft+ announced for Xbox, Rainbow Six Extraction confirmed for Game Pass

Ubisoft+ announced for Xbox, Rainbow Six Extraction confirmed for Game Pass

Ubisoft made two major announcements today. The first is that the company's subscription service, Ubisoft+, will be coming to Xbox consoles in the future. While that's big enough news on its own, Ubisoft also revealed that Rainbow Six Extraction will be coming to Xbox Game Pass, which is another big win for Microsoft's own subscription service. Ubisoft, it seems, has gaming subscriptions on the mind today.

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Your Instagram home feed is getting a huge change

Your Instagram home feed is getting a huge change

Amid the frantic CES news cycle, Instagram has revealed that significant changes are coming to our Home feeds. Entering testing today is a new feature that gives us three different feeds to explore when opening up the app. While the standard Home feed isn't going anywhere, it will be joined by two new feeds that will almost certainly prove to be popular among the Instagram-using masses.

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ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED redefines the phrase ‘convertible laptop’

ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED redefines the phrase ‘convertible laptop’

We're used to seeing convertible laptops and even folding smartphones at big tech shows like CES, but ASUS showed up this year with a folding device that is particularly eye-catching. Today, ASUS announced the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, and while the name alone makes our ears perk up, it doesn't truly express just how ridiculous this laptop is.

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The real reason this tech is banned

The real reason this tech is banned

As technology has advanced around the world, we've seen several instances of governments stepping in to ban certain things. When something is banned, the motivation behind those bans can sometimes be confusing, or the real reason can become obfuscated behind misleading stories. Here's the real reason why certain technologies have been banned in certain areas of the world.

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2022 MSI gaming, creator laptops revealed with 12th-gen Intel mobile CPUs

2022 MSI gaming, creator laptops revealed with 12th-gen Intel mobile CPUs

Like many other companies, MSI is showing up to CES 2022 with a bunch of new laptops in tow. Many of these laptops are gaming machines built around Intel's new 12th-gen H-series processors (announced earlier today) and NVIDIA's RTX 30-series GPUs. If you've been waiting for an update to the MSI Stealth, then today is your lucky day, because the company's portable gaming laptop is leading the day's announcements.

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Intel reveals 12th-gen laptop CPUs alongside new desktop chips and Evo specs

Intel reveals 12th-gen laptop CPUs alongside new desktop chips and Evo specs

As expected, today at CES Intel revealed its 12th-generation mobile CPUs for laptops. Today’s announcement follows a year after the reveal of the company’s 12th-gen desktop CPUs, which happened at CES 2021. The lineup of desktop CPUs is getting some new additions today as well, but the primary focus is on the Core i9-12900HK, the flagship CPU for Intel’s new laptop lineup.

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Garmin Vivomove Sport and Venu 2 Plus smartwatches revealed with clever throwbacks

Garmin Vivomove Sport and Venu 2 Plus smartwatches revealed with clever throwbacks

Garmin today announced two additions to its smartwatch lineup: the Vivomove Sport and the Venu 2 Plus. Anyone who's a fan of Garmin's smartwatches is likely already familiar with many of the features these two new watches offer, but there are a few standout features for each one. Both watches are also launching today, though the price of the Venu 2 Plus, in particular, might give some prospective buyers pause.

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