Author Archives: Eric Abent


SNES Classic Edition games list (and what’s missing)

SNES Classic Edition games list (and what’s missing)

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition to a lot of excitement and some apprehension. After the ridiculous success of the NES Classic Edition, we all knew that a follow up like this was coming. Now that it's here, we get a look at which games Nintendo considers worthy of the SNES Classic Edition, and while there are a lot of great games on the list, it could be so much better.

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Instagram now uses machine learning to stop offensive comments

Instagram now uses machine learning to stop offensive comments

As social media sites grow, problems with abuse and offensive comments begin coming to the forefront. We've seen Facebook and Twitter both grapple with these issues to varying degrees of success, but now it's Instagram's turn. Today Instagram detailed the roll out of new features that should help it fight abuse and spam within its community.

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Best Buy has a tempting Oculus Rift deal on offer

Best Buy has a tempting Oculus Rift deal on offer

It seems that now is an excellent time to dive into VR. Not only is HTC offering the VIVE at a discount during the Steam Summer Sale, but Best Buy has now put together a VR deal of its own. This time around, the focus is on the Oculus Rift, though what Best Buy is offering isn't really a "sale" of sorts.

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Amazon Prime Day returns next month

Amazon Prime Day returns next month

Amazon has announced that its annual Prime Day sale will return again this summer. This is the third year in a row that Amazon has offer its Prime-only sale, and this year promises to be bigger than the last two. Not only is Amazon expanding Prime Day to three new regions this year, but it will also be offering these Prime deals for more than 24 hours.

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Huawei’s trio of new MateBooks get US pricing and release details

Huawei’s trio of new MateBooks get US pricing and release details

Back in May, Huawei announced a total of three different MateBooks: the MateBook X, MateBook E, and MateBook D. Though that announcement served as the global launch for these notebooks, consumers in the US were left waiting on availability and pricing for their region. Those details are finally coming down the pipeline today, so if you've been waiting to pick up one of these MateBooks, you'll soon be able to do just that.

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Twitch app update allows for mobile streaming from your phone

Twitch app update allows for mobile streaming from your phone

Back when Twitch first announced its IRL streaming category, it also revealed plans to update the Twitch app to allow for mobile streaming. It looks like we're getting closer to the launch of that feature, as Twitch has detailed changes coming to its mobile app. This update will add a fair amount of new features, chief among them being functionality that allows for streaming from mobile devices.

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July’s PlayStation Plus titles make us play the Game of Thrones

July’s PlayStation Plus titles make us play the Game of Thrones

As we close out one month and begin to enter another, we are greeted by a fresh batch of incoming PlayStation Plus games. This month, one of the selections coincides with a major event in the TV world: the return of Game of Thrones. Yes, after many months, Game of Thrones will be returning with a new season in just a few short weeks, and one of Sony's free offerings intends to get you excited.

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SNES Classic Edition pre-orders: Why to skip the scalpers

SNES Classic Edition pre-orders: Why to skip the scalpers

Given how insanely popular the NES Classic Edition was, it shouldn't be any surprise to see that people want to actually pre-order an SNES Classic Edition this time around. Nintendo hasn't made any official announcement on whether or not pre-orders will be offered - in fact, the retailers that will be carrying the mini console haven't even been revealed yet. Still, there are plenty of scalpers already cropping up, ready to take your money now in exchange for the promise of an SNES Classic Edition later.

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Google News redesign goes live: It’s not just you

Google News redesign goes live: It’s not just you

If you're noticing that Google News looks quite a bit different today, you certainly aren't alone. Google has redesigned its news aggregation service, aiming to make it easier to navigate by giving it a new look. This redesigned user interface seems to be going live today for a lot of people, though some still aren't seeing it just yet.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 launches to tackle mid-range devices

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 launches to tackle mid-range devices

When we're talking about mobile processors, a lot of attention is paid to the high-end, like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. The mid-range is just as important to many phone manufacturers, however, and Qualcomm wants its processors to feature in those devices as well. With that in mind, Qualcomm has launched its new Snapdragon 450 at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

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Diablo 3’s Rise of the Necromancer DLC is now available

Diablo 3’s Rise of the Necromancer DLC is now available

After announcing the release date just last week, Blizzard has launched Diablo 3's Rise of the Necromancer DLC. Anticipation for this DLC has been building for months, as it adds the much-loved Necromancer class from Diablo 2. The DLC went live with Diablo 3 version 2.6.0, which was patched into the game just a little while ago.

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There’s a huge ransomware attack going on: What you need to know

There’s a huge ransomware attack going on: What you need to know

As if last month's major malware attack wasn't enough, today we're hearing about large-scale ransomware attack that that is crippling IT systems around the world. While some of the details are a little unclear at this early stage, it's obvious that this is a massive attack. It may even take advantage of the same weaknesses that allowed Wannacry to spread so quickly last month.

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