Author Archives: Eric Abent


New AOC monitors go near-borderless, modular

New AOC monitors go near-borderless, modular

There are a lot of different monitors out there vying for your hard earned cash, each one with some (generally small) feature meant to make them stand out from the crowd. Regardless of which monitor you end up buying, cable management is usually still a concern. AOC has teamed up with Studio F.A. Porsche to solve that very problem in a new pair of monitors, the AOC PDS241 and the AOC PDS271.

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Nintendo Switch dock goes portable with SFANS adapter

Nintendo Switch dock goes portable with SFANS adapter

One of the major advantages of the Nintendo Switch is the fact that it's portable. Unfortunately, that portability factor only really applies when you're using the console in tablet - playing it in TV mode requires that you use its somewhat bulky dock. Up until now, there wasn't a very good way to play the Switch on a TV without using the dock, but SFANS is looking to change that with its new portable dock for the Switch.

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Volvo commits to going all electric in 2019

Volvo commits to going all electric in 2019

Given the success of Tesla and the growing popularity of hybrid and fully electric vehicles, it certainly seems like EVs are only going to continue rising in prevalence. Volvo apparently wants a slice of that pie, and a significant slice at that. The company announced today that all of the cars it launches from 2019 on will use an electric motor, marking a rather large commitment on its part.

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A beginner’s guide to video game speedrunning

A beginner’s guide to video game speedrunning

Summer Games Done Quick 2017 is officially underway! It's a week-long marathon that features some of the best video game speedrunners from around the world. “That's all well and good,” I can hear some of you say, “but what is speedrunning and why should I care about Summer Games Done Quick?” Both of those are excellent questions, and I will answer those and more in this, the Beginner's Guide to Video Game Speedrunning.

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Summer Games Done Quick 2017 starts week-long speedrunning marathon

Summer Games Done Quick 2017 starts week-long speedrunning marathon

Yesterday, Summer Games Done Quick 2017 went live on Twitch, kicking off a week-long marathon of video game speedruns. From now until sometime in the early morning hours of July 9, hundreds of speedrunners from around the world will be attempting to beat their favorite video games as fast as possible. They're not just attending this event to show off their skills (though that's a major part of it), but also to raise money for charity.

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Your Galaxy S8 now works with Windows Hello

Your Galaxy S8 now works with Windows Hello

Samsung Flow is getting a major update today that will significantly expand its functionality. Before we tackle that, though, it may be worth it to revisit what Samsung Flow is - simply put, Samsung Flow is a utility that has, up until now, allowed you to unlock your Samsung-branded Windows 10 PC with your Samsung phone. Assuming you had those two devices, it was a pretty handy app to have on your phone, if not a little limited in scope.

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Windows 10 Timeline won’t be done in time for Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Timeline won’t be done in time for Fall Creators Update

One of the coolest incoming features for Windows 10 is undoubtedly Timeline. With Timeline, you'll be able to access your apps across multiple devices, effectively allowing you to jump between your Windows 10 devices quickly by being able to pick up where you left off. It's an ambitious feature to be sure, but it turns out today that it may be a little too ambitious to release when we originally thought it would.

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Microsoft Modern Keyboard now available with hidden fingerprint sensor

Microsoft Modern Keyboard now available with hidden fingerprint sensor

At seemingly every turn, Microsoft has been talking up the benefits of using Windows Hello, but what if you have an older PC that doesn't have any kind of fingerprint scanner or webcam built in? Microsoft has the answer with its new Modern Keyboard, which was officially introduced last month. Aside from being a rather sleek Bluetooth keyboard, the Modern Keyboard comes outfitted with a "hidden" fingerprint scanner.

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First Tesla Model 3 this week as Elon Musk shares roadmap

First Tesla Model 3 this week as Elon Musk shares roadmap

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced via Twitter that the highly-anticipated Model 3 has been given the regulatory go-ahead for production. Crucially, this means that the Model 3's production run can soon begin, and Musk unsurprisingly wants to waste little time in getting that underway. In fact, he says that the first Model 3 should roll off the production line this Friday.

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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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