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What the Pokémon Go hype train means for Nintendo's value - TechCrunch

July 20, 2016 - 5:41pm

TechCrunch

What the Pokémon Go hype train means for Nintendo's value
TechCrunch
There's been much talk about Nintendo suddenly creating an enormous amount of value for itself with the release of Pokémon Go, perhaps one of the most successful game launches of all time. Following Pokémon Go, Nintendo's market valuation soared to ...
Ignoring Pokemon Go Is a Huge Business Mistake. Here's Why.Inc.com
Yet Another Company Is Making Tons of Money Off Pokémon GoGizmodo
For All Its Problems, 'Pokémon GO' Could Be My Game Of The YearForbes
The Michigan Daily -Fast Company -The Mercury News -Christian Science Monitor
all 86 news articles »

Nintendo NX could bring “lots more casual players back” according to Ubisoft CEO - TechCrunch

July 20, 2016 - 3:07pm

TechCrunch

Nintendo NX could bring “lots more casual players back” according to Ubisoft CEO
TechCrunch
The Nintendo NX is one of the most long-teased console releases I can ever remember, especially as an officially acknowledged thing. Speaking on his company's quarterly earnings conference call yesterday (via IGN), Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shared ...
Ubisoft: Nintendo NX is 'Really Great', Impressed by Pokemon GOGame Rant

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Public beta 2 now available for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra testers - Macworld

July 20, 2016 - 2:15pm

Macworld

Public beta 2 now available for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra testers
Macworld
Are you in Apple's Beta Software Program? It's time to install the second public betas for iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 Sierra. macOS Sierra Credit: Apple. Comments. By Macworld Staff. Jul 20, 2016 12:15 PM. Beta testers, rejoice! Apple has just released the ...
Second public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra now availableAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple just dropped another iOS 10 public beta for you crazy testersTechCrunch
Apple releases second public betas for iOS 10 and macOS SierraEngadget
The Cheat Sheet -ValueWalk -9 to 5 Mac -VentureBeat
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Businesses are already profiting from Pokémon Go - VentureBeat

July 20, 2016 - 2:13pm

VentureBeat

Businesses are already profiting from Pokémon Go
VentureBeat
By now you've certainly heard of Pokémon Go, and you've seen the crowds of people walking around, noses in their phones, excitedly chasing Pikachus and Charmanders across the countryside. Did you know that businesses are profiting from it? Sure, the ...
Pokémon Go: Why don't religious and security officials like it?Christian Science Monitor
Pokémon Go could be just the beginning of a franchise hit spree for NintendoQuartz
Video game review: Why 'Pokémon Go' spread like wildfireThe Mercury News
Game Revolution -Gamasutra (blog) -MediaPost Communications -Phandroid.com
all 303 news articles »

Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online - PCWorld

July 20, 2016 - 2:12pm

ZDNet

Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online
PCWorld
Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365 -- a full-service system for scheduling appointments for their services over the internet. Microsoft Bookings is a new service that makes it possible for ...
Microsoft debuts Bookings, a new Office 365 service for online appointment schedulingTechCrunch
Microsoft Has a Fancy New Way to Book Meetings OnlineFortune
Microsoft readies new appointment-booking service for Office 365 Business Premium usersZDNet
GeekWire -VentureBeat -New York Times -WinBeta
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Corning's new Gorilla Glass 5 is meant to survive epic smartphone drops - The Verge

July 20, 2016 - 2:01pm

The Verge

Corning's new Gorilla Glass 5 is meant to survive epic smartphone drops
The Verge
Glassmaker Corning just unveiled its newest version of Gorilla Glass, the chemically strengthened super glass that dozens of consumer electronics makers use in their devices. Called Gorilla Glass 5, the new glass was formulated to improve drop ...
This year's phones are about to get tougher with Gorilla Glass 5CNET
Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 has drop protection up to 5.2 ft, likely headed to future iPhones9 to 5 Mac
Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 Is Selfie-ProofPC Magazine
Digital Trends -AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -Ars Technica -TechCrunch
all 33 news articles »

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Announced, Out This September - Attack of the Fanboy

July 20, 2016 - 1:56pm

Attack of the Fanboy

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Announced, Out This September
Attack of the Fanboy
Those who have been clamoring for a sequel to Pac-Man Championship Edition are in for some good news, as Bandai Namco has just announced Pac-Man Championship Edition 2. The game will be bringing back all of the features from the first game, ...
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:Gamasutra
'Pac-Man Championship Edition 2' looks chaotic, wonderfulEngadget
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 revealed, hits this SeptemberPolygon
GameSpot -VentureBeat -PlayStation LifeStyle -Twinfinite
all 25 news articles »

These New Google AI Tools May Help Newbies Build Smarter Software - Fortune

July 20, 2016 - 12:17pm

Fortune

These New Google AI Tools May Help Newbies Build Smarter Software
Fortune
New speech and natural language tools could help businesses, Google says. Google is debuting two new tools that businesses can use to bring natural language capabilities to computer systems. The tools help with machine learning, a subset of artificial ...
Google launches new API to help you parse natural languageTechCrunch
Google Cloud launches new machine learning API into open betaZDNet
Google Cloud Platform launches Oregon region, Cloud Natural Language APIVentureBeat
9 to 5 Google -GeekWire -Bidness ETC -The Tech Portal
all 12 news articles »

How Facebook Messenger clawed its way to 1 billion users - TechCrunch

July 20, 2016 - 10:11am

TechCrunch

How Facebook Messenger clawed its way to 1 billion users
TechCrunch
Facebook's gamble of forcing users to download Messenger has paid off. Despite the backlash, Messenger has doubled its user count in twenty months to reach the one billion user mark five years after its debut. Messenger joins Facebook, its acquisition ...
Facebook Messenger hits 1 billion monthly active users, now powers 10% of all VoIP callsVentureBeat
Facebook Messenger tops 1 billion usersUSA TODAY
Facebook Messenger hits 1 billion usersThe Verge
Recode -Engadget -Financial Post -AdNews
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SwiftKey officially unwraps its emoji prediction app - TechCrunch

July 20, 2016 - 10:00am

TechCrunch

SwiftKey officially unwraps its emoji prediction app
TechCrunch
Keyboard app maker Swiftkey, which was acquired by Microsoft for $250 million in February, has officially launched its first product since that acquisition — and it's an emoji-predicting keyboard app, called Swiftmoji. We spotted the company's foray ...
SwiftKey Launches New Emoji-Predicting Keyboard App 'Swiftmoji'Mac Rumors
SwiftKey's first Microsoft-era keyboard predicts your emojiEngadget
Here's How To Find The Perfect Emoji Every TimeRefinery29
PhoneDog -androidandme.com -Pocket-lint.com -Wired.co.uk
all 15 news articles »

Google used DeepMind AI to cut its power bill - Engadget

July 20, 2016 - 9:19am

Engadget

Google used DeepMind AI to cut its power bill
Engadget
Google's grand experiment in using artificial intelligence to save power is paying off. The search firm's Demis Hassabis tells Bloomberg that the DeepMind AI has cut electricity use at Google data centers by "several percentage points" thanks to its ...
Google is using DeepMind's AI to slash its enormous electricity billBusiness Insider
Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centresBBC News
Google Using DeepMind Artificial Intelligence To Cut Energy Costs In Data Centers By MillionsInternational Business Times
Christian Post -The Guardian -BetaNews -Wired.co.uk
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Skype finalizes its move to the cloud, ignores the elephant in the room - Ars Technica

July 20, 2016 - 8:08am

Ars Technica

Skype finalizes its move to the cloud, ignores the elephant in the room
Ars Technica
The move away from peer-to-peer has its virtues, but much is left unanswered. Peter Bright - 7/20/2016, 6:00 AM. The new UWP Skype client. Microsoft · reader comments 6. Share this story. It has been a slow transition, but Skype is finalizing its move ...
Skype sets a course for the cloud, abandoning older operating systems on the wayPCWorld
Microsoft is almost done moving its Skype consumer service to AzureZDNet
Skype drops support for Windows Phone and old versions of AndroidThe Verge
Engadget -Thurrott.com (blog) -Neowin -Petri.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
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China puts the brakes on public testing of autonomous cars - Inquirer

July 20, 2016 - 6:22am

Inquirer

China puts the brakes on public testing of autonomous cars
Inquirer
CHINESE AUTHORITIES have put a temporary ban on the testing of self-driving cars while the country formalises regulations and investigates safety concerns. A report from Bloomberg suggested that China's regulators have warned manufacturers not to test ...
China bans autonomous vehicle tests, for nowAutoblog (blog)
McLaren F1 successor coming in 2018?LeftLane News
China halts highway testing of autonomous cars, report saysMashable
Engadget -Hybrid Cars News -Automobile -ChinaTopix
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Car sharing increases mobility, decreases greenhouse gas emissions - Phys.Org

July 20, 2016 - 5:51am

Phys.Org

Car sharing increases mobility, decreases greenhouse gas emissions
Phys.Org
Drive, ride or share? It's a question more people are asking themselves as transportation options are rapidly evolving. But what does it mean for road congestion and the environment? In the first-ever North American one-way carsharing impact study, the ...
Car sharing leads to reduced car ownership and emissions in cities, study findsTechCrunch
Car-sharing helping cities with their transit issuesWPTZ
5 things: Car-sharing study reveals reduction in pollution, travel, vehicle purchasesThe Province
Daily News & Analysis
all 5 news articles »

Uber will use high-res satellite imagery to improve pickups - Engadget

July 20, 2016 - 5:19am

Engadget

Uber will use high-res satellite imagery to improve pickups
Engadget
Uber will soon use high-resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe to help drivers find passengers. According to a press release from DigitalGlobe, the ridesharing company will use its satellites "to help identify and improve pickup and drop-off ...
Street Fight Daily: Zenreach Emerges from Stealth with $50M, Uber Partners with DigitalGlobeStreet Fight
Uber pairs with satellite imaging company for better location dataCNET
Uber to get satellite imagery from company that supplies Apple and GoogleTechCrunch
Ubergizmo -Gizmodo -The Verge -The Atlantic
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Microsoft gives Groove for iOS and Android a facelift - Engadget

July 20, 2016 - 4:38am

Firstpost

Microsoft gives Groove for iOS and Android a facelift
Engadget
Microsoft's Groove apps for iOS and Android weren't quite as good as the Windows version, but this update was designed to change that. The company has given its music apps for both platforms a facelift that makes them look more like their Windows ...
Official Uber app updates on Windows 10 MobileWinBeta
MICROSOFT/WINDOWS Microsoft Expects To Miss Windows 10 Target of 1 Billion UsersTop Tech News
Microsoft Celebrates the Windows 10 Anniversary with Windows Store OffersThurrott.com (blog)
eWeek -ConsumerReports.org -groovyPost -MSPoweruser.com
all 76 news articles »

Try Prisma's machine-learned art filters on Android - Engadget

July 20, 2016 - 1:02am

Engadget

Try Prisma's machine-learned art filters on Android
Engadget
The latest heavily-filtered trend in your Instagram feed, Prisma, is now headed to Android on beta. The Russian-made app uses machine learning to severely tweak your images to something that almost approximates art -- and it's addictive, smart and ...
Prisma will make you fall in love with photo filters all over againThe Verge
Will photo art phenom Prisma raise or get bought?TechCrunch
First Prisma app music video is short and mind-blowingMashable
BetaNews -Phone Arena -ValueWalk -Huffington Post India
all 32 news articles »

The fourth 'Kentucky Route Zero' chapter is finally here - Engadget

July 19, 2016 - 11:24pm

Engadget

The fourth 'Kentucky Route Zero' chapter is finally here
Engadget
Kentucky Route Zero's fourth chapter is really, actually, truly here. Seriously. Following a two-year-plus gap since the adventure game's third installment, you can finally grab the penultimate episode from your digital distributor of choice (including ...
Act IV of Kentucky Route Zero Gets a Sudden ReleaseHardcore Gamer
Kentucky Route Zero Act IV is out right the heck nowDestructoid
Kentucky Route Zero Act 4 is finally herePC Gamer
Paste Magazine -GameSpot -VG247 -Polygon
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