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Six Pokémon Go tips for the ultimate beginner

If you're not quite sure what a Pokémon is, this one's for you<p>If you’re here, it’s because everyone you know is talking about one thing: <i>Pokémon Go</i>, the new iOS and Android game that’s sending people outside in droves. But maybe you’re not yet one of them, because, well, you’re not really sure what</i> …

Pokémon

Let's talk about Apple TV, Atlas Reactor and Nintendo's big week

It's a Worldmap Edition takeover!<p>It's a Worldmap takeover today on Polygon Minimap! Special guests Charlie Hall, Phil Kollar and Allegra Frank join Minimap to discuss three enormous stories in one epic episode.<p>Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies …

Nintendo

Smartwatches aren't what we expected, and that's okay

$300 notification centers for everyone<p>Let’s face it, smartwatches aren’t what we expected them to be. Dreams of a world managed from your wrist — control over your budding smart home, curated notifications to cut down on the noise, and excellent health-tracking features — have been replaced by the …

Tesla's autopilot was too big a deal for a simple software update

So, Tesla Model S owners have been doing stupid things with their new ‘autopilot‘ feature, delivered as a software update over the air last week. Although it was only designed as a driving aid, people have been treating their vehicles as fully self-driving cars, with dangerous results.<p>It’s Tesla’s …

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

The 17 best smartphones in the world

Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy right now in the U.S. based on factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We've included the approximate unsubsidized cost for each.

Galaxy S6 International Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday.<p>A big congratulations to last week’s winner of the Axon phone giveaway: Adriano P. from Brazil.<p><b>This week we are giving away a Samsung Galaxy S6!</b><p>While Samsung has enjoyed a ton of …

HP Pro Slate 8 Review: A Cool Little Tablet With A Mediocre Gimmick

Article Contents<p>You don't usually think of HP as a company that makes desirable Android tablets. And in fact, when you go to the HP site and peruse …

Gear & Gadgets

Will Amazon Soon Challenge Jet, the Hot Discount Shopping Site From a Former Employee?

Some recent moves by Amazon make it a good question.<p>The last time the companies run by Jeff Bezos and Marc Lore squared off, there were fireworks. We’re about to see what happens the second time around.<p>The first time, Amazon instigated a pricing war with Lore’s company, Diapers.com, ultimately …

Complete Forbes E3 Coverage

Expectations are high for the companies presenting at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Gamers everywhere are paying close attention to the news that has already started to pour out of this year’s event. Here you can find all of Forbes’ coverage of the 2015 E3 conference. We will …

‘Hi! This is your phone to say your train is late’: how technology is changing transport

Want to experience driverless pods before they hit the road? Fancy dodging transport problems before they happen? What about a system for rewarding those who walk rather than take the car?<p>At the Imagine Festival in Milton Keynes last week, the potential of technology to revolutionise the way we …

Algorithms

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Space Travel

Britain's best nudist or naturist beaches

You have to feel sorry for British naturists like myself. Unlike nude bathing hotspots in Formentera and Corsica, we’re relegated to B-list beaches and windswept coves.<p>Personally I blame Sid James. The Carry On series painted naturism as a slap’n’tickle rain-fest. In fact, all nude bathers really …

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen before and which reveals the cells apparently try to alert their immune system allies that they are dying.<p>White blood cells are the critical, disease-fighting cells …

Immune System

You could soon use emoji as a passcode

LONDON — Beer, burger, smiling poop, smiling poop.<p>That could be your next passcode thanks to a British firm that has just unveiled a new security …

Emoji

The secret history of Britain is written in our genes

A new study shows that there are 17 different types of Briton - and many still live in the same groups they did before the Norman Conquest<p>Just who are we? What defines us, the people of this island nation? Is there such a thing as Britishness? Or, though it may sound like something from Game of …

Northern Ireland

Amazon cleared to put its delivery drones to the test

It's been more than a year in the making but it seems that the regulatory wheels are beginning to turn on Amazon's bold plan for drone delivery. The …

Movie piracy app Popcorn Time thinks it can thwart a shutdown

About a year after Popcorn Time's death and resurrection show, comes news that the app is taking even <i>more</i> of the legwork out of watching pirated movies online. To further stretch the meaning of "legal," the service is moving to a peer-to-peer streaming system so that its userbase (which is …

Nintendo NX Console May Run on Android

Nintendo's next console, codenamed the Nintendo NX, may use Google's Android platform as its operating system, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei.<p>In a recent article from the publication, Nintendo highlighted the fact that third-parties were not able to easily move between developing games for …

Best-Selling PS4, PS3, and PS Vita Games on PSN in February Revealed

Sony has published its monthly list of the best-selling games on North America's PlayStation Store, and Dying Light has come out on top for the month of February on PS4.<p>Techland's open-world zombie game, released at the end of January, edged out February's big releases like Evolve (released …

Dragon Ball