Craig Cmehil

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This 1960s-era ‘Futuro’ home has sci-fi flavor

WILMINGTON, Del. — Rich Garrett's home has next to no closet space. When it rains, he says, its plastic composite shell makes it sound like "Tupperware in a dishwasher." There's hardly a true right angle to be found in it.<p>And he loves the place.<p>Garrett lives in a Futuro home, a prefabricated …

Delaware Valley

This stagnant technology is what’s holding Siri back

Over the past few years, Siri’s functionality and reliability has improved by leaps and bounds. Not only is Siri’s feature-set more expansive than …

Siri

NASA's Juno probe gets its first close look at Jupiter

Soaring about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above the planet's clouds, NASA's Juno space probe had its closest-ever look at Jupiter Saturday.<p>The pass was the first of 36 planned orbital flybys, NASA said in a statement. Soaring at 130,000 miles per hour (208,000 kilometers per hour), it was the …

NASA

Microsoft teases Surface Book 2 on Instagram

Microsoft has started teasing the successor to its Surface Book. In an oddly timed post on Sunday, Microsoft shared a new hinge design with the title "your key to success" on its official Surface Instagram account. <i>Windows Central</i> reports that the image is from an internal Microsoft "sizzler" video …

Microsoft Surface

Tesla’s vision of an all-electric car future is still years off

Tesla made history Tuesday when it announced a new battery upgrade that allows the Tesla Model S with Ludicrous to drive 315 miles on a single charge, but as many have already noticed, very few will be able to experience it.<p>Tesla's latest battery upgrade means the Model S with Ludicrous mode is the …

Tesla

Michigan may let driverless cars cruise public roads without a human operator

Michigan may become the first state to let driverless cars on the road without any human driver behind the wheel.<p>State legislators have introduced a bill that would let companies developing the self-driving technology operate their vehicles on the road without a test driver present.<p>Most major …

Michigan

Fitbit unveils $100 ‘swim-proof’ Flex 2 and $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring

Meet Fitbit’s next Fitbits.<p>The fitness-tracker company is unveiling two new devices today, the $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring and a larger screen, and the smaller, “swim-proof” $100 Flex 2 with accessories reminiscent of Fossil’s Misfit wearables.<p>The Charge 2 goes on sale in September and …

Heart Rates

Nintendo Download: 1st September (Europe)

It's the start of another week, so we get a look once more at the download treats on the way to Europe; the information is later than normal due to a …

Gaming

'Mars Mission' Crew Emerges From Yearlong Simulation In Hawaii

Enlarge this image<p>It's been a year since Christiane Heinicke has had an egg. Or been in a car. Or gone outside without a spacesuit.<p>Since last August, the German physicist has been living five other people in a 1,200-square-foot, solar-powered dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano in an experiment …

Mars Mission

Legendary Pokémon, Trading And New Types Of Incense May Be Coming To 'Pokémon GO'

The original Pokémon GO trailer showed players trading Pokémon and working together to defeat Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo. Thus far, neither trading nor Legendary Pokémon have been present in the game but that may be changing. A redditor on The Silph Road subreddit reported finding code that appears …

Pokémon

Target jumps on the Pokemon Go train, putting giant Pokeballs outside

The big-box retailer has painted the bollards outside of select stores.<p>A number of companies tried capitalizing on the popularity of Pokemon Go in …

Pokémon

Pokemon GO Remains The Top-Grossing App On Google Play Store

Pokemon GO, the popular augmented reality mobile game from Niantic, has been a huge hit ever since it was launched last month. Although the game is …

A brief history of Niantic Labs, the makers of Pokémon Go

1/12<p>John Hanke's early MMO fascinations<p>Niantic CEO John Hanke already had a fascination with massive online games, starting a company called Archetype Interactive in 1994, according to an interview with Game Informer.<p>Archetype Interactive was responsible for an early 3D massively multiplayer online …

Gaming

Nintendo Is Asking NX Developers If They Would Add Augmented Reality Into Their Games After Pokemon Go's Success

A lot has been said about the NX, and it now seems almost certain, after over a year of speculation, that it will be some kind of home/mobile hybrid …

Augmented Reality

Niantic cracks down on Pokémon Go cheats with lifetime bans

Pokémon Go cheaters are starting to get their comeuppance, as game developer Niantic has begun issuing lifetime bans and is pursuing legal action against bot developers.<p>Cheaters have been using bots and tools capable of playing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, tricking the location-tracking …

Game Development

Pokemon world championship takes Pokemon Go back to its roots

The game that sparked Pokemon Go kicks it old school with a tournament that begins this weekend.<p>This weekend, while millions of people in the thrall …

Pokémon

Pokémon Go having a huge ripple effect across Asia’s tech scene

<i>JAKARTA (By Eveline Danubrata and Glenys Kirana, Reuters) —</i> Asian fans of smartphone game Pokemon Go are hunting out the best telecom providers and network gear to overcome the hurdle posed by patchy network signals in their race to capture virtual cartoon characters.<p>From Indonesia to Hong Kong and …

Ripple effect

Pokémon Go just got an update that adds a lot more strategy to collecting Pokémon

A new update to Pokémon Go rolling out to players on Android and iPhone starting late Monday should bring a lot more depth to the game.<p>The number-one new feature in the update, per a Facebook message from the game's developers:<p>"Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about …

Pokémon

Pokémon GO's Faction Leaders are actually useful now

Pokémon GO’s Faction Leaders are actually useful now<p>Posted By Alessandro Barbosa on Aug 23, 2016 | 1 comment<p>I must admit that my love for Pokémon GO …

Gaming

Pokémon Go update adds new Appraisal feature for finding a monster's Poképotential

You'll soon be able to view the potential strength of your pocket monsters via a fresh update to Pokémon Go.The app's new Appraisal feature is …

Monsters

Pokémon Go is boosting competitor in-app purchase revenue, too

While Pokémon Go is definitely the primary benefactor of its own success, that doesn’t mean it’s hurting its competition in the mobile gaming space. New data from mobile commerce provider DOCOMO Digital has found that in fact, the Google Play Store’s top four grossing apps have seen a 10 percent …

Pokémon

The monetization promise and pitfalls of Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its July debut, making it the biggest-growing mobile game ever.<p>Naturally, the phenomenon has drawn much commentary about what this means for marketing, but I am more interested in what it teaches us about making money.<p>It’s not easy to …

Pokémon

Nintendo's stock surges after Pokemon Go rocks iOS and Android devices

With Pokemon Go becoming the top free app in Apple's US iTunes Store, investors flock to Nintendo's stock in Japan.<p>You wouldn't think one little …

Nintendo Shares Rise 10 Percent Thanks to Pokemon Go

Nintendo's share prices are benefiting from the release of new mobile game Pokemon Go.<p>According to Reuters, shares in Nintendo jumped 10 percent …

Pokémon Go is turning strangers into the best of friends

A new chat app is there to help, too<p>One of the best parts about <i>Pokémon Go</i>, according to people who have spent some time exploring their neighborhoods for the game, is meeting a bunch of other Pokémon diehards and becoming friends.<p>In <i>Pokémon Go</i>, various locations act as gyms and PokéStops where …

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Pokemon GO: Riding on Nostalgia of Pokemon obsession and technology

Pokemon GO is finally here!!! The exclamation marks are not without intent for they show the eagerness and impatience with which I’ve awaited the …

‘Pokémon Go’ Tops The Charts, And These Twitter Jokes Help Explain Why

On Wednesday, <i>Pokémon Go</i> became Nintendo’s first mobile <i>Pokémon</i> game in the U.S., and people have already lost their damn minds. No church or police station was left unoccupied; some guy caught a Pidgey while his wife gave birth; shares of Nintendo stock just jumped ten percent. Madness. The game is …

How gym battles work in Pokemon Go

Wondering how to deal with those gym battles in Pokemon Go? Here's how you defeat your enemies and help your friends.<p>Is Pokemon Go stealing your …

Wireless carrier offers free data to play Pokemon Go

Many Canadians have become obsessed with the mobile game Pokemon Go, raising fears that their augmented-reality hunting may be racking up huge …

These are Pokémon Go's rarest Pokémon

Mew and Mewtwo, where are you?<p>The distribution of Pokémon in <i>Pokémon Go</i> varies for every player; Pokémon supposedly populate each region that has the game based on geographic features. But some Pokémon are rarer than others, with a handful of monsters still eluding players. These rare and legendary …

Gaming