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Designer creates ingenious iPhone case for catching Pokemon

There are few aspects of Pokémon Go more frustrating than having a monster in one's sights only to be let down by poor aim when it comes to the crucial act of flinging a Poké Ball.<p>Now the less dextrous among us have a solution - a 3D-printed phone case that directs the finger in a straight line, …

Apple News

New Galaxy S7 Active smartphones won't leak, says Samsung

Samsung fixed a manufacturing problem that plagued the Galaxy S7 active.<p>It's official: the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active isn't <i>quite</i> as rugged as it was originally advertised. Well, it wasn't, but it is now. Following failed underwater tests from both <i>Consumer Reports</i> and <i>CNET</i>, Samsung looked into the …

Samsung

Verizon will disconnect its heaviest 'unlimited' data users

Starting September 1, Big Red will cut off anyone going through more than 100GB per month.<p>There's a limit to "unlimited," it turns out. Verizon Wireless customers who still have unlimited data plans and who regularly go over 100GB per month will be forced to switch to limited data plans or get …

Libraries

Now anyone can build features for Cola messenger

Cola, a messaging app that integrates apps into chats, is opening up its developer kit today to enable anyone to build new apps.<p>The updated version available today comes with 12 “bubbles” that are essentially applications that run inside the messaging app. Users can share weather and flight …

Software

Edward Snowden designed an iPhone attachment that detects unwanted radio transmissions

Edward Snowden thinks about phone security a lot more than the average person. And with good reason, as the world-famous whistleblower revealed methods of government data collection on phone calls, and even from his exile in Russia, still remains a major advocate for digital privacy.<p>Snowden, …

Phones

Hopper’s travel app helps you pick the best dates, airports to save more money on your trip

Fresh off its $16 million funding round from earlier this spring, popular airfare prediction app Hopper is moving beyond simply helping travelers figure out when to fly in order to snag the best deal. With the launch of Hopper 3.0, out this morning, the app will now also make personalized …

Travel

Why Mobile-First Is the Only Design Worth Your Investment

Most marketers think they’re hiring web designers to design an aesthetic.<p>But the savviest practitioners know they’re not.<p>They’re hiring experts to …

Web Design

Tinder Social, helping friend groups plan their night out, launches globally

Get ready for a new era — Tinder is about to launch Tinder Social globally.<p>What is Tinder Social, you might ask?<p>Well, Tinder Social is exactly the social planning app that has failed in the past, but backed by the world’s biggest young adult dating app.<p>Tinder, the dating app to rule them all, has …

Tinder

Laugh.ly, a Pandora for comedy, launches into beta

Laugh.ly, a startup that’s something like a Pandora – but for comedy – is today launching into public beta. Via its website and forthcoming mobile application, users can stream stand-up sets and other routines from over 400 of today’s leading comics, including big names like Kevin Hart, Louis CK, …

Pandora

iOS 10 warns when your Lightning port gets wet

You might save your iPhone before it's too late.<p>Many mobile devices are water-resistant (some more than others), but they'll rarely tell you when there's a less-than-obvious danger. You might not find out that you've soaked something important until a gadget doesn't work. Apple appears to have a …

Lightning

Take pictures by blinking with Blincam on your glasses

A team in Japan has developed sensors that allow the camera to differentiate between usual blinking and a purposeful wink.<p>A team in Japan has made …

Japan

The future of Porsche's infotainment: Apps, apps, services and apps

With a name like Porsche Connect, you wouldn't expect it to be a Luddite-friendly affair, anyhow.<p>When Porsche trotted out its all-new 2017 Panamera, one piece of the car's interior really stood out -- a massive widescreen version of Porsche's PCM touchscreen infotainment system. While it may be a …

Porsche

Corning says next Gorilla Glass will be extra drop resistant

Your next smartphone could be a little less likely to break when you drop it.<p>Corning, makers of the Gorilla Glass used in many smartphone displays, introduced the next generation of the material Wednesday at an event at its Palo Alto, California, facility. Gorilla Glass 5, the company says, is more …

Gorilla Glass

Free Earbuds, Gear IconX

Music can be a good partner for working out. If the music is good, a workout can be a much more fulfilling and exciting experience. But carrying both …

Samsung

The medium is the Messenger

If you’re not already thinking about what your product looks like in a messaging application, it may betoo late. Facebook Messenger crossing the 1 billion user mark today isn’t unexpected, but it is a huge blinking marquee telling us what we should already know: messaging is the platform of the …

Attention Economy

New running apps blur the line between virtual reality and real life

During the extreme winter of 2009-2010, Gary McNamee relied on his treadmill to train for the Boston Marathon. McNamee lives in Hopkinton,where the race starts, but the weather stymied his attempts to go out for a long run.<p>“I’m in my basement thinking, ‘Jeez, the course is right up the road. I can …

Running

Five products already designed for PokémonGO

Just two weeks after the release of mobile game Pokémon GO, designers have created an array of products aimed at making it easier for players to …

Mobile

Canva's new app will help you create pro designs straight from your phone

Ever wondered how fitness bloggers make those inspirational Instagram posts with just the right filter and a fake Marilyn Monroe quote in Comic Sans? It's probably not thanks to their incredible Photoshop skills.<p>The Australian graphic design platform Canva launched its new iPhone app Wednesday, …

iPhone

Guide: How To Use Niantic's Ingress App To Discover Rare Pokémon In Pokémon GO

<b>Pokémon GO</b> is proving to be quite popular in the world of smartphone gaming, and with good reason - it successfully combines location-based gaming …

Nintendo

Latvian developer’s success with AntiChat app shows independents can still win in the App Store

In terms of App Store underdogs, it might be hard to find a bigger one than Nick Halavins of Latvia.<p>The 27-year-old developer has been programming for 16 years and has been part of several startups, which has allowed him to experience the emotional roller-coaster of entrepreneurship. But now, …

Baltic states

Civic launches a free service that aims to stop identity theft before it happens

A new startup called Civic, launching today, wants to help Americans stop becoming victims of identity theft. The company is aiming to topple similar identity protection services like Lifelock by focusing on a broader market than just credit monitoring, while also allowing people to respond to …

Identity Theft

Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation

Service is an app we’ve covered before – the startup acts as an intermediary between you and businesses where you’ve had bad experiences. So this means whenever your bags are lost by an airline or a restaurant ruins your meal, Service will interface with the business on your behalf to help make …

Compensation

Nintendo has doubled in value since Pokémon Go’s release

For a game that isn’t even technically a Nintendo property, <i>Pokémon Go</i> is having quite the healthy impact on the Japanese company’s finances. Ever since the launch of <i>Pokémon Go</i> earlier this month, Nintendo’s market capitalization has more than doubled, ending Tuesday trading at a fantastic $42.5 …

Gaming

Pokémon Go will launch in Japan tomorrow with game’s first sponsored location

Pokémon Go fever has doubled the value of Nintendo’s business, pushing it past Sony in the process. Can you imagine what will happen when the game finally goes live in Japan, the birthplace of the Pokémon phenomenon?<p>Well, you don’t have long to wait since Pokémon Go is scheduled to launch in Japan …

Japan

ZTE drops Zmax Pro for just $99

It boasts a 6-inch full HD screen and a fingerprint sensor.<p>Even though it has a higher-end series with the Axon line, ZTE continues to focus on the budget phone market with its ZMax brand. Arriving today for pre-orders on MetroPCS for just $99, the ZMax Pro is a 6-inch phablet with a fingerprint …

Cameras

Apple entices its first big drug company to ResearchKit

The PARADE study will focus on 300 patients suffering with rheumatoid arthritis.<p>Although Apple's ResearchKit is almost two years old, the platform has mainly been reserved for clinical studies hosted by universities and medical researchers. Hundreds of thousands of people are already contributing …

Health

Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

The Norwegian company has sold its browser, performance apps and name.<p>After a $1.2 billion deal fell through, Opera has sold most of itself to a Chinese consortium for $600 million. The buyers, led by search and security firm Qihoo 360, are purchasing Opera's browser business, its privacy and …

Opera (Browser)

Xiaomi’s first MacBook clone will be a powerhouse

Like most of the products in its lineup, Xiaomi’s next big thing will be inspired by Apple. But it won’t be another iPhone clone. Instead, the Chinese firm is building its very own MacBook rival, and leaked specifications suggest it will be a tiny powerhouse.<p>Xiaomi has a reputation for following …

MacBook Air

Meet Kymeta, The Company That Could Bring High Speed Wi-Fi To Cars

Kymeta, the developer of a new, “smart” antenna, recently completed a milestone test for their core technology, the mTenna.<p>Designed to bring Wi-Fi to cars, planes, and boats, the mTenna is a patented, lightweight, low-power, <i>flat-panel</i> antenna that can communicate with satellites in order to provide …

Satellites