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About that DeNA mobile partnership…
“I think that for most of you here today, our alliance may have been unexpected.”
That was Nintendo President …Nintendo
After hiring a new team of fashion sales and marketing experts from Yves St. Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and Burberry, Apple has developed a unique Apple Store purchasing experience just for the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, according to sources briefed on the launch plans. When a customer …Apple Watch
While the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition has been receiving a lot of attention due to its premium pricing and aesthetic, Apple will sell far more of the lower-priced Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models, and has created a different customer journey for those customers, according to sources …Apple Watch
Apple CEO Tim Cook has used the editorial pages of The Washington Post to condemn laws that allow businesses to refuse service to homosexuals or other groups on the grounds of "religious freedom." Calling the legislation "something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Cook says …Tim Cook
What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated for the first time.
For the first time, quantum entanglement of …Quantum Mechanics
Well, the first level anyway
For millions of 90s kids, Super Mario 64 is the video game equivalent of Proust’s madeleine — evoking a simpler, more exciting and infinitely more awesome time. And the game’s first level — that lush green hillside with bright gold coins, giant rolling cannonballs and a …Nintendo
Nintendo has simultaneously disappointed millions of gamers and surprised absolutely no one by announcing that its Wii U Legend of Zelda game will not be released in 2015.
Though it previously planned to give its troubled home console a boost with the new Zelda title this year, Nintendo now says it …Nintendo
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With an official contract to provide rooms for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is creating a model to solve accommodation problems at mega-events, co-founder Joe Gebbia said on Friday.
The company, one of Silicon Valley's …Airbnb
Intrepid folks running Chrome OS beta will soon get to test a huge new feature that's not quite ready for stable release: Chrome Launcher 2.0. This version looks more like a new tab on the Chrome browser than the platform's current, more traditional one that's basically a windows that shows app …Google Chrome
SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Lulu Zezza has played one of the toughest roles in Hollywood.
Ms. Zezza, who has managed physical production on movies like “The Reader” and “Nine,” also oversees the digital security of everything that goes into the making of a film, including budgets, casting, shooting …Security
GNC, the country’s largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements, has agreed to institute sweeping new testing procedures that far exceed quality controls mandated under federal law.
The action to be announced Monday comes after the New York State attorney general’s office accused GNC and three …Attorney General
Never before has the U.S. had so much oil spurting up out of the ground and sloshing into storage tanks around the country. There's so much oil that the U.S. now rivals Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer.
But there has been some concern that the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. …Oil Prices
Mercedes-Benz plans to sell a midsized pickup truck by 2020, the luxury automaker announced Friday, calling it "the first pickup from a premium manufacturer."
The truck will initially be sold in Latin America, South Africa, Australia and Europe. In those places, according to Mercedes parent company …Mercedes-Benz
Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein …Quantum Mechanics
For years, Andrew Sullivan blogged at a prolific rate.
His prodigious output was supplemented by dispatches from readers, public debates with fellow bloggers and ruminations on everything from the Geneva Conventions to "South Park." Blogging was a medium -- and a lifestyle -- that he helped pioneer. …Andrew Sullivan
HTC and Valve are being pretty aggressive with their VR headset timing — the recently announced Vive headset is supposed to be available to consumers by the end of the year. But Ars Technica reports that there's some good news and some not-so-good news for developers who wanted to play with it …Virtual Reality
Reading over the coverage of F8 this week, one thing is clear: Facebook the social network isn’t very interesting anymore…Continue reading on Medium »Facebook
What your food 'sounds' like affects how good it tastes, a new study says
The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, according to new flavor research.
Flavor perception is multi-sensory. “The …Food
During the opening keynote at Facebook’s F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg just announced that you’ll soon be able to reach out to businesses from within the standalone Facebook Messenger app.
Instead of emailing a company’s support line to change your order or check tracking progress, you’ll be able …Facebook
The interactive video app is gorgeous and fast. But is it enough to beat Meerkat’s head start?
There’s a whistle and a vibration in my pocket, and I pull out my phone and it’s John Hodgman. He’s sitting in an airport, in a Delta Airlines lounge, nursing what appears to be a whiskey on ice. He wants …Periscope
Google and its video game studio, Niantic Labs, are adding another layer to their augmented reality app, Ingress, by bringing it to TV, The Information reports. In Ingress, players travel -- in physical reality -- to marked locations called "portals," and they hack and defend those positions using iOS …Augmented Reality
Facebook showed off a preview of its Internet service-providing drone at its developer conference. The solar-powered flier will have a wingspan greater than a 737.
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Get THE DRONES REPORT now! Commercial drones are already a reality. BI Intelligence …F8
Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media. A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response. But for sheer drop-everything, look-at-me arrogance, nothing beats the push notification that says "LIVE NOW." I’m doing literally anything, the …Periscope
You can't actually buy an Apple Watch for another month or so, but Apple has already opened the gate for apps. 9to5Mac points out a slew of freshly updated apps, including Twitter, WeChat, Evernote and the weather app Dark Sky (shown above), among others. While regular developers won't be able to …Apple Watch
Apple today officially announced April 10 grand openings for its three dedicated Apple Watch shops located in high-end department stores in London, Paris, and Tokyo. As previously outlined, the store-within-a-store locations are at Selfridges in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and Isetan in …England
Meerkat has enjoyed over a month of dominance in the streaming-video category, but Twitter's release of Periscope has changed all that. Here's …Meerkat
Vice Media, known for its coverage of current affairs for the Millennial generation, will expand its partnership with Time Warner Inc's (TWX) premium cable network HBO to include daily newscasts and more weekly series and specials, the network said on Thursday.
Vice's half-hour show on weekdays will …Quebec