Niantic

'Pokemon Go' is making major changes to raids

Niantic has announced big changes to <i>Pokemon Go</i> raids, designed to even the playing field for trainers at all levels -- and pleasing Magikarp fans in the process. The raid system, particularly EX Raids, has faced criticism because of the way it seems to favor certain players and locations, but the …

Pokémon

Niantic wants trainers to catch 3 billion Pokemon in seven days

Niantic, the creator of mobile augmented reality games Ingress and Pokémon Go, has launched a new Pokémon Go event called the Global Catch …

Pokémon

The Future Of Mapping, According To The Creators Of Google Earth

John Hanke and Brian McClendon think mapping is vital to self-driving cars and augmented reality.<p>In 2001, John Hanke had an idea. What if you could create a searchable, digital version of the entire Earth–and it’d all be easily accessible through a web browser?<p>Fast-forward three years. His little …

Maps

Pokemon Go developer Niantic gives you brand new 'Pokemon GO Travel'

Do you want to enjoy Pokemon Go once again? The developers, Niantic, give you the chance to explore the Pokemon world in a different way, as they …

Pokémon

Pokemon Go Travel event LIVE worldwide as Niantic confirms rewards for massive monster-catching challenge

Pokemon Go players across the world have been challenged to catch three BILLION characters between them in exchange for a clutch of in-game …

Pokémon

'Pokémon GO' Is Still Beating Its Head Against A Wall With EX Mewtwo Raids

Another week, another stretch of time where Niantic inexplicably continues to press forward with <i>Pokémon GO</i>’s exclusive “EX” raid system, currently in its third month of beta testing, where it’s the only way for players to acquire Mewtwo in the game.<p>I’m not sure how many times I have to write the …

Pokémon

Free Ultra Sun And Moon Items Come To Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is adding new customisation items to celebrate the soon-to-launch Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon. As announced on Twitter, you can now dress up your character in Alola region outfits.<p>You can see some of the new items in the image below. The items are free, and they include things like a sun …

Pokémon

New Harry Potter Game Doesn't Mean Dev Will Stop Supporting Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs recently announced a new Pokemon AR game called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Some wondered what this might mean for the ongoing development and support of Pokemon Go. Now, Niantic has pledged that it is staying "100 percent committed" to Pokemon Go, with more …

Pokémon

Yer A Wizard, Niantic! | #PNWeekly 278 (LIVE at 3p ET)

Niantic Labs is going one game deeper, this time working on a Warner Bros. franchise beloved by kids naught to 100 and beyond. But will it leave …

Face ID

Harry Potter’s Version Of ‘Pokemon Go’ Is Finally Happening, Niantic Labs Developing AR Game For Real

<i>Pokemon GO</i> has been a huge a success and it was reported that its creator, Niantic Labs, is developing a follow-up game and it will be a <i>Harry …

Harry Potter

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic Labs' Next Big AR Game

Niantic Labs, who you know from smartphones titles such Ingress and Pokemon Go, have their next project lined up and it could be another big one. …

Harry Potter

Pokemon Go Creator Making a Harry Potter Game

The maker of one of the biggest mobile games around is joining forces with one of the biggest forces in pop culture.<p>Niantic Labs, creators of the …

Harry Potter

The Morning After: Thursday, November 9th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>If you like retro-inspired things, you might like the first new manual SLR in decades. If you'd rather keep your eye on the future, take a look at Uber's plans (with NASA) to get its flying taxis off the ground. (Not sorry about that pun.) Also: Niantic Labs, …

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'Harry Potter' AR Could Be Niantic's Worst Move Yet

You might remember Niantic as the small mobile game company which took Pokemon, one of the biggest media franchises the world has ever seen, and …

Harry Potter

Niantic Buys Company to Add Social Functionality to Pokemon GO

Niantic has acquired the developers behind social media startup Evertoon to help enhance its mobile apps, including Pokemon GO.<p>Niantic revealed the …

Pokémon

Niantic Adds New Raid Pokemon, Shortens Raid Times

You're going to have to organize your big raid battles a little bit faster, but at least you'll have new Pokemon to fight.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Pokémon

‘Pokémon Go’ may get its own social network

Niantic Labs, maker of the wildly popular <i>Pokémon Go</i> and the augmented-reality adventure <i>Ingress</i>, has acquired social media startup Evertoon to expand …

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go creator Niantic acquires social mechanics startup Evertoon

Pokémon Go creator Niantic Labs has acquired a startup called Evertoon, which is exploring ways to add “social mechanics to digital products.”<p>CEO Niantic John Hanke said in a blog post that the company will tap Evertoon’s experience in social systems that will benefit Niantic’s entire …

Business

Niantic acquires team behind social video app Evertoon

<i>Pokémon Go</i> developer Niantic has acquired the team behind Evertoon, a social video-making app released for mobile platforms in 2016.<p>Niantic says the …

Game Design

Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs to launch Harry Potter version of the augmented reality game

Called ‘Harry Potter: Wizards United’, it is likely to come out in 2018.<p>Niantic Labs, the San Francisco-based company behind the successful augmented …

Harry Potter

Pokemon GO Halloween Gen 3 confirmed : What we missed!

Niantic’s Pokemon GO today confirmed an official Halloween event update, and the details are top notch! Believe it or not, the one detail we got …

Pokémon

Pokémon GO adds spooky Pokémon just in time for Halloween

Pokémon GO has a treat for all the players out there on a hunt to catch their favorite spooky spooky creatures this Halloween. In addition to Gastly, Drowzee and Cubone, other Ghost-type Pokémon like Sableye and Banette will be added to the game . Other spooky Pokémon originally discovered in the …

Pokémon

Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke on AR, Computer Vision and the Future of Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is alive and well, and will be for years to come, said Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke during an interview on the sidelines of the Wall Street …

Pokémon

Pokemon GO Event taps hopeful trainers: Top Snaps

Today we’re having a peek at some of the most excellent entries in the newest update to Pokemon GO. This update is an event of sorts, but more of a …

Pokémon

Say What Now? Russia Reportedly Tried to Use ‘Pokémon Go’ to Influence the U.S. Election

In recent months we’ve heard a lot about how Russian operatives used Facebook and Twitter in their attempts to influence the 2016 presidential …

Black Culture

Google got caught collecting more data than we thought, and this isn’t the first time

Google’s Home, Home Mini and Home Max place a futuristic virtual assistant in your home at a cost ranging from $49 to $399 — and your privacy. …

Google

Niantic invites you to get artistic with Pokémon Go AR photo contest

If you can not only capture Pokémon but also artistic photographs of them, Niantic is inviting you to submit your photos in a competition held on Instagram …<p>The prizes aren’t exactly overwhelming, so this one is mostly for fun.<p>We’re challenging you to snap epic Pokémon GO AR photos and post them on …

Pokémon Go

Free Global Goals T-shirt available now in Pokemon GO

Credit: Niantic<p>Niantic is helping support the UN’s Global Goals initiative with an in-game T-shirt and a set of PokeStops, which helps raise …

Entertainment

EX Raids Aren't What 'Pokémon GO' Needs Right Now

Yesterday, Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and along with them the latest demo of the company’s powerful ARKit, a technology designed to use Apple products to project virtual overlays onto the real world in a vision of Augmented Reality that could stand to vastly change the way we …

Pokémon Go

'Pokémon Go' bounces back after its disastrous Fest with a new lineup of events

Niantic Labs isn't letting something like a little old day-long public relations disaster get in the way of more public <i>Pokémon Go</i> events.<p>After a …

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