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Ikea And Apple May Be Cooking Up The Next Big Thing In Retail

Ikea is developing an app that puts virtual furniture right in your home. And it could be big.<p>Ikea knows that its highly profitable model of physical stores needs to evolve in the digital age. And now, according to a report in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the company is making a big bet on a new way to …

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'Super Mario Bros.' is reimagined in augmented reality with Microsoft's Hololens

'Super Mario Bros.' is reimagined in augmented reality with Microsoft's Hololens<p>By Amanda Farough<p>5m ago<p>A 2-D game in 3-D space using augmented …

Gaming

The New Pokémon Go Gyms Are Live Now, Here's What You Need To Know [Update]

After days of having gyms “under construction,” <i>Pokémon</i> <i>Go’s</i> biggest overhaul is now available to all players. Not only that, but players logging in …

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'Pokémon Go' Mark of Shame: Cheaters get branded with a slash in Niantic update

Published 13m ago on<p>by Alex Borkowski<p>ShareEmail<p>It's common knowledge that <i>Pokémon Go</i> has had with cheaters since the beginning of its life cycle and …

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Niantic To Publicly Shame 'Pokémon Go' Cheaters With Red Slashes | International Business Times

Niantic has been “shadowbanning” accounts in <i>Pokémon Go</i> that use third-party trackers and bots for a month, but the developer now has taken more …

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This NYU grad wants to put you in Super Mario Bros.

If all goes as planned for video game developer Abhishek Singh, he’ll get a cease and desist letter from Nintendo in the next few days.<p>“That would be so cool,” the 28-year-old said, referring to the potential legal letter as a badge of honor of sorts. It would mean that his new creation — an …

Gaming

The Morning After: Thursday, June 22nd 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to Thursday morning. We're reliving the '90s through, as Sega launches a selection of classic hits both with ads and without. We're also talking Instagram and its stealth shills, and new emoji. We hope you like fairies.<p>It should focus less on surprise …

Gaming

How to find a missing Apple Watch with the Find My iPhone app

Has your Apple Watch ventured off somewhere? If it's still online, you can use the Find My iPhone app to track it down.<p>The Apple Watch has long had a …

Smartwatches

Inside the Strange World of YouTube Thumbnails

What’s behind one of the internet’s most prolific art forms?<p>If you've browsed some of the most popular videos on YouTube lately, you may have noticed something strange: Many of them appear eerily similar. What unites them are their "thumbnails"—the customized photos creators upload to advertise …

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Pokémon GO's Raids Are Live, But You're Probably Not A High Enough Level To Test Them

Niantic activated the new, revamped gyms in <i>Pokémon GO</i> earlier this afternoon, and it turns out today’s the day they’re flipping the switch to test the more interesting addition the game, raids.<p>Niantic has just announced that raids are live in select cities as we speak, meaning you can snag a raid …

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Redditors make fun suggestions as Niantic announces vague anti-cheating measures for Pokémon Go

Redditors are having fun after Niantic announced new measures to deter cheating in Pokémon Go …<p>The company said that anyone detected using third-party services to cheat – like those which fake your GPS location – will find the Pokémon caught in this way ‘may not behave as expected.’ While Niantic …

Pokémon

Now You Can Add Realistic, 3D Holograms To Your Photos And Videos

With Holo, a new iOS and Android app from 8i, users can choose from hundreds of high-quality holograms of characters like Spider-Man to incorporate into their videos.<p>Don’t be surprised if over the next few days you start seeing videos of your friends posing with a very realistic-looking Spider-Man …

Augmented Reality

The Brand New Gyms In 'Pokémon GO' Are Live: Here's What's Changed

After a brief “construction” period the new gyms in <i>Pokémon GO</i> are live, revamping the old systems in favor of something that developer Niantic hopes will be more dynamic and less inaccessible to the vast majority of players. If you go out into the world you can see it now: the gyms not only have …

Pokémon

'Pokémon Go' will flag creatures caught using cheats

Niantic has decided that forcing Pokémon Go cheaters to a life of catching Pidgeys isn't quite enough of a punishment. Now, any Pokémon caught using "third-party services that circumvent normal gameplay" will be marked with a slash in people's inventories and "may not behave as expected." The …

Pokémon

Virtual Reality Needs to Fix Stomach-Churning Experiences

Virtual reality has yet to become a mainstream hit, but many companies, investors, and developers still have high hopes.<p>The potential for VR to …

Virtual Reality

'Yakuza 6' Gameplay: See the first English footage

Published 3m ago on<p>by Brittany Vincent<p>ShareEmail<p>There's a little while to wait until <i>Yakuza 6: The Song of Life</i>, the latest installment, releases in …

Gaming

Pokémon GO's First Legendary Raids Could Be Invite-Only

It’s a bit of an open secret that <i>Pokémon GO’s</i> raids are something of a staging ground for legendary events. Right now, Niantic has carefully avoided that word, choosing instead to focus on high-level, non-legendary Pokémon like Tyranitar for the new collaborative combat feature. But it’s fairly …

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Niantic will label Pokémon Go cheaters with a mark of shame

<i>Pokėmon Go</i> cheaters beware: Niantic has revealed a plan to identify you with a mark of shame if you are caught.<p>Many of us know someone who has …

Pokémon

'SEGA Forever' Brings Classic Console Games to iOS for Free

Riding on the wings of uber-successful releases like Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run, Japanese gaming-giant Nintendo is one of the hottest names in …

Gaming

'Last of Us 2,' 'Uncharted 5' Release Dates: Launch progress discussed in Naughty Dog interview

Naughty Dog wowed the crowds at E3 2017 with a new trailer for <i>Uncharted 4</i> expansion <i>Lost Legacy</i>, which launches for PS4 in August. But fans of the …

Gaming

'Pokémon Go' 0.67.1 APK Data Mine: Legendary Pokémon surface in the game's code

Published 11m ago on<p>by Alex Borkowski<p>ShareEmail<p>We've been getting a lot of information about the new gym and raid updates for <i>Pokémon Go</i><i>,</i> which is …

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Chicago’s ‘Pokemon Go’ Fest Sold Out In Minutes Now Resale Tickets Are Going For Astronomical Prices

<i>Pokemon Go</i> is a strange beast of a game. It took the entire world by storm last summer, then fell out of fashion for most when gamers tired of catching the same old Raticates in their living rooms when they couldn’t be out and about on church property. Winter struck, user numbers plummeted, and …

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Pokémon Go’s new update hides hint at legendaries to come

Code points to how we might do battle<p>Datamining has begun on this week’s <i>Pokémon Go</i> update, and what players have found suggests even bigger features are yet to come. Code referring to legendary Pokémon is buried within the update’s files, giving us a sense of how we might be able to catch them once …

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Mobile gaming sessions down 10 percent year-over-year, but revenue climbs

The U.S. is leading the world in mobile gaming, accounting for 20 percent of all sessions played. That’s the word from a new industry report on the mobile gaming landscape, released this week from Flurry. That puts the U.S. ahead of markets including India, China, Brazil and Russia, it found. …

Mobile Gaming

Remember Pokémon Go? This is how it’s trying to lure you back.

Pokémon Go hit a fever pitch last July as fans of the mobile augmented-reality app became obsessed with (and sometimes injured) trying to catch the game's little monsters in the real world.<p>But after the novelty of seeing a Pikachu “in the wild” wore off, many users deleted the game's app — leaving …

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Pokémon GO Fest Tickets Are Massively Expensive on eBay

File this under totally expected. Tickets for the first real-world <i>Pokémon GO</i> extravaganza went on sale yesterday and sold out, for all intents and purposes, at the exact same moment. Some people reported the site going down at essentially the same time tickets went on sale, and the website was …

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The Big Pokémon GO Update is Being Rolled Out Now

Time to reinstall

How Python Coders Tried to Kill my Supposedly Secure JavaScript API Service

One Developer’s Bad Dream<i>Disclaimer: No Python or JavaScript coders were harmed during the writing of this article. All actions involving coders were</i> …

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Google Removes Two Ztorg Trojans from Play Marketplace

Google removed two apps, Magic Browser, and Noise Detector, that were vehicles for the Ztorg Trojan, Kaspersky Lab said.

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AR and VR Shipments, Along with Investment, Are on the Rise

Shipments of virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices have surged worldwide. Low-cost smartphone VR technologies are leading the way in terms …

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