Pokémon Go

Pokémon GO's newest event is celebrating the Autumn Equinox with bonuses for all players

It's the Autumn Equinox today, which means the days are about to get shorter than the nights. It also means that Pokémon GO is going to be rewarding you for catching Pokémon and hatching eggs for a few days. The event is starting later today, on September 22, running until October 2.<p>So, what can …

Pokémon

Mewtwo and Pokemon GO’s newest secret weapon

As we wait for Halloween to roll up in Pokemon GO, Niantic’s sprung a Solstice Event on us – and a new item. This item allows the user to attain the …

Pokémon

From Pokemon to Harry Potter: The strangest things banned in Saudi Arabia

People have been arrested for dancing, listening to music and celebrating St Valentine's Day.<p>Saudi Arabia has lifted a ban on internet phone calls as …

Harry Potter

Verizon is giving out iPhone 8s to winners of its Snapchat scavenger hunt

Verizon has unveiled an augmented reality scavenger hunt on Snapchat that’s giving participants the chance to win an iPhone 8.<p>The scavenger hunt …

Pokémon

Pokemon GO event update: Equinox, time to start over!

Starting soon is the next Pokemon GO event, set right on top of the Summer Equinox. This event will allow users to jump in and start their game over …

Pokémon

Pokemon Go Will Celebrate the September Equinox With an In-Game Event

Niantic announced that a new event is coming to Pokemon Go in celebration of the September equinox.<p>The event will take place from 1 p.m. PT Sept. 22 …

Pokémon

Oculus drops a feature-length VR movie from Funny or Die

Remember when you thought first-person roller coaster rides were revolutionary? Well, get ready for Oculus' first full length virtual reality movie, …

Virtual Reality

Pokemon Go celebrates the Equinox with double Stardust, special eggs and OOOOOH *Super Incubators*

If all it takes is just a little celebration event to push you screaming back into the world of constantly charging your battery and taking detours …

Pokémon

Junkertown won’t be part of Overwatch Competitive Play for another week

Although Junkertown is now available on live Overwatch servers, the Competitive Play release will take longer.<p>The newest Overwatch map came out …

Pokémon

Amazon is working on a pair of Google Glass-style smart glasses powered by Alexa

Amazon is rumoured to be working on a pair of Google Glass-style smart glasses powered by its artificially intelligent voice assistant Alexa.<p>The …

Augmented Reality

Niantic's Next Augmented Reality Game May Call You

Niantic CTO Phil Keslin hints at audio playing a part in Niantic's next AR game after Pokemon Go.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Augmented Reality

iOS 11 is coming. These new features rock

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — You don't have to buy a new iPhone or iPad to get new features. On Tuesday, Apple updates its iOS mobile operating …

iOS

Pokemon GO! craze draws extra 700,000 visitors to Kings Park

Kings Park experienced an unexpected surge in visitor numbers in 2016-17 thanks to the Pokemon GO! Craze drawing an extra 700,000 people to the …

Pokémon

Think Pokemon Go is dead and gone? Think again

If you thought Pokemon Go is a thing of the past, you might want to see what took place at Elizabeth Drive recently.<p>Netizen Yauhan Chandra posted a …

Pokémon

Pokemon Go Gen 3: Dragon-Types Revealed

A whole new set of Pokemon are coming to <i>Pokemon Go</i>. While we're still probably a few months away from the release of "Gen 3" Pokemon, it's never too …

Pokémon

Pokémon Go creator’s next game will incorporate audio into the AR experience

Niantic, makers of the hugely popular mobile game Pokémon Go, is developing a new AR title that will incorporate audio cues into the gaming experience, according to company CTO Phil Keslin. The executive had just exited the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, where he had spoken on a panel …

Technology

People will soon be doing graffiti in augmented reality, and no one knows how to police it

In the 20th century, only the brave would make bold political or social statements in public places. Whether sprayed with an aersol can, wheatpasted with a bucket and a broom, or stencilled with a piece of cardboard, graffiti became the ultimate form of artistic anarchy. Despite being illegal, the …

Augmented Reality

Moving Beyond E-books... and Into the Virtual

In 1979, a mysterious book appeared in bookstores. Written and illustrated by Kit Williams and published by Schocken in the U.S., <i>Masquerade</i> presented …

Pokémon

Spying on the enemy, delivering your shopping and making great photographs: the rise of the drone

Hong Kong photographer Andy Yeung dug into his bag of technological tricks when he won second prize in a National Geographic travel photography …

Drones

Pokemon Go craze drives extra 790,000 visitors to Kings Park in Perth

A big jump in annual attendance at Perth's Kings Park was likely due to augmented reality critters which infested the tourist spot and attracted …

Pokémon

Pokemon GO just committed a cardinal sin, so I quit

Niantic just initiated a feature in Pokemon GO which has made me feel like it’s time to quit the game. I’ve played since before day one – I was an …

Pokémon

The coolest augmented reality apps you didn’t see at Apple’s iPhone X keynote

During its much-hyped September keynote on Tuesday, Apple introduced the iPhone X — the new premium device meant to commemorate the iPhone’s 10-year …

Augmented Reality

Cramer: Why analysts are wrong about the new iPhone

CNBC's Jim Cramer is convinced that analysts who weren't thrilled about Apple's new iPhone release are missing something, and it may have something …

Jim Cramer

How Chocolate Fries and Pikachu Helped Turn Around McDonald's Japan

McDonald’s Japan took a series of hits starting in 2014 that threatened to crack its Golden Arches: a supplier was selling expired chicken, a human …

McDonald's

With 2.1 billion cards sold last year, the Pokémon Trading Card Game is still going strong

In 1996, <i>Pokémon</i> launched in Japan for the first time on the Nintendo Game Boy. A year on, it had already sold 10.4 million copies and was well on its …

Pokémon

CurioPets is ’90s Nostalgia Wrapped in Modern AR

CurioPets combines the modern abilities of Pokemon Go with the retro fun of Tamagotchi (via CurioPets)<p>Everything old is new again—especially when you …

Geek

12 Tasty Memes That'll Make You Feel Full Of Delight

These memes aren't too hot, aren't too cold...they're juuust right.1. Fuckin hate when that happens.nootnoot_pingu_noot2. So THAT'S how it …

Humor

See how a countertop fits in your kitchen before you buy it with Cambria AR app

Why it matters to you<p>The Cambria AR app lets you see how a design idea, such as a new countertop, fits into your existing environment before you …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple iPhone X: The network of suppliers set to benefit

<b>As consumers consider whether to spend big on the new $999 iPhone X, Apple isn't the only company hoping for a sales boost.</b><p>A global chain of components and technology suppliers are used to build Apple's smartphones.<p>The tech giant has designed certain parts of the X's internal components.<p>But new …

Augmented Reality

Apple blends pioneering tech with pleasing the crowd

Apple’s iPhone launch began with a moving tribute to the company’s late founder Steve Jobs — and ended with a talking poop emoji.<p>The two hours in …

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