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The Pokéball Plus will help you catch monsters in Pokémon Go and on the Switch

The Pokéball Plus will help you catch monsters in Pokémon Go and on the Switch

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As a supplementary experience to Pokémon Go, Niantic released a watch-like Bluetooth sensor it dubbed the Pokémon Go Plus. The wearable vibrated when pokémon and pokéstops were near as a way to enhance player experience, and now it’s making a comeback — sort of. Developer Game Freak announced today that in addition to new Switch […]

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Evan Spiegel on Facebook: ‘We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices’

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Evan Spiegel publicly addressed Facebook’s longstanding practice of copying his company’s products Tuesday, joking that Facebook should model Snap’s approach to collecting less information about its users. “We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices also,” Spiegel said Tuesday night at the Code Conference in Southern California. Interviewer Kara Swisher had […]

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Two new Pokemon RPGs are coming to the Switch this November

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The Pokémon franchise is expanding its presence on the Nintendo Switch with two new role-playing games: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! When both games launch on November 16th, players will get the chance to experience many firsts for the series: couch co-op, mobile integration, and big-screen play, all in the style […]

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The Nintendo Switch is getting a free Pokemon RPG today

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Pokémon Quest, a “rambunctious action RPG” from Game Freak, is available now for Nintendo Switch via the eShop. The developer announced the game today as part of larger reveal for the franchise’s future, which includes two other Switch titles, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! To match its cube-heavy, Minecraft-style aesthetic, Pokémon […]

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Snapchat plans to launch a developer kit to let other apps access its AR camera

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Snapchat’s best features may soon be coming to third-party apps. TechCrunch reports that Snap Inc. is looking to launch a developer platform that would grant third-party app developers access to Snapchat’s login system and its augmented reality camera features, in addition to Bitmoji avatars. For years, Snapchat has remained a relatively closed platform, as Snap […]

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The redesigned, improved 1Password is now available on Windows

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Days after releasing it on the Mac, AgileBits is bringing the redesigned, improved 1Password 7 update to its Windows users. All of the key upgrades from the macOS update also make their way to the Windows version, but with the addition of Windows Hello support (including face login and fingerprint authentication). As a quick recap, […]

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Apple’s HomePod speaker launches in Canada, France, and Germany on June 18th

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Apple’s HomePod gained multi-room audio and stereo pairing with the release of iOS 11.4 and AirPlay 2 today, and soon the smart speaker will be available in more countries. Apple announced that HomePod will launch in Canada, France, and Germany on June 18th. In preparation for that, today’s update for the device enables language support […]

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Carrot, a weather app with personality, is coming to Android

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The Carrot Weather app is coming to Android, bringing with it a host of useful weather-tracking features — and developer Brian Mueller’s human-hating AI character, Carrot, who will help give you the forecast while also mocking your suffering at the hands of those outside conditions. Lifehacker first reported on the expansion to Android. According to […]

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Qualcomm Announces XR1 Platform: Dedicated SoC for VR/XR Headsets, Coming Late 2018

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For the better part of the past few years now, Qualcomm has been making a serious and concentrated effort to establish themselves as the dominant player in the mobile VR space. And as the first generation of standalone VR headsets have come out, those efforts on both the hardware side and even more on the […]

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Qualcomm VR and AR Press Event: Live Blog (7pm PT, 2am UTC)

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Qualcomm is attending the AWE Event, an AR and VR expo. We’re here at their press event in Levi’s Stadium, ready for the Live Blog. Event starts at 7pm Pacific.

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