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A popular messaging app inspired Times Square’s latest tourist trap

In Japan and South Korea the messaging service Line is king. But it's almost unknown in North America, let alone the rest of the West. That leaves people this side of the international date line unaware of a cultural phenomenon that.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetAug 11th, 2017

Google Maps suggests BlaBlaCar for long-distance rides

 Google Maps on Android and iOS now has a new transportation option. If you’re living in a country where French startup BlaBlaCar operates, you can now open the BlaBlaCar app and book a ride straight from Google Maps. Google isn’t ad.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 min. ago

Nintendo shows off the SNES Classic Edition’s new ‘rewind’ feature

The latest trailer for Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition shows off the system's brand new "rewind" functionality, and offers up an extended look at the never-before-released Star Fox 2. The post Nintendo shows off the SNES Classic Edition’s new &.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 min. ago

AccuWeather for iPhone might be watching you without your permission

AccuWeather might be spying on iPhone users without their permission. A security researcher recently discovered that the AccuWeather app for iOS was sending location information to a data monetization firm, even when users opt out of location trackin.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News38 min. ago

"Final Fantasy XV" mobile game looks like an adorable version of the console game

What... is this? Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition looks like — and seemingly is — a cutesy re-skin of the hit 2016 game from Square Enix. It's a re-telling of the console game's story for your Android, iOS, and Windows 10 mobile devic.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News38 min. ago

‘Immortal: Unchained’ blends Souls-like elements with shooter gameplay

Immortal: Unchained is a third-person shooter that includes elements of the popular Soulslike action sub-genre. The game is expected to launch in 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The post ‘Immortal: Unchained’ blends Souls-like e.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News46 min. ago

‘Immortal: Unchained’ blends Soulslike elements with shooter gameplay

Immortal: Unchained is a third-person shooter that includes elements of the popular Soulslike action sub-genre. The game is expected to launch in 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The post ‘Immortal: Unchained’ blends Soulslike el.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 6 min. ago

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Puts the Full Game on Mobile

Square-Enix announces a mobile version of the latest Final Fantasy, along with a release date for their VR fishing experience. Final Fantasy XV is expanding its horizons once again, with the announcement of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition for.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 13 min. ago

Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Space Battles Are Faster than Ever

We went hands-on with the Empire and Rebellion in Battlefront 2’s sleek new dogfighting mode. It’s easy to die in Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Starfighter Assault mode. In a few hands-on sessions, I succumbed to enemy fire multiple times, bu.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 13 min. ago

WhatsApp now supports coloured text statuses like Facebook

Today, WhatsApp officially announced its support for text-based statuses with coloured backgrounds. This new feature has already started rolling out to the latest versions of the popular messaging app for both Android and iOS. WhatsApp has just.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 14 min. ago

Hot Chips: Intel EMIB and 14nm Stratix 10 FPGA Live Blog (8:45am PT, 3:45pm UTC)

Today at Hot Chips we have a lot of interesting talks going on. First up is a talk on Intel's latest 14nm FPGA solution: Stratix 10 implementing HBM using Intel's latest EMIB (embedded multi-die interconnect bridge) technology that may migra.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News1 hr. 14 min. ago

Liveblog: The Galaxy Note 8 launches August 23 at 11am ET

Samsung's latest flagship launches soon! Enlarge / The Note 8 invitation. It's about time for Samsung to take the wraps off its latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. On Wednesday, August 23 at 11am ET (8am PT) , the company will hold.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

 As reported earlier this month, Walmart’s streaming service Vudu has now arrived on Apple TV… with a few limitations. The new app allows you to watch the movies and shows saved to your Vudu library, including those you’ve adde.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 6 min. ago

These smart rings let you make color-specific music on any surface

'Sprecdrums' are app-connected rings that lets you assign different sounds to different colors. This allows the user to "play" their surroundings.  Read more...More about Music, Color, Ring, Sound, and Instruments Musical 'Sprecdrums' are app-c.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 14 min. ago

Google might be working on Assistant-powered, smart headphones

According to the information from the latest beta of the company's Google app, extracted by 9to5Google, Google might be planning to launch smart, Assistant-equipped headphones.  SEE ALSO: Google writes a $50 million check to prep the world's wor.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 14 min. ago

Google Assistant-Powered Headphones Might be on the Way

Anyone remember the Moto Hint? The Hint was an ambitious accessory from Motorola in 2014 that wanted to be your in-ear assistant at all times. It was a single earbud that was voice activated and could give you directions, check on recent notification.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News2 hr. 14 min. ago

Spyware backdoor prompts Google to pull 500 apps with >100m downloads

Google killed secret plugin download capability after being alerted by researchers. Enlarge (credit: portal gda) At least 500 apps collectively downloaded more than 100 million times from Google's official Play Market contained a secret backdo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 30 min. ago

Could Microsoft’s next Surface Book be coming in black?

A glimpse of a black Surface Book in an Intel teaser video has set the hybrid rumor mill spinning fast. Is Microsoft preparing to launch a new black model of its Surface Book hybrid featuring Intel’s latest CPUs? A teaser video from Inte.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News3 hr. 6 min. ago

Kaby Lake Intel Core processor: 7th- and 8th-gen CPU news, features and release date

Taking a look into the future with Intel Kaby Lake 7th- and now 8th-gen CPUs. Kaby Lake is the latest generation of CPUs from Intel following the undeniably successful Skylake generation. Powering the vast majority of mainstream laptops and PCs.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News3 hr. 6 min. ago

500 Google Play apps with >100 million downloads had spyware backdoor

Google killed secret plugin download capability after being alerted by researchers. Enlarge (credit: portal gda) At least 500 apps collectively downloaded more than 100 million times from Google's official Play Market contained a secret backdo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 22 min. ago

Berlin-based Home is an app to help landlords manage properties and improve the rental experience

 Home, a Berlin-based startup that offers an app to help landlords manage their properties, has raised €3 million in seed funding. EQT Ventures led the round, along with the company’s existing investor, Redalpine. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 30 min. ago