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Sony’s trying to cash in on Pokémon Go’s success with Ghostbusters World

Coming to Android and iOS at some point in 2018.

If you’ve been itching to catch more virtual monsters and Pokémon Go is starting to get long in the tooth, you’ll soon have a few new options to choose from. In addition to Niantic’s own AR Harry Potter-themed game that’s coming out this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment just announced it’s taking its own stab at this game type with Ghostbusters World.

Ghostbusters World will be available for demo  [Read More…]

Sony’s trying to cash in on Pokémon Go’s success with Ghostbusters World

Coming to Android and iOS at some point in 2018.

If you’ve been itching to catch more virtual monsters and Pokémon Go is starting to get long in the tooth, you’ll soon have a few new options to choose from. In addition to Niantic’s own AR Harry Potter-themed game that’s coming out this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment just announced it’s taking its own stab at this game type with Ghostbusters World.

Ghostbusters World will be available for demo  [Read More…]

Mobile World Congress 2018 preview: What to expect (other than the Galaxy S9)

Galaxy S9, plus.

It’s easy to imagine that companies like LG, Huawei, Sony and others were more than a little relieved when Samsung didn’t announce the Galaxy S8 at last year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The mobile- and cellular-focused show has taken over from January’s CES as the place hardware vendors launch their early-year flagships, and there was plenty to get excited about in 2017.

This year, there’s still a lot to look forward to, but some  [Read More…]

The $2 Blood, Sweat, and Pixels eBook explores the turbulent world of making video games

You think beating that final boss was hard? Try designing him in the first place.

Amazon has discounted dozens of Kindle books during a huge one-day sale, including some great reads like Blood, Sweat, and Pixels for $ 1.99. That’s a price that won’t be here tomorrow.

You don’t need an Amazon device to read a Kindle book. Read it anywhere you can download the Kindle app, including iOS and Android.

And if you don’t want to read it  [Read More…]

Loot boxes and in-app purchases: A necessary evil or the scourge of the gaming world?

It’s time we talk about micro-transactions in video games.

You may have read about the controversy surrounding loot boxes and micro-transactions in full-priced video games. The topic has been a point of frustration for many of us, but it’s been getting a lot of attention over the past few weeks, largely due to EA’s recent attempts at implementing those mechanics in “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” If you need a refresher, our friends over at Windows Central have  [Read More…]

Huawei leaps past Apple to become the second-largest smartphone company in the world (for now)

Huawei is the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

The latest data from market research firm Counterpoint Research shows Huawei overtaking Apple to become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Strong sales in June and July allowed the Chinese manufacturer to inch past Apple, but with a major iPhone launch on the cards next week, Huawei’s position in the rankings could turn out to be short-lived. Nevertheless, it is a big deal for Huawei.

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Charge your gear all over the world with this $16 adapter

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a way to charge your phones and computers no matter where in the world you travel!

Traveling out of the U.S. and still want to charge your phones and tablets? Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day has the Poweradd international travel adapter kit for $ 18.99. Normally this kit hovers around $ 26. Today’s deal is the lowest price in almost a year.

This adapter kit  [Read More…]

Xiaomi edges out Vivo to become the fifth-largest smartphone brand in the world

Xiaomi and OPPO see sizeable gains in Q2 2017 as Samsung and Apple occupy the top two spots.

Xiaomi is having a remarkable year, and the latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reflect that. The company has surged past Vivo to become the fifth-largest smartphone brand in the world in Q2 2017, recording shipments of 23.2 million phones. That’s a YoY increase of 58%, with Xiaomi now occupying a global market share of 6.4%.

After a tumultuous  [Read More…]

Dive into the world of Philips Hue with a refurb Starter Kit for $45

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with the most affordable way to get into the Philips Hue ecosystem!

We’ve seen a lot of Philips Hue deals lately, and they’ve all been quite popular. The folks at Daily Steals are getting in on the fun now, and are offering a refurbished 2nd-gen Starter Kit (white) for just $ 44.99 when you use the coupon code THRFTRHUE5. This is a $ 5 discount from the everyday Daily Steals  [Read More…]

“Hello world” – Nokia 8, 2017

Nokia being reborn under the HMD Global umbrella was one of the best piece of nostalgia that could have happened. For years we have wondered by a Nokia branded Android device may have looked like, and while this isn’t the Nokia we used to know and love, it’s pretty close. Don’t Miss: Nokia 8 could be […]