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Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon Playhouse

A new app called Pokémon Playhouse from the Pokémon Company, released this week, is bringing Pikachu and friends to preschoolers. Unlike the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, a collaboration between Niantic and Nintendo by way of the Pokémon Company, this latest game is not focused on capturing Pokémon, battling and raids. Instead, it’s...

How tbh hit #1 by turning anonymity positive

“If we’re improving the mental health of millions of teens, that’s a success to us,” says Nikita Bier, co-founder of tbh. His team has scored a surprise hit, rocketing to the top of the App Store by letting teens send each...

Bethesda will bring even more games to the Nintendo Switch

Given that it’s bringing Doom, Skyrim and Wolfenstein to the Nintendo Switch it’s safe to say that Bethesda has more fondness for, and faith in, the Switch than any other Nintendo console. In a recent interview with Venturebeat, Bethesda’s vice president of marketing and communication, Pete Hines, suggested the relationship between the two companies is only going to strengthen. “We’ve...

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMark

If our review didn’t convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark’s lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick. The camera testing site unequivocally states that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best smartphone cameras it’s ever tested — though they aren’t without their flaws. Where...

FIFA 18 tips, tricks and what you need to know

Defending in FIFA has been much harsher on slide challenges in recent years and FIFA 18 is no exception. As satisfying as that crunching last ditch slide feels, the truth is that leaving a player on the floor (out of action and position) creates a gap for the opposition to exploit. Slide challenges still have a place, and a...

The original 'Duke' Xbox controller design is making a comeback

Update: After it was announced at this year's E3, things have been fairly quiet around the re-release of the Duke controller. Now, however, as the Christmas season and Xbox One X release period approaches we're hearing a little bit more.We didn't get to actually see the controller when it was first announced but now Xbox designer Seamus Blackley...

Intel's new VR tech promises to be the missing link between mobile and PC VR

No VR system is perfect. PC VR relies upon you buying an expensive headset to sit alongside your already expensive computer, while mobile VR makes use of the hardware you already have in your phone while being limited by that same hardware. Intel's new system wants to combine the benefits of the two in order to overcome the disadvantages...

Pinterest opens up more than 5,000 interests for advertiser targeting through its Taste Graph

Pinterest builds itself around visual discovery — the idea that you can come to the site or app, see something you like, and immediately dive down a rabbit hole. The company has built an extensive suite of tools internally to figure out which rabbit hole to divert users to, and now it’s opening...

Co-founder Brian Fenty becomes CEO at TodayTix

There’s a new CEO at TodayTix, though he’s definitely not new to the company — Chairman Brian Fenty is becoming chief executive, while his co-founder (and the previous CEO) Merritt Baer is becoming the Head of Europe. TodayTix sells theater tickets in cities across the United States (including New York, Chicago and San Francisco),...

ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as hit hits 3M subscribers

ipsy, a subscription service that delivers a collection of products to its users every month, has spent the last six years building up a community with millions of people obsessed with beauty products. And now that the company has more than 3 million subscribers — with a $10 per month subscription cost —...