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    Windows 10 Creators Update Turns Everyone Into a 3D Artist

    Microsoft had a lot to say about hardware at their press event today, but tying everything together was the next big update to Windows 10. Coming sometime early next year, the Creators Update takes advantage of the Surface products, including the new Studio all-in-one PC, the Xbox One, and HoloLens, to give users a whole […]

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    Pokémon Go Stages a Comeback With Halloween Festivities

    When last we checked in with Pokémon Go, player numbers weren’t looking too hot. And, from the lack of stampede reports and decline in crowding of our cities’ parks, it appears that things haven’t gotten much better. If nothing else, alarm bells should have gone off when the nation’s cafes got rid of their team-affiliated […]

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    Spotify Rolls Out Updated App to 2015 and 2016 Samsung Smart TVs

    Spotify is rolling out a big update to their Samsung Smart TV app, but not all Samsung smart televisions will have access to it. Those owning 2015 or 2016 models will get the update, with owners of older models retaining the existing version of the app. This week’s update optimizes Spotify’s interface for the big […]

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    LeEco Enters the U.S. Market With Phones, TVs, Bikes, VR, and a Streaming Platform to Tie it All Together

    LeEco is a new name to the United States, but don’t consider it an upstart — formerly Letv, the company that started off as a streaming content provider has grown into a behemoth in its native China. LeEco now makes hardware of all kinds, all of which is infused with their services and software. They describe themselves […]

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    TripAdvisor Cracks Down on Attractions Guilty of Animal Cruelty

    This year’s held good news for wildlife conservation efforts. Hong Kong took steps to eliminate ivory markets in January, and now TripAdvisor is doing its part to prevent animal cruelty worldwide. Starting this week, the site will not facilitate the purchase of tickets for attractions featuring human contact with wild animals. Per their statement issued on […]

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    Amazon Music Unlimited is Yet Another Streaming Music Service

    Dissatisfied with all the streaming options out there? No? Well, here’s another option anyway. Amazon Music Unlimited is joining the ranks of Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, Napster (formerly Rhapsody), and probably a bunch of others I’m neglecting to mention. So, why is Amazon getting into the game? They think they […]

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    Hello Kitty Gets Her Own Animated Sticker App

    Animated sticker apps are heating up, especially after Apple made iMessage an emoji fiesta with iOS 10. So, we’re not surprised that the queen has gotten her very own gif app. Zoobe, a company responsible for many more animated sticker apps, has gotten together with Sanrio for Hello Kitty StoryGIF, an app for Android and […]

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    WithMoji Will Take Your Emoji Game To a Whole New Level

    We all know when it comes to expressing ourselves, emoji are really the best way to go. After all, 6 billion emoji were sent worldwide each day in 2015! And, now that Apple has really opened the emoji floodgates for iMessage with the iOS 10 update, that number figures to increase by a lot. IMVU’s WithMoji […]

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    Plex Cloud Eliminates the Need for an Always-on-PC or NAS

    Plex has been the darling of heavy movie and TV watchers for a while now. The service takes media files that you have stored on drives at home (as opposed to streaming-only services like Netflix) and makes them available from anywhere that has an internet connection. Only problem was that Plex merely organized and served […]

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    Disney Princess iMessage Stickers Have Arrived on iOS 10

    The iPhone 7 is nice and all, but the real yearly prize is the annual update to iOS. Every iPhone gets marginally better, but the iOS update can add sweet new features that really change the way we use our phones. Case in point — thanks to yesterday’s iOS 10 update, iMessage just got way more […]

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    Nintendo is Bringing Mario to the iOS With Super Mario Run

    It started with Miitomo, and it kinda continued with the Niantic-developed Pokémon Go, but now consider the tap wide open. Nintendo is going full steam ahead into smartphone apps with their leading man with Super Mario Run, an upcoming game for iOS announced by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto at the Apple iPhone 7 press conference today. […]

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    Sanrio Has Come Out With Their Own Version of Tinder

    Want a guy who can debate the merits of Sanrio characters competently enough to have put forth an educated vote in the election of the year? I’m not saying he’s not out there, but just being realistic, he’s going to be hard to find. Sanrio is sympathetic to this plight, and offers the next best […]

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    Pokémon Go is Losing Players Fast

    Well, it wasn’t going to last forever. The meteoric rise of Pokémon Go this summer has finally ended, with new stats from Axiom Capital Management showing that daily active user and engagement rates have been dipping since mid-July. Bloomberg has a report on the decline of the game, with an Axiom analyst suggesting that worried execs of […]

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    Watch as Pokémon Go Disrupts Traffic in Taipei

    When Pokémon Go finally made its way to Asia late last month, most attention was turned to Japan and the McDonald’s deal the developers struck. But, a handful of other countries in southern and southeast Asia also got the game, and that includes Taiwan. If you think that a month gone by has seen enthusiasm for […]

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    Chaatz is a Messaging App That Turns Conversations Into Comic Strips

    Want your conversations to look like they’ve been taken out of the latest issue of Captain Marvel? While we’re starting to take the Thunderdome’s stance on heroes when it comes to messaging apps, we can’t help but be charmed by Chaatz, an app that turns ongoing chats into running comic strips. Chaatz is making a pivot toward […]

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    Interactive Emoji are Coming to the IMVU App Later This Month

    For a long time now, IMVU has taken their community of avatars and turned it into something big — random chat, messaging with contacts, group chat, and social media all rolled together. And, thanks to their endlessly customizable avatars, the whole thing has a lot more personality than your average messaging app. That’s what’s helping them roll […]

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    FreedomPop’s WhatsApp SIM Offers Free Chats in 30+ Countries

    FreedomPop has made their name as the lowest of low-cost wireless providers, going so far as to offer free plans. Their calling/texting/data plans are incredibly cheap, sometimes under $10, and while that doesn’t get you much data per month, it’s a great option for anyone who uses smartphones sparingly. This week, FreedomPop is trying another […]