• Pokémon Go’s paying user base has reached a plateau

    Pokémon Go’s paying user base has reached a plateau

    Pokémon Go may be the most downloaded app in its first week post-launch ever, and is said to be raking in some $1.6 million daily on iOS alone, but a new report out on Friday suggests that the popular game’s paying user base may have already shrunk. According to data from Slice Intelligence, the app’s paying users peaked mid-July when the game had 56 percent more paying players… Read More

  • Square Enix’s new RPG comes to the Apple Watch

    Square Enix’s new RPG comes to the Apple Watch

    Because if someone builds a screen, Square Enix is going to bring an RPG to it – no matter how small or seemingly difficult such a proposition might ultimately be. Cosmos Rings is the gaming company’s first crack at the prohibitive form factor – and it’s an exclusive no less. The title utilizes an accompanying iPhone app, but users need Apple’s wearable to… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next month, according to an invitation letter obtained by BuzzFeed. Cook, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund as a private citizen, not as an Apple rep, will be joined… Read More

  • This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VR

    This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VR

    As Samsung prepares to launch its next-gen phablet extraordinaire, the Note 7, at its special event this upcoming Tuesday, the leaks are continuing to flow. Today, photos of the new Gear VR were leaked from leaker OnLeaks (h/t 9to5Google). The device is reportedly going to be sporting a USB Type-C connection which corroborates reports that the new Note 7 will be shifting to the new… Read More

  • Genovation’s GXE breaks the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric car

    Genovation’s GXE breaks the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric car

    You probably aren’t trying to set a land speed record for an all-electric, street legal car, but if you are, I have bad news: The goalposts just got moved further out. Genovation‘s Extreme Electric (GXE) car, which uses a Corvette Z06 chassis with a custom electric drive under the hood, broke its previous record of 186.8 mph by a margin of nearly 20 mph. The new record now stands… Read More

  • Facebook tries a new way to release open-source projects

    Facebook tries a new way to release open-source projects

    Last week, Facebook launched Create React App, a new project that helps React developers get started with their new projects. Turns out, that was only part of the story. Create React App was also the first project to enter the Facebook Incubator on GitHub. The Facebook Incubator is the company’s new process for releasing open-source projects and ensuring that they do well in the long run. Read More

  • Weekly Roundup: Verizon buys Yahoo, WikiLeaks publishes DNC emails and Skully crashes

    Weekly Roundup: Verizon buys Yahoo, WikiLeaks publishes DNC emails and Skully crashes

    Yahoo finally found a buyer, Mobileye and Tesla broke up, and some of the largest tech companies reported quarterly earnings. These are the biggest tech stories of the week. Read More

  • Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

    Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

    Pokémon Go may be the perfect dating app: you’re out in the real world, have an immediate way to start a conversation with an attractive stranger and, clearly, the two of you already share a common interest. These facts have not been lost on the makers of actual dating applications, however. A good handful of matchmaking services have now tied themselves to the Pokémon craze in an… Read More

  • Peek inside Brooklyn’s first Apple Store

    Apple is opening its very first store in Brooklyn tomorrow. TechCrunch got a sneak peek at the new spot during a press event earlier this week, as you can see in the video above. The store isn’t quite as grand as some of Apple’s other New York locations, but it has an appropriately Brooklyn-y feel, with plenty of exposed brick, concrete floors and a timber ceiling. The company… Read More

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