New Harry Potter game, launching today, lets players enroll in Hogwarts

In the first step of what could be an endless exploration of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, the Los Angeles mobile games studio Jam City is releasing its Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game

Osama Hashmi on “Exponential Social Impact challenges”

This week on Technotopia I talked to Osama Hashmi, founder of Mocha 7 and a deep thinker on the topics of AI, blockchain, and the future. Hashmi was a bit of a downer in my optimistic view of the futu

Mobile gaming is having a moment, and Apple has the reins

It’s moved beyond tradition and into the realm of meme that Apple manages to dominate the news cycle around major industry events, all while not actually participating in said events. CES rolls arou

PUBG soft-launches on mobile in Canada with Android release

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, the ‘battle royale’ style game where everyone tries to be the last player standing while scrounging for supplies to keep them alive, has launched on A

RAD is a new system to help the visually impaired play racing games

A PhD candidate in Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, Brian A. Smith, created a new system for blind gamers who want to get a little racing in. The system, called racing auditory display or RAD

Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo

10 most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends

As the tech industry has heated up in recent years, athletes with an interest in startups have been jumping on deals. Most have stuck to what they know and supported sports-tech companies like CoachU

Google Updates Play Games Player Analytics With Improved iOS Support, New Ways To Track Players

Earlier this year, Google launched Play Games Player Analytics, a service that allows game developers to get improved analytics for what their users are doing while they are playing their games. To

Slack Decides Not To Kill Email For A Little While Longer, Integrates It Instead

Slack! The email killer! It’s going to kill email! Welp, not today. The team clearly listens to its users, as the company announced a new integration (for Standard and Plus plan customers) that&

Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS

Media Temple, the GoDaddy-owned hosting provider, today announced the launch of its managed cloud hosting solution for AWS. The company will handle the roles of AWS cloud architects and sysadmins for

Apple Watch Keeps Ticking After 15 Minutes Under Water

It's a hot day. You jump into a swimsuit, hop into the pool, and... suddenly remember that your Apple Watch is still on your wrist. Well, crap — $600 wrist computer ruined, right? Nope.

Brazil’s Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off YouTube

Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of and  Sao Paulo-based startup Samba Ads is announcing a R$3 million ($1 million) investment from a coal

Sports Broadcast Wearable FirstV1sion Gets Sweat-Tested In EuroLeague Basketball

Smart garments are one of the fitness wearables Gartner recently pegged as having the “greatest potential for growth”. And lining up in that category is Spanish startup FirstV1sion, whose on-body

Facebook Will Now Let You Embed Facebook Videos On Other Sites

Facebook wants to be your source for everything — whether or not you’re actually on Facebook. Today at F8, Facebook introduced the ability to embed Facebook videos on other websites. While you

Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

HBO Go finally hit the PS4 this week bringing the online streaming service to the best selling next-gen console. But of course it doesn’t work with Comcast. Why would it? HBO Go hit the PS3 last

Grabble Closes $1.8M Angel Round For Its Tinder-like Fashion Shopping App

Various startups out there are trying to create either an Instagram or Tinder for fashion, ultimately leading the buyer towards a purchase. This is the Holy Grail and you will easily uncover a multitu

GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

Looking for a place to watch countless POV snowboarding videos? GoPro and Roku have you covered with a new channel coming to the media streaming boxes this spring. GoPro already has a content distribu

Sharp Shows Super-Slim 3D Blu-ray Player

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Panasonic to release four 3D Blu-ray recorders and players in Japan

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Panasonic's 3D full HD TVs get priced and dated (in Japan)

<img src="" /> Panasonic Japan went on a 3D spree today, presenting a total of 6 3D products to be rolled out soon. And the compan
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