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  • DeepMind’s updated AlphaGo has been secretly savaging pro players online

    DeepMind’s updated AlphaGo has been secretly savaging pro players online

    Pokémon GO might have been the most talked about “Go” game of 2016, but the world of AI remains fixated on another Go — AlphaGo. Last spring, Go-playing AI AlphaGo made headlines when it defeated world champion Lee Sedol. Now AlphaGo is in the news for another reason. DeepMind’s freak of computing has been anonymously vanquishing the world’s top Go players… Read More

  • Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Following an erroneous report claiming that Niantic’s plans to bring Pokémon Go to the Apple Watch were canceled, the company today put those rumors to rest with more than a mere statement: it has now launched the Apple Watch version of its popular game. The new smartwatch app lets you more easily play Pokémon without having to always pull out your phone. Instead, you can tap to… Read More

  • Pokémon GO fitness gains were short-lived

    Pokémon GO fitness gains were short-lived

    During the supreme madness of the Pokémon GO season this summer, it wasn’t uncommon to hear people talk about how the insanely popular game was boosting activity levels and making people walk miles more than they did before. That effect appears to have been significantly overstated, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. Read More

  • Niantic confirms new Pokémon are coming

    Niantic confirms new Pokémon are coming

    Niantic, the creator of the massively popular smartphone game, Pokémon Go, has confirmed that new Pokémon characters will be unveiled this Monday. “Keep an eye out on our social media channels on December 12th for details about the first addition of more Pokémon into Pokémon GO,” said the company statement.   The augmented reality game, which allows people to catch Pokémon in… Read More

  • What to look for in the next Pokémon Go Crunch Network

    What to look for in the next Pokémon Go

    If you had to crown an “App of the Summer,” Pokémon Go would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. The app became a household name within days of its July launch and was the most downloaded iOS app in a first week — ever. Pokémon built one of the most resilient brands in recent memory, and provided a playbook for other brands looking to catapult their intellectual… Read More

  • Pokémon Sun and Moon will let you clean and care for your Pokémon

    Pokémon Sun and Moon will let you clean and care for your Pokémon

    The new Pokémon Sun and Moon games are still a couple of months away, with a release date set for November 18, but the news keeps trickling out about its new Pokémon and features. The new Pokémon revealed today include version specific creatures for each of the two games, and new evolutions that differ in Sun and Moon as well. Plus, a new in-game feature lets you show your Pokémon a… Read More

  • Sun and Moon’s newest Pokémon include a powerful hybrid created by science

    Sun and Moon’s newest Pokémon include a powerful hybrid created by science

    What hath science wrought: First it created the brooding Mewtwo, whose tale of experimentation and weaponization is the dramatic underpinning for the original Pokémon movie; now, it’s responsible for Type: Null, a new synthetic Pokémon from the upcoming Sun and Moon Pokémon games for 3DS that combines the strengths of various other pocket monsters. In addition to the fairly badass… Read More

  • Niantic responds to Senate inquiry into Pokémon Go privacy

    Niantic responds to Senate inquiry into Pokémon Go privacy

    Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, responded today to a letter from Sen. Al Franken that questioned the wildly popular game’s privacy features. Niantic defended the game’s use of players’ location data and explained how it collects consent from the parents of players under the age of 13. Niantic also described the types of data it collects from players, and hinted at what… Read More

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