Google launches the first developer preview of Android O

 It’s been just about a year since Google unexpectedly announced the first preview of Android Nougat. Today, the company is launching the first developer preview of the next version of its mobile operating system, currently code-named Android O (but we’re really hoping it’ll become Android Oreo once it’s released). Read More
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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger pod

 In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation technologies announced a key move in its own progress towards that goal on Tuesday: It has begun construction on its first full scale passenger capsule, to be completed and revealed in 2018. The capsule’s not just being built to show that HTT can make it a… Read More

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Pokémon GO will get its first huge update this week: 80+ new Pokémon, new items, and more

gen-2 “When is another generation of Pokémon coming to Pokemon GO?!” It’s a question that the game’s players (including myself) have been shouting since… well, pretty much immediately after the game launched. We’ve finally got an official answer: “later this week”. The once oh-so-shaky servers have stabilized. The game is now available in most of… Read More

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Apple releases first iOS 10.3 beta with “Find My AirPods”

airpods The ultimate first world problem is finally solved. Apple just released the first beta of iOS 10.3 to developers. Among other changes, the beta includes a way to find your lost AirPods in the Find My iPhone app.
As you know, Apple’s AirPods only have tiny W1 chips in each earbud. These chips only support Bluetooth — there’s no Wi-Fi, there’s no GPS and, of course… Read More

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Nintendo’s next mobile game ‘Fire Emblem: Heroes’ will arrive first on Android on February 2

c2ffncouqaaxfs4 Hot off its Switch unveiling late last week, Nintendo is dropping some key details about its next mobile title. Due out on February 2, Fire Emblem: Heroes is the latest in a series of long running tactical role playing titles published by the gaming giant. The title was first announced in April, alongside a new entry in the Animal Crossing series, but both were ultimately pushed back in favor… Read More
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