Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pokémon Reveals More Details About Pokémon GO. | Family Video Gaming

Pokémon Reveals More Details About Pokémon GO. | Family Video Gaming

The Pokémon Company recently released a treasure trove of information on its highly anticipated smartphone game, Pokémon GO. The game is a joint effort between Pokémon and app developer Niantic Labs. Here is a breakdown of what we know so far:
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Look for and capture Pokémon in cities and towns across the world. Your phone will vibrate when 
Pokemon are near by, and using your smartphone screen, capture them with a Poké Ball.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

No Events on Google Plus Leaves Users Dismayed

No Events on Google Plus Leaves Users Dismayed:

This week Google announced an overhaul of sorts for Google Plus, the search giant’s eponymous social network, setting the focus on the Communities and Collections features of the service. For regular users, the new focus is logical, as Communities and Collections is one of the best uses of Google Plus. The implementation so far, however, has left many users of Communities confused and upset about one of the best community tools: Events.

Softcard: Anatomy of Yet Another Wireless Carrier Failure

Softcard: Anatomy of Yet Another Wireless Carrier Failure:

SoftCard, the failed mobile payment joint venture from the major wireless carriers, announced this week its service will officially cease to work on March 31. This is a result of Google’s recent purchase of the company. And the official close of business ends another chapter in the never-ending story of shortsightedness by the major wireless carriers in the United States, a shortsightedness that enriches others and is a litany of lost opportunity and income.

Building an Affordable Website

Building an Affordable Website:

 A number of years ago I planted a little bug in my head, wondering if I could launch a successful online venture that looks professional while primarily using free services offered by Google and others. Paramount to this little idea, I would not pay for any web hosting, document management, email hosting or any such feature. Essentially, if any online service would be used, it would have to be free.

A Home Away from Search: Why Google Bought Nest

A Home Away from Search: Why Google Bought Nest:

 Google on Monday announced its intent to purchase Nest Labs, manufacturer of the popular Nest Learning Thermostat, for a staggering $3.2 billion. Google’s interest in Nest should come as no surprise to Google watchers. Google’s already invested $100 million in the company. But why is it paying so much? And what’s it really getting?

CES 2014: FLIR Thermal Imaging Gets Your Amateur Mythbuster On

CES 2014: FLIR Thermal Imaging Gets Your Amateur Mythbuster On:

 Time to get your amateur mythbuster on.
Thermal imaging company FLIR took to CES 2014 to unveil FLIR One, a personal thermal camera accessory for the iPhone 5 and 5S. Similar in look and feel to a battery pack, the single unit contains two cameras, one thermal and the other visible, as well as a battery to power the device for over four hours.

Game Over: How Feedly Already Won the Race to Replace Google Reader |

Game Over: How Feedly Already Won the Race to Replace Google Reader |:

By the time Google announced the Readerpocalypse, Feedly was already a well-established RSS client. It delivered its client via browser plug-ins for Chrome, Firefox and Safari; as well as well-polished apps for Android and Apple iOS. “We’re obviously pleased that many of Reader’s users have chosen Feedly,” said the company’s CEO and co-founder, Edwin Khodabakchian. “But we’re also gratified to see the retention rates from our newest users.”