Tamagotchis Are Coming to Your Phone: Slowly Kill Them at Your Leisure

(AV CLUB) by William Hughes – After decades of being confined to little plastic eggs (and the occasional, usually Japan-only video game), nostalgia-rich pet simulators Tamagotchi are finally coming to

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Perth Cycling Team Maps a Journey Resembling a Goat

(NEWSHUB) – A Perth amateur cycling team posted a photo of their mapped ride – and the 202 kilometre ride makes for some glorious GPS art. Riders were asked why

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Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game

(WIRED) – MICROSOFT IS BUYING a deep learning startup based in Montreal, a global hub for deep learning research. But two years ago, this startup wasn’t based in Montreal, and

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NASA’s New App is ‘The Sims’ in Space, With Plants

(GIZMODO) – As a life-long, avid Sims player, I was pretty excited to hear about NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth. Released last month, the educational app lets you zoom around

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How Facebook Can Escape the Echo Chamber

(TECH CRUNCH) – Facebook may have built an influence so large that it’s cracking under the weight of the power and influence of its News Feed.  By Anna Escher (@annaescher) Mark

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Spending Too Much Time on Your Phone? Try a Digital Detox

(WIRED) – YOUR NOSE IS stuck to your phone for hours a day. Given the nature of work these days, it’s a necessity. But being “always on” isn’t healthy. If

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Seeing into the Distant Past with Mobile Astronomy Apps

(SPACE.COM) – Did you know that if you gaze up at a clear evening sky, you’re actually looking into the past? Even with the naked eye, you can see starlight

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Vietnam Bans Pokemon Go From Government, Defense Sites

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has banned players of the game Pokemon Go from the offices of its government and ruling Communist Party, besides defense locations, as thousands of its citizens

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Knock, Knock! Google Duo Video Call is Here

(Reuters) – Now, all you need is a phone number to start a video call with any contact who uses an Android- or iOS-based smartphone. Google on Tuesday launched Google

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‘Life Worth More Than Pokemon,’ Venezuela Gamers Told

By Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) – A Pokemon Go player hides his cellphone in the carved out pages of a 19th-century French novel, hoping to avoid criminals on Venezuela’s notoriously

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