Niantic Labs announced today that they'll be unveiling some new features for the Pokémon GO mobile game. These include the arrival of Mew and the addition of story-driven activities called "research."Read More
On iPhones, anyway.
While hardly the craze it once was—which is probably a good thing—augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO is still going strong and adding new features, and one of them is about to make good on the game's initial promise, if characteristically late. Apple's ARKit augmented reality software is making it easier for developers to take advantage of the iPhone's AR potential, and that's going to mean getting up close and personal with Pokémon like never before.Read More
Researchers from Purdue University recently found that there was a "disproportionate increase in vehicular crashes and associated vehicular damage, personal injuries, and fatalities" in the areas where Pokémon GO introduced PokéStops.Read More
Here's a little something that'll brighten up your now Orphan Black-less days.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Girls Trip Blows up the Box Office and Shows the Power of Diverse Female-Led Media
How many times will movies with strong female characters and diverse casts need to absolutely destroy on opening weekend before Hollywood gets the message? This should be the norm for filmmaking going forward, not the exception.Read More
For real this time.
Hey, remember the first trailer for Pokémon GO, waaaayyyy back about a thousand years ago, a.k.a. 2015? Among other parts of the new-infamous game it hinted at, it showed a number of players all coming together in one location to take on Mewtwo all at once in a manner suspiciously similar to the raid battles that arrived in the game recently? That's not a coincidence, and now legendary Pokémon are coming with it.Read More
The team over at decluttr has put together a map of which Pokémon is most "wanted" in each U.S. state - and it's not always Pikachu!Read More
Pokémon GO is a full year old today, and it's enjoying a bit of a renaissance right now with the addition of raid battles and adjusted gym mechanics. Those aren't the only things players are clamoring for, though, and Niantic boss John Hanke has confirmed that some features we had started to give up hoping for actually are on the way.Read More
Become immersed in a world of infinite Mondays.
After the breakout success of Pokémon GO last summer, the copycat reaction seemed remarkably restrained, though some certainly tried. As far as other notable brands trying to jump in with a clone game—whether because they understood the folly of trying or because of GO's own quick decline in popularity—we weren't really subjected to a major "me too" rush of clones. But now, we have Garfield Go.Read More
The closest thing to teleporting back to last summer.
Just under a month from now, Pokémon GO will officially be one year old, although you may remember that differently if you, like many, struggled to begin playing within the early days under the bonkers server load. Things have died down a bit since then, but the game is still going strong, and Niantic has some summer updates and events planned to maybe bring back a bit of that magic—something we could all use in our lives right now.Read More
Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo pitch some wonderful Netflix show ideas to Netflix's "cuh-coh" (CCO), Ted Serandos.Read More
It's that wonderful time of the year when we get to celebrate all of the great things that came out of the internet.Read More
My uncle, who works at Nintendo ...
If you still play Pokémon GO now and then, you may have noticed that the app is in the middle of yet another promotion, including some brand new additions to the game. Not only are water Pokémon more likely to appear right now, but there's a guaranteed way to snag evolution items at Pokéstops, and two "shiny Pokémon" have been added to the game—sometimes with a frustrating twist.Read More
Yay! A distraction!
Pokémon GO's initial introduction of a few of the Pokémon from the Gold/Silver game generation was limited to babies that players could hatch from eggs, but a full round of brand new Pokémon is finally on the way, and it looks like they'll arrive holding some other new goodies for us.Read More
Remember last year, when seemingly everyone came together on something that wasn't terrible (depending on who you ask)? Well, fun still does exist—so far, anyway—and Pokémon GO has yet another promotion to tie in with Valentine's Day, starting today.Read More
Apparently, there was a way to defeat Big Boos all along. We had no idea.Read More
DJs 80Fitz and Jay Walker have titled this comedy video "Lazy DJs," but their antics in the video are anything but lazy.Read More
Imgur user Joelalmeidaptg shared a pretty adorable story about adopting an abandoned cat, which they only discovered because they were playing Pokémon GO.Read More
Sorry. We peeked.
Officially, Pokémon GO's holiday promotion was kind of a letdown for some players after the larger in-game bonuses brought by Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. A Pikachu in a Santa hat is cute, but it's hardly on the same level as extra candy and XP to help players advance—but it looks like that might not be all that's in store.Read More
We're nearing the end of 2016 (good riddance), and that means that everyone who collects extensive, more-than-a-little-creepy data about our habits is putting together their year-end lists. While social media may be huge, Google is still a force to be reckoned with in terms of how users experience the Internet, and a few things dominated the site's search results this year.Read More