If you’ve ever had the very specific fantasy of playing Ms. Pacman on your neighborhood streets, there’s good news. The Google Maps phone app will let you transform anywhere into a playable Ms. Pacman stage.
The chances of playing Pokémon Go in China look slim. The Chinese state censor said that augmented reality games like Pokémon Go will not be licensed until they could assess potential security risks.
Google has released its annual collection of top search results for the year, and as always there’s some good video game shit to dig through. Like the fact Pokemon Go was the #1 search topic in the world for the year. And that many of you like to follow up your Overwatch Googling with something a little more adult.
The tech industry doesn’t just have a diversity problem. It has a results problem. Major tech companies pour millions of dollars into recruiting, but there remain significant, quantifiable discrepancies—in workforce diversity, in gender equity among people of color, and in representation among top leadership. Even the…
As it does every December, Google is in the process of posting some data-filled 2016 recaps. One that’s got our interest is YouTube’s official “top ten” of video game trailers for the year, ranked according to views.
When an app claims to be powered by “artificial intelligence” it feels like you’re in the future. What does that really mean, though? We’re taking a look at what buzzwords like AI, machine learning, and neural networks really mean and whether they actually help improve your apps.
The idea behind Google Experiments’ Quick, Draw! is to teach a neural network to recognize everyday objects based on the rushed scribbles of flawed humans. If it can figure out what I’m drawing, it can do anything.
The Pixel is the first Google phone built from top to bottom, and the company thinks it’s finally made the Android device that can conquer the iPhone. It’s a valiant effort, but is it enough?
After years of leading the way on cheap virtual reality, Google finally has a headset of its own. The search giant announced its first Daydream-ready VR headset—Daydream View—which is essentially a $79 headset that turns your Google Phone into a virtual reality dream.
If you love collecting virtual cats and you have Android Nougat, you’re in luck: Google dropped a cat-collecting easter egg called Android Neko into the latest version of Android, and while it’s not nearly as fun as Neko Atsume, you do get to collect cats by putting out treats.
One of the biggest scandals to hit the 2016 Google Doodle Fruit Games was the realization that I can’t ride a tricycle. But it’s far from the only one. My career as a Fruitlympian is over.
This past weekend, many Pokemon Go gyms were rendered unplayable. Players trying to battle at sites like Big Ben were greeted not by a ‘mon but by an egg that glitched the game, protecting these gyms from being defeated. Eggs appeared in New York City, London, and elsewhere—and almost all of them were placed there by…
Here’s a neat look behind the scenes at Google showing how the company’s search page minigames (like the current Olympics ones) are made.
I’m in the back of a Gregory’s Coffee in New York’s midtown across from Dronpes and flanked by Moots7, who are careful to tell me as little about themselves as possible. From what I can gather Moots works in finance and comes from rural Colorado, while Dronpes is a developer at a tech company, hard-working with a…
“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month.
Several Redditors discovered decompiled code in the Android and iOS versions of Pokémon Go earlier this week that indicated a potential sponsorship deal with global burger chain McDonald’s. Now a well-placed source has confirmed with Gizmodo that the sponsorship is moving forward, and is set to launch in one country…
At its I/O 2016 show earlier in the week, Google slipped in some news that Play Store apps—with special focus on games—will now have a section in the store called “Google Play Early Access”, which works pretty much exactly the same as Steam’s Early Access.