Fire Emblem games coming to Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and mobile
Nintendo seems to be making good its promise to really embrace mobile as part of its expanded gaming ecosystem. Especially after the rather divisive Super Mario Run launch. While it still hasn’t given a solid date, Nintendo is at least giving more details about the totally new Fire Emblem title that is coming to both Android and iOS. But that’s … Continue reading...
Marketing and investment firm Wareness expands beyond hardware
 It’s been about three years since PR firm VSC launched Wareness, a “studio” within the larger organization that provides consulting services and seed funding to hardware startups. Since then, Wareness has backed 14 companies. The next step? Looking beyond hardware — founder and CEO Vijay Chattha told me that the studio is now looking to work with startups in… Read More ...
Marketing and investment firm Wareness expands beyond hardware
 It’s been about three years since PR firm VSC launched Wareness, a “studio” within the larger organization that provides consulting services and seed funding to hardware startups. Since then, Wareness has backed 14 companies. The next step? Looking beyond hardware — founder and CEO Vijay Chattha told me that the studio is now looking to work with startups in… Read More ...
Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc
 How much traction? What’s the market size? Who else invested? Are you the target user? These are the questions every investor will ask you, so you better build a business with the right answers and get ready to recite them. That’s what Pitchbot.vc helps you practice. Pitchbot simulates a pitch meeting with an angel, incubator, seed fund, or VC firm. You respond to… Read More ...
5 games that’ll make Nintendo Switch a must-have
The release of the Nintendo Switch brings with it the dawn of a new generation of Nintendo-friendly games – awesome games. What we’re going to do today is pick out 5 of the best – or 5 of the most potential-filled games, as it were. Several of these games were released in one form or another on previous Nintendo devices … Continue reading...
Cam site CamSoda announces OhRoma scent mask integration for exactly the reason you’re thinking
 As we approach the coming apocalypse we need bread, circuses, and odors to keep us entertained. That’s why CamSoda, a NSFW webcam site, has announced the OhRoma, a VR-compatible scent mask that injects the smells of roses, perfume, private parts into your VR webcamming experience. Yeah. You read that right. Why do you want to do such a thing? Well here’s what the CEO… Read More ...
Cam site CamSoda announces OhRoma scent mask integration for exactly the reason you’re thinking
 As we approach the coming apocalypse we need bread, circuses, and odors to keep us entertained. That’s why CamSoda, a NSFW webcam site, has announced the OhRoma, a VR-compatible scent mask that injects the smells of roses, perfume, private parts into your VR webcamming experience. Yeah. You read that right. Why do you want to do such a thing? Well here’s what the CEO… Read More ...
Mirai botnet creator unmasked as DDOS protection developer tempted by the dark side
 Mirai, the botnet that subverted thousands of poorly secured internet of things devices and set them to work on denial of service attacks, has been revealed to be the creation of a young developer who found that the black hat fit better than the white. Read More ...
Tech employees protest in front of Palantir HQ over fears it will build Trump’s Muslim registry
 Silicon Valley is no stranger to protests against tech companies. But it’s unusual when the tech workers themselves protest tech. Such was the case this morning in front of Palantir headquarters in Palo Alto where 50 people in the tech community came out in the pouring rain to demand the data mining startup take a firm stand against the makings of a Muslim registry. The organizers… Read More ...
Facebook replaces its old inbox with the web version of Messenger
 Just under two years ago, Facebook introduced a web interface for its private chat application, Messenger. Now, Facebook is integrating that same web app into the desktop version of Facebook, where it replaces the older messaging experience. The change has been spotted by a number of users in multiple markets – including also TechCrunch staff in the U.S. and Europe – which… Read More ...
Netflix’s The Discovery posits a dark outcome from proving the afterlife exists
 Netflix is really tapping into the appetite of its sci-fi audience, with another trailer for a new film coming soon to the streaming service that imagines a weird future. In the first teaser for The Discovery, we get a glimpse into a love story unfolding in a world where Robert Redford has proven the afterlife is real, and suicides are spiking as a result. It looks kind of like a huge bummer,… Read More ...
Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service
 A streaming service for stand-up comedy called Laugh.ly, which publicly launched this past August, has now closed on $2.25 million in seed funding led by New York Angels, the company announced today. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Laugh.ly is the first to offer an extensive library of comedians’ stand-up sets, with content from top names in the biz, including Kevin Hart,… Read More ...
ComiXology launches original comics with Adventure Time spin-off
 Amazon’s ComiXology is delivering on the promise it made last year to create original content exclusively for users of its platform and Kindle customers, with Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular, an Adventure Time tale focusing on the Vampire King from the franchise’s alternate gender-swapped story universe. The Marshall Lee story is available as a $3.99 one-time purchase, and… Read More ...
‘GTA 4’ Super Mario Mod puts Odyssey Mario into the ‘real world’
Dancing, robberies and shootouts are all part and parcel of Grand Theft Auto and even Mario isn't immune. In homage to the recent trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, where he visits a much more real city, one YouTuber has modded him into GTA. The post ‘GTA 4’ Super Mario Mod puts Odyssey Mario into the ‘real world’ appeared first on Digital Trends....
Maelle Gavet is the new COO at real estate startup Compass
 There has been another development at Compass, the real estate startup that recently hit a $1 billion valuation. The company has appointed a new COO, Maëlle Gavet. She will report to Robert Reffkin, the CEO and co-founder of Compass. Gavet was most recently at Priceline, the travel services giant, which she joined as EVP in 2015 tasked with integrating a number of its brands, and with a… Read More ...
Tesla to build Model 3 motors and gearboxes at its Gigafactory
 Tesla will be making electric motors and gearboxes at its Nevada Gigafactory, in addition to batteries. The news comes form Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, who discussed that additional manufacturing plans for the Gigafactory during a policy speech on Tuesday. The Gigafactory, which officially opened for business last year, is a massive facility with a $5 billion price tag, a solar-power… Read More ...
Russia extends Snowden’s temporary residency for ‘few more years’
 NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has had his temporary right to remain in Russia extended, according to a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman. Read More ...
Nintendo Switch accessories’ prices leave gamers fuming
The Nintendo Switch will be released on March 3 for $300 and you can pre-order it through various outlets (the ones that This article was originally posted on Game Guru . [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Motive Partners, a new London/NYC fintech VC, is raising a $150M fund
 The British pound may be at one of its lowest points of the last 50 years right now (and may still go lower…welp), but some investors see this as an opportunity. A new fintech VC called Motive Partners, founded by a team of fintech entrepreneurs and investors, is launching today with offices in London and New York. The company is not revealing its fund size but earlier this month it… Read More ...
TomTom acquires Autonomos to beef up in self-driving technology
 Navigation and mapping company TomTom — which provides data to companies like Uber and Apple as well as for its own GPS systems — has made an acquisition to add more autonomous driving technology to its platform. It has acquired Autonomos, a Berlin startup that has worked in R&D consultancy for various self-driving projects out of Germany. Financial terms of the deal have not… Read More ...