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February 09, 2017

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Wayne Borean


Everybody loves adorable cuddly monsters...

The numbers are fascinating. 66 million peak American users. I wonder how that breaks down demographically? Most Millennials probably watched the tv show. Their parents also saw it as well. Gen X and Gen Y? No idea. Some folks my age know it (and played the games) because our kids wanted to teach us how.

After reading the article, I checked the App Store, and Pokémon Go doesn't show up in the Top 30, which surprised me, then I remembered that Canada got the game later. I can't remember how much later right now (didn't get much sleep last night, and it is now 5:15 AM and my brains are turning into porridge...)

Abdul Muis

http://venturebeat.com/2017/02/13/hmd-global-will-launch-the-nokia-3-5-and-6-at-mwc-plus-a-3310-homage/

HMD Global will launch the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 at MWC, plus a 3310 homage

EdwardoM

Cambridge Analytics AI marketing machine:

https://scout.ai/story/the-rise-of-the-weaponized-ai-propaganda-machine

EdwardoM

Let me add, this apparently explains a lot of how Trump was able to win the election.

AppleARVR

"And Apple also try to ride the AR bandwagon"

Apple is on the top of the VR things and BIG TIME.
This is one of the technologies that Apple owns and the results can be seen in Apple Maps:
https://youtu.be/3apAXzf3JTg

This crusifices the Google Map efforts. Now Apple is showing it from the skies, but they have several years for now done it using cars so it will be soon when the Apple will introduce the real 3D VR "street view"

iPhone (4?) was the first mobile phone that could do the AR thing because it had gyroscope in it.
Apple is absolutely on top of the AR.

Everybody else tries catch up doing somekind of classes that could be used to watch AR/VR content. You can bet that Apple is also developing something for that. Just check the articles from the PatentlyApple.com

Per "wertigon" Ekström

*sigh* Another iSheep joins us.

Yes, Apple got these dazzling thingamajingies that will enchant everyone, we know.

No, we're still not impressed.

No, we still don't think Apple will fare much better than the rest with their new toy.

Not to be rude, but... Hang back a while, listen and read, and maybe you can understand why Apple is at the same time in no big peril *and* damaging their ship for later voyages.

Apple is not taking in water for a long time, but their hull is starting to show some cracks...

Abdul Muis

@PWE

I'm really amaze at iSheep knowledge that the words rotate around iPhone.

AFAIK.................
The best 3D mapping service is Nokia maps. Nokia make the building 3D, pop out in maps. I really love that. It make searching for a building easier, and it's already available for YEARSSSS, before elop manage to screw nokia. As for surround view (360 degree view), the best is Google Street View, and it's already for YEARSSSS....

Oh well.....

Wayne Borean


@AppleARVR

Apple does some decent stuff. That's why my writing computer is a MacBook Air, and my phone is an old iPhone 3GS. But my server is a white box running Linux.

Apple, like Microsoft is good at copying, and modifying the ideas of others, but not good at coming up with new ideas. They are a big company that plays it safe.

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi everybody

Niantic finally release the official count of active users for Pokemon Go. It is 65 million currently. Link at this story

https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/04/pokemon-go-wins-a-bafta-boasts-65m-monthly-active-players.html

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