Samsung and Disney team up to launch "Incredible" AR emojis for Galaxy S9/S9+

Many consider Samsung’s new AR emojis that launched with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ a rather gimmicky feature, but the following announcement could be considered proof that AR emojis are here to stay.

The South Korean company confirmed recently that it has teamed up with Disney to provide Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners with even more AR emojis. All five members of the super family, the Incredibles and their friend, Frozone, have just joined the already available characters of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck.

Starting today, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners can personalize their messages …


Google and Fitbit team up to work on next-gen fitness and health tracking

Google and Fitbit have teamed up to improve the way fitness trackers handle user health data, EconomicTimes reported. The fitness tracker maker has announced Monday that it will implement Google’s Healthcare API to deliver health data directly to electronic medical records (EMR) systems used by doctors and hospitals.
The ultimate goal is to provide clinicians with more comprehensive information about their patients, so they can receive personalized care, tailored to their needs. The steady flow of health data would also help doctors identify otherwise difficult …

We just saw the Chris Evans 'Infinity War' poster and honestly our whole team gasped

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Hey everyone, Avengers: Infinity War is just three weeks away and – HOLY CRAP DID YOU SEE THAT POSTER OF CAPTAIN AMERICA’S BUTT??

You know the one. If you’ve been on Twitter today it’s crossed your path and it truly makes me believe in this great nation of ours.

TIMELINE: At 1:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Chris Evans shared this image on his personal Twitter:

It’s all been leading to this….@Avengers #InfinityWar #CaptainAmerica pic.twitter.com/QNs0d8uVYQ

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 4, 2018

1:36 p.m.: I discover the image via this tweet: Read more…

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One lucky mobile-only esports team will get Razer Phones for free

Esports is a multi-billion dollar industry, so it’s no wonder that many tech giants want to see their names shown off at major events that are watched by millions of fans around the globe. Razer is no newcomer to the esports industry, but it’s definitely a new player in the smartphone market.

Today, Razer announced it has inked a deal with mobile-only esports team Queso. All players of the Spanish group will receive Razer gaming smartphones that they will have to use in all tournaments and competitions. Moreover, the team will be given other Razer peripherals and gaming accessories for free, …

Jamaica's first women's Olympic bobsled team just made history

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It’s bobsled time!

The Jamaican women’s bobsled team made their Olympic debut on Tuesday, becoming the first women’s team from Jamaica to take part in the competition.

Teammates Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell had a tough time making it to the games after losing their coach, sponsors, and sled shortly before the competition. However, with some help from the Jamaican beer company Red Stripe, the team was able to secure a sled and make it to the Olympics.

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Philips and Razer team up to bring smart RGB lighting to the next level

Philips Hue is a wireless lighting system that lets users easily control their Philips smart lights with a smartphone or tablet, and it’s about to get a whole lot crazier. Philips has teamed up with gaming company Razer to integrate Razer’s Chroma platform in Philips Hue, enabling smart RGB lights synchronization with games and movies.

Colorful light pulsating through your Razer keyboard in time with the action on screen is one thing, but imagine every light in your room doing so as well. The two companies revealed the project on stage at CES with an …

Hollywood power players team up to fight sexual misconduct, led by Anita Hill

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A collection of some of the most powerful people in Hollywood have formed a commission to address issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality in the workplace, naming Anita Hill as its lead.

After the past few months saw dozens upon dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct against people in the entertainment industry and beyond, a group of executives from companies and organizations like Disney, Netflix, Paramount, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences formed the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, Variety reported Friday. Read more…

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Jony Ive is once again leading Apple's design team

After two years of giving up some of his responsibilities as Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive is now the man that Apple’s design teams are reporting to directly. In 2015, Ive was given his executive title, but soon gave up the day-to-day leadership of the design teams to Alan Dye and Richard Howarth. The pair reported to Apple CEO Tim Cook. But now, once again, Ive is the man in charge.

During the two years during which he handed off some of his responsibilities at Apple, Ive worked on Apple’s “spaceship campus.” With that project over, Ive can now oversee all of the design chores …

Google and Nest may team up again to take on Amazon in the connected home race

It’s been around two years since Nest was spun off into an independent company from Google, operating under the Alphabet umbrella, but a new report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Alphabet is considering the possibility of folding Nest Labs back into Google’s hardware team.

Inside sources familiar with the matter claim that this move could help Google better compete with Amazon in the connected home market. Nest hasn’t been in the headlines as much recently, as it was when it operated directly under Google, but this year alone it released a …

Build a team of legendary fighters in Capcom's new Puzzle Fighter free-to-play game

Capcom is well-known for its popular arcade games that are mostly about fighting, so it’s no wonder the studio’s newest title is a “love letter” to fans. Puzzle Fighter allows players to build a team of legendary fighters from all of Capcom’s most popular fighting games.

Your team will consist of a main and two support characters, each with their own strengths and abilities. Players can choose to play iconic characters like Ryu, Ken, or Chun-Li to take on Mega Man’s X, Darkstalkers’ Morrigan, or Dead Rising’s Frank West.

Make no mistake though, this is a …