Pokemon craze challenges Olympics for popularity in Brazil

Aug 14, 2016

Pokemon craze challenges Olympics for popularity in Brazil

Forget beach volleyball, soccer or tennis, not to mention the steeplechase or discus. “Pokemon Go” is challenging the Olympics for most popular game among some young Brazilians. Hundreds of them turned out in a Rio de Janeiro park on Saturday holding their mobile phones ...

Jul 22, 2016

Trend Micro warns Japan's smartphone users of fake 'Pokemon Go' apps

Ahead of the much-awaited release in Japan of the blockbuster smartphone game “Pokemon Go,” information security firm Trend Micro Inc. warned Thursday that fake “Pokemon Go” apps are rampant overseas. Trend Micro has confirmed 43 counterfeit products, all of which run on the Android ...

Bright ideas for bookmarks, toys and apps

| Jun 18, 2016

Bright ideas for bookmarks, toys and apps

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Kyouei Design’s flashy bookmark The tech-savvy may prefer to read e-books from tablets these days, especially since one of the advantages is that the device is often backlit making it easier to see text in dim environments. Printed matter, however, never seems to lose ...

Apr 19, 2016

Hands-free speech translation app gets trialed at Narita airport

Tests of a speech translation application were set to start at Narita International Airport on Tuesday. The “NariTra” multilingual translation app employs noise-canceling techniques and recognizes a wide range of speech. Offered by the airport at no cost, the app is designed to work ...

Nintendo finds a hit with its new social app, Miitomo

Mar 18, 2016

Nintendo finds a hit with its new social app, Miitomo

Nintendo Co.’s foray into smartphones is off to a good start. Miitomo, a free messaging-based application, reached No. 1 among social-networking apps in Japan on Apple Inc.’s iOS devices on the day of its release, market researcher App Annie said Friday. Line, the country’s ...

Feb 26, 2016

Nissan disables Leaf electric car app after cross-continent hack

Nissan Motor Co. has disabled a mobile application for controlling its Leaf electric car after a security researcher demonstrated how hackers could access temperature controls and other functions from across continents. The nation’s second-largest automaker made the app unavailable after Australian researcher Troy Hunt ...