Pokémon Go fans have a new way to play the game: a $34.99 wearable device called Pokémon Go Plus that, much like the app itself, has its ups and downs. While it might not be quite as popular as it was in the weeks following its July launch, Pokémon Go is still breaking records.
When you find out the enigmatic 24-year-old who built one of the first commercially viable virtual reality headsets also funds a pro-Trump political action group aimed at spreading anti-Hillary Clinton memes, you may feel like your worldview has shifted a bit.
Pokémon Go has been unseated from the throne that really matters: top grossing on the U.S. App Store charts. Its spot was taken by free-to-play card battler Clash Royale, thanks to juice from its newest update, according to analyst group Sensor Tower.
To those dedicated Pokémon Go players still chasing creatures with their smartphones, help will come sooner than you think - for a price, of course. The Pokemon Go Plus, a smart accessory that connects to your phone with Bluetooth, is going on sale Sept. 16, Niantic Labs announced Thursday night.
Virtual reality has official entered awards season territory. Henry, a VR animated short about a hedgehog, received an Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Program. It's part of the juried Emmy awards given before the ceremony on Sept. 18, and it's the first piece of VR narrative to win such an award.
One of the biggest shocks of Apple's iPhone 7 reveal event happened just as things was getting started, when famed Nintendo director Shigeru Miyamoto - creator of Mario - stepped onto the stage. Miyamoto introduced a Nintendo first: a Super Mario game built especially for a touch screen.
Sony's "PlayStation Neo," the company's 4K- and HDR-ready companion console, now has an official name: the PlayStation 4 Pro. At a press conference in New York on Wednesday, Sony highlighted how the console could fully take advantage of 4K televisions by showing highly detailed scenes, all rendered in game engines.
The summer's - and maybe the decade's - most popular mobile game is now coming to the Apple Watch. Pokémon Go is getting a full Watch integration that will let players keep their iPhone in their pocket as they hunt for Pokémon.
Mario is finally leaping off Nintendo and onto mobile phones. Nintendo's famed director Shigeru Miyamoto was the first guest during Apple's iPhone 7 launch event Wednesday. The creator of Mario announced the plumber's first mobile title: Super Mario Run. The endless runner lets players take Mario across classic-looking stages, but using simple, one-touch controls.
Sony executives and developers will take the stage Wednesday in New York for an ambiguously titled "PlayStation Meeting." But despite the obtuse title, we know a bit of what's being discussed, thanks to Sony's previous releases and some very leaky retailers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".