Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told investors that Nintendo's forthcoming NX console is "a fantastic machine." Guillemot said the company is taking a "a new approach" with the NX that could return Nintendo to being a major contender in consoles.
Best Buy will open 350 of its stores at midnight Oct. 13 to let gamers nab PlayStation VR headsets the minute they become available. A limited number of headsets will hit shelves the next morning at all Best Buy locations.
Arduino aims to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter for its ESLOV IoT Invention Kit, which lets user turn hardware into an internet of things device by attaching sensors. The kit comes with a Wi-Fi hub and a set of sensors -- button, buzzer, LED, GPS and more -- for $99 for the entry-level version.
Worth $1 billion, Shazam reported that it has finally turned a profit as it tallies its 1 billionth app download. Makers of the music recognition app helped spur growth by stepping into image recognition, augmented reality and marketing campaigns.
Responding to the popularity of glossy new Jet Black iPhone 7, Apple may be preparing an iPhone 8 for next year with a glass front and back. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the coming iPhone will also sport either a stainless steel or aluminum metal casing.
The cyberattack on Yahoo that led to 500 million accounts being stolen was the result of a criminal effort and not a state-sponsored attack, InfoArmor says. Intel experts say that the focus should be on finding and catching criminals, rather than punishing the companies that fall victim to hacking attempts and data breaches.
Amazon's voice-activated assistant is appearing on more devices both in and outside of Amazon's branded device lineup. Alexa will be loaded on Jam Audio's forthcoming $70 smart speaker, which hits shelves Oct. 30 at Best Buy, and on Amazon's new $40 Fire TV stick, which will ship Oct. 20.
Fitbits are still the most popular wearable, data from a Raymond James survey indicate. Of 500 respondents, 14% owned a Fitbit and 16% planned to purchase one, though Apple is gaining in popularity, with only 2% ownership but 9% planning on purchasing an Apple Watch.
Virtual reality represents an opportunity to rethink and reinvent games in a new way, even for video game makers that have been in the industry for a long time. "We always wanted to build places and worlds, not just games, and [VR] just does that," said Rand Miller, a designer behind games "Myst" and "Obduction."
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