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Pokémon GO will get its first huge update this week: 80+ new Pokémon, new items, and more

“When is another generation of Pokémon coming to Pokemon GO?!” It’s a question that the game’s players (including myself) have been shouting since… well, pretty much immediately after the game launched. We’ve finally got an official answer: “later this week”. ...

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Apple’s first AirPods ad reminds me of the iPod ads

[embedded content] Ever since the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch took the spotlight, most of Apple ads have been focused on those devices. So it’s always nice to see the company try new things for less important devices, such as ...

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Singapore gets its first Diwali-themed train and station

By Manish SinghIndia2016-10-18 12:29:45 UTC It’s not just India that is all excited about Diwali.  Over the weekend, Singapore launched its first Diwali-themed train, Land Transport Authority, part of the Ministry of Transport of Government of Singapore announced. The coaches ...

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Project Blue aims to snap the first picture of an exoplanet in Alpha Centauri

Exoplanets are the talk of the solar system this year, but as exciting as they are, their existence (as is often the case in astronomy) is more inference than direct observation. A new private effort known as Project Blue hopes ...

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Digital comics startup Madefire launches its first virtual reality app

When digital comics startup Madefire announced its latest funding round a few days ago, co-founder and CEO Ben Wolstenholme said the company was getting ready to move into virtual and augmented reality. He lived up to that promise in very ...

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First ever five dollar note for the blind community to be issued in Australia

New and improved five dollar bills. Image: Reserve Bank of Australia By Ariel BogleAustralia2016-08-31 05:47:52 UTC A five dollar note will be released in Australia this Thursday with a new inclusive feature. For the first time, the bill will include ...

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China launches the first quantum communications satellite – and what is that, exactly?

Congratulations are in order for China: by launching the world’s first quantum communications satellite, the country has achieved an interesting — if somewhat difficult to explain — milestone in space and cryptography. Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), nicknamed Micius ...

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Hundreds turn up for North Korea's first beer festival

Women serve beer during North Korea’s first beer festival. Image: Kyodo/ap By Alicia Tan2016-08-15 04:53:05 UTC North Korea is known for many things, but a watering hole it wasn’t — until now. On Friday, the Communist country’s capital of Pyongyang ...

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Kinsa’s new Smart Elmo Thermometer is Sesame Street’s first connected device

A Sesame Street partnership is a big coup for any company – let alone one that’s only existed for four years and produced two Indiegogo-backed products. But Kinsa’s line of smart thermometers clearly struck a chord with the team behind ...

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Xiaomi unveils its first drone — and it costs just $450 for a 4K video model

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi officially unveiled its first drone today, ending a week of teasers about it, and the low price of the product might bring some serious competition to the space. Like other Xiaomi products, the company didn’t actually create ...

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