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The first details about Nintendo's new game console sound crazy

We know that Nintendo's next video game console is currently codenamed the "NX," and we know that it's planned for a March 2017 launch. That's pretty much where our official knowledge of the Japanese gaming giant's next video game system...Show More Summary

This is the first rumor we’ve seen about the 2018 iPhone, and it’s a real doozy (AAPL)

A fresh leak from DigiTimes, first spotted by 9to5Mac, claims Apple's iPhone coming in 2018 will come with an eye scanner. It's still not clear what an eye scanner could be for, but DigiTimes suggests that eye scanners on mobile devices could be used for "biometric recognition," like the iPhone's fingerprint sensor. Show More Summary

These graphs show how ‘Top Gear’s’ online audience plummeted under Chris Evans

"The way 'Top Gear' is being viewed is repositioning the way television is consumed." That was former host Chris Evans’ answer to negative headlines about the BBC motoring show’s disappointing TV ratings. His point was this: "Top Gear’s" overnight audience is only half the story. Show More Summary

Foursquare's new dashboard will give retailers real-time data on mobile users

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Foursquare's Attribution, a platform used to help brands measure how media impacts foot traffic in brick-and-mortar...Show More Summary

The creator of Pokémon Go is only a level 5

Anyone who's spent time playing Pokémon Go probably passed level 5 a long time ago — but the game's creator hasn't. In a new story out from Ryan Mac at Forbes, John Hanke — t he CEO of Niantic, the company that created the hugely popular mobile game — reveals just how busy he's been since the game launched in early July. Show More Summary

This week is your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free (MSFT)

If you've put off upgrading to Windows 10, now is the time to do it. After July 29, 2016, it'll cost you $119 to upgrade to Windows 10 compared to the $0 it costs you right now if you're running Windows 7 or 8/8.1. If you've already upgraded to Windows 10, you won't be charged anything. Show More Summary

The 20 best bagel shops in New York City, according to Foursquare

If there's one thing New Yorkers agree on, it's that New York City has the best bagels in the world. But that's where the agreement stops. It's a city of a thousand bagel shops, and everyone believes their favorite is No. 1. So who does it best? We partnered with city-guide app Foursquare to compile a list of the top bagels shops in NYC. Show More Summary

Taboola has splashed tens of millions of dollars on a video ad tech company to take on YouTube, Facebook, and Snapchat

Taboola, the digital content recommendation company, has acquired New York City-based video ad tech firm ConvertMedia as it looks to take on the likes of YouTube, Facebook, and Snapchat in the video advertising space. ConvertMedia specializes...Show More Summary

Pokémon Go has been dethroned as the top free iPhone app — by Snapchat's $100 million stickers

Every fad must eventually slow down. Pokémon Go, the augmented reality phenomenon, might not be over, but it's no longer the top free app on Apple's App Store in the United States. It ruled Apple's free charts in the United States for...Show More Summary

The ultimate 'Pokemon GO' cheat looks like it gives you unlimited incense and lucky eggs

There are a lot of clever ways to cheat in and hack Pokémon GO. But we may have just found the best one of all. In "Pokémon GO," you have two major ways to advance your Trainer to higher levels more quickly: using Incense, and usingShow More Summary

Samantha Bee tells her network to 'delete your account' following anti-Hillary Clinton tweet

Late-night host Samantha Bee went to bat for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Monday night following a tweet sent out by the network that airs her show, TBS, which compared Clinton's laugh to a wild hyena. The content originated from the TBS website The Heckler, which spoofs politics, sports, and pop culture. Show More Summary

Microsoft Word's spellcheck is getting a big upgrade to make you a better writer (MSFT)

For many millions of students and professionals, Microsoft Word's red squiggly underlines for spelling mistakes are essentially an icon of modern computing. Well, those squigglies aren't going anywhere. But for subscribers to the Microsoft...Show More Summary

Photos of the playful sleepy life on Japan's 'Cat Island,' where cats outnumber humans 6 to 1

Just off the coast of Japan there is an island called Aoshima, which is also known as "Cat Island." The tiny fishing village is home to more than 120 cats, which roam around napping, playing, and snagging snacks from residents and tourists. Show More Summary

IGNITION 2016: The $100 billion man

Martin Sorrell — Sir Martin to you — would get the media world’s attention just for being CEO of the largest marketing services company, WPP. He’s the guy every publisher wants to meet: the $100 billion man, presiding over roughly aShow More Summary

Take Eat Easy is shutting down its food delivery business as Uber muscles in

Take Eat Easy, the Belgium-founded food delivery startup, is shutting down after running out of money to sustain itself. Founded in 2013, Take Eat Easy struggled to raise a new round of funding in recent weeks and is going into administration...Show More Summary

Tech workers, traders, and lawyers have been kicked out of a huge office in London because it's unsafe

Several companies have been kicked out of a new London office after a beam came loose and left the property unsafe. The property in question, 10 Finsbury Square, is just eight months old and located in the heart of London's Square Mile. Show More Summary

Google is making it far easier for emergency services to find you in a crisis (GOOG)

Google's latest feature could be a literal lifesaver. The Californian technology company has created a new feature for Android called Emergency Location Service. When you call an emergency number — whether for police, or an ambulance,...Show More Summary

Hailo tried to take on Uber — but now its brand is being killed off

London taxi app Hailo has agreed to a merger with MyTaxi, the ridesharing company Daimler bought two years ago. The deal will see Hailo as a brand come to an end. Its app and services will be rebranded to MyTaxi by mid-2017, Hailo says. Show More Summary

BT has been ordered to make Openreach more independent to boost UK broadband

BT will not have to sell-off Openreach, but has been ordered to make its broadband division more independent to improve the UK’s internet network. Following a year-long review, media regulator Ofcom has set out a “major reform” of Openreach,...Show More Summary

The UK government is getting in on Amazon's secret drone tests (AMZN)

The UK government is planning to help Amazon get its delivery drones into operation by allowing the ecommerce giant to carry out a number of relatively secret tests in UK sky zones. Amazon announced on Tuesday that it is teaming up with...Show More Summary

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