Amazon Go to launch in 2017

Amazon is set to launch an all new kind of store next year called Amazon Go.

The store uses “Just Walk Out Technology” to use an app on your phone to pay for items as you walk out of the store. This eliminates the need for checkouts and even staff.

It uses the same technology found in self-driving cars, that is computer vision, sensor vision and deep learning. The technology detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. After leaving the store, Amazon will charge your account and send a receipt.

The store is located in 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA and is currently only available to Amazon employees. The store is set to launch to the general public in early 2017.

Nokia to make Android phones in early 2017

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Nokia is set to make a comeback as the company formalises a licensing agreement with HMD Global to bring Nokia branded phones running the Android operating system.

The company also launched a new section of its site today, available at http://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones. This marks the return of Nokia branded smartphones and tablets after Microsoft acquired its phone business and killed off the brand in favour of its Lumia brand for smartphones.

Nokia has launched Android based devices before, with the Nokia X, a budget Android phone with Microsoft services, and the Nokia N1, an iPad like tablet.

So guys, are you waiting for the killer Nokia Android phone?

Source: The Verge

Sony launches PlayStation Communities mobile app

PlayStation Communities

Sony Interactive Entertainment has yet again launched another PlayStation mobile app and this time it’s all about the PS4 Communities feature.

The Communities feature, introduced in PS4 version 3.00 has now made its way to Android and iOS as a mobile app. You can use the app to post or reply to posts in a community, discover new ones based on the games you play and get notifications from the communities you are participating in.

One thing you cannot do however, is moderate your own communities. Hopefully Sony updates the app soon with these features.

The app is now available to download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

No Man’s Sky Foundation Update

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No Man’s Sky has faced a lot of controversy after players found most of the advertised features weren’t available in the game. Sean Murray and the Hello Games team were silent since the controversy started. But now, No Man’s Sky fans may be in for a good treat as the company has announced a major update called the “Foundation Update”.

The update, also known as Update 1.1 “adds the foundations of base building, and is a foundation for things to come” and is a free update.

The update will feature three new game modes. Normal Mode is the original experience, Creative Mode allows players to explore freely without limits and Survival Mode makes it a challenging endurance experience.

Players can also create their own home bases, used for shelter, storage and alien technology research. Farming will also be available in this update, allowing players to grow new resources. Players will also be able to make save points anywhere in the game, as well as Communication Terminals which allow players to leave messages to other explorers.

The game will also feature an updated user interface and a photo mode exclusively for the PS4 version.

So guys, what do you think about this update? Is this update going to change your opinion about the game, Sean Murray and the company? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Can a video CRASH your iPhone?

Apple has another problem in their hands, as YouTuber EverythingApplePro discovered a video that can freeze and eventually crash an iOS device.

Playing the video clip shown in the YouTube video will eventually slow down the iPhone until the device locks up completely. The only way out of this is to force reboot the device.

Some people have suggested that this has something to do with the video being corrupt, causing the iPhone to lock up after a few seconds of playing the vid. Although it doesn’t happen immediately, it starts to become noticeable after navigating around a few apps.

This seems to work on every iOS version possible from iOS 5 to iOS 10. While we don’t have any older devices for our testing, we can confirm this is happening with the YouTuber’s tests.

Hopefully Apple will fix this problem very soon, although it’s unclear whether devices that do not support iOS 10 will get the fix. A similar problem happened last year involving a text message.

While we will not include the direct link to the video here, the video may be found by searching around.

Digitise your old photos with PhotoScan

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Google has recently announced PhotoScan, a brand new app that lets you easily convert your old printed photos into high quality digital ones.

PhotoScan detects edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation and removes glare. After scanning the photograph, it can be safely backed up to Google Photos.

Advanced editing options will also be available in the Google Photos app, so if you want to tweak the photo any further, you can.

The app is now available to download from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.

Source: Google via Android Police

Super Mario Run coming to iOS on 15th December

Super Mario Run

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run for iOS platforms now has a release date and a price tag.

Shigeru Miyamoto appeared at the iPhone event back in September to unveil the upcoming game for iPhone and iPad. The company officially announced today that the first official Mario game for iOS will be released on December 15th, with an in-app purchase of $9.99 to unlock the full game.

To build hype for the upcoming game, users could sign up to be notified about the game when it launches. Nintendo also launched an iOS 10 Messages sticker pack to promote the game.

Super Mario Run Launches for iPhone & iPad on Dec. 15

SELECT GAME CONTENT AVAILABLE FOR FREE; ONE-TIME $9.99 PURCHASE OPENS FULL GAME

KYOTO, Japan–The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones. Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $9.99 (United States price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release.

“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Developed under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run brings a new take on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay to iPhone and iPad for the first time.”

Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Starting on Dec. 15, the game will launch in 151 countries and regionsSuper Mario Run supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.

Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs forward on his own, but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, pull off stylish moves, collect coins and reach the flagpole to complete courses.

For more information about Super Mario Run or to pre-register for the game, visit https://supermariorun.com/en/index.html.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DSand Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Source: 9to5Mac