So far, Apple has been the slowest of the big boys to getting an augmented or virtual reality product to market. The company’s iPhone is the single most popular smart phone on the planet and its computer products enjoy relative popularity (in early 2014, they were almost 9% of the market, a quadrupling from turn-of-the-century numbers). On a trip to Tokyo this week, CEO Tim Cook told BuzzFeed that he believes there is “no substitute for human contact. And so you want the technology to encourage that.”
Cook also said he thinks augmented reality can be “huge.” And if the numbers from the recent phenomenon of Pokémon Go are any indication, he’s absolutely right. Apple’s [...]
A 25-year-old British former computer science student has discovered a loophole in the popular Pokemon Go allowing him to catch Pokemon without leaving the comfort of his home.
According to reports, players of the game have resorted to donating thousands of pounds to keep Mark Gore’s ‘bot’ running. Five lawyers are alleged to have urged him to remove the programme.
Mr Gore has stated that his loophole wasn’t designed to take the fun out of the game, which is reported to have seen users harassed by police for walking into restricted areas, according to the British tabloid newspaper, the Sun.
He stated that it was easy exploiting the game, [...]
The latest high-profile victim to see a social media account hacked by self-proclaimed white hat hacking group OurMine is John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, famously relevant as the developer of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go.
In a series of tweets, OurMine – the hacking group which has infamously breached the likes of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s social media accounts – has claimed its most recent victim’s social media account. As of publishing, John Hanke – CEO of Pokemon Go developer Niantic has his Twitter account still compromised by the hacking outfit, with several tweets still showing up on his account.
A total of 5 tweets were [...]
The group who goes by the name Poodlecorp (yes, really) has threatened to take down Pokémon Go servers with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on August 1st. If achieved, the attack is certain to rile up gamers who are already inundating its servers due to the game’s sheer popularity.
Poodlecorp, the DDoS group tthat previously claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack that affected Pokémon Go servers on Saturday had threatened to bombard the game’s flimsy servers again, hinting at a larger attack at the time.
The group’s supposed leader released a now-deleted tweet that was pinned and publicized by the DDoS group on its Twitter account. It [...]