Tag Archive: Battle


Apple loses patent claim battle against Chinese Siri

A Beijing court has ruled against Apple, upholding the validity of a patent held by the Chinese company Zhizhen Internet Technology. Zhizhen first sued Apple back in 2012, claiming that Apple’s Siri virtual assistant was infringing on its patent for… Read more ›

The competition between iOS and Android is coming to your car. The recently announced Android Auto is Google’s answer to Apple’s CarPlay, and the two platforms offer similar features, with each promising to seamlessly connect smartphones to automobiles’ in-dash monitors.… Read more ›

Create and battle mutants in frenetic free-to-play game

Mutants: Genetic Gladiators is a new game from French publisher Kojobo that aims to be your go-to when you want to battle it out with comic-book style monsters that you mutate and create yourself. The game originated on Facebook, and… Read more ›

I have a really random PlayStation 2 game on my shelf called Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color. It came out in North America in 2002, and it was basically a game in which you drew your own Pokémon and… Read more ›

Queue the spy music, cause on this week’s CultCast, our very own Buster Heine sneaks into Apple’s under-construction Arizona Sapphire Crystal factory and reports back what he’s found. Plus, WWDC dishes out golden tickets like they’re Willy Wonka; what you… Read more ›

Think sport should be less about good sportsmanship and complex rules, and more about violence? Clearly developer HooAh agrees on some level, because its upcoming iOS game Bench Clearing re-imagines baseball (a.k.a. “America’s favorite pastime”) as a massive free-for-all battle.… Read more ›     

Apple and Samsung will return to federal court in Silicon Valley today for the next round of their seemingly never-ending patent war. The two rivals will face off once again before District Court Judge Lucy Koh, presiding in the California… Read more ›     

Battle Wack Hacks On Phat Tracks With AutoRap App

Fancy yourself an MC in the making? AutoRap by Smule, a popular app which transforms regular speech into legit rap, has just been updated to version 2.0 with several significant improvements. Alongside a new iOS 7-optimized interface, AutoRap 2.0 now… Read more ›     

Of the endless barrage of clones that emerged after Flappy Bird’s surprise success, Flapthulhu is the one that I go back to over and over again. Not only is it a clever parody of both the works of H.P. Lovecraft… Read more ›     

Phil Schiller and possibly Scott Forstall are expected to make witness appearances for the next round of the Apple v. Samsung trial, when the two companies return to court in California in late March. As Apple’s senior vice president of… Read more ›