Speck has launched their Pocket-VR case for iPhone. With a portable, slim design the Pocket-VR folds flat to increase portability. The iPhone case, which is included with the collapsible viewing assembly, provides military-grade drop protection and raised rubber ridges for better grip. Unlike some other virtual reality accessories designed for smartphones, the Pocket-VR is open on the top and bottom, making it possible to tap the screen while docked.
Glu Games has been busy trying to recreate the huge success they have had with their hit App Store release, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. The mobile game developer has released titles based on Kendall and Kylie Jenner and pop star Katy Perry. Glu's interactivec games based on pop culture celebrities have been such cash cows that everyone from Demi Lovato to Selena Gomez have tried to cash in on the craze, but Glu seems to know how to do it best.
Niantic, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company, is now accepting applications for field testers for its upcoming mobile Pokémon title. Pokémon GO is a real world game that combines mobile location technology and augmented reality so players can go outside and catch wild Pokémon with their Android or iOS devices. The game is slated for a 2016 release, and Niantic is looking for early testers to help make it "launch-ready."
Apple stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) got a boost today on news that Warren Buffett's hedge fund significantly increased its AAPL holdings. As of March 31, Berkshire Hathaway purchased a whopping 9.8 million shares totaling $1.07 billion. This move makes Berkshire Hathaway the 56th largest owner of AAPL. Not surprisingly, share prices surged 3.7% on the news.
Google's developer's conference, Google I/O, is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, May 18, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The three day event will include a two hour keynote where Google CEO Sundar Pichai will discuss product and platform innovation. The event will also include a variety of other talks focused on Google services, such as its ad platform and Android. People attending the event can download the recently updated Google I/O app to access the conference map, create personal schedules and set up event notifications.