Facebook’s Moments app brings together photos from your friends’ phones


Hundreds of pictures are taken whenever family or friends get together. It can be at dinner, a party, or on a hike. People just love to take pictures. The only issue with that is merging them into an album. Everyone inevitably shares the photos in albums of their own, but it would make much more sense to just have one. Facebook believes to have solved the problem with the introduction of Moments.

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Electronic Arts gives mobile a segment during its E3 2015 press conference


This afternoon in Los Angeles, Electronic Arts took the stage for its E3 2015 press conference. The company covered everything from gaming in the living to gaming with mobile devices. Statistics in mobile gaming were offered and EA Mobile announced new titles and updates for existing ones. EA Mobile games have been downloaded over 715 million times in the last year throughout the world with nearly 500,000 years of gameplay recorded. Mobile gaming, according to EA, is a platform that requires as much attention as console gaming.

Hit the break to see what EA Mobile has coming.

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Telltale Games explores a new story in ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne’


The next video game from The Walking Dead franchise may seem familiar to some as it is based on the comic book series’ character Michonne. The game, called The Walking Dead: Michonne, runs for three episodes and players learn her history with the group, both what caused her to leave and bring her back. Telltale Games, the developer behind the game, calls this title a perfect fit for the “compelling interactive drama” that has grown from the series. Robert Kirman, the creator of The Walking Dead, feels that the game will go beneath Michonne’s brutal, cold personality to see what is broken.

The Walking Dead: Michonne will be released on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and mobile devices this fall. Players will need at the the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two in order to get started with Michonne.

Source: Telltale Games

Bethesda debuts ‘Fallout Shelter’ for iOS (but ignores Android)


On Sunday night, Bethesda Softworks introduced the very first mobile game from the Fallout franchise. The debut of Fallout Shelter generated buzz everywhere because of its gameplay. Gamers control the Pip-Boy characters in their various day-to-day activities. Oddly, a large segment of gamers were left in the dark. Bethesda has only released the game for iOS devices while completely ignoring Android.

Pete Hines, a Bethesda employee, took to Twitter to clarify that Fallout Shelter being on solely iOS right now is not a matter of the title being a timed exclusive. Instead, Hines merely says it is “just not available on Android yet.” When will actually see Fallout Shelter in the Play Store? Bethesda, or any of its employees, have not answered that question.

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Facebook to start measuring time spent on stories


Facebook has announced a new metric they will start measuring in order to “improve” the news feed presented to users. In the past they have used things like commenting or liking or sharing a post to help determine what stories may be most relevant to users. Recognizing that some stories may be of interest but do not create any of those actions, Facebook will start measuring the time spent viewing a story to improve the News Feed. Read more

Upton Upstaged: Mariah Carey to become new face for ‘Game of War: Fire Age’


Developer Machine Zone launched a series of advertisements for Game of War: Fire Age featuring model Kate Upton last fall during football season. The high production value of the advertisements as well as the sex appeal of Kate Upton in the spots became very popular. Machine Zone even spent millions for a slot to air a commercial during Super Bowl XLIX. Why can the developer do this? Because Game of War: Fire Age generates $1 million per day, which allowed Machine Zone to spend $40 million on marketing in all of 2014.

Upton, the face of Game of War: Fire Age, will need to continue focusing on her modeling career as the developers behind the game have plans for a new face.

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Start putting together IFTTT recipes with your Amazon Echo


The functionality of Amazon’s Echo digital assistant expands beyond the hardware itself. Now, Amazon Echo supports IFTTT recipes. After connecting the Amazon Alexa Channel, users have access to an additional 121 channels with various commands. It works with Twitter, Evernote, Todoist, Gmail, and many other services. For example, start listening to music with the Amazon Echo and, if paired with the Twitter channel, a tweet could be sent containing the song title.

Source: Amazon Alexa Channel (IFTTT)