Nintendo shares skyrocket after a surprise announcement by Apple

Shigeru Miyamoto stands next to the Super Mario character during an Apple media event in San Francisco. (Reuters/ Beck Diefenbach) Shares of Nintendo (NTDOY) surged on Wednesday during the Apple (AAPL) product launch event. The catalyst was two big announcements. First, the iconic game Super Mario Bros. will come to …

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Apple just demonstrated why people hate the tech industry

Apple’s ubiquitous white ear buds. No, the headphone jack is not the new floppy disk. Or the new CD or DVD, the new 30-pin Dock connector or the new FireWire port. Excising the headphone jack from its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus isn’t like those other rounds of …

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Top 10 features of Apple's iPhone 7 rollout

Seamless design and new high-gloss, jet-black color option. Redesigned, force-sensitive Home button. Water- and dust-resistant. New dual-lens camera allows for greater depth of field in photos. Flawless Retina HD display. Stereo speakers that are twice as loud and have greater dynamic range. EarPods that connect via the Lightning port (3.5mm …

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New Apple Watch 2 unveiled, and it's waterproof

The Apple Watch 2 was unveiled at the big Apple event in San Francisco. New features include a more advanced fitness tracker and an app to remind you to “Breathe,” to go along with the current “Stand Up!” reminder. But one of the biggest reveals is that the splashproof watch …

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Obduction is a beautiful virtual world that shows the limits of VR

The year was 2013, and gaming studio Cyan Worlds was running a crowdfunding campaign for Obduction — a spiritual sequel to Myst, one of the most beloved adventure games of all time. When the campaign launched, Cyan co-founder Rand Miller dropped by Reddit, and somebody asked him a tantalizing question: …

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