Sales of the Huawei Honor V10 start tomorrow, and JD.com reports it has reached over 570,000 registrations. The sale will start 10:08 local time and we have a feeling it will end minutes, if not seconds after that. Note that JD is only one of several major retailers in China to carry the phone. Vmall and Tmall will also sell the Honor V10, though they don’t have a registration counter so we can only guess how many people are buying through those stores. Another important V10 event tomorrow – a dedicated European event (and we’ll be there). We should find out launch details for the…
Thomas Was Alone [$ 4.99], the BAFTA Award winning game from Mike Bithell has finally been updated with 64-bit support. Bossa Studios has handled the iOS release and while I was originally very pleased to be able to play this on another platform, the port could be better. It was updated after launch with DLC and also became a Universal release to work on both iPhones and iPads. Now that it has been updated with iOS 11 support, I hope the team works on a performance update. Watch the original launch trailer below:
Thomas Was Alone is a fantastic game. Read our review of it here. I just wish the iOS port ran well. As of this post the PlayStation Vita version runs a lot better with much less power than a modern iOS device. Check out the forum thread for the game here. As of now, another one survives the App-ocalypse and will work on modern iOS devices letting you listen to Danny Wallace’s amazing narration once again.
Pocket Mine 3 [Free] from Roofdog Games is the best Pocket Mine yet. The franchise has done really well for them with Pocket Mine [Free] and Pocket Mine 2 [Free] crossing 9 million downloads when Pocket Mine 3 released. There’s a lot to like and appreciate when it comes to QOL changes and general polish here. There are a lot of games on the App Store that allow for sharing friend codes and the likes to get more social and we have a dedicated section in our forum just for that. Check it out here. Watch the trailer showcasing how much better this game is compared to the previous entries below:
If you’ve been digging and need a friend, look no further because we’ve got a forum thread where friend codes are being shared. You can view the game forum thread for general discussions on Pocket Mine 3here and check out the friend code sharing thread here.
Apple announced the latest iPhone yesterday. It’s thinner, faster and has a better screen than the previous model. But of course it does. That’s how these things go. But the phone also lacks things I consider part of my daily life. I’m lost. This iPhone is not for me. Without these two features, I’ll stick with the boring and passé iPhone 8. The iPhone X follows a… Read More Mobile – TechCrunch
More than 29 million people suffer from diabetes in the United States alone. Now, a new healthcare startup called Virta claims that it can stamp out the condition for good — and what’s more, it plans to do so using little more than a sensible diet plan and a smartphone app.
Virta puts its patients on a nutrition plan that cuts out sugar and bad carbohydrates. To make sure that they can stick to this diet safely, they’re kept in constant contact with a trained physician, exchanging text messages and engaging in video calls as often as every day.
Each patient’s plan is highly individualized, with everything from their food intake, to their recommended activity levels, to their medication being tailored to their specific situation. Preliminary test have been very promising, with a recent trial of 262 people allowing 87 percent of participants to stop using insulin completely or at least reduce their dosage.
Virta founder Sami Inkinen had good reason to get into diabetes care. In 2007, he had just started competing in Ironman triathlon events, when he was told that he was pre-diabetic.
“I started reading research and that’s what kind of led me to meet my scientific co-founders,” said Inkinen in a recent interview with Tech Crunch. “The bottom line, what these guys had shown is that there is a way to nutritionally reverse type 2 diabetes without starving you to death. They had published all these papers. I was like this is nuts. This is 30 years-old science.”
Diabetes has a huge impact on the lives of people affected, not least when they’re forced to administer their own insulin injections. Fortunately, researchers are finding ways to avoid this process, from CRISPR skin grafts to cell implants, to a smartphone app.