Apple updates its Clips video app with fancy selfie backgrounds and iCloud support

clips Apple is releasing version 2.0 of Clips, its free application for easily editing mobile videos. When the app first launched earlier this year, it was clear that Apple wasn’t trying to replace more sophisticated editing software like FinalCut or iMovie. Instead, it’s trying to offer an easy way to stitch together video segments shot on your phone (you can shoot video directly in… Read More
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Google Photos v3.8 has a fancy new Lens animation [APK Download]

Google Lens is taking its sweet time getting ready for its full-fledged debut. The juiced-up version of Google Goggles is already available to those who use the first- and second-generation Pixel smartphones, but it’s cooped up in the Photos app and has yet to appear in Assistant, as promised back in May at I/O. One of the reasons for this delay appears to be aesthetic, as Google Photos v3.8 shows off a new animation while Lens is analyzing a photo.

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Dyson, the company that makes fancy vacuums, is building an electric car

Founder James Dyson announced the company’s plans in a staff email.

Household appliance manufacturer Dyson is taking a leap into building a different kind of appliance: An electric vehicle.

In an email to staff, Dyson founder James Dyson wrote that the company has been working on building a battery-powered electric vehicle with a team of 400 people. The company, best known for its vacuum cleaners, plans to launch their EV to the public by 2020.

In his email, Dyson wrote that the company will be investing two billion euro ($ 2.35 billion) into developing these cars. The company expects to manufacture the majority of the car in-house with the exception of components like tires for which Dyson will turn to traditional suppliers.

Dyson’s motivation, he wrote, was to help solve the current environmental crisis plaguing the earth — something he accuses traditional automakers of having done little to alleviate.

“In the period since, governments around the world have encouraged the adoption of oxymoronically designated ‘clean diesel’ engines through subsidies and grants,” Dyson wrote. “Major auto manufacturers have circumvented and duped clean air regulations. As a result, developed and developing cities are full of smog-belching cars, lorries and buses. It is a problem that others are ignoring.”

Building a battery-powered EV is not an easy task. Just look at Tesla, which posted a record quarterly loss of $ 336 million at the end of August 2017. The company did beat revenue expectations, however, with $ 2.79 billion in sales. That was before the Elon-Musk-helmed company began producing its mass-market vehicle the Model 3.

Add to the costliness of manufacturing an EV, Dyson will have to compete with Tesla for its cult-like following.

It’s unclear how many cars Dyson plans to produce by 2020 or how they will be priced. But, if you subscribe to Musk’s vision, then the only way to actually impact environmental issues is to encourage or enable mass consumption of alternatively fueled cars.

Dyson’s move doesn’t come as a total surprise. Two high-profile hires from Aston Martin fueled speculation that the British company might be exploring manufacturing its own electric cars. In fact, former Tesla vice president of global communications Ricardo Reyes is leading Dyson’s global communications.

Here’s the full email:

In 1988 I read a paper by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, linking the exhaust from diesel engines to premature death in laboratory mice and rats. In March 1990 a team at Dyson began work on a cyclonic filter that could be fitted on a vehicle’s exhaust system to trap particulates.

Sketches Dyson included in his email.

By 1993 we had developed several working prototypes and showed an early iteration to British television programme Blue Peter. The team went on to develop a much more sophisticated technology.

To our chagrin, nobody at the time was interested in employing our diesel exhaust capture system and westopped the project. The industry said that ‘disposing’ of the collected soot was too much of a problem! Better to breathe it in?

In the period since, governments around the world have encouraged the adoption of oxymoronically designated ‘clean diesel’ engines through subsidies and grants. Major auto manufacturers have circumvented and duped clean air regulations. As a result, developed and developing cities are full of smog-belching cars, lorries and buses. It is a problem that others are ignoring.

Throughout, it has remained my ambition to find a solution to the global problem of air pollution. Some years ago, observing that automotive firms were not changing their spots, I committed the company to develop new battery technologies. I believed that electrically powered vehicles would solve the vehicle pollution problem. Dyson carried on innovating. The latest digital motors and energy storage systems power the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer and cord-free vacuum line. We’ve relentlessly innovated in fluid dynamics and HVAC systems to build our fans, heaters and purifiers.

At this moment, we finally have the opportunity to bring all our technologies together into a single product. Rather than filtering emissions at the exhaust pipe, today we have the ability to solve it at the source. So I wanted you to hear it directly from me: Dyson has begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to be launched by 2020.

We’ve started building an exceptional team that combines top Dyson engineers with talented individuals from the automotive industry. The team is already over 400 strong, and we are recruiting aggressively. I’m committed to investing £2bn on this endeavour.

The project will grow quickly from here but at this stage we will not release any information. Competition for new technology in the automotive industry is fierce and we must do everything we can to keep the specifics of our vehicle confidential

In London, nearly 9,500 people die early each year due to long-term exposure to air pollution according to a study carried out by researchers at King’s College London. The World Health Organisation reports “in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure”. It is our obligation to offer a solution to the world’s largest single environmental risk. I look forward to showing you all what I hope will be something quite unique and better, in due course!

James


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The Vim text editor is beloved by programmers. It’s ludicrously powerful, and lets you accomplish tasks with greater efficiency than you otherwise would. But boy, is it complicated. So complicated that one of the most popular questions on developer Q&A site Stack Overflow is “How do I exit Vim?“ Most people’s introduction to Vim is a bit of a baptism of fire. You inevitably spend a lot of time looking at reference guides trying figuring out how to do the most basic of things. But there’s a far more graceful alternative in the form of Editor Keys’ Vim Keyboard Cover…

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Out Now: ‘Epic Little War Game’, ‘Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire’, ‘Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast’, ‘Monstergotchi’, Yankai’s Peak’, ‘Bouncy Hoops’, ‘Castleparts’, ‘Fancy Dogs’ and More

Welcome to another busy week of new iOS games on the App Store. This week brings forth the long-awaited newest entry in Rubicon’s fantastic [Fill in the Blank] War Game series with Epic Little War Game, there’s a new Crazy Taxi-themed clicker that is surprisingly way cooler than it sounds like it would be, and Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast is that series’ take on celebrity parody insult slinging. And as always, there’s many more! So check out the full list below and let us know which games you’ve got your eyes on this week.


 

Bauernroulette

iTunes Description

Bauernroulette is a wheel game invented in Germany. The game is played on a wooden circular playing surface with 6 balls (4 white, 1 red, and 1 green) and a spinning top. The balls are placed on the top and when spinning they bounce off and land in one of the hollow spaces or pass to the chambers outside the area of the spinning surface. The aim of the game is to have the ball land in one of the chambers, which brings the most points.

Forum Thread: Bauernroulette (by Cape of Good Games)


Blocky Pirates

iTunes Description

Shiver me timbers! Enter a cursed world filled with action, adventure and humor. Meet pirates, skeletons and monstrous sea creatures, discover gold and legendary treasure, as you avoid deadly traps and hazards in an unforgettable swashbuckling game.

Travel the ocean, unlock captains and commandeer new ships. Explore dangerous beaches, Aztec jungles and mysterious caves.

Batten down the hatches!

Forum Thread: Blocky Pirates (by Full Fat)


Bouncy Hoops

iTunes Description

Bounce, shoot, swish and slam the rock to become king of the court!

Bouncy Hoops is a basketball game for all the street ballers and shot callers. The school yard ankle breakers and the downtown dagger shooters. No bricks allowed!

Can you get on fire and beat your chump friends before the buzzer sounds? Step up and see.

Forum Thread: Bouncy Hoops (by Studio Generative and Noodlecake)


Cage Away

iTunes Description

“Cage Away” is a new color match arcade game,maybe a puzzle too.
Watch out your cage, and keep away of other objects.

“Cage Away” don’t like other color match game, it is changing by you and your enemies.Dots move is NOT fast, while you can tap VERY fast, but I never get 100 scores.Can you?

Forum Thread: Cage Away (by YINJIAN LI)


Castleparts

iTunes Description

Classic castle building and cannon shooting strategy is back, but better. Strategically place your walls and shoot the weak points of your opponent. Cast spells to defend your walls or crush those of your enemies. Convert crystals to gold to supercharge your energy and win!

Forum Thread: Castleparts (by Pixelpocalypse Games)


Chichens

iTunes Description

Look! It’s a chichen! Tap it. Again. Tap it again. Don’t stop tapping. Oh wait. They are tired now. You probably should have stopped tapping, but don’t worry, it will be okay.

Oh look! It’s an egg. Let’s hatch it. I wonder what kind of chichen is inside. Could it be a pizza chichen?! Maybe a double-headed chichen??? OMG could it be the KleptoCat chichen?!?!? Fingers crossed!

Chichens, from the creators of 2016’s best cat game, KleptoCats and the team that brought you 2017’s cutest claw machine game, Clawbert, is a game that is all about tapping, you guessed it, CHICHENS!

Forum Thread: Chichens (by HyperBeard Games)


Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire

iTunes Description

Let’s make some craaazy money! Be the boss of your very own Crazy Taxi empire.

Prestige Mega Corp, a soulless ride share company, is ripping off your drivers to make corporate pigs rich. Fight the corporate machine and TAKE BACK the city! With just a cab, a cabbie and a dream build a fleet of cabs, amass untold wealth, and become the ultimate taxi tycoon!

In SEGA’s all-new Crazy Taxi idle clicker just tap to unleash the mayhem. The more your driver’s deliver, the more cash you make! The crazier they drive the faster you earn. And the more you earn the happier you will be. So let the good times roll.

Forum Thread: Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire (By SEGA)


Defend the Brain

iTunes Description

Your brain is much faster than you think.
Maybe the world’s fastest. Find out now!

Compete with friends from around the world.
A breathtaking game of 0.000001 seconds.
The game ends when you give up.
Challenge it now!

Forum Thread: Defend the Brain (by Pixel Bistro)


Don’t Touch the Lava

iTunes Description

Hop your way into this incredible lava filled world. Don’t Touch the Lava combines fast paced movement with hair raising obstacles to create an exhilarating gameplay experience.

Navigate the slime ball by dragging left and right to land on the rock platforms. Dodge or tap to shoot worm monsters and crystal barricades that randomly appear in your way, and don’t miss the moving platforms!

This adventure will keep you on edge as you try to survive in the lava river. Remember, you have but one objective: Don’t fall in the lava!

Forum Thread: Don’t Touch The Lava (by AppVant Garde Games)


Double Rush

iTunes Description

Run, run, Avoid avoid, Bring bring…

Are you ready to challenge your abilities?
Try Double Rush now, a game with double the Fun!

Control two players at the same time in a frenetic race to victory.
Challenge your friends, climb the ranking, be the most clever “double-player” in the world!

Forum Thread: Double Rush – Endless Arcade (by LigaSoft)


Draw a Line Adventure

iTunes Description

Draw a line adventure is a ridiculous and fresh touch classic platform game. Featuring 36 levels of non-stop fun with easy to learn gameplay. But it’s not gonna be easy, levels are harder and harder. Try to grab all coins with limited time and length of your path. Let’s play and commute start position with end 🙂

Forum Thread: Draw a line adventure (by Two Hands Lab)


Dream Pinball

iTunes Description

1. “Dream Pinball” is a very addictive, super exciting, particularly playable game.
2. This game will bring you back to the arcade classic, show different ways of play, and experience new fun.
3. It is very easy to operate. You just need to swipe your finger down to throw the balls and break the bricks!
4. The task of this game is to try to break as many bricks as possible before they move down to the bottom.
5. Please take your time to aim, and remember that the angle is the key point!
6. There are nearly ten different types of magic props that will help you to break the bricks.
7. There are more than 20 kinds of cool balls, and each ball has a unique visual effect.
8. You can show your high score through the leaderboard, and share your happiness with friends and family.

Forum Thread: Dream Pinball (By Mudotek Mobile Games)


Epic Little War Game

iTunes Description

It’s time to mobilize because the Little War Game is back and this time it is EPIC!

The latest in the 3.5 million selling series of strategic war games offers an immense array of challenges that will push your battle tactics to the limit, and beyond. With a huge single player mode, online one-on-one or six player skirmishes, and gazillions of maps to dominate (not to mention a random map generator), Epic Little War Game raises the bar for strategy.

Forum Thread: Epic Little War Game (By Rubicon)


Euclidean Space Fighter

iTunes Description

Euclidean space Fighter is a simple side scrolling space shooter with a flat graphic style where you shoot enemy space ships and fight against four epic bosses across 30 levels of fun! Fight against five epic bosses each with its own characteristic! Upgrade your ship and rescue the galaxy.. once again!

Forum Thread: Euclidean space fighter (by Benjamin Kistler)


Family Feud Live!

iTunes Description

Play Family Feud any way you’d like! With 4 game modes to choose from, there’s something there for everyone!

CHALLENGE PEOPLE 1 ON 1 IN CLASSIC FEUD FUN
Answer the best Feud surveys and play in the best gameshow ever! Master the questions and win all the coins for yourself!

MORE FAST MONEY
Rather play Fast Money Rounds? Now you can! Win more coins per minute, and get a bonus if your score reaches 200 points, just like in the show!

Forum Thread: Family Feud® Live! (by Umi Mobile Inc)


Fancy Dogs

iTunes Description

Dogs have never been this fancy before. Join us on our journey of collecting cute dogs and turning them into the fanciest dogs ever seen.

Play addictive match three puzzles to collect cute dogs and costumes. Can you find all dog breeds and costume sets? Dress up your fancy dogs and show them off to your friends and family.

Forum Thread: Fancy Dogs – Puzzle & Puppies (by Genix Lab)


Gatecrasher

iTunes Description

Gatecrasher is a game. As a player of this game you will control a ship. You will have two buttons; one button to rotate your ship clockwise, and another to rotate your ship the direction that isn’t clockwise. You must navigate your ship through gates, without crashing into them. I realise while writing this that the name of the game may be misleading, as the objective of the game is to not crash into the gates. I apologise for this, and those responsible have been fired.

Forum Thread: Gatecrasher (by Scraping the Barrel)


KOF’98 UM OL

iTunes Description

THE CULT FIGHTING GAME IS BACK!

Experience the adrenaline rush of classic KOF fights combined with the exciting & addictive gameplay of collectible card games! Choose from an expansive roster of classic characters straight out of the best SNK games, assemble the ultimate tag team and chain-up your fighters’ special moves in battle to unleash devastating combos onto your challengers.

Forum Thread: KOF’98 UM OL (by FingerTips)


Level 24

iTunes Description

Level 24 is your new addictive puzzle game! Swipe and match the tiles to grow your civilization. Unlock powerful heroes such as Gandhi, Einstein and Steve Jobs. This new brain buster will challenge your limits and skills in a fun way.

The gameplay is wickedly simple. It allows you to swipe and match the tiles until all the added tiles sum up as Level 24. Once you get the level, you achieve amazing in-game rewards and enjoy your shiny spot on the Leaderboard. Show your achievements to your friends and family, and challenge them to beat your score – if they ever dare! As you advance through the game, you will be able to unlock powerful heroes with unique specialities. The heroes who changed the World throughout the history will be your best support in this swiping tiles puzzle game.

Get your brain juices flow! Let the game begin!

Forum Thread: Level 24 (by Super Mad Games)


Maze Bandit

iTunes Description

Hey Bandit! Save the Princesses wrapped in a vicious nightmare of the Great Evil and earn their treasures. Build a challenging maze using dozens of deadly constructions. Compete with other Bandits by clearing their mazes and stealing their sleeping beauties. Test your skills in lots of single player levels, raise your experience and customize your Bandit and castle’s appearance.

Forum Thread: Maze Bandit (by Gamestone)


The Melding

iTunes Description

ORIGINAL GAMEPLAY:
The Melding is a unique number puzzle game that will test your logic skills. Merge lower value tile into higher value tile to ADD. Merge higher or equal value tile into lower value tile to SUBTRACT. To win leave only the base (black) tile on the board with a value of ZERO.

Forum Thread: The Melding – A Number Logic Puzzle (by Steve Snyder)


Monstergotchi

iTunes Description

Monstergotchi is a unique story driven RPG with Online PVP Battle feature.

Create your custom monster from various body parts just like Frankenstein! Mix all kinds of legs, arms, head types and equip it with proper armor.

Explore the world in 5 chapters filled with epic loot to improve and refine your Monster until it becomes the ultimate warrior, ready to defeat evil lord Zaralor. Challenge other players in the arena and win daily rewards.

Will you become the ultimate hero?

Forum Thread: Monstergotchi (By FDG Mobile Games)


Neighbours from Hell – Season 1

iTunes Description

Neighbours from Hell: Season 1

Creep around your neighbour ’s house performing ever more elaborate tricks upon the unsuspecting resident.

As the star of a fantastic new TV show, cameras will track your every move as you set your fiendish traps. Your objectives are to create more and more disarray, increase ratings and maybe even winning prestigious awards. But beware of watchful neighbors and alert guard dogs; if they catch you then the show will be taken off air.

Forum Thread: Neighbours from Hell – Season 1 (by THQ Nordic GmbH)


The Night Shift

iTunes Description

Night Shift is a solid arcade shooting game. Enter the life of disgruntled, convenience store clerk, Nigel, on the worst day (and possibly last night) of his life. Battling the undead horde, that clearly want more than just the suspicious mystery meat at the back of the freezer, wasn’t how he envisioned his Saturday night shift. Cornered into the storage room with the wonky light that he was supposed to fix three months ago, Nigel takes a shot in the dark and hopes he hits his mark. This is his final stand.

Forum Thread: The Night Shift (by Brackish Games)


Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast

iTunes Description

The boys are back , and they look better than ever! Oh…Sir! The Hollywood roast is a brand new spin-off to the surprise indie hit of 2016, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator. This time around we’re taking tinsel town down a few notches, whilst classing up the joint. Play as one of many famous, but for legal purposes, slightly different pop culture icons and verbally spar with other Hollywood elitists using a deep battle system.

Verbally joust by yourself or take your verbal skills on a global PR tour and battle friends and family from anywhere in the world.

Forum Thread: Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast (by Gambitious Digital Entertainment)


Poly Crack

iTunes Description

Put the polygons together! It’s relaxing, it’s satisfying, and it’s addicting! Climb through the colorful and exciting levels in Poly Crack!

– Complete the spinning polygon by placing the missing pieces!
– Endless number of spinner levels!
– Compete against your friends
– Perfect to fidget with on the train or on a plane
– Beautifully executed musical tones
– Exciting and simple arcade game that keeps you on edge!

Forum Thread: Poly Crack (By Eternal Studio)


Predynastic Egypt

iTunes Description

Turn-based historical simulation strategy will lead you through the history of Pre-Dynastic Egypt. Starting from 5000 B.C. you will guide the nomadic and humble Egyptian tribe through all the hardships to prosperity and power culminating in the Unification of Lower and Upper Egypt.

Get ready to witness evolutionary breakthroughs that enabled early Egyptians to march into faraway lands, fight catastrophes, hardships and ultimately establish first Egyptian state. Will you be able to re-enact the events that unfolded historically or will you doom your fledgling chiefdom into forgotten annals of history? Get an intimate knowledge about events that took place before the Classic Egypt eras through this unique game.

Forum Thread: Predynastic Egypt (by Ilya Terentev)


Rabbit Mercenary

iTunes Description

Prepare yourself to save Lepustopia with this group of crazy mercenaries. Hire special rabbits to join your fight against the evil mutant vegetables in this RPG clicker. Battle hordes of transgenics plants and defeat incredible bosses in this idle game. Tap, tap, tap and tap to save the world!

Forum Thread: Rabbit Mercenary Idle Clicker (By Demium Games)


Rocket Miner

iTunes Description

Start your rocket, Captain, and collect as many gold and gem asteroids as you can in this casual 2D top-down game!

Avoid deadly rocks, stars, enemy spaceships, evil magnetized asteroids, fast flying comets, giant moons and burning shipwrecks to safely complete your mission.

Show us that you are the best Rocket Miner at this endless gold rush in space!

Forum Thread: Rocket Miner – Endless gold rush in space (By Helioxfilm)


Rocklien Run

iTunes Description

Super fun and easy to learn, but punishing and hard to master!
Take your favourite space ship on a run through the nebula’s rainbow fields!
Dodge, roll and smash your way through countless asteroids, Bubbliens, Botliens and Rockliens. Reach for the stars and blast away while scoring awesome combos.
A fun filled space run awaits you!

Forum Thread: Rocklien Run – Endless Space Runner (by Comicorp Worlds)


Spinnerz

iTunes Description

Tap to spin your Fidget Spinner when you see a Gem!

Try not to miss! Test your reflexes.

How long can you last?

Forum Thread: Spinnerz (by KasSanity)


Stolen Thunder

iTunes Description

STOLEN THUNDER is an action – puzzle – adventure game with a unique out of this world style and design. Take control with simple swipe gestures and solve intricate puzzles inside an abstract world unlike anything you’ve seen.

EASY TO LEARN & DIFFICULT TO MASTER
Swipe to move & tap to strike. Can you survive all the Challenges?

– 12 Unique Puzzle Challenges
– Mind and physics bending puzzles
– Learn the puzzle mechanics, then test yourself with fast-paced timed Challenges
– Play entirely one-handed with touch-optimized controls
– Various enemies and hazards around every corner

Forum Thread: Stolen Thunder – A Unique Action Puzzle Adventure (by Jason Nowak)


SUP Multiplayer Racing

iTunes Description

GEAR UP and make your engines roar for the craziest FREE MULTIPLAYER RACING EXPERIENCE!
Leave your rivals in the dust: drift, jump, blast off with boosters, and reach the finish line in one piece!

MULTIPLAYER, REAL-TIME RACING: CRUSH YOUR RIVALS
o Compete with up to 3 opponents from around the world on stunning tracks
o Smash others off the track and push your car to the limit! Boost, jump, and drift your way to victory!
o Have fun with emojis: give your rivals a wink as you fly by
o Bet on your victory to earn gems!

Forum Thread: SUP Multiplayer Racing (by Oh BiBi)


Treasure Miner 2

iTunes Description

Treasure Miner 2 – Discover the sequel to the successful Treasure Miner. Build your own mine infastructure and be the first miner, who discover rare artefacts, ores and gems. Invest your money in new technologies and expand your mine with new buildings, more lifts or better equipment.

Forum Thread: Treasure Miner 2 – The next mining adventure ( by York Burkhardt )


Yankai’s Peak

iTunes Description

YANKAI’S PEAK. is a love letter to PYRAMIDS. A colorful PYRAMID-pushing puzzle game about the beauty and joy of being a sentient PYRAMID.

– Pretty cool gameplay.
– Over 130 handcrafted levels.
– 7 PARTs each exploring a unique multifaceted mechanic.
– Meditative sound design.
– No IAP.
– Taptic feedback (iPhone 7+).
– A sick intro.

Forum Thread: YANKAI’S PEAK. (by Kenny Sun)


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