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Pokemon Go Registered $1.2 Billion in Revenue Last Year

Pokemon Go Registered $1.2 Billion in Revenue Last Year

Nintendo’s immensely popular game Pokemon Go made $1.2 billion in revenue during 2016. Pokemon Go fever hit many across the world and the company launched the game in many countries in different phases. The slow entry in different markets kept the game in the news and increased its popularity over time. Pokemon Go is surely the best thing to have happened to Nintendo in the recent years and the popularity of game pushed Nintendo’s market capital to new highs. The game was able to attract audience beyond the normal game playing users.

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Japan’s ERG satellite successfully launched

Japan’s ERG satellite successfully launched

The Japanese spacecraft designed to help scientists study the computer-busting radiation of the Van Allen belts successfully entered Earth’s orbit on Tuesday, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has confirmed.

JAXA officials told reporters that the agency’s Exploration of energization & Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite lifted off atop an Epsilon rocket from southern Japan-based Uchinoura Space Center at 6 a.m. EST (1100 GMT) on Dec. 20.

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Nintendo to halt Wii U production this week

Nintendo to halt Wii U production this week

In recent reports, Japanese gaming site Nikkei and Eurogamer have revealed that Nintendo is apparently discontinuing its Wii U gaming console, with the production of the console likely to come to a halt this Friday.

The disclosure that Nintendo is stopping the production of its eighth-generation dud this week comes at a time when the company has efforts underway to ramp up its marketing and production for the launch of its new Nintendo Switch console in 2017.

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Nissan creates NV200 ‘WORKSPACe’ electric mobile office

Nissan creates NV200 ‘WORKSPACe’ electric mobile office

Japanese automaker Nissan has created all-electric e-NV200 ‘WORKSPACe’ showcase vehicle, in collaboration with UK-based design firm Studio Hardie.

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Sony is adding standalone HBO and Cinemax channels to PS Vue

Sony is adding standalone HBO and Cinemax channels to PS Vue

In a Thursday announcement, Sony said that it is bringing some exhilarating new content for the users of its cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue.

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Toyota recalls 1.43M Prius and Lexus models due to defective Autoliv airbags

Toyota recalls 1.43M Prius and Lexus models due to defective Autoliv airbags

On Wednesday, public concern about defective automobile airbags extended from Japanese supplier Takata to Swedish-American supplier Autoliv; with bigwig automaker Toyota announcing the recall of 1.43 million Prius and Lexus CT200h hybrid vehicles equipped with Autoliv airbags.

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Four Elements added to the periodic table

Four Elements added to the periodic table

It is time to update your knowledge of the periodic table of elements from your school chemistry books, as there are four more names added to it. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recognized elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 as new additions to the periodic table, last December. Months after their discovery, the names are finally out.

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Toyota to work with Dean Kamen to launch second-gen iBot wheelchair

Toyota to work with Dean Kamen to launch second-gen iBot wheelchair

Bigwig automaker Toyota announced in a Saturday post on its website that it will work with Segway creator Dean Kamen's Deka Research to reintroduce one of his most intriguing transportation devices --- the iBot wheelchair.

The announcement implies that Toyota and Deka Research are teaming up to bring a next-generation version of the iBot wheelchair to the market.

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