Pokémon Go: Regigigas has taken over EX Raids and here’s how to beat it!

Regigigas is the new EX Raid boss in Pokémon Go. Here’s everything you need to know to beat it!

Ex-Raids, or exclusive raids, are invitation-only encounters in Pokémon Go. At first, they offered players around the world the chance to battle and catc…

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Pokémon Sword and Shield daily lottery gives a chance at Master Balls

The Pokémon Loto-ID gives players a chance each day at a free prize, and the top prize is a Master Ball!

Once per day in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you have a chance to win a Master Ball, as well as other prizes. Have you been collecting your daily Loto-ID prize? If not, you definitely should be, and I’m here to show you how!

What is the Loto-ID anyway?

Introduced in Pokémon Gold and Silver, the Loto-ID is a free lottery feature in most Pokémon games. While it has changed a little over the generations, Sword and Shield haven’t changed it much. Once per day, you can participate for free. The game will generate a string of numbers and then match those numbers against the ID numbers of all your Pokémon. If even one digit matches one of your existing Pokémon, you win a prize; the more digits that match, the better the prize. You’ll almost always win something, so it’s definitely worth playing.

What can I win?

Very early on, it is possible not to win, but once you’ve caught enou…

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How to beat Pokémon Go’s next Legendary Raid: Virizion

Verizion will be leaving Legendary Raids in Pokémon Go on January 7, 2020. Here’s everything you need to know to take it on!

Starting December 17, 2019, Pokémon Go introduced a new Legendary Raid Boss. The third of the Swords of Justice, Verizion is a Grass and Fighting-type Pokémon, and you have just one week left to catch it! While it is weak to seven different types, there are definitely some real contenders in this fight and other Pokémon who just won’t make the cut. We’re here to walk you through building the perfect team for taking on this Legendary Pokémon!

Who is Verizion, and what are the Swords of Justice?

Like most Legendary Pokémon, Verizion is one of a set. This particular set is known as the Swords of Justice, and they are loosely based on The Three Musketeers. Cobalion represents Athos, the oldest and de facto leader of the group, Terrakion represents Porthos, the strongest member of the group, Virizion represents Aramis, the feminine and romantic member of t…

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Pokémon Go: Search terms that will up your game

Pokémon Go has several official search terms that can help you navigate your massive Pokémon collection. Here’s all of them!

When you take the motto ”gotta catch ’em all” to heart, sorting through your massive collection of Pokémon can be a real challenge. Even for the most diligent of players, it can be overwhelming sorting through up to 2,500 different Pokémon. Fortunately, Niantic has implemented some helpful tools to do that job just a little easier. While some of these terms are fairly obvious, such as the name of a species of Pokémon, many of these terms are not as well-known. We, here at iMore, are going to take the guesswork out of Search Terms.

How do I use Search Terms?

All Pokémon Go Search Terms work in basically the same manner.

Click on the Poké Ball to open your Main Menu.
Select Pokémon.
Click on the Maginifying Glass.
Type in the Search Term.
Voila! the specific Pokémon that fit your Search Term are the only ones displayed.

There are slight modifica…

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ToTok co-founder pleads with Apple and Google to reinstate its app

”We firmly deny this baseless accusation, and we are profoundly saddened by this complete fabrication that was thrown at us.”

What you need to know

The co-founder of ToTok has taken to Twitter in a public appeal to Apple and Google.
Giacomo Ziani posted a messaged on Twitter pleading with both companies to reinstate its messaging app.
The app was removed from both app stores over concerns it was being used as a spy tool by the UAE.

The co-founder of ToTok has taken to Twitter to plead with both Google and Apple, asking that they reinstate ToTok on the App Store and Google Play.

The app was removed from the App Store and Google Play earlier this month over concerns it was being used by intelligence agencies in the United Arab Emirates to spy on its users.

Now, in a video message, Giacomo Ziani, co-founder of the app, says the move ”is seriously hurting our company and putting all of our efforts at risk”.

As reported by Arabian Business, he said that ToTok were international en…

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Aaron Sorkin’s ’Steve Jobs’ is on its way to Netflix

What you need to know

The ”Steve Jobs” movie came out in 2015.
Michael Fassbender played the former Apple CEO.
It’s based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs.

It’s well worth a couple of hours of your time.

Movies and books about Steve Jobs aren’t rare. But Aaron Sorkin’s ”Steve Jobs” was one of the better ones despite being based on the Walter Isaacson book that received some pushback. The movie ultimately received good reviews from critics but didn’t perform well at the box office. And now it’s coming to Netflix.

With the excellent Michael Fassbender playing Jobs, the movie is one of my favorites despite its flaws. Sure, it’s no ”Pirates of Silicon Valley,” but nothing is. And more importantly it’s way, way better than the ”Jobs” movie starring Ashton Kutcher. ”Steve Jobs” also starred Kate Winslet and Seth Rogan, among other big names.

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds ba…

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Pokémon Go: Galarain Weezing is here and here’s how to beat it!

Pokémon Go has introduced the first of the Galarian variant Pokémon: Weezing. Here’s how to beat it!

With the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon Go is celebrating with the introduction of the first Galarian Variant Pokémon: Weezing. Fortunately, we’ve got everything you need to know to take on this new four-star Raid!

What is Galarian Weezing?

A special regional variant of the Gen I Pokémon Weezing, Galarian Weezing is a Fairy and Poison-type. It doesn’t currently have a great move pool, and it’s stats aren’t all that impressive. Still, it looks really cool and future additions to any Pokémon’s move pool can change its utility. If nothing else, you’ll want this one for the Pokédex entry.

How do you beat Galarian Weezing?

As a Fairy and Poison-type Pokémon, you’re going to want Steel, Ground, and Psychic-type Pokémon to counter Galarian Weezing.


A Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Psystrike is the best for taking on Galarian Weezing. If you don’t have the …

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Game time is here with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020

Nintendo Switch has tons of awesome games available right now! Plus, there are dozens more in the pipeline.

When the Switch first launched, there were fewer than a dozen titles available for sale. But, as time goes by, and as game makers realize the popularity of Nintendo’s hybrid mobile console, more and more titles are being added to the list all of the time. Here are all the games available right now, in digital and game card form, as well as games that are officially coming to Switch sometime in the future.

What’s new? New games released and announced games coming soon

Here’s where you’ll find everything new that is either now available in the Switch eShop or as a physical game card, as well as games that have recently been announced as coming to the Switch.

New physical game cartridges you can buy right now!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 – December 31 – $60
Just Dance 2020 – December 31 – $40
Yooka-Laylee: The Impossible Lair – December 31 – $40


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Apple patent reveals potential for enhanced virtual surround sound audio

It gives the illusion that audio is coming from somewhere that it isn’t…

What you need to know

An Apple patent has revealed technology that could bring enhanced virtual audio to its devices
It uses crosstalk canceler technology to make audio seem like it’s coming from places that it isn’t.
It’s said to add to the feeling of ”being there” when watching movies, sports or playing videogames.

A new Apple patent published today has revealed technology that could bring enhanced virtual audio to Apple devices.

The patent, published today, is titled ”System to move a virtual sound away from a listener using a crosstalk canceler” and the abstract states:

An audio processing system has one or more processors that process an audio signal on three paths. The first path has a direct gain and a direct virtual source algorithm operating on the audio signal. The second path has a plurality of early reflection gains operating on the audio signal. Operation with the early reflection gains …

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Apple and Microsoft accounted for 15% of S&P 500 gains in 2019

That’s more than the next eight biggest contributors combined…

What you need to know

Apple and Microsoft accounted for 15% of the S&P 500’s gains in 2019.
That’s more than the next eight biggest contributors combined.
Apple and Microsoft grew by 85% and 55% respectively this year.

Apple and Microsoft accounted for 15% of the S&P 500’s gains in 2019, according to a CNBC report.

CNBC data has revealed that their respective contributions of 8.2% (Apple) and 6.6% (Microsoft) accounted for 14.8% of total gains, more than the next eight biggest contributors combined. That list of eight includes Facebook, Amazon, and AT&T. The report states:

Apple and Microsoft, which surged 85% and 55% this year respectively, together accounted for nearly 15% of the S&P 500′s advance in 2019, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Their influence to the cap-weighted index this year is greater than the next 8 biggest contributors combined. Through Monday, the S&P 500 was u…

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