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Pokemon GO Beta begins today in USA

Pokemon GO Beta begins today in USA

Today the Pokemon Company have opened the floodgates - just a TINY bit - for US Beta Testers of the augmented reality game Pokemon GO. This game will allow gamers around the world to find and collect and battle Pokemon as they appear in the real (augmented) world. This is a sort of Mixed Reality game in that part is played on the phone, part in augmented reality, and eventually part in virtual reality. We've yet to see the last of these, but the first begins today!

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Google Trips travel app in testing with Local Guides

Google Trips travel app in testing with Local Guides

Word is that Google is currently testing a new app that is designed to help you keep an eye on all the trips that you have coming up. The app is called Google Trips and it will be an app for travelers, assuming it ever leaves the beta stage and heads for the masses. For now, the app is said to be in testing with Local Guides, folks who contribute a lot to Google Maps.

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Android Beta program to expand beyond your Nexus

Android Beta program to expand beyond your Nexus

Inside the code for Android N preview it's become apparent that the Android Beta Program will be expanding. Expanding beyond the bounds of the original device collection Android Beta was set for, other manufacturers will be getting in on the fun. Which manufacturers, you might ask? Why, the ones that you demand become a part of this program, of course! You'll have to be especially vocal about this one.

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Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta will be arriving on April 18, it has been announced. Those who have played the game’s ultimate edition on the Xbox One and Windows 10 will see tokens for beta early access arrive; on April 24, the early access will end and all Xbox Live Gold members (who qualify) will get a beta invite. The multiplayer beta will be available until May 1.

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Doom sees new multiplayer trailer, beta details released

Doom sees new multiplayer trailer, beta details released

The May 13th release date for the new Doom game from Id Software and Bethesda is rapidly approaching, and while we were treated to a new campaign trailer several weeks ago, now it's time for multiplayer details to spill. A new multiplayer trailer was released today with plenty of new gameplay footage, as well as the dates for an upcoming beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and how players can participate.

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WhatsApp Beta released to Android

WhatsApp Beta released to Android

Wait a second, you might be saying, hasn't WhatsApp been released to Android for several years? You'd be right, citizen, WhatsApp has been launched on Android for several years. What's being announced this morning is a Beta that's always being updated. Users that wish to participate in testing may do so. WhatsApp Beta can be yours. All you need to do is be OK with your app acting wild without warning. No worries!

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The Division’s open beta is coming soon

The Division’s open beta is coming soon

We've been waiting around for Tom Clancy's The Division since it was announced back in 2013. Originally we'd been told that the game would be released in 2014, then it got moved back to 2015. The current release date is March 8, 2016, and it doesn't look like we'll be seeing any further delays.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst gets closed beta, new story trailer

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst gets closed beta, new story trailer

Mirror's Edge Catalyst, a new entry in the first-person action series that debuted the last generation of consoles, has been eagerly awaited since its 2014 announcement. While it was originally scheduled for release this month, publisher Electronic Arts now promises that it will debut in May, and has shared a new story trailer, along with details on a closed, multi-platform beta.

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Reddit’s Android app enters beta today, iOS to follow

Reddit’s Android app enters beta today, iOS to follow

Reddit announced last month that it was creating its own official Android app, giving users on the platform a solid option for browsing the website. Despite its Alien Blue acquisition a couple years ago, Reddit is also working on a new iOS app, something it will be putting into beta soon. Today’s all about Android, though, with the service announcing that the Android app entered beta today.

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The Apple Music beta has arrived on Sonos

The Apple Music beta has arrived on Sonos

If you're a Sonos owner that has been eagerly waiting to use Apple Music on your favorite device, then today is your lucky day. Well, at least for some people it is. If you didn't sign up for the beta when it was announced last month, you may still have to wait.

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Fable Legends beta delayed until Spring 2016

Fable Legends beta delayed until Spring 2016

Developer Lionhead Studios has announced the Fable Legends open beta, which was scheduled to launch for the holidays, has been delayed until Spring 2016. The game has already been under a closed beta, which will open to another 100,000 gamers in the coming weeks. Based on feedback and the belief that Lionhead can “make it even better,” the developer has decided to extend the length of the closed beta, pushing the open beta back a few months.

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Cortana for iPhone debuts for Microsoft’s beta testers

Cortana for iPhone debuts for Microsoft’s beta testers

It was less than a month ago that Microsoft put out the request for those interested in beta testing Cortana for iPhone, and now those lucky enough to be selected are getting notified to download the voice-powered digital assistant. While designed to compete with Apple's own Siri, as well as Google Now, Microsoft's Cortana will be fairly limited on the iPhone in terms of capability, at least compared to the native Windows version.

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