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Skylanders Battlecast puts a new spin on “toys to life”

Skylanders Battlecast puts a new spin on “toys to life”

Disney has practically quit the so-called "toys to life" market, a niche practically occupied by Disney's Infinity, Nintendo's Amiibo, and Activition's Skylanders. While Activision isn't throwing in the towel just yet, and Nintendo being its usual quiet self, the game publisher is trying out a new way to bridge digital and physical toys together, sprinkling a dash of augmented reality even. Skylanders Battlecast is a free-to-play card game that tries to combine the best of purely digital card games like Hearthstone with that of physical ones like Magic: The Gathering.

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Plants vs Zombies Heroes turns PvZ into a CCG

Plants vs Zombies Heroes turns PvZ into a CCG

Once the most addictive game on computers and mobile alike, Plants vs. Zombies, lovingly abbreviated to PvZ, has somewhat settled into the background, with a few spurts of buzz from time to time. While the original (or second) game still regularly gets updated, the PvZ franchise has also ventured into other types of gameplay, like PvZ Garden Warfare. Now PopCap is doing it again, turning the game on its head and cramming it into a new genre. This time, PvZ Heroes will take the form of a collectible card game, but with a superhero flair that seems to be popular these days.

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Stratos responds to rumors, partners with Ciright

Stratos responds to rumors, partners with Ciright

Yesterday we brought you the news that Stratos, the all-in-one card maker had gone radio silent. Between the lack of interaction on social media, silence from the support team, and the fact that their office has been put up for lease, things were looking pretty grim. Today, we have an official word from the company about what's going on.

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Apple Pay competitor Stratos Card looks to be closing up shop

Apple Pay competitor Stratos Card looks to be closing up shop

Earlier this year we introduced you to the Stratos Card. This new card let you store the information from your other payment and loyalty cards, for easy access. After all, why carry three cards when you could just carry one? Well, don't throw away those other cards just yet.

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Stratos card wants to outdo Apple, Samsung, Android Pay

Stratos card wants to outdo Apple, Samsung, Android Pay

It seems that interest in mobile and wireless payment systems are experiencing a renaissance now that three tech giants are using their clout to get the message across. But while Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay might have their own separate, sometimes mutually exclusive implementations, they all want the same thing: to eventually replace your wallet. Now a new card is aiming to replace all three as well. Stratos is a new "connected" payment card that is almost as smart as your smartphone.

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MasterCard goes hi-tech with Dynamics’ interactive cards

MasterCard goes hi-tech with Dynamics’ interactive cards

Although some merchants have started to incorporate the digital world into their cash flow via NFC technology, most of our cash-less transactions still use ye old magnetic stripe plastic cards. But while it might not be easily possible for merchants to upgrade on their end, that doesn't mean our cards can't be pushed forward. That is what MasterCard is trying to accomplish together with payment card developer Dynamics in this interactive payment card that has a display and buttons and can be programmed for multiple uses.

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swivelCard paper USB connects to your special web page

swivelCard paper USB connects to your special web page

Ever wondered whether the business cards you hand out end up in people's collection or in the trash bin? Or have you ever wished your business cards were more dynamic, without having to employ expensive gimmicks? Do you want a business card that, even if it does get thrown away, isn't a nuisance to the environment? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you might just be the supporter that swivelCard is looking for.

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BMW i8 due June 2014 as powertrain finalized

BMW i8 due June 2014 as powertrain finalized

BMW's i8 hybrid supercar will start reaching preorder customers in June, with the German marque finalizing the 362HP powertrain ahead of production kicking off in April. Demand during presales - open since fall 2013 - has already exceeded BMW's expected ramp-up production, the company says, despite the not-inconsiderable $132k+ sticker price.

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