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Fully Charged: Timeline on classic Pebbles this month, and Mario Maker meets Mercedes-Benz

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Timeline beta for old Pebble watches

Pebble made a big leap forward with this year’s release of Pebble Time, not only bringing colour into the mix but also the helpful Timeline interface – and original Pebble users aren’t going to be fully left behind. Yesterday, Pebble announced that it’s starting to welcome beta testers for the Timeline interface on older watches.

Both Pebble and Pebble Steel users with an Android device can apply for the beta test now, but it sounds like the delay won’t be long if you don’t test: Pebble says the operating system update will be available this month for all across platforms. Worth the wait? Hopefully!

[Source: Pebble via The Verge]

Read MorePebble Time review

Mario Maker meets Mercedes Benz

Mario Maker meets Mercedes Benz

After years of driving go-karts, Mario recently graduated to something a little swankier: a Mercedes-Benz. And following its first appearance in Mario Kart 8, now Mario can drive a Mercedes-Benz GLA in Super Mario Maker.

The free add-on content brings a special Event Course with Mario driving the car, and sees Mario drive through a dealership, riding on the autobahn, and cruising through a city. Weird, right? You can find it in the Event Courses menu in the game.

[Source: Nintendo]

Siri Remote app coming to iOS

Apple TV remote required for games

With this week’s tvOS 9.1 update, the existing Remote app for iOS now works with the new Apple TV – but Apple has something even better in the works. According to Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet software and services, the company will have a new Siri Remote app ready next year.

"We’re working on a new Apple TV remote app that will give you the full functionality of the Siri Remote on your iPhone," he told BuzzFeed News. “We’re hoping to ship that in the first half of next year."

Well, that ought to be handy – and cheaper to use your existing phone than to buy a replacement or additional Siri Remote.

[Source: BuzzFeed News]

Godzilla Resurgence teaser

Last year’s Hollywood reboot was well received, but Toho has its own Japanese reboot of Godzilla in the works for release in cinemas next July – and it’s co-directed by Hideaki Anno of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame. Check out the first teaser above; it doesn’t show much, but at least you’ll get a sense of the seemingly chaotic aesthetic.

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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