Despite some server problems caused by the sheer number of people trying to play it, Pokémon Go is proving incredibly successful.The augmented reality game is now installed on more US Android phones than Tinder it s doing equally well on iOS and is close to having more daily active users than Twitter.It seems, however, that some unscrupulous types have been taking advantage of Pokémon Go s dedicated fans.Police in O Fallon, Missouri, say that four men used the game to attract players and rob them at gunpoint.By setting up a lure at a Pokéstop and waiting for gamers to arrive, the thieves were able to rob 11 people in the counties of St. Louis and St. Charles.The latest incident occurred around 2 AM on Sunday morning.
Shortly after his plane landed at Shanghai s Pudong International Airport, hundreds of chanting fans mobbed the Brazilian soccer star as he pushed his way through the crowd on June 29.Chinese money, of course, has been flowing into all sorts of sectors: technology, health care, retailing, you name it.And now it s soccer, a move that follows Middle Eastern and Russian investments into the game.What differentiates China is the speed and scale of the country s new-found appetite for all things soccer.It s insane, said Brazil-based sports lawyer Marcos Motta, who s worked on several deals.Led by some of the country s richest men, including Dalian Wanda Group Co. founder Wang Jianlin and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. s Jack Ma, Chinese businesses are at the table for almost every soccer asset up for sale.In recent months, a dizzying array of deals have roiled the industry -- from signing soccer players and coaches to Chinese investments in storied clubs and buyouts of sports-media businesses.Next year the Milan derby, one of European soccer s most-prestigious games, will feature two teams recently purchased by the Chinese, assuming both deals conclude without a snag.
Pokémon Go's Wednesday launch on iOS and Android has proven a rousing success for franchise creator Nintendo and app developer Niantic, with the app rocketing Team Rocketing?With arguably the biggest augmented-reality gaming audience ever in the West, the game is attracting a lot of attention, including good stock-related news for Nintendo—but it has also already proven ripe for exploitation of its players.In particular, one major social aspect of the game—its "beacon" function—has already been taken advantage of in the city of O'Fallon, Missouri.That city's police department made a statement on Sunday morning confirming that a group of four armed men had used the app to lure victims to a specific place, at which point they mugged the unknowing Pokémon Go players.The statement mentioned similar robberies taking place in neighboring St. Louis and St. Charles counties.A Gizmodo report received a statement from O'Fallon's police department, stating that "about eight or nine people" were targeted by these muggings in all.
Police arrested more than 200 people marching down the side of the road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last night, according to several reports, including a strong voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, Deray McKesson.McKesson, who is very active on social media and police reform projects, was taken into custody Saturday night while walking down the side of the road and filming the protest on Periscope.The protest was one of several held throughout the nation in support of two black men recently shot to death by police, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.Protestors within the Black Lives Matter movement have been demanding justice from police over the fatal shootings this past week.Protestors where McKesson was filming were shouting, No justice, no peace.No racist police as they walked down the street.
The new augmented reality game Pokemon Go has gotten people off the couch and into the real world.But police in O Fallon, Missouri say that four men have used the game to find players at a specific location, and robbed them using a handgun.About eight or nine people have been robbed by four men over the past couple of days, a spokesperson from the O Fallon Police Department told Gizmodo over the phone.The latest robbery occurred Sunday morning at around 2am by the men in a black BMW before they were finally apprehended by police.The suspects used the Pokemon Go game to find their victims by anticipating where people might go through popular PokeStops—virtual sites in the game that can be designated at any real word location, from businesses to parking lots to churches.The four men who were apprehended all range in age from 16 to 18.
Ulla Staying hydrated has lots of health benefits — it can help keep energy levels high, make skin appear healthier, and even aidThe Institute of Medicine recommends that men over 18 drink 3.7 liters of water per day and women drink 2.7.The walnut-sized device comes with a strap that can be placed around a cup, glass, or water bottle to monitor how much
p The network will shake up 5 nights of programming this fallFox climbed to second place in the 18-49 demo this season, largely on the backs of the Super Bowl and an epic seven-game World Series.And it hopes a shot of new supernatural-themed programming next season will help keep it there.The network’s new schedule, which it revealed ahead of Fox’s upfront presentation for buyers this afternoon at New York’s Beacon Theatre, includes its first Marvel series—an X-Men spinoff called The Gifted,—the return of The X-Files and a new X-Files-esque comedy.It will debut two dramas and one comedy this fall, with two additional dramas and one comedy being held for midseason.“The past few seasons were about building a strong foundation of new shows,” Fox Television Group chairman and COO Dana Walden said this morning.
For a company supposed to be keeping things on the down-low for its users, infidelity network Ashley Madison revealed a few secrets of its own this week.Nearly a year after a criminal hack on the site leaked more than 60 gigabytes of user data, the company is speaking out to officially announce its new CEO Rob Segal and President James Millership, three months into their new roles.A company release spoke out on past issues with the site in hopes of regaining user trust to move beyond previous missteps.One such misstep was unveiled during the new leaders due diligence process, in which a team of independent forensic accounting investigators found the company had used bots to appear as female users on the site to lure men into spending money.My understanding is that bots are widespread in the industry, but they are no longer being used, and will not be used, at Avid Life Media and Ashley Madison, Millership said.The bots had been previously discovered by Gizmodo last year, but this is the first time the company has acknowledged their use on its site.
The X-men spinoff film starring everyone s favorite card-throwing Cajun has been in the works for a while and has changed hands so many times that it s been unclear as to where it is in the development process.It was supposed to come out in October of this year, and so far we don t have anything.However, according to producer Simon Kindberg, the movie, which will star Channing Tatum, is still very much alive.We have a great script on that and hope to shoot that movie at the beginning of spring of next year, Kindberg told The Hashtag Show in a short interview.According to Comic Book Resources, the reason for the delay was the script, which Kindberg felt wasn t ready for filming.Back in May, he said that, there was a moment where we were going to shoot the movie at the beginning of this year, and then we felt it just wasn t ready.
Facebook, whose technology has played a big role in the past week s violent events as American racial issues come to a head, has hung a Black Lives Matter sign outside its Menlo Park headquarters.Wednesday, a woman used Facebook Live to broadcast the aftermath of the shooting of her boyfriend, Philando Castile, by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota.For nearly 10 minutes, Diamond Reynolds video showed millions of viewers Castile bleeding in the car as she and her daughter were taken into custody by police.Castile died at the hospital, just a day after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Louisiana.Cellphone videos of Sterling s shooting were also widely circulated online, and the Justice Department is investigating the killing.Both men were black.The next day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted about Reynolds video.Here s an excerpt:It didn t take long for Facebook Live to again be used to broadcast more violence.The events of the week prompted protests around the country Thursday, and Facebook Live captured an ambush on Dallas police officers that left five of them dead.
It s become one of the primary news sources of our time, and Facebook owes much of its success to the plethora of content its users share on a daily basis.The over one billion daily users of Facebook aren t simply lurking on the social network, but rather pushing out new information to their friends and followers.And now, thanks to a study conducted by Fractl, we have a slightly better understanding as to the sharing habits and motivations for sharing on Facebook.In a recent survey, the content marketing agency queried 2,000 Facebook users to determine their sentiments towards third-party content, and noted pronounced differences by gender and generation.All in all, Facebookers appear to be sharing content pretty frequently.While the average user logs in multiple times a day, over a third of the user base shares content at least once a week.
Government startups responsible Marie Wall talks about why it is the "worst Smash mode" for those who want to change the rules for stock options - and to act interpreter between the tech world and politics. All companies are for equality, but it is still only men on the Board of habit, says Marie Wall when Breakit meet her during the political week in Almedalen. When the Ministry would recruit to the new role they wanted someone who had the experience of having worked in startups, have invested in startups, which had an international background, experience in research and knew how the Swedish innovation system works. Since she graduated as a civil engineer in computer science in the early '90s she has been working at Kinnevik, in several startups including Hjalmar Winbladhs Send it that was acquired by Microsoft, has been in the venture capital company Speed ​​Ventures with Johan Staël von Holstein in the lead, researched Stanford and most recently worked for seven years with the financing of innovation in large and small companies in the state Vinnova. I have lived in the startup world since the early 90s, so it's not a completely new world for me. Then it would probably not work, she says.
One of those space buffs is science fiction author Stephen Baxter, who recently collaborated with Alastair Reynolds on the novel The Medusa Chronicles. All this comes from Carl Sagan, the great astronomer, who hypothesized that somewhere in Jupiter s deep cloud layers … you could have a great ocean, a gaseous ocean, where gigantic creatures could live, Baxter says in Episode 211 of the Geek s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.Baxter is well-positioned to carry on Clarke s legacy, having collaborated with Clarke on four novels, a process that was sometimes complicated by the fact that the two men lived on different continents.He lived in Sri Lanka, of course, so there was a big time difference, and plus he was in his eighties when we were working together, Baxter says.He d be awake at three in the morning and he d want to work on something, and sometimes he d call at ungodly hours.A Meeting with Medusa imagines human exploration of Jupiter in 2099.
Jay Z has released a previously recorded single called Spiritual as a response to the recent police shootings of two black men.Alton Sterling was fatally shot in Louisiana and Philando Castile was killed in Minnesota this week by police officers.The song comes in the midst of a seriously tragic time in America when it comes to gun violence.The nearly four-minute song is available to stream for free on the Jay Z-owned streaming service Tidal, and came accompanied with a note from the rapper highlighting the need for a more united fight against racial inequality in his home country.According to the musician, Spiritual was recorded about a year ago, and he was encouraged by Top Dawg Entertainment co-President Terrence Punch Henderson to release it after Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.Instead, Jay Z decided to hold on to the single until now.
After nearly a year of radio silence, the infidelity hookup site Ashley Madison has finally released a statement about what's next for the company.Among other things, the company's new executive team admits that they used fembots to lure men into paying to join the site, which promised the men discreet affairs with willing women.In fall 2015, Ashley Madison made headlines when a hacker or hackers known as Impact Team released massive data dumps from the company's source code, member databases, and then-CEO Noel Biderman's e-mail.The member database contained the names of 34 thousand people trying to have extra-marital affairs, and the revelations induced at least one man to commit suicide.In the wake of the data breach, a number of people have filed lawsuits against the company, and the company is currently under investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission.The scam was simple: when a man signed up for a free account, he almost immediately got a chat or private message from a "woman" whose profile showed a few sexy pictures.
Sökjätten Google were subjected during the night between Wednesday and Thursday of vandalism in Almedalen. Breakits reporter witnessed the incident. Wednesday Evenings in Visby during Almedalen Week is usually characterized by celebration, laughter and classic DJ battle. But for the US internet giant Google ended the night party in disappointment. Company sign with the classic Google logo vandalized during the wee hours. Three men appeared at 03 o'clock springandes of Donners Plats by letters in hand.
Though Facebook blamed the removal of a video showing the shooting of Philando Castile on a technical glitch, sources claim that the glitch may have been deliberate police intervention.On Wednesday, Diamond Reynolds posted live footage of the shooting of the 32-year-old Castile, her boyfriend, to Facebook, where it quickly went viral before disappearing.The video of Castile, in addition to the video of the shooting of Alton Sterling, have continued to highlight the problem of police brutality against black men.Though Facebook restored the video and blamed its disappearance on a glitch, sources now tell The Register that it disappeared because someone, possibly city police, seized Reynolds phone and used it to remove the video.Reynolds had said that the police told her phone in a press conference after being arrested.If true, the actions could constitute tampering with evidence.
Marvel has become one of the most important names in the movie industry over the past two decades, but before it was breaking box office records with every release, the company s film were making some pretty enormous mistakes.MUST READ: iPhone 7: Seriously, this phone sounds boring to you?To be clear, this video from Screen Rant doesn t pick out ten of the worst mistakes the filmmakers and writers ever made — no, these were conscious decisions from the people behind these movies.Which makes it all the more unbelievable that some of them made it from the page to the big screen.The first is one of the most obvious: emo Spider-Man.If you ever saw Spider-Man 3, you know exactly what I m referring to, and if not… consider yourself lucky.
Though Facebook blamed the removal of a video showing the shooting of Philando Castile on a technical glitch, sources claim that the glitch may have been deliberate police intervention.On Wednesday, Diamond Reynolds posted live footage of the shooting of the 32-year-old Castile, her boyfriend, to Facebook, where it quickly went viral before disappearing.The video of Castile, in addition to the video of the shooting of Alton Sterling, have continued to highlight the problem of police brutality against black men.Though Facebook restored the video and blamed its disappearance on a glitch, sources now tell The Register that it disappeared because someone, possibly city police, seized Reynolds phone and used it to remove the video.Reynolds had said that the police told her phone in a press conference after being arrested.If true, the actions could constitute tampering with evidence.
The latest incident, which took place in Dallas, Texas, happened during protests against the shooting of black men by police.Michael Kevin Bautista s video, which has been viewed over 3 million times, shows police taking cover as shots ring out.Others can be seen receiving treatment as they lie on the ground.I think they might have got somebody," Bautista says into his phone, before eventually being told to leave the area.We are sad to report a fifth officer has died.— Dallas Police Depart @DallasPD July 8, 2016
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