Pokemon Go’s New AR+ Mode Finally Puts Apple’s ARKit to Good Use

More than a year after its initial launch, Pokemon Go is often remembered for its rabid players that overwhelmed parks and swarmed streets looking for cute little pocket monsters. But people tend to forget that Pokemon Go was also many people’s first experience with augmented reality. And while today’s trainer count is down from peak numbers last summer, Pokemon Go creator Niantic says the game’s augmented reality features were noticeably improved thanks to an integration with Apple’s ARKit on iOS. Read More >>

New Paper Suggests Pokémon GO Was Responsible For a LOT of Accidents Last Year

Cast your minds back to ye olden days of summer 2016. Suicide Squad was stinking up cinemas everywhere, Portugal were about to win Euro 2016, and we were still months away from a certain Home Alone 2 cast member taking the White House. Also, tonnes of folk were playing Pokémon GO... and apparently wrecking shit while doing so. Read More >>

Pokémon Go’s Launched the World’s First AR Wildlife Photography Competition

Pokémon Go is still a thing, even though the very large amount of the initial playerbase gave up a long time ago. It's going strongly enough that Niantic has launched a brand new competition, asking players to submit their best AR photos from in the game. Read More >>

Science Says Pokemon Go Really Has Made a Positive Difference to Our Health

Since Pokemon Go's launch in July last year, the Augmented Reality phenomenon has been downloaded over 750 million times and made more than £900 million. That's not a typo. While more than 80 per cent of players (myself included) haven't opened the app in months, 60 million people are still playing today. Read More >>

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How Niantic Should Fix Pokémon Go So That We Want To Catch ‘Em All Again

Over the weekend, Pokémon Go developers Niantic ended up with Exeggcute all over its face as it stood in a rather large Miltank pat of a PR disaster. Read More >>

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Pokemon Go: How Britain’s Parliament, Museums and Transport Responded To The Madness

Today marks a year to the day since Pokémon Go took the world by storm. Initially restricted to Americans, British trainers spent the first week installing workarounds to get their hands on the game. Read More >>

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Russian Blogger Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison For Playing Pokémon Go in Church

Ruslan Sokolovsky, a blogger who was arrested for played Pokémon Go in a Russian church, was found guilty today of charges ranging from “violating religious feelings” to illegal possession of a pen that contained a video camera. Read More >>

This Colour-Coded Map Of London Street Trees Is Our New Favourite Thing

Lots of interesting applications of London data have come out of the open-access London Datastore since its launch, but our new favourite is an interactive map of street trees. Read More >>

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Reminder: April Fools Is Tomorrow, Lots Of Fake News Around Today

Whether you love or hate the yearly parade of daft ideas and 'new products' for April Fools' Day, it's worth remembering that it falls on a Saturday this year. Which means that a lot of companies are releasing theirs today. Read More >>

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New In Pokémon Go: Water Festival, Shinies, And A Kickass Magikarp Hat

It's all happening in Pokémon Go. Developer Niantic announced yesterday that an unexpected Water Festival would be kicking off at 8pm UK time, and it lasts until 8pm on the 29th. During the festival, you've got more chance of running into water 'mon like Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and so on – and you've got a better chance of finding Gen 2 water species in watery areas too. Read More >>

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A Man in Singapore Caught a Lapras and Died

There's no doubt that some people take Pokémon Go a bit too seriously - me included - but a player in Singapore has possibly set a new record by dying of a heart attack shortly after catching a Lapras and Granbull. Read More >>

Everything You Need To Know About Pokemon GO’s New Evolutionary Items

Earlier this week, Niantic added 80 new Johto-region Pokemon to the Pokemon GO lineup — and if the proliferation of lures in my local area is any indication, a lot of players are back in the game. Along with the new Pokemon, Niantic has also added a handful of evolutionary items. Here's everything you need to know. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Gets A Big Shakeup This Week

If you've been waiting for the second generation of Pokémon to hit PoGo, you're in luck: this week sees a huge overhaul of the app, including over 80 new 'mon and a whole load of new features. Read More >>

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London Besieged By Porygon As Pokémon Go UK Valentine’s Day Event Kicks Off

The first Pokémon Go event of 2017 is live in the UK now, having kicked in just after 7pm last night - and Londoners haven't been able to move for Porygon since. Read More >>

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This London Pokémon Go Map Will Help You Finally Get That Snorlax

For those of us still playing Pokémon Go, the remaining blank spaces in the Pokédex are becoming vexing. Until the next generation of 'mon is added to the game - or they let us trade - most dedicated players have just a few empty spaces left and next to no way of filling them. Read More >>