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Pokemon Go finally debuts in Japan

Given that the game is less than a month old, we guess it's still a bit too early to tell, but for now it seems that recent numbers have shown that the game might have peaked in the USA market. Another Consequence of the launch in Japan is the introduction of a brand new feature exclusive to the country which us Brits can't take advantage of.

Twitter allows all users to apply for verified 'blue tick' accounts

In the past, it's only been celebrities and high-profile users that got that blue checkmark next to their Twitter accounts. In addition, accounts must be public and accounts for individuals must have a birthday specified. Provide at least two URLs to showcase your newsworthiness or relevancy in your field. The second is to get Kylie Jenner to retweet that banging Lip Kit selfie it took 450 shots to ideal, and the third to get your profile officially verified on Twitter.

Russia Escapes Total Ban On Rio Athletes

Most recently, a third report included evidence of systemic cheating in the country's drug-testing labs, where, it said , workers swapped clean samples for dirty ones to help Russian athletes evade detection. "An athlete should not suffer and should not be sanctioned for a system in which he was not implicated", Bach told reporters on a conference call after Sunday's meeting.

Pokemon GO Is Finally Live In Japan

The smartphone app has now been launched in more than 40 countries, including the USA and much of Europe, but Japan - where Nintendo started the mythical creature franchise 20 years ago - was kept waiting. Pokemon Go players were roaming the streets of Tokyo's crowded shopping districts Friday, playing the mobile augmented reality game. The difference in Japan is that the game has been launched in conjunction with fast food chain McDonald's .

Tom Vilsack: A rise from orphanage to Cabinet secretary

She has consulted many people for thoughts and advice, including President Barack Obama, who is close to Kaine and Vilsack, who serves in his Cabinet. He was appointed by President Obama as the Secretary of Agricultural, a post he still holds. A small group of Clinton campaign confidants have reviewed publicly available information about the potential contenders for more than a month.

Cheap gas may curb fuel-economy goals

Since 2012, the EPA says automakers have made incredible strides in powertrain technology and efficiency, bringing fuel economy up to impressive levels, in most cases. The 54.5 mpg goal was the result of a 2011 agreement to reduce vehicle emissions and increase fuel economy, but officials now say that figure was never mandated, but rather was an approximation of what the industry should be capable of doing by 2025.

Warriors president admits team was surprised to land Kevin Durant

Well over a week after the Golden State Warriors officially introduced the 2013-14 MVP as a member, team president Rick Welts is still surprised the franchise managed to land Kevin Durant this offseason. Should Kevin Durant play a round of b-ball with the illustrious Based God? Just as far as going to the hole. He apprenticed as a backup to Wilt Chamberlain in his rookie season with the San Francisco Warriors before stepping up to a starting role after Chamberlain was traded the ...

Questions About Kevin Durant's Future In Golden State?

Durant can bolt at the end of next season, as the deal includes a player option after the first year. I think Kevin Durant has shown where his heart is. The feud was reignited when Durant did not respond to Lil B's request to play him in a one-on-one basketball game, and later Lil B recorded the following diss track.

Questions About Kevin Durant's Future In Golden State?

Durant can bolt at the end of next season, as the deal includes a player option after the first year. I think Kevin Durant has shown where his heart is. The feud was reignited when Durant did not respond to Lil B's request to play him in a one-on-one basketball game, and later Lil B recorded the following diss track.

Warriors president: 'There's no commitment' from Kevin Durant beyond next season

Welts continued to express his thoughts on Durant's contract - a concerning matter since it's only a one-year deal with a player option for the 2017/18 season. "I think there was a lot of screaming and yelling going on in the Myers' cabin at that point in time". Winning, who knows? But I definitely know I am ready to play him.

Warriors president: 'There's no commitment' from Kevin Durant beyond next season

Welts continued to express his thoughts on Durant's contract - a concerning matter since it's only a one-year deal with a player option for the 2017/18 season. "I think there was a lot of screaming and yelling going on in the Myers' cabin at that point in time". Winning, who knows? But I definitely know I am ready to play him.

Popular Pokemon App Could Be Sending Players Into Real-Life Dangerous Territory

The video game, named Pokemon Go , turns real streets and sidewalks into a virtual arena, WCBS 880's Mike Smeltz reported. "I probably would have never went down there if it weren't for this game", Wiggins said. Could we see Pokemon Go for HoloLens in the future? Pokemon Go is now available on both Apple's App Store and Google Play. After years spent resisting the consumer shift to smartphones for game play, Nintendo is trying to catch up though Niantic and also a venture with ...

Samsung phone not actually water resistant

Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Version will go on sale on 18th July 2016. Things might be a little stressed for Samsung's Quality Assurance team and the hardware design team at the moment. Samsung has also preloaded the phone with themes and wallpapers associated with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Now the method isn't flawless as some people reported getting forced reboots every time they try to access /System.

Wade says decision to leave Miami remains 'surreal'

It's a two-year, $47.5 million deal for Wade, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports. "You get a week to decide what you're gonna do", he continued about the free agency process for National Basketball Association players.

Verizon raises wireless plan rates, offers more data

When you take the speed, responsiveness and reliability of Verizon's 4G LTE network and match it with the powerful new My Verizon app and the new Verizon Plan , everything comes to life in new, innovative ways that weren't possible before.

Installation of worlds largest radio telescope completed

Work on the 1.2bn yuan (£127m) Fast (Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope) project began in the south-western province of Guizhou in 2011. "I hope scientists can make epoch-making discoveries", Liu added . Radio telescopes collect radio waves from space. Zheng said the giant device will dwarf the 300-meter Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and will be 10 times more sensitive than Germany's steerable 100-meter telescope.

Labour's Corbyn meets backers ahead of likely leadership challenge

Britain's most prominent Jewish leader said Mr Corbyn's comments likening the Israeli state to jihadi terrorists were harmful, "however they were intended". "The real issue comes down, however, to whether we decide we are a party of power and not a party of protest". Watson blamed hard left shadow chancellor John McDonnell for not allowing Mr Corbyn to step down.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 launch date revealed

However, in terms of performance, the GTX 1060 will be faster than Radeon RX 480, according to leaked specs. Judging by the numbers alone, GeForce GTX 1060 should be less powerful than AMD's Radeon RX 480 which drives 5.8 TFLOPs using its 2304 unified cores and its 1266 MHz boost clock.

Robbery likely motive of killing of owner of famed pizzeria

The shooter fired five rounds, then fled on foot empty-handed Thursday night. The suspect was still being sought. L&B Spumoni Gardens is an iconic family-style Italian restaurant in Gravesend known for its Sicilian-style pizza and ices. The witness testified that as payback, the Colombos tried to extort $75,000 from the owner of the Staten Island eatery. The co-owner of Spumoni Gardens was shot twice in the back, cops said.

Intel to partner with BMW, Mobileye on self-driving cars

The move could see BMW gain the technology know-how it needs to build semi- and fully-autonomous cars, both of which are set to become popular with consumers in the coming years. Using Israeli company Mobileye's systems and Intel's chips, BMW will begin series production of the iNEXT vehicle by 2021. With its Strategy Number ONE NEXT, the BMW Group has developed its framework to remain the driving force behind premium individual mobility.