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Pokemon GO Kalos region launch list confirmed

Pokemon GO Kalos region launch list confirmed

Today Niantic revealed a whole bunch of information about the future of Pokemon GO all at once. We're going through the lists to make certain we've got all the important bits and pieces sorted out so you can make sense of the near-future update series in the game. The worldwide launch of Kalos region Pokemon starts on December 2, 2020. Here comes the Mega Evolution!

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Ultra-rare Shiny Pokemon GO Mystery Box release this week

Ultra-rare Shiny Pokemon GO Mystery Box release this week

This week there'll be a special celebration in Pokemon GO. This special celebration centers on the crossover between Pokemon GO and Pokemon HOME. To promote the new abilities of Pokemon HOME for Pokemon GO, Niantic's releasing a new Mystery Box for user across the planet.

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iPhone and Apple Watch GPS requires reset in recent update

iPhone and Apple Watch GPS requires reset in recent update

This week Apple Support released a note about GPS functionality on the Apple Watch and iPhone with the latest software update to each. This update seems to have created an issue with the pairing of iOS 14.0 and watchOS 7.0, requiring a relatively drastic fix to make it all function as intended. This oddity appeared after updating iPhone to iOS 14 and Apple Watch to watchOS 7 in late September.

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Pokemon GO “end of support” messages sent to devices old and new

Pokemon GO “end of support” messages sent to devices old and new

This week a variety of users with all manner of different smartphones received a message from Niantic. The message suggested that the device on which the user was playing Pokemon GO would no longer be supported in the near future. Per this message from Niantic, these users would not be able to play Pokemon GO at all in the future without a new smartphone.

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Which pandemic pizza is your state’s favorite?

Which pandemic pizza is your state’s favorite?

A study was done to discover the top pizza provider since March of 2020. A ranking of preferred pizza brands in each state in the United States was conducted with specific emphasis on orders sent during the still-active global pandemic we're living in today. It would appear that most states prefer pizza with little or no human contact - shocker!

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Shiny Pokemon GO Unown, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Lunatone, Staryu

Shiny Pokemon GO Unown, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Lunatone, Staryu

Starting on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 1PM (local time), Pokemon GO will enter Enigma Week. This is a special week of bonuses and odd spawns activated by a successful "Ultra Unlock" during Pokemon GO Fest 2020. In this week, users will be able to attain some very, very rare Pokemon - not necessarily HELPFUL or POWERFUL Pokemon, but rare all the same.

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Two new Pokemon GO promo codes released for pre-Fest items

Two new Pokemon GO promo codes released for pre-Fest items

This week a pair of new Pokemon GO promo codes were released with clues for in-game items. These codes were released in conjunction with the upcoming Pokemon GO Fest 2020 festival and one of several puzzles that'll appear before and during the event. The codes revealed this week don't give us MASSIVE item collections, but they're worth the tiny effort!

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Shiny Pokemon GO update: The best Pokemon in late July 2020

Shiny Pokemon GO update: The best Pokemon in late July 2020

It's time to get your SHINY on in Pokemon GO - they're basically everywhere! If you're in search of your first Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO, starting this week you're going to want to keep your eyes on the tiny plant Bellsprout, for starters. The Shiny Pokemon Bellsprout is more common this week than it's ever been before - or might ever be in the future!

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Google Maps traffic lights update released to Android

Google Maps traffic lights update released to Android

If you're using an Android device that was released in the last few years and you use Google Maps, you're in luck. Today, Google started releasing an update that adds traffic lights to maps. This isn't going to be live in all places around the world right out the gate - this is just the start - but it's a major step toward the hyper-accurate future of a fully mapped globe.

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China’s Beidou GPS rival is now complete

China’s Beidou GPS rival is now complete

The shutdown of Chinese facilities earlier this year due to COVID-19 showed just how much the world's products and businesses are dependent on them, perhaps much to the chagrin of the US. That said, the drama surrounding US export bans against Huawei also revealed some of China's own dependence on US and international technologies. One of the lesser-known dependencies is on global navigation systems, commonly (and inaccurately) referred to as GPS. As of today, China may no longer need to rely on the US-based system as it successfully launched the last two satellites to complete its own Beidou navigation system.

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Google Maps update adds COVID-19 safety features, border alerts

Google Maps update adds COVID-19 safety features, border alerts

In a move that further solidifies Google Maps' role as de-facto location and guidance system for all smartphones, the company's added a number of safety features to the app. Centering primarily on COVID-19 issues - like social distancing - Google Maps added alerts about important safety-related information as well as a number of public transit health-related insights.

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Polar Grit X smartwatch released for high-end rugged fitness

Polar Grit X smartwatch released for high-end rugged fitness

The Polar Grit X was revealed today in a world where any that's not bad news is good news, and here the good news is a smartwatch. The Polar Grit X works with a circular full color display, and several hardware buttons (so you'll not be worrying about difficult-to-control touchscreen business when you're wearing gloves, and such.) Unlike some competitors, this watch is focused largely on Smart Coaching, wellness, and exercise.

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