Pokemon Go linked to distracted driving, SDSU study finds
Sep17

Pokemon Go linked to distracted driving, SDSU study finds

An analysis of more than 345,000 Twitter posts over 10 days in July found that 18 percent were from drivers distracted by the Pokemon GO game, according to a study released Friday by San Diego State University. Researchers viewed tweets from July 10-19 that combined the word “Pokemon” with words like “driving,” “drive” or “car.” One-third came from Pokemon GO players either driving or riding in a vehicle, or from pedestrians...

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Russian clerics not to seek leniency on blogger arrested for playing Pokemon Go in church
Sep07

Russian clerics not to seek leniency on blogger arrested for playing Pokemon Go in church

The Russian Orthodox Church is not going to ask the court for leniency for a blogger arrested for playing the popular Pokemon Go game in a church in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, a local clergyman said on Tuesday. Ruslan Sokolovsky, 21, was placed under arrest for two months on September 3, some three weeks after he posted a video on YouTube showing him catching pokemon in the Church on Blood in Honor of All Saints Resplendent in...

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Can Pokemon Go help you lose weight and gain health? Scientists say yes
Aug02

Can Pokemon Go help you lose weight and gain health? Scientists say yes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokemon Go – the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide – as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Pokemon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention of a researcher at the University of Leicester, in Britain, specialising in...

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Moscow Pokemon hunters advised to keep off court premises
Jul29

Moscow Pokemon hunters advised to keep off court premises

Instructions and regulations governing visits to Moscow courts prohibit Pokemon Go fans to hunt for pokemons on the premises of the capital’s “court palaces,” Ulyana Solopova, the Moscow City Court spokeswoman, told RAPSI on Friday (July 28). “This game comes down to getting photo and video images of interiors. According to the rules, any photo and video shooting within court buildings is prohibited with the exception of cases where...

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Pokemon Go catches on in Russia
Jul28

Pokemon Go catches on in Russia

Pokemon GO, which marries a classic 20-year-old franchise with augmented reality, has swept Russia even before the official launch of the game in the country. Hundreds of game fans can be seen in Moscow’s central parks and squares chasing Pokemons. Using mobile devices, players search for virtual Pokemon characters that appear to pop up in office spaces, restaurants, museums among other places in the real world. Players score...

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