Pokemon GO Summer Tour 2018 coming to Europe and North America in June/July

Although the last Pokemon GO Fest was a total fiasco due to major connectivity issues that prevented players from catching their favorite Pokemon, Niantic is ready to try again. The company behind one of the most successful mobile apps has just announced the Pokemon GO Summer Tour 2018, which will take place between June and July in various countries in Europe and North America.

The Summer Tour 2018 will kick off with a Safari Zone event in Dortmund, Germany, which will take place between June 30 and July 1. Since this is an open event for everyone to enjoy, it’s doesn’t require a paid ticket, …

Motorola targets the US for future growth after Latin America success

Motorola has set its sights on international growth going forward. In recent years, the Lenovo-owned brand has seen huge success in Latin American markets, with the company recently choosing to launch its all-new Moto E5 and Moto G6 devices in Brazil in order to capitalize on its popularity. Going forward, however, Motorola will be focusing on growth in other markets, not just Latin America.

Speaking in an interview with AndroidCentral, Motorola’s President Sergio Buniac revealed the company’s next focus will be the US. After all, Motorola, which is also one of the biggest brands in India, …

Apple Pay support added for more banks in North America and Europe

Apple Pay continues to expand to more places across the globe. The mobile payment service is already available almost in every corner of the US, but Apple is trying to bring to more countries as soon as possible.

After recently introducing Apple Pay in Brazil, more banks and credit unions in the US, Canada, and France are now getting support for the service. If you live in any of the three countries mentioned, you find below the latest additions to the list banks that support Apple Pay.

Canada: Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, Valley First – Enderby, a division …

John Legere seeks to inspire the youth of America with the T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge

T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere announced today via YouTube, that it is partnering with non-profit organization Ashoka to present the T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge. The promotion, inspired by the recent March for Our Lives, involved teams of two or more people with an innovative, sustainable idea that will change their world for good. The project could already be in motion, or just getting off the ground, and team members must be 13 to 23-years old to enter.

Applications to join the Changemaker Challenge can be submitted starting today through May 31st. On June 18th, 25 teams …

'The New York Times' profiled the most selfish person in America


Everybody who has dealt with any minor amount of stress has had the fantasy of packing up and running away from all of their problems, disappearing from the modern world almost entirely.

Erik Hagerman, dubbed “The man who knew too little” by The New York Times, did just that. On Saturday, Hagerman was the focus of a newly published profile describing how, after the election of Donald Trump, he left his busy life behind and started up his own pig farm.

But Hagerman went much further than that — and much more selfish. He created what he calls “The Blockade,” a nearly total media blackout that has allowed him to stay 100 percent ignorant of the day’s news outside of the weather, local real estate listings, and how the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing.  Read more…

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Stormy Daniels and Robert Mueller held a mirror up to America on 'SNL' Weekend Update


It’s time to face facts, fellow Americans.

Many of us are now in a place where we’re actively rooting for an investigation to uncover acts of treason by the United States president. We’re riveted by a 5,000-word interview with porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleged that the same president engaged in an extramarital affair with her.

Cecily Strong, appearing as Daniels on the latest Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update sketch, summed it up best. “Guess what, America? I’m the hero you deserve right now,” she said.

In a separate moment, Kate McKinnon debuted her latest character: Robert Mueller. McKinnon played what must be every Trump-hater’s fantasy version of the special investigator: Barely contained excitement brimming over to share tiny morsels from the damning mountain of evidence collected so far. Read more…

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Miss America CEO resigns after sexist, offensive emails surface


There he goes, Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell.

Haskell had been suspended Friday after a HuffPost story detailed his email correspondence over the years leading the beauty pageant. His leaked emails included many sexist, offensive comments about contestants and winners.

By Saturday afternoon he had resigned. 

Board chairman Lynn Weidner also offered her resignation, but she will remain on for up to 90 days to help “facilitate a smooth transition.” Weidner had been involved in targeting Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, whom Haskell and other MAO colleagues had insulted because of her weight after she won the competition. Read more…

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Now's not the time to politicize the roving gangs of giant spiders slowly taking over America


First and foremost, let me say that what’s happening in this country right now is simply tragic. Families have lost loved ones, and this nation mourns with them. 

But it is both premature and reprehensible to inject politics into this sudden, aggressive infestation of roving gangs of giant, six-foot-tall spiders, the likes of which have never been witnessed by mankind in all of existence, until the formal investigation of this horrific nightmare is complete and while families are still mourning.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the many cities that have now bravely fallen to the pack of huge violent spiders, as they slowly make their way eastward across our great country, killing everything in their path. Read more…

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USA! Pixel 2 prices abroad make America smile, much like the iPhones'

Right after the new Pixels were introduced, Google pulled an Apple, and slashed the price of the 2016 crop by a hundred. Thus, the basic Google Pixel can now be had for $549 directly from the Google Store, while its larger sibling, the Pixel XL, will set you back $669. You still need to add that hundred if you want the larger, 128 GB storage versions, but the trend is clear, and Google will probably be doing this with each new Pixel iteration – you know, like that other competitor down south from Mountain View does. 

Google is now gunning for the $1000 …

All Amazon Echo devices can now make calls for free on North America to the U.S., Canada and Mexico

It has been quite a week for Amazon’s Echo line up. Not only did Amazon revise the original Echo by adding a cloth cover, it made the new version of the original smart speaker shorter and fatter. The Amazon Echo Plus looks like the original Echo, adding improved Dolby sound and enhanced voice recognition. The addition of the ZigBee smart home hub makes it easier for users to control smart home products like entertainment systems, climate controls, locks and more. Other new models and accessories include the Echo Spot, the Echo Connect and Buttons.

Now, a new report published on Saturday …