'Pokémon Go' launches in Singapore but cheaters are ruining it for everyone

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Pokémon Go‘s only been in Singapore for half a day, but cheaters are already ruining the experience for everyone.

The record-breaking mobile game finally hit the city state on Saturday after players waited a month since the game’s debut in North America and Australia.

But tap on any of the gyms and you’ll see them occupied by powerful Pokémon of around 2000 CP, and trainers at level 30 or more.

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Given that the game’s only been here since early morning, it’s a pretty safe bet that many of these players have been levelling up over the past month by employing a number of workarounds. One of those is GPS spoofing, which feeds a different GPS location to the software, so it thinks you’re in another country. Read more…

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'Pokémon Go' launches in Singapore but cheaters are ruining it for everyone

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Pokémon Go‘s only been in Singapore for half a day, but cheaters are already ruining the experience for everyone.

The record-breaking mobile game finally hit the city state on Saturday after players waited a month since the game’s debut in North America and Australia.

But tap on any of the gyms and you’ll see them occupied by powerful Pokémon of around 2000 CP, and trainers at level 30 or more.

Image: mashable screen grab

Image: MASHABLE SCREEN GRAB

Given that the game’s only been here since early morning, it’s a pretty safe bet that many of these players have been levelling up over the past month by employing a number of workarounds. One of those is GPS spoofing, which feeds a different GPS location to the software, so it thinks you’re in another country. Read more…

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Kim Kardashian should just buy BlackBerry

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Welcome back, MashTalkers! Pete is out this week, so Lance and I are joined by Mashable Product Analyst Ray Wong to talk about everything happening in the world of tech. 

We kick the show off with a discussion about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 event. (1:15) Lance and Ray were both at the product launch and had some time with the device to see how it works. 

The bottom line is that it’s a very, very good phone. In fact, RayRay says it’s the “best Samsung ever.” But make no mistake, it is expensive and the gang discusses how much it will cost (14:00) and how that positions the device.  Read more…

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Facebook is testing a Snapchat-like camera in News Feed

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In its bid to become more like Snapchat, Facebook is finally putting its MSQRD acquisition to good use.

The social network is testing a new feature that puts a Snapchat-like camera at the top of News Feed, allowing users to add filters and animations to their selfies. The test is limited to users in Canda and Brazil right now and will feature content celebrating the Olympics. 

The test is powered by MSQRD, the Snapchat-like app for video filters Facebook acquired earlier this year. 

Users in Brazil and Canada will see a prompt to “celebrate the Olympic Games” using the new camera feature. Launching the camera allows you to add filters and “masks” (MSQRD’s name for the Snapchat-like lenses) to their photos, which they can then share across Facebook.  Read more…

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New drone footage is the best look yet at Apple's enormous 'Spaceship' campus

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New drone footage shows Apple’s Campus 2 under major development in Cupertino, California. Viewers can really see the immensity of it all, with everything from a 100,000-square-foot fitness center, a 2 million-square-foot parking garage and quite a few different research and development centers. 

The drone flies over what appear to be rooftop basketball and tennis courts, which will be built in front of the main “spaceship” building. And you can see the new North Tantau auditorium, a 120,000-square-foot, $161 million glass-enclosed auditorium with seating for 1,000. Expect to see future Apple unveilings there.  Read more…

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Nissan's new futuristic EV sports car puts Tesla to shame

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Aside from a couple distinctive designs, most electric vehicles (EV) from the long-established automaker set have been pretty tame. By that I mean they’ve been based on the traditional car layout: four doors, four in-line wheels, four seats and a steering wheel off to one side.

That doesn’t mean EV of the future have to sustain the standard car layout, though. Proving that point, Nissan unveiled a working prototype of its BladeGlider EV Friday morning in Rio de Janeiro.

Like other EVs, the BladeGlider is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that run two electric motors which, in turn, propel the rear wheels. The result is a 0 to 62 mph time of just under 5 seconds and a top speed of 115 mph. Read more…

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