Here's the Pokémon UI redesign everyone's hoping for

Now that we're a month past peak Pokémon Go, developers would be wise to incorporate Wendy Borg's elegant proposed UI redesign to maintain interest. Read the rest

Handy Pokemon Go tips

Here's a good collection of tips for playing Pokemon Go. I didn't know any of them.

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A cellular-connected Pokéball for finding rare Pokémon

Particle is a company makes low-cost Wi-Fi and cellular connected microcontrollers for prototyping the Internet of Things stuff. TJ Hunter used a Particle Electron and a GPS chip to make a Pokéball that wiggles when a rare Pokémon is nearby.

Here are Hunter's build instructions.

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Video: Werner Herzog says 'Pokémon'

Emily Yoshida interviews filmmaker Werner Herzog for the Verge. A wonderful and insightful conversation about the future of film, but here's the part going viral: in the interview, the gloomy auteur is introduced to Pokémon. Read the rest

Nintendo shares plummet when investors learn it didn't make Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go became an overnight sensation, and savvy investors bought Nintendo stock, causing the share price to spike. But when Nintendo issued a statement to remind everyone that its stake in the app is just 13 and that revenue from the game was already taken into account in its forecasts, the stock price plummeted 18%, after which the Tokyo stock market halted trading to prevent a further decline.

Via Bloomberg:

The correction comes after Pokemon Go’s release almost doubled Nintendo’s stock through Friday’s close, adding $17.6 billion in market capitalization. Nintendo is a shareholder in the game’s developer Niantic Inc. and Pokemon Co., but has an "effective economic stake" of just 13 percent in the app, according to an estimate by Macquarie Securities analyst David Gibson.

“It’s still possible to say that in the short-term it’s overheated,” said Tomoaki Kawasaki, an analyst at Iwai Cosmo Securities Co.

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Pokémon Go trainer for hire

Alicia Thomas places an ad on Craigslist as a Pokémon Go trainer. She charges $20/hour. (Whoops - the ad has been removed. Maybe she has too many clients?)

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A General 'Pokemon Go' Guide: How to master and have fun with the Nintendo game craze

“I made a guide with some general tips for PoGo,” says redditor Lastminuteguy. “This guide doesn't state the basics, but rather gives information on elements of the game that aren't immediately obvious.” Read the rest

'I renamed all my Pokemon whatever my 2 year old called them'

“For your mild amusement, I renamed all my Pokemon whatever my 2 year old called them,” says IMGUR user June1920. Sort of jealous they caught a Claws Parrot. Read the rest