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Town tries to kick Pokémon GO players out of parks, other public spaces

Town tries to kick Pokémon GO players out of parks, other public spaces

Eric Frederiksen

While Pokémon GO has apparently been a boon for small businesses, not everyone is keen on letting Pokémon trainers on their property. That includes city officials in the town of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and pretty much all the town’s government property. The officials said that they don’t want the public venturing into potentially “unsafe” places like electrical substations, fire...

Sorry, Pokémon GO's battery usage is not improved by downloading maps

Sorry, Pokémon GO's battery usage is not improved by downloading maps

Eric Frederiksen

There have been reports going around all the various social media networks you can think of that downloading your local maps on Google Maps will save some battery life when you’re out hunting Snorlaxes and Koffings in Pokémon Go.  Sadly, that’s not the case, and a Google engineer has confirmed it. The idea is that since Pokémon GO is constantly accessing maps via the Google Maps API,...