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Don't Even Think About Playing 'Pokémon Go' in Saudi Arabia

It’s allegedly pro-evolution, promotes gambling, and contains symbols of “devious religions and organizations.”

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Japan's Safety Guide for Distracted, Wandering Pokemon Go Players

Now that the game has finally launched in Pokemon’s birth country, the Japanese government is prepared for the worst.

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Why Abu Dhabi Doubled Down on CCTV Surveillance

The Persian Gulf emirate has launched a system that links thousands of cameras across the capital.

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Driver Crashes Into a Baltimore Police Car While Allegedly Playing Pokémon Go

“That’s what I get for playing this dumbass game.”

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Explore the Faroe Islands From a Sheep's Perspective With 'Sheepview360'

With no Google Street View team mapping her hometown, one woman is strapping 360-degree cameras onto the islands’ woolly flocks.

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How an Uber Copycat Can Fill the Transit Gap in Rural Nebraska

Rural towns aren’t attractive to popular ride-hailing services, so a local company is launching its own in the western panhandle of Nebraska.

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A Gen-X User Guide to Pokémon Go

Gotta catch ‘em all, but how? Where? Why? What’s a Squirtle?

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More Than 500 People Have Been Shot and Killed by Police in America So Far This Year

We know, because the internet is counting.

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The Tech Race to Produce an Instant Electric Bicycle

Converting a bike into an e-bike can be as easy as swapping out a wheel—but the costs are still a burden.

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The Extraordinary Privilege of the Wealthy Suburbs in Egypt

A Cairo group finds a massive geographic disparity in infrastructure spending between so-called “new cities” and existing ones.

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How Libraries Can Help Map the History of Rural America

With a grant from the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge, Historypin will help libraries weave together the history of rural American communities.

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No, Alphabet Isn't Conspiring to Take Over Public Transit in Columbus

Contrary to a recent article, “smart” transportation technologies like those from Sidewalk Labs aren’t really a big secret. Plus, cities want them.

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How Apps Can Help People With Disabilities Navigate Cities

Broken sidewalks and inaccessible buildings can make for daunting trips, but a slew of mobile applications could change that.

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What 'Space Archaeology' Can Teach Us About Megacities, Past and Present

Satellite imagery and lasers are generating stunning new finds at sites like Angkor and Petra.

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The British Equivalent of Threatening to Move to Canada?

Post-Brexit, it looks like it might be threatening to move to Scotland.

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Waze Puts Safety Over Speed by Minimizing Left Turns

The navigation app will help drivers in Los Angeles avoid dangerous left turns at busy intersections.

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Who Benefits in a Tech Hub?

Exploring the connection between technology, wages, and poverty.

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America's Leading Startup Neighborhoods

More than 50 percent are urban, and two in downtown San Francisco attract more than a billion dollars each in venture capital.

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Amid Orlando Attack, Facebook Turns On 'Safety Check' for the First Time in the U.S.

Activation of the tool has evoked a mix of gratitude and disheartenment.