On this Friday, the biggest game on the planet has finally arrived in the country where it was created. In Philadelphia, the Democrats get ready to party.
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Pokémon Go comes home
It’s official, Pokémon Go is finally available in Japan. The game arrives in Pokémon’s home country alongside a sponsorship with McDonalds, which will see 3,000 “gyms” set up across the country. With the addition of Japan, Pokémon Go is now available in 37 countries.
No Lightning headphones?
Deutsche Bank tells Business Insider that the “iPhone 7” won’t launch with a pair of Lightning headphones as once believed. Instead, each new iPhone owner will receive a Lightning-to-audio dongle. (Yes, the 3mm headphone jack is still going away.)
- A “Plus” model with a dual-camera for better zoom and 3GB of RAM
- A standard model with an improved camera and optical image stabilisation
- Better sound, possibly stereo sound
- “Professional class water-proofing”
- A home button that uses motors to simulate a click, which would last longer than the current home button
- A new colour, so there’s a version that looks different than current iPhones
The next iPhone should launch in early September.
Dems turn to party
The Democrat Party is expected to nominate Hillary R. Clinton as its 2016 presidential nominee at next week’s national convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On Thursday, Republican Donald J. Trump officially accepted his party’s presidential nomination.
This year’s official DNC convention app is being sponsored by AT&T.
Stumped on Pokémon Go? A player has become the first in the United States to catch all 142 Pokémons. He’s celebrating by offering tips and tricks via 142 Pokémon.
On this day
Today, July 22 is Hammock Day. On Saturday, celebrate National Hot Dog Day and Vanilla Ice Cream Day.
HostingCon begins on Sunday, July 24 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rewind: Bank robber John Dillon was shot dead on this day in 1934.
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- Edward Snowden designed an iPhone attachment that detects unwanted radio transmissions, The Verge
- Verizon Cracks Down on Excessive Data Users, PC Magazine
- Police Ask 3D Print Lab to Replicate Dead Man’s Finger to Unlock Phone, MacRumors
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