It’s true, ‘Pokémon Go’ is becoming a fitness craze

It turns out that there’s an amazing side effect to joining the ranks of the millions now addicted to Pokémon Go: better health.

Fitness tracker Jawbone UP claims that users of its fitness band who also mentioned that they used Pokémon Go logged a whopping 62.5 percent more steps this weekend compared to their steps taken during a normal weekend.

Source: It’s true, ‘Pokémon Go’ is becoming a fitness craze

As someone who is a runner, I can confirm this thing is like Ingress — encouraging you to go to new places or making you treat pokestops and gyms as milestones – which is great for interval training. I’m running circles around my local area, stopping by at three different pokestops each loop:)

Currently Level 12 with about 251 pokemon caught, 47 unique ones seen, and 47 active in my bag.

Brick thrown through Angela Eagle’s office window after she announces Labour leadership bid

Angela Eagle has had a brick thrown through her constituency office’s window and been inundated with abusive phone calls after announcing her bid to become Labour leader.

Source: Brick thrown through Angela Eagle’s office window after she announces Labour leadership bid

Microsoft’s Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push • The Register

I am actually not that surprised with Microsoft’s behaviour on this. Forcing an upgrade onto people without consent. In fact, it was using malware-like tactics to make you (or persuade you) to upgrade.

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Meet the new BSoD – the Blue Screen of Despair

Source: Microsoft’s Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push • The Register