Monday, August 29, 2016

Brand New Pokémon Go Update Announced

Pokemon Go Update
Game developer Niantic announced last 22 August that a new Pokemon Go was due, version 1.5 for iPhone and version 0.35 for Android. The new build was supposed to bring over several bug fixes and improvements as well as a brand new feature, one that users could have used from day one. Dubbed Pokemon Appraisal, the new trick will let users view quick stats about their creatures, which are crucial for planning battles. And now, this new version of Pokemon Go is finally available to download.

"Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon's attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon have the most potential for battle," Niantic wrote on Facebook.

In practice, the update lets users see stats for a newly captured Pokemon and determine its fate. Is it any good for fighting other Pokemon? Should they evolve it? The Appraisal feature should come in handy if the user is the kind of Pokemon Go player who desperately wants to know what's going on with his or her Pokemon army.

Third-party services were already able to offer Pokemon stats, but some of them might not work, given Niantic's intention of killing every unofficial game resource developers come up with.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Honda Could Face More Trouble with Airbag Fix

Takata Airbag
It can be recalled that in August of 2009 Honda's ruptured airbag inflators were linked to least four injuries and a death. The automaker later quietly requested a design change and did not notify U.S. regulators, Honda confirmed in response to inquiries from Reuters.

Honda Motor Co asked supplier Takata to produce a "fail-safe" airbag inflator, according to Takata presentations and internal memos reviewed by Reuters.

The previously undisclosed redesign could make Honda and Takata more vulnerable in more than 100 pending federal lawsuits and dozens more state suits, according to several legal experts and an attorney suing the companies. The request shows that Honda understood the safety risks posed by the inflators long before it started expanding recalls by the millions in 2014, the attorneys and law professors said.

U.S. law requires automakers to disclose safety risks and actions to prevent them to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But Honda spokesman Chris Martin said the redesign did not require notice to regulators because the safety risk involved Takata manufacturing errors rather than a specific design defect.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Pokémon Not Allowed Within MMDA

MMDA and Pokemon Go
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), one of the key regulators of road traffic and primary enforcer of the new law against distracted driving, has a weird problem on its hands. Its main headquarters on EDSA has been designated a Pokémon gym, and some employees have apparently been lured to play during office hours, triggering tough warning from higher-ups.

Noting that it has caught his attention that some employees are "addicted" to the new phenomenon, Chairman Emerson Carlos of the MMDA prohibits all employees from playing the Pokémon Go craze during office hours.

'Those who will be caught shall be dealt with administrative sanctions," Carlos said in his one page memorandum to employees stressing that it can hamper their working hours.

The MMDA office has been designated as the "Wallflowers Pokémon Gym" where the public who have found enjoyment in the game can catch Pokémon.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sponsors Dumped The Lying American Swimmer

Ryan Lochte
American Olympic medalist and swimmer Ryan Lochte learned the hard way that lying to get attention doesn't pay. After Lochte fabricated a story about being held up at gunpoint in Rio during the 2016 Olympics, Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren, two of the swimmer’s biggest sponsors, are terminating their relationships with him.

The swim apparel company shared a statement on Twitter last 22 August, "Speedo USA today announces the decision to end its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte. As part of this decision, Speedo USA will donate a US$ 50,000 portion of Lochte's fee to Save The Children, a global charity partner of Speedo USA’s parent company, for children in Brazil."

The company added that, "While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and he has been an important member of the Speedo team, we cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for. We appreciate his many achievements and hope he moves forward and learns from this experience."

Just hours later, Ralph Lauren told ESPN's Darren Rovell that they wouldn't be renewing Lochte's deal.

Lochte, who appeared in all of Ralph Lauren’s promotional campaigns and media imagery for the Olympics, was noticeably absent from the closing ceremonies, having returned to the U.S. earlier.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gigi Hadid Defends Her Svelte and Sexy Body

The Sexy Gigi Hadid
Almost all people find healthy and thin women way more attractive compared to their fat, bulgy and obese counterparts. This is a fact that everyone agrees with, but some are to scared to express it for fear of reprisal from some 'social justice' warriors.

This is the main reason why models, like Gigi Hadid are conscious about what they eat and how they exercise to keep those fat in check and maintain a active lifestyle. The star is only four years removed from her high-school volleyball days, which caused her to pack on some bulky muscle mass. But now, the statuesque model is devoted to her boxing routine, which builds lean muscle and has trimmed down her nearly 6-foot physique in the past year.

However, in this no-so perfect world, there are always somebody from the minority voice who just can't help themselves and give way to their internal jealousy hormones. Reacting to a photo Hadid shared days ago of her svelte figure in a window reflection, one commenter, who probably has an eye problem, accused her of being too skinny and trimming her once bulkier frame "to fit in" — in the weight-obsessed modeling world.

Ever the vocal healthy and sexy body advocate, Hadid struck back in a lengthy post aimed at the offender below: