Link25 (202) – The Pokemon GO Edition

We know you’ve been waiting all week. The anticipation has been building. Well, finally the moment is here. It’s 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web conveniently stacked in one post so you can spend your time more efficiently! This week features everything from a mini old school Nintendo to Pokemon GO (because who isn’t talking or playing Pokemon Go these days). So get ready because this is Link25 (202) – The Pokemon GO Edition.

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Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition Coming This November, Ships With 30 Games

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In recent years we’ve seen a proliferation of “clone” systems which replicate the performance of vintage hardware. The Retron 5 and Retro Freak are perhaps the two most notable examples, but it would seem that Nintendo itself has finally woken up to the potential of reselling its classic systems in new guises.

Today it has shocked the retro gaming community by announcing the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe), a “new” version of its legendary NES hardware which will cost $59.99 in the US.

It connects to your TV via HDMI and even comes with that classic NES pad, which can also be used with your Wii or Wii U. You can also use a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro on the system for two-player action, but (click on the title to see the full article).

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Why RiceGum Punched Me... EXPOSED!

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Man Missing Most Of His Brain Challenges Everything We Thought We Knew About Consciousness

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Clearly, then, the fact that a man was able to maintain consciousness with nothing but a sliver of cortical neurons rains all over the theories put forward by the great many neuroscientists who have sought the origins of consciousness in the structure of the brain. It may, however, add weight to the arguments made by other researchers who claim that brain anatomy is not actually all that vital for consciousness, which instead arises simply via the ways in which neurons communicate with one other. (Click on the title to read the full article).

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Pokemon GO: 10 Things To Know When Starting a New Game

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You're are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

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It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all you need to unlock your smartphone, access your office or buy a house.
Underpinning it all is the assurance that your looks are unique. And then, one day your illusions are smashed.
“I was the last one on the plane and there was someone in my seat, so I asked the guy to move. He turned around and he had my face,” says Neil Douglas, who was on his way to (click on the title to see the full article).

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Nice Bastille Day Attack Suspect's Name Reported as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

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The suspect in the Nice Bastille Day attack that killed at least 84 people and injured up to 100 has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel by local French media, the BBC reports.

According to the Associated Press, French police officials found identity papers next to the driver of the truck, which fatally plowed through bodies as it sped and swerved down the Promenade des Anglais in the French Riviera city. (Click on the title to read the full article).

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EXTREMELY DANGEROUS GLASS SKATEBOARD | YOU MAKE IT WE SKATE IT EP 13

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10 Essential 'Pokémon GO' Tips to Help You Level Up Fast And Catch 'Em All

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Now that the window to the Pokémon universe has been opened via our Twitter machines it’s time to amass a collection of mons to put our friends to shame. But how do we embark on this grand adventure and how can we ensure that we’re getting the most out of our experience with Pokémon GO?

Fear not, we’ve got you covered. (Click on the title to read the full article)

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Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible - Epic Rap Battles of History Season 5

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School Sends Boy With Autism Touching Letter After He Failed His Exams

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Ben Twist, 11, was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. He attends a school for children with learning difficulties at Merseyside in the United Kingdom. He recently sat a series of exams, and while he tried his best, the results weren’t exactly what he was hoping for. So assistant headteacher Ruth Clarkson decided to write him a letter explaining that test results aren’t everything…(click on the title to see the full article).

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We just broke the record for hottest year, nine straight times

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2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again. It will be without precedent: the first time that we’ve seen three consecutive record-breaking hot years.

But it’s just happenstance that the calendar year begins in January, and so it’s also informative to compare all yearlong periods. In doing so, it becomes (click on the title to see the full article).

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Pokémon Go isn’t a fad. It’s a beginning.

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In the beginning, there was Pokémon Go. Then there was the wall-to-wall coverage of Pokémon Go. Now we’re in the backlash to the wall-to-wall coverage. This has all happened in, oh, about a week.

So this post comes at an inopportune time, perhaps. But I want to make a case for the importance of Pokémon Go — for why it should be covered. Five years from now, we’re likely to have moved on from Donald Trump’s weird run for the presidency. But we will (click on the title to see the full article).



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