August 03, 2016
Kohei Uchimura is a top-bracket gymnast representing Japan at the Rio Olympics. He's been playing Pokemon Go in Brazil while waiting for the games to start, and has managed to rack up (I'm tempted to say "wrack up") a $5000 phone bill through roaming charges.
The sad news for Nintendo fans is that the company will be seeing very little revenue from the franchise they created. Right now, the projected income from Pokémon Go is so insignificant that Nintendo does not expect their financial estimates to change no matter how popular the game is.
Posted by: cxt217 at August 03, 2016 12:32 PM (TuhJ1)
Imagine how many lethal accidents that's going to cause.
Posted by: Brett Bellmore at August 03, 2016 01:50 PM (l55xw)
Posted by: J Greely at August 03, 2016 03:57 PM (ZlYZd)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 03, 2016 05:12 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: J Greely at August 03, 2016 05:24 PM (ZlYZd)
Perhaps this will actually lead to extended life electric car batteries. What a Win!
Posted by: wahsatchmo at August 04, 2016 09:39 PM (eqmH4)
I doubt it will have any effect. The economic value of better batteries has been very, very clear for at least 40 years, and the chemists have been working hard on it.
The reason we haven't gotten the kind of improvement in batteries that we've gotten in semiconductors is that battery technology is fundamentally very difficult. It's going to take an entirely new technological approach, not merely a refinement of existing technology.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 04, 2016 09:57 PM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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