You can now battle your friends and strangers in Pokémon Go. Here’s how it all works

Niantic After two and a half years, Pokémon Go players finally have the ability to battle each other, thanks to a long-awaited new update. The update literally changes the game: It introduces a revamped battle system that lets Pokémon learn a third attack, introducing a whole new layer of strategy.  The fights themselves let trainers […]

James Comey told lawmakers that he’s ‘not friends’ with Mueller, despite Trump’s claims

Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta Former FBI Director James Comey said during his testimony before lawmakers that he and the special counsel Robert Mueller are “not friends in any social sense.” The testimony occurred in a closed-door setting, but lawmakers released a redacted transcript of the proceedings on Saturday. President Donald Trump often accuses the pair […]

Man Utd news: Alexis Sanchez ANGRY with Jose Mourinho and tells friends transfer decision

Sanchez has cut a disgruntled figure at Manchester United this term and is one of several players who could engineer an exit from Old Trafford. The Chilean has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and his future under Jose Mourinho took another turn for the worse on Tuesday night when he failed to […]

These 2 tech founders lost their friends in tragic accidents. Now they’ve built AI chatbots to give people life after death

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Netflix drama “Black Mirror” once imagined a world in which tech could be used to recreate the dead. Now, people are working to make that a reality. Tech firm Eternime is beta testing an app that will allow users to create a digital “avatar” of themselves after they die. Eternime is not […]

Gay college athlete who was disowned by her family is in danger of losing her eligibility because her friends raised money to help her eat and pay bills

Streeter Lecka/Getty Canisius College cross-country runner Emily Scheck was disowned by her family this summer after her mother learned that she was dating a woman. Scheck — who had $ 20 to her name when her parents forced her to choose between conversion therapy and their continued financial support — has struggled to find money […]

Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Instagram has yet another answer to Snapchat, but this time it’s covering one of the basics: namely, adding friends. Months after it started testing, the social network has introduced “nametags” that make friend additions as simple as pointing your camera at a code, much like Snapcodes. Once you’ve created a nametag (complete with colors, emojis […]

Facebook tests Snapchat-like map for Nearby Friends

Facebook’s eagerness to replicate Snapchat features might extend beyond particularly conspicuous elements like Stories and selfie filters. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing a rework of Nearby Friends that introduces visuals uncannily like Snapchat’s Snap Map. While the conventional list is still there, testers can see friends grouped by city and neighborhood. […]

How to outsmart your friends and win your fantasy hockey league

Hockey is back and hope springs eternal. Maybe Connor McDavid can carry the Oilers back to relevance. Perhaps Calgary's Carolina influx propels the Flames back to the playoffs. Dare I say the Leafs could contend for the Stanley Cup? And, oh yeah, this is definitely the year you're winning your fantasy hockey league. Give it […]

The 30 best countries for job satisfaction, making new friends, and raising a family, according to expats

VIVID TRAVEL Moving to a new country is tough. It often means needing to find new friends, working in a new environment, and settling into a totally new way of life. That’s why InterNations, the world’s largest network for expats, has compiled the top 30 countries for getting a good job, making friends, and raising […]

Are Meghan Markle’s ‘trendy-lefty’ views causing ‘an issue’ with Harry’s friends?

Meghan Markle, an LA native and former-actress, became the Duchess of Sussex in May. Since she has been on a number of official royal excursions with Prince Harry and released a charity cook book. However, a socialite has claimed that some of Meghan’s views are causing an issue in the royal company she now keeps. […]