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Pokemon Go Shiny Dratini hunt for Community Day

Pokemon Go Community Day is here and for players across the globe it only means one thing, the chance to hopefully get their hands on and find a Shiny Dratini in Pokemon Go. The only problem right now, is that Niantic has not confirmed if Shiny Dratini has been put into the game along with Dratini as part of the special timed event. This event will give players the chance to catch and evolve a Dratini into Dragonite which will come with the exclusive skill Draco Meteor which you don’t usually see on Dragonite.

How to catch Shiny Dratini in Pokemon Go on Community Day:

The important information you need to remember is that you will only have three hours to get this done, so it is a very rare opportunity that you need to make the most of. If you have a Dratini already, you can still evolve it into Dragonite and get Draco Meteor but it must be within the set three hour time period on February 24.

For the UK this is between 10am and 1pm and for the US this is from 11am to 2pm pacific time or 2PM to 5PM Eastern time. As far as we know, this is the only opportunity to get the special version of Dragonite so make the most of the time slot. We are waiting for confirmation of a shiny Dratini being caught in the wild, so if you see one this weekend or have evidence of it let us know below!

Good luck hunting everyone.

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Hammerhead challenges Garmin with lightning-fast Karoo cycling computer

Every seasoned cyclist knows the value of a good cycling computer. The ability to navigate different routes, track your speed, evaluate your training, and create training plans is essential to fitness development. While Garmin and Wahoo have traditionally dominated these ranks, Hammerhead’s introduction of Karoo adds a new layer of functionality to cycling computers.

The Karoo is a new generation of cycling computer — integrating characteristics of both cell phones and traditional computers. The operating system was built on Android and loaded with world-class applications. The designers are constantly updating the database and adding new features — ensuring you will never lack for functionality.

The device allows you to connect to multiple Bluetooth and ANT+ sensors simultaneously. Its standout feature? No phone is required — Karoo includes onboard 3G cellular and Wi-Fi capability, allowing for streaming, sharing with friends, and other real-time tools.

Karoo’s offers a plethora of fully comprehensive maps, including multiple layers and filters for dirt, road, gradient, and more. You can create new routes directly on the computer and utilize turn-by-turn navigation even on mountain biking trails. Build routes or make changes while you’re offline, on the road, or on the trail.

Unmapped routes can be followed by GPX files or while in Compass Mode. The operating system provides for a high level of performance and training, equipped with tools that allow you to analyze metrics, understand your training efforts, and even utilize training insights. Karoo is capable of syncing up to power, heart rate, speed, and cadence sensors — and this is just the beginning.

Its seamless integration with Strava and other apps allows for you to share your rides with friends, post your efforts, and find friends located nearby. The computer features an easy-to-read transflective display, a light sensor that helps reduce battery consumption, and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 — so that you don’t need to worry about bumps in the road or obstacles in your way. The battery provides for 10-15 hours of run time depending on your settings and the device is rated to IP67 weatherproofing standards, ensuring that rain or snow won’t slow you down.

In addition, the buttons are designed for wet weather, allowing for complete control in any conditions.

The standard quarter-turn interface works with any Garmin-type mount and ships with a BarFly 4 Max.

Sign up on Hammerhead’s website to get access to Karoo at a special discounted price.

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BlackBerry and Nokia still struggling to make a comeback

Last February, the once-great Nokia and BlackBerry brands each hoped to stage a triumphant return at the world’s largest phone show. A year on, we’re still waiting for a knockout device that will put either one back in the international spotlight in a meaningful way. Despite the brands launching 8 Android phones between them in the past year, it’s clear neither one has turned the tide.

Neither company can expect to return to their pre-2010 heights, before the phone world accelerated its path to its current iPhone/Android duopoly. But if their respective comebacks fall flat, it means fewer choices for consumers in an era increasingly dominated by Apple and Samsung handsets. Fewer than 6 million Nokia phones shipped in the past year, IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam told CNET.

BlackBerry could have shipped as many as 170,000 units in the fourth quarter, according to Neil Shah, an analyst at Counterpoint Research. In contrast, Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in a single quarter. BlackBerry declined to share sales figures and HMD Global, which licenses Nokia’s name, didn’t respond to multiple requests to comment on this story.

Low sales figures are to be expected for these revivalists, even a year in. Comebacks in the phone world don’t happen overnight; they occur over years of steady investment and marketing work. “[With] Nokia and Blackberry, there’s an expectation that they will take the world by storm in just a few months and dominate the market once again,” said Francois Maheiu, BlackBerry’s chief commercial officer. “The world knows there are two mega players right now, Apple and Samsung… it takes time.”

Both BlackBerry and Nokia phones are expected to update in the coming months, hoping to kick up momentum once again. The Nokia brand has its announcement this week at Mobile World Congress 2018 and BlackBerry is expected to unveil its next phone later in March, according to analysts. The hopefuls will need much more than a flashy presentation or booth space to wrest attention from the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, which Samsung will unveil on February 25.

For BlackBerry and Nokia devices to stand a chance against the Samsung leviathan, they’ll need to show top-tier phones with hardware and software good enough to compete.

Nokia hopes a meh 2017 leads to an ‘awesome’ breakout in 2018

A year ago, it looked like Nokia phones would fulfill their fans’ biggest wish: to run on Android software. But even six releases in, the handsets aren’t doing much other than laying a stable budget base. After years of smartphone hot potato, they have a lot of catching up to do.

The original Nokia phones first switched hands to Microsoft, which bought the rights in 2013, and replaced Nokia’s proprietary software (primarily Symbian with a dash of MeeGo) with Windows OS. Three years later, Microsoft bumped its license to a new company, HMD Global, which uses Android. With so many Android phones available, Nokia phones today rely on hardware and competitive pricing to stand out.

However, HMD Global’s 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and higher-end Nokia 8, failed to generate as much buzz as the 3310, a revamped flip phone that doesn’t even have Wi-Fi, apps or a touchscreen.

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On the flip phone side, Nokia “may be in for a slight revival especially on the backs of the new 4G feature phone trend that is sweeping global markets such as India and other cost sensitive global markets,” said Lam. We’re not exactly sure what HMD Global has planned for Nokia in 2018, apart from something “awesome,” according to a tweet from Juho Sarvikas, the product lead of HMD Global, which operates out of Nokia’s spiritual homeland of Finland. But the fact that HMD Global is hosting a press event, when few brands want to compete with Samsung, shows a commitment to further build the Nokia name in 2018.

Most buyers throughout the world pick new phones through their carrier. Nokia could differentiate its hardware by offering a feature other phonemakers don’t, perhaps a return to the 41-megapixel “Pureview” camera from 2012. But its best chance of success is to get on as many global carriers as possible.

“The big question for HMD/Nokia is whether their success can continue without moving into the US, which is a tough market and one where the Nokia brand will not help much,” said Carlonia Milanesi, an alayst with Creative Strategies. “Nokia will not be able substantially to grow further without gaining share in China and the US.”

BlackBerry: Staying alive, but only just

Where Nokia phones spread out over the entry-level and midrange, the new BlackBerry wanted to punch in with a single high-end device, the KeyOne. Licensed by China’s TCL Communication, which also markets Alcatel phones, the KeyOne returned to the legacy brand’s core characteristics of a physical keyboard and enhanced security that caters to corporate IT policies. Late in the year, the keyboard-equipped KeyOne was joined by the all-screen BlackBerry Motion.

And in January, the company introduced a new KeyOne color and direct US sales for the BlackBerry Motion, which had previously only sold in Canada. While we don’t expect to see new BlackBerry phones until after this month’s biggest mobile trade show, TCL’s investment indicates that it’s business as usual.

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BlackBerry phones have more carrier visibility than Nokia handsets in the key US market, with a presence in AT&T and Sprint. Globally, Orange, Vodafone and Singtel are wins.

That was all part of TCL’s two-pronged plan. “Number one for us was to make BlackBerry available all over the world again,” BlackBerry’s Maheiu said, adding that the KeyOne is sold in more than 50 countries. The second approach is to court security-conscious businesses to offer BlackBerry phones as an option for employees, alongside Apple and Samsung devices.

“BlackBerry will be the third choice for the employee,” said Maheiu. To this end, BlackBerry has seeded over 1,000 businesses with its phones for testing in-house, in the hopes that at the end of the trial, companies embrace the KeyOne and Motion. Over 30 percent of those corporations would bring the phones on board by the end of December 2017, the phonemaker said, and it expects that figure to rise to over 50 percent by end of March.

Not everyone agrees with the brand’s chances. “Sadly, I think they overestimated the size of the QWERTY market as well as how difficult it is to get into the enterprise market,” said analyst Milanesi. While BlackBerry’s visibility is still a blip on the global map, its strategy to build through carriers and corporations could forge some humble inroads, so long as its phones can offer the same features as other top handsets for the same price or less.

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BlackBerry could also gain momentum by jumping early on the foldable smartphone trend. We’ve already seen one device with the ZTE Axon M, and Samsung has vowed to release its first foldable phone in 2018.

“I think if BlackBerry are design savvy, they can add to the overall conversation around how these devices look and operate,” IHS Markit analyst Lam said.

It’s too soon to say if BlackBerry phones will move quickly on the foldable concept.

Regardless, TCL shows a confident face.

“BlackBerry handsets are here to stay,” said Maheiu.

Cat S61 hands-on review

If you don’t remember the Cat S60 phone, it was the world’s first smartphone with a thermal imaging camera on the back. It’s not something most of us would normally use, but the phone turned out to be incredible well-received by tradesmen in industries as varied as plumbers and security guards to vets. This is the Cat S61, the S60’s sequel, and Cat Phone-makers Bullitt Group have listened to the prime customers using or interested in the S60, and integrated three of the most desirable new features into the latest, even more capable device.

Improved thermal sensor

The thermal imaging camera, made by experts Flir, is still present, and while the Lepton sensor is the same as on the S60, the software has been reworked and updated.

It’s more user-friendly, but more crucially, the thermal image resolution has increased. The S60’s old VGA image has been replaced by an HD picture, and the difference is dramatic. Now, the display shows considerably more heat spots, with more clarity, making at-a-glance temperature assessment easier and quicker.

Additionally, the temperature range has improved as well, starting at -20 degrees centigrade (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) and rising to 400 degrees (752 degrees Fahrenheit), up from 100 degrees centigrade on the S60, making it more versatile. Wondering what you’d use a thermal imaging camera for? The S61 is helpful for car mechanics, where engine operating temperatures are often much higher than 120 degrees.

Vets, especially those that work with horses, have used the camera to identify internal swellings when horseshoes have been incorrectly fitted. The camera’s ability to see hotspots up to 30 meters away has helped security guards out too, as they use the phone to scan areas where their guard dog is barking, without the need to use a flashlight. Greater temperatures and more visual clarity will only increase the device’s usefulness.

More sensors

The first brand new addition to the phone is an air quality sensor.

It’s a Volatile Organic Compound sensor (VOC), picking up a range of contaminants and designed for indoor use. It’s tailored for people working with potentially hazardous materials that affect the air in a room, including solvents, cleaning products, paint, or glue. The sensor provides real-time reports and adapts as you move around.

The data is presented in clear, color-coded graphs. Additionally, it shows humidity and temperature data in case you need it. Andy Boxall/Digital Trends

Joining the thermal imaging camera and air quality sensor is a laser distance measure. It’s built into the rear of the phone, and is effective up to 10 meters. It doesn’t just measure straight lines, it can also plot 2D shapes like walls.

For example, the laser can measure out a wall space to help estimate the amount of tiles needed to cover it. We didn’t see it working on the prototype of the S61.

Same rugged body

All this is encased in a hard-wearing Cat Phone body, with its IP68 water-resistant rating, and a rugged exterior that goes through extensive tests. For example, Bullitt claims the device withstands drops from up to 1.8 meters in height on to a variety of hard surfaces.

The screen measures 5.2-inches and has a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution, is covered in Gorilla Glass 5, and there are three hardware Android buttons under it. The phone’s thick and heavy, which is a consequence of a 4,500mAh battery inside, but it does help improve grip especially if you’re wearing gloves. Also, the aluminum die-cast body is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G military toughness standards, and the screen works even if it’s wet.

The phone itself doesn’t have remarkable specifications, but it does everything you’d want. Android 8.0 Oreo is kept relatively clutter free, with the only changes instantly obvious coming from extra tools for the thermal camera, and a toolkit-style recommended apps section. Bullitt confirmed it will release an update for this year’s Android P version in the future.

The phone itself doesn’t have remarkable specifications, but it does everything you’d want with a 16-megapixel camera on the rear, and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Inside is a Snapdragon 630 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage space. This gives the S61 an acceptable level of performance, and it slid through menus smoothly enough; but response times for apps was slow.

We used a prototype phone, so it’s unfair to judge performance without further testing on a final unit.

Price and availability

Given what makes the Cat S61 special, it’s clear the phone is designed with specific use cases in mind. Anyone looking at a Samsung Galaxy S9 likely won’t be considering a Cat S61, but if you have considered a Galaxy S8 Active, then the Cat S61 may be a great alternative.

Cat S61 Compared To

Sadly, you’re going to have to pay a premium for all this tech — the Cat S61 will cost 800 British pounds or about £1,117 when it goes on sale in the next few months. There are no plans yet to bring the phone into the U.S.

Still, when you add up the individual costs of a tough phone, a thermal imaging camera, an air quality sensor, and a laser distance measure, the Cat S61’s may just be worth the high cost.

The best running apps for iOS and Android

Running is one of the best ways to keep yourself in shape and in good health. However, one of the most difficult things about running is staying motivated and engaged so you can accomplish your fitness goals. Luckily, technology can be a great tool to keep you engaged and motivated — especially when the desire to get off track or quit starts to kick in.

Here, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best running apps available for Android- and iOS-compatible devices. They offer GPS tracking, the ability to share stats with friends, and even the option to challenge friends to competitions. Many of these running apps are fully compatible with the Apple Watch and Android Wear, too.

So, let’s dust off our running shoes and put on our best looking pair of shorts. It’s time to run our way to better health. Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle to stay in good health.

Check out our picks for the best fitness apps for the iPhone or your Android device, apps that help you stay healthy all year round, and the best Fitbit device for every active lifestyle.

Strava

This fun running app makes it feel as if you’re playing a game with your friends. It offers GPS tracking but also allows you to see a feed of your friend’s activities, allowing you to challenge them along the way. You’ll also be able to see how you stack up against others, set goals, see leaderboards, and join monthly challenges.

You can also share your activities via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thanks to its robust community and the designer’s commitment to keeping it fresh, Strava remains one of the best running and fitness apps available. Download now for:

Android iOS

Runtastic

Doctors recommend you should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. This makes Runtastic the perfect app for those who like listening to audiobooks or podcasts while exercising. Its Story Running features allows you to download stories for just £1 and each track is roughly 40 minutes, making it the perfect time for a good workout.

The app is also optimized for both Android Wear and the Apple Watch. Download now for: Android iOS

Runkeeper

Runkeeper is another great running app which boasts a user community of more than 50 million runners.

Staying motivated is very important and Runkeepers social approach is perhaps its best feature. It allows you to stay inspired and motivates you with rewards, along with a host of sharing features. It has Apple Watch, iTunes, and Spotify integration and works with other health apps such as Fitbit or MyFitnessPal.

Download now for: Android iOS

MapMyRun

MapMyRun built a member community of more than 40 million people, due in large part to the fact it’s just a great running app. There’s a specific Routes feature which allows you to find nearby places to run, as well as tools for saving and sharing them with your friends.

The app can also automatically track runs and you can sync any data with devices from Garmin, Fitbit, Jawbone, and Under Armour (who happen to be the brand responsible for the app these days). With its deep customization and rewarding social features, MapMyRun is a triumph. Download now for:

Android iOS

Nike+ Run Club

Nike+ Run Club is a running app that takes an adaptive approach to your training. Based on your goals and fitness level, it adjusts the training to better suit your progress. Not only does the app help you stay motivated by integrating with social apps like Facebook but it also allows you to send a shoutout to a friend to help them stay motivated.

There’s no denying how much easier it is to accomplish your fitness goals when you have someone working toward them with you and Nike+ Run Club further proves this. Download now for: Android iOS

Endomondo

This is a great, GPS-enabled app that allows you to track running, walking, biking, and a slew of other sports.

Logged data is sent to Endomondo’s website so you can analyze your stats and progress — friendly competition with others in the community is also encouraged. While the baseline app is free, you can go with a Premium option which lets you enjoy the app ad-free while offering weather information and other added perks. You’ll also have access to more detailed statistics, including calories burned per month, running distance by year, and other useful metrics.

Download now for: Android iOS

RunGo

RunGo is the best app to use if you want to discover new places while you run. With turn-by-turn voice navigation, you can select more than 100,000 routes around the world, or build your own.

The app clearly tells you where to turn, even if you’ve gone a bit off course. You can also use it offline and it’s fully compatible with the Apple Watch. It also takes advantage of ARKit for iOS 11, integrating augmented reality into its features.

Monthly subscriptions cost £2 while a yearly subscription runs for just £10. Download now for: Android iOS

Couch to 5K

This running app dares to make a substantial promise.

Couch to 5k asks you to spend 20 or 30 minutes training, three times a week and promises that in nine weeks time, you’ll be ready to finish your first 5k race (roughly 3.1 miles). A one-time purchase of £3 allows you to choose between four virtual coaches and the app also features GPS support, an in-app music player, and offers you the ability to share your workouts via Facebook. Download now for:

Android iOS

Wahoo

Wahoo Fitness’ main attraction is its robust compatibility, which allows it to integrate with more than 50 third-party apps and 240 individual products. It allows you to upload workouts to a host of top-tier training websites, including MapMyFitness, Nike+, Strava, MyFitnessPal, and several others. You’ll also be able to use this app with heart rate sensors, bike speed sensors, and even some specialized gym equipment.

Download now for: Android iOS

Zombies, Run!

An incredibly unique fitness app, Zombies, Run!, turns your workouts into a real-life adventure. It’s a running game that casts you as the hero in a zombie adventure story — one where you must race to save your life and the lives of others.

The first four missions are free but after that, you’ll need to unlock new stories on a weekly basis. The app does allow you to unlock more than 240 missions by upgrading to a Pro membership. If you want to work out while having fun, this is the way to go.

Download now for: Android iOS

WeavRun

If music is your true inspiration for running, then WeavRun was designed just for you. This innovative app syncs your favorite music to your footsteps, increasing the beat as you speed up and decreasing the beat as you slow down.

In addition to simply tracking cadence and making automatic tempo adjustments, you can choose to enter your desired steps-per-minute and challenge yourself to keep in tune with the music. The app also includes GPS run tracking, seamless sharing, and is fully integrated with Strava and other running apps. The best part?

The app functions so that it doesn’t sacrifice the quality of the music — ever. It never distorts songs or stretches them beyond their original compositions. Download now for:

iOS Android

My Run Plan

This is not just another running app — My Run Plan is an advanced fitness tool for serious runners. This application builds a training plan tailored to your needs. It really is all about you, too, as it focuses completely on your schedule, your goals, and your performance.

How does it work? Set a running goal and input schedule information before letting the app’s algorithm give you customized training guidance. You can even reach out to USATF-certified coaches for questions regarding training, nutrition, or for help with injuries.

It costs £9.99 for a monthly plan. Download now for: iOS Android

Additional information

If you want to read more about how tech and health are getting more integrated, read our picks for the best fitness trackers and how Fitness AR uses ARKit augmented reality to share your workouts.

Update: We’ve added links to related articles and added the WeavRun and My Run Plan apps.

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