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'Pokemon Go' player finds body floating in New Hampshire brook

Police in New Hampshire are investigating a body that was found in floating in the water. Police tell WFXT the body was found by someone playing "Pokemon Go."

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According to a release from the Nashua Fire Department, the body was found in Salmon Brook around 2 p.m. on Thursday behind the Holocaust Memorial.

The man's body was removed from the water and sent for an autopsy.

"At this point it doesn't look like anything suspicious," Nashua Police Lt. Rob Giggi said.

>> Related: Teen finds dead body while playing 'Pokemon Go' smartphone game

The area is popular among "Pokemon Go" players, because there are several in-game hot spots in the area.

"The person who found the victim today was playing this Pokemon game, which led him to kind of an obscure spot in downtown Nashua," Giggi said.

It is the second time a body was reportedly found by a person playing "Pokemon Go." A teen playing in Riverton, Wyoming, found a body while attempted to track down a water Pokemon on July 8.

'Pokemon Go' playing Marine veterans help nab attempted murder suspect

Two U.S. Marine Corps veterans are being hailed heroes after they helped to find a man suspected of attempted murder while playing "Pokemon Go" on Tuesday.

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The pair, identified by KABC as roommates Seth Ortega and Javier Soch, was playing the cellphone game at a park in Fullerton, California, when Soch's game froze and he noticed a man approaching children with a plastic red rose.

The man seemed to be acting erratically, so the pair approached him. After the spoke he walked away and approached another family, the Los Angeles Times reported.

As he left the family, he "managed to wipe his hand across one of the boy's chest or shoulders," according to the newspaper.

The touch made Soch uncomfortable, so he decided to watch the man.

"We kept our distance," Soch told the Times. "We didn't want to alert the guy and escalate the situation."

The mother called 911, according to KABC.

"We see the gentlemen go approach them again, at this point, me and my roommate start walking across the street and the gentleman actually walks up and touches one of the children, one of the boys, his toe, and starts walking his way up to the knee," Ortega told the news station. "At this point I'm running across the street and a gentleman who was walking down the street does the same thing."

Ortega detained the man until Fullerton police arrived.

Officers arrested the man, identified as 39-year-old Jacob Kells, on suspicion of misdemeanor child annoyance, according to the police department. Later they learned Kells was wanted in Monterey County on a variety of charges, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assaulting and resisting a peace officer and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Authorities took Kells to Orange County Jail, where he was expected to face extradition to Monterey County.

"If I hadn't looked over to my left and seen this guy who looks out of place, I could have missed it," Soch told the Times. "The best thing I can say: Remind yourself that you are not in the phone playing the game. Look around and be more aware."

The virtual world of 'Pokemon Go' is already reshaping the real one

septic field. The Westboro Baptist ChurchGround zero. Why is "Go" sending people to look for in these places?

It all has to do with game developer Niantic's first alternate reality game, Ingress, which launched in 2012. That game also asked people to take their smartphones to real-world locations as part of a fictional global cyberwar.

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"Go" seems to be largely drawing on the location data collected from Ingress players. But the game's nostalgia-fueled explosion in popularity means that data is having a much greater effect on the real world — for better and for worse.

It's pretty easy to find stories of "Go" sending flocks of aspiring trainers to places where they really shouldn't be trying to catch, Niantic already lets people flag bizarre, inappropriate or dangerous hot spots.

But the additional foot traffic has also been a boon to plenty of small businesses and other enterprises. And "convenient to PokéStop" has already started popping up as a selling point on some real estate ads.

The New York Times reports Niantic plans to take full advantage of its ability to flood any location on Earth with a horde of Pokéfans; the company's apparently planning to let businesses pay to become PokeStops.

This video includes images from George Hodanthewellman and Americasroof / CC BY SA 3.0 and clips from IGN. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.

'Pokemon Go' keeps tabs on you as you chase down Pikachu

Facebook feeds are filling with quests to collect them all, but how much information are you willingly, albeit unknowingly, giving to the app's developers?

Millions of users are allowing the "Pokemon Go" app to access to their personal data and location, all in an effort to collect the virtual Pokemon characters.

And you have no choice if you want to play the popular game.

>>Related: 'Pokemon Go' may have access to your full Google account

The company then has the right to share any and all of the data it collects with third parties, including people who pay companies for your information, as well as law enforcement, USA Today reported.

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Tech watchers are now concerned about the massive database the game is compiling on everyone who is playing worldwide.

So how can you educate yourself on what you're giving to companies?

You know that privacy policy you have to accept on nearly every app? The details are buried in the fine print, USA Today reported

But are there risks to "Pokemon Go" collecting the data?

Jason Hong, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, said that it depends on how Niatic, the company that developed "Pokemon Go," uses it.

If the company uses it to monetize data for advertising, it could be a larger privacy threat than using it for in-app purchases.

For more on the data being collected, as well as what the privacy policy says, click here.

If you think Pokemon Go is taking over, you may be right

Augmented reality is starting to take over real reality in the form of Pikachu and the rest of the Pokemon characters.

The wildly popular video game series, normally the realm of children, has taken over the lives of adults thanks to "Pokemon Go."

And if you think that the game has taken over your friends' and even your life since its release last week, you may be right. 

>>Related: Teen finds dead body while playing 'Pokemon Go' smartphone game

According to web watchers, "Pokemon Go" is bigger than Tinder, Business Insider reported.

By July 7, it was installed on more US Android-based phones than the dating app, Similar Web found.

>>Related: Google revealed 'Pokemon Go' 2 years ago, and we thought it was a joke

It's also giving Twitter a run for its money when it comes to engagement.

Similar Web said that the number of Daily Active Users is nearly as high as Twitter and could overtake the social media platform.

The game is only available officially in the US, Australia and New Zealand for now, but it is available through back channels using an apk, or Android application package used to bypass the company's app store.

HummingBad malware infects 10M Android phones; here's how to get rid of it

Bad news, Android users: A new type of malware has infected 10 million Android phones worldwide, including 288,800 in the United States. 

Here's what you need to know about HummingBad:

What is it? CNET reports that the software "can take root in your phone, collecting your personal data and making it act like you've clicked on ads you haven't," according to Check Point Security.

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Is it on my phone? CNET suggests using security apps such as Check Point's Zone AlarmLookout Security & AntivirusAVG AntiVirus and Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus to detect whether the malware is on your device.

How do I delete it? Unless you're a cybersecurity expert, the only way to get rid of HummingBad is to do a factory reset, CNET reports.

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How can I avoid it? "Don't download apps from untrusted stores," Dan Wiley, Check Point's head of incident response, told CNET. In other words, stick to the Google Play store.

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Young man drowns taking selfie, 6 others killed trying to save him, reports say

A young man slipped and drowned while taking a selfie on an algae-covered platform on the Ganges River in India on Wednesday and six other people died attempting to save him, according to multiple reports.

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Shivam Gupta, 19, was taking a selfie on the Ganga Barrage bridge in Kanpur when he slipped, The Telegraph reported. Five of his college friends and a 31-year-old named Mohammad Maqsood were swept away by the current when they jumped in the water to save him, according to the newspaper.

Authorities identified all seven of the people killed, including Satyam Gupta, Shivam Gupta's brother.

All of the victims, save for Maqsood, were 21 years old or younger, according to The Indian Express. They were on the Ganges River for a picnic Wednesday.

At the time of the accident, the river was at particularly high water levels because of heavy rainfall. The rain also made the current more swift, police told The Indian Express.

It's not the first time an attempt at a selfie has killed a young Indian person. Of the 27 "selfie-related" deaths reported worldwide in 2015, roughly half happened in India, according to The Washington Post.

Three students died in May while taking selfies at a similar spot in the Ganges River, according to The Indian Express. Three girls and a bystander also drowned in January after the girls fell into the Arabian Sea while trying to take selfies in Mumbai.

2 women suffer blindness spells after checking smartphones at night

Two women in the United Kingdom are suffering from spells of temporary blindness after they frequently checked their phones while lying on their sides at night.

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Doctors detailed the case in a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday where they looked at the two women, ages 22 and 40 at the time, and how they experienced "transient smartphone blindness" over the course of a few months, Live Science reports. According to the study, doctors hypothesized that these problems came from the women lying on their sides with one eye focusing on the light from their phones while the other eye was covered in the dark by a pillow.

"What the patients are aware of is the differing visual experience between a light-adapted eye … and a dark-adapted eye … at low ambient light levels," the doctor stated in the report, according to Live Science. "As they can see well with the dark-adapted eye, it seems to them that they have lost vision in the eye which -- a moment ago -- was viewing the smartphone normally."

The Associated Press reports Dr. Gordon Plant of Moorfield's Eye Hospital in London said that he asked the women what happened and they explained how they rested on their sides while checking their phones.

"So you have one eye adapted to the light because it's looking at the phone and the other eye is adapted to the dark," he said.

According to the study, the doctors expect to see more cases like this in the future due to the popularity of smartphones, but it is something that can easily be avoided by users.

"Our cases show that detailed history-taking and an understanding of retinal physiology can reassure both patient and doctor (in these cases), and can avoid unnecessary anxiety and costly investigations," the doctors wrote.

KFC India is offering a chicken meal box that charges your phone

Ever been eating KFC and wondered why the container the chicken came in didn't give you the ability to charge your phone? We haven't either. But the chain decided to put a phone charger in one of its boxes anyway.

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It's called the Watt A Box. Get it? Watt A Box. It's available for a limited time only in India. It comes with the food you might expect from the fried chicken establishment, as well as a power bank and phone charger for iPhones and Androids.

A KFC India representative told The Times of India: "We launched the 5-in-1 Meal Box in March this year with the objective of providing an abundant complete meal and at an affordable price for our customers. With the launch of Watt a Box, we have gone a step ahead and also introduced an element of utility into the box."

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According to the outlet, a handful of customers will get a Watt A Box at select locations in Mumbai and Delhi.

This video includes an image from Getty Images and clips from KFC.

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