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Niantic Says It Will Perma-Ban Pokemon GO Cheaters

Niantic Inc., the company behind that app you won’t stop hearing about Pokémon Go, has taken a stand against cheaters in the past, or anybody who violates its terms of service, such as sending out cease and desist letters to tracker apps. Now the company has stated that it will outright ban users for those violations.


Finger-Guiding Invisible Screen Protector Is The Best Way To Cheat At Pokemon GO

Now that Niantic has taken a lot of the fun out of Pokemon GO, you have even fewer reasons to feel guilty about finding out-of-the-box ways to improve your game play (translation: Cheating). A clunky 3D-printed smartphone case is one solution, but a finger-guiding invisible screen protector is a much better way to go.


Why Athletes Will Win The War Against Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Last month, UFC mixed martial artist Jon Jones was busted for using an anti-oestrogen drug known as hydroxy-clomiphene, as well as another drug, called Letrozole. Jones denied taking the drugs, claiming he didn’t even know how to pronounce them.


Gizmodo Australia Podcast Episode 3: Using Tech To Cheat, Plus Sex In Games

We discuss the good and terrible of sex in videogames, the viability of Pornhub gambling, using tech to cheat at sports (or anything, really) and what to do if your Facebook is hacked.

We also answer your question: What gadgets might be lurking in Chewbacca’s bandoleer?


Thanks To Smartwatches, Major Universities Are Banning All Watches From Exams

Back in my day, schools used to recommend bringing a watch into tests so you’d keep track of the time. But now, the rise of smartwatches could lead to a flat-out ban of all timepieces for test-takers, if the latest rule at a major university in Japan is any indication.


Your Cheatin' Heart? More Like Your Cheatin' Brain

Video: Some people cheat on their partners. Others wouldn’t dream of it — the risk is too huge. A new video from ASAP Science lays out how genetic differences in the neurotransmitters that promote risk-taking and social bonding might influence people’s willingness to stray.


Social Media Can Make Standardised Test Questions Go Viral

When standardised tests are shared nationwide — as they now are in the US, under the Common Core system that’s been adopted in 46 states — cheating suddenly becomes a whole lot easier. Especially since teenagers now share just about everything on social media.


High Roller Takes Melbourne Casino For $33 Million With Security Camera Hijack

Australia’s biggest casino was taken for $32 million, when its own security cameras were used against it by a high-roller who managed to hijack the surveillance systems.


Cheaters Come Up With The Darnedest Ideas

I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but if the kids who came up with the idea of cheating in exams by photoshopping answers onto a Coke label put the same amount of thought into study, they probably wouldn’t need to cheat.


Find My Friends Destroys Its First Marriage

Foursquare might be the kind of locational social networking, but is it breaking up couples? Probably not! Find My Friends, on the other hand, allegedly pinpointed one man’s unfaithful spouse, caught in her sordid Google Maps lie. Here’s the future!


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