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Pokemon Go: Have you caught the fever? (The 3:59, Ep. 75)

On our big 75th episode, we talk about the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, and we discuss Amazon's Prime Day.

The little fella can finally take a catnap.
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Have you caught them all?

Pokemon Go launched last week, and it's a legitimate phenomenon, with people taking "Pokewalks" around their neighborhoods to find the digital monsters and power-ups on their phone. Nintendo and its developer partner, Niantic, have struggled to keep up with demand from players, with server outages and app crashes a frequent occurrence. But that hasn't dampened enthusiasm for the game.

It's the first instance where augmented reality, which overlays digital images on top of the real world, has been wedded to a pop culture icon.

When not talking about our sad number of Pokemon caught, we also talk about Amazon's Prime Day and what our ideal Prime Day discounted items would be. Either way, be prepared for a slew of deals come Tuesday.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Pokemon Go: Have you caught the fever? (The 3:59, Ep. 75)


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