Briefly: Census Night, TV’s Biggest Flops, Pokemon GO ‘Nearby’ Fix

Briefly: Census Night, TV’s Biggest Flops, Pokemon GO ‘Nearby’ Fix
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Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Everything you need to know about Census 2016, the best video game gun, the 10 most expensive flops in television history.

  • It’s Census night! If you’ve missed out exhaustive coverage over the past few weeks, we’ve collected everything you need to know here. You might also want to check out Business Insider’s take on why this year’s Census is a bit of a train wreck. (Hint: It has to do with privacy.)
  • There have been a lot of video game guns over the years but which is the best? Most people would plump for Doom’s BFG, but not Kotaku. Instead, they’ve gone for the real-world M1 Garand. Wut.
  • Every time a TV show gets greenlit, it’s a huge gamble. Networks stake millions of dollars on risky ideas, that need to bring back audiences week after week. Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. Here are the 10 most expensive failed TV shows of all time.
  • Niantic is testing a new ‘nearby’ system for Pokemon GO. Kotaku has the story.
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