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Thinkgeek is one of my favourite places for picking up interesting bits of nerdiness that are actually useful. From the light sabre bottle opener in my kitchen drawer to lots of cool t-shirts and other bits of geekdom, there are heaps of great products available. And lots of those cool items are now on sale. Here are some of the current bargains that will be separating me from some of my hard-earned cash.

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iOS: If the kid doubling as a monster wrangler in your life is hooked on catching oddly-shaped fictional animals (or if you're addicted to the game yourself), you'd better hope they have got a recent phone on which to play their favourite game. Pokemon GO developer Niantic has announced an upcoming update that will incorporate Apple's ARKit, resulting in a more polished augmented reality experience, but bar devices unable to run iOS 11 from playing the game. Sorry, trainers.

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If you're struggling to manage your monsters and items in Pokemon GO, you're not alone: the game's limited storage space has been causing headaches for countless players. This infographic contains plenty of tips and tricks for better inventory management: from keeping your bag limit in check to the items you should never trash.

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Video: Keeping track of which Pokemon are spawning in your area in Pokemon GO usually requires you to keep your phone open and running. Over on Adafruit, they show off a way to build your own Pokemon detector using a Raspberry Pi Zero.

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Third-party tracking websites like Pokevision are exceedingly popular with Pokemon GO players due to their ability to reveal the geo location of pokemon in real time. Over the past week, the game's creator Niantic has been systematically shutting down these applications with little to no explanation to outraged fans. In the face of mounting criticism, the company has finally released a statement explaining why these tracking sites are being blocked. Turns out it's all Brazil's fault.

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Pokemon GO has inspired people to venture out in droves to catch make-belief creatures. But if you're a bit sick of going outside but still want to satisfy your Pokemon obsession, why not try your hand at making these cute Pokemon mini vases? Here's what you'll need.