Happy Wednesday, Pokémon trainers! (And, uh, 512tech readers, too!) Yes, it may seem like all the tech news this week is about the app that's sweeping the nation, "Pokémon Go," but there's that and other stuff, too. Take a look:
Lots of people may be having fun with the augmented-reality game, but others have serious problems with the way it's being played. The U.S. Holocaust Museum and Arlington National Cemetery both requested that players not go hunting for virtual creatures there because, come on, guys. INAPPROPRIATE. Meanwhile, Minnesota senator Al Franken drafted a letter to the game's creator Niantic with concerns about data collection and privacy. The company has said it's making changes to the game to address some of those concerns.
Google Fiber for biz
Google Fiber has announced pricing plans for businesses who want to use its high-speed Internet service. The plans range from $70 to $250 a month and there's an Early Access sign-up page. Google Fiber is asking businesses to sign up for these plans before July 31. This comes a few months after Google ended its basic plan that offered free Internet for a one-time fee for residential service.
Tangles at Vine
Is Vine, Twitter's short-form video platform, in trouble? Recode reports that the network is not growing and that top executives have left. Will Twitter pull the plug on Vine at some point in the future?
Oculus gets its pre-orders done
Oculus says it's shipped all pre-orders of its Oculus Rift headset and that shipping times for new orders is now 2-4 days. The company is also hosting a developer conference in October in San Jose.
"Mr. Robot" returns
It's a big night in geek pop culture as USA's cult hit "Mr. Robot" returns for its second season tonight. The show has been experimenting with leaking the premiere on various social-media platforms of late, but only a taste and for a brief window of time. Here's a preview:
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