Reopened Miraikan back to the future

| Jun 15, 2011

Reopened Miraikan back to the future

by Tomoko Otake

Miraikan is back — and in the context of post-March 11 Japan, public expectations for the museum, whose mission is to bring cutting-edge science and technology closer to the public, are greater than ever. Miraikan (the National Museum for Emerging Science and Innovation) reopened ...

Nintendo et al roll out the big guns at E3

| Jun 15, 2011

Nintendo et al roll out the big guns at E3

by Brian Ashcraft

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is gaming’s main event. It’s when the industry’s heavyweights face off with new games and new hardware. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo (which doesn’t traditionally participate in the Tokyo Game Show) all go head to head. This year’s E3, in ...

A relationship with the city

| Dec 8, 2010

A relationship with the city

by Verena Dauerer

I magine you live in a house that communicates with you through an interface resembling the futuristic info-graphics in the science-fiction movie “Minority Report” — where actor Tom Cruise interacted with icons on an holographic touch screen. For example, a kitchen appliance, such as ...

| Dec 1, 2010

Lady Gaga goes offline for charity

by Mesfin Fekadu

Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga take charity work seriously, and they’re going offline to prove it. Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Usher and other celebrities have joined a new campaign called Digital Life Sacrifice on behalf of Keys’ charity, Keep a Child Alive. The entertainers plan ...

Japan hot for global app developers

| Dec 1, 2010

Japan hot for global app developers

by Yuri Kageyama

The iPhone’s popularity in Japan is cracking open an industry long thought inaccessible to outsiders. For years, the typical Japanese cell phone — built to operate on a network hardly used anywhere else in the world — has been stuffed with quirky games and ...