The Uwaga Pies

| Feb 16, 2016

The Uwaga Pies

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The YouTube duo known as The Uwaga Pies — Krzysztof Gonciarz, from Poland, and Kasia Mecinski, from America — use their channel to give English-speakers a peek into Japan. The pair originally tried to document every single day of their lives in Tokyo for about six ...

Smart ways to keep the smartphone in good shape

| Jan 16, 2016

Smart ways to keep the smartphone in good shape

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The attraction to Iina-inobe cables Inspired by the MagSafe connectors on Macs, the Iina-inobe magnet cable does something very similar for iPhones, Androids tablets and other devices. This idea was so popular that it not only reached its target of ¥300,000 on the Japanese crowd-funding ...

Going for new and old-school tech

| Nov 14, 2015

Going for new and old-school tech

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Get your claws on an old-school game This is for fans of arcade claw-crane games or UFO catchers. Consumer-electronics company E-Balance has released "Waku Waku New Crane Game" a mini arcade game for the home — or maybe even the office. Aimed at pleasing children above age ...

YouTube Red doesn't want to be compared to Netflix

Oct 28, 2015

YouTube Red doesn't want to be compared to Netflix

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Now that YouTube has unveiled its paid subscription service, YouTube Red, it seems logical to think of it as a competitor to Netflix. YouTube prefers that you don't. "Our membership service is completely different from what Netflix is," Robert Kyncl, who oversees all business functions ...

Good things come in threes

| Sep 26, 2015

Good things come in threes

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Veni, vidi — Vita! While there have been reports that the PS Vita handheld may be struggling overseas, in Japan it is still going strong — and there's been a steady stream of new Japanese-developed games to prove it, including "Tokyo Xanadu" from studio Nihon ...