Sharla in Japan

| Feb 23, 2015

Sharla in Japan

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Sharla of Sharla in Japan is a 29-year-old, Canadian-born, Tokyo-based “YouTuber” (“That’s what they call it here,” she says). With over 200,000 subscribers to her channel, she documents her life. After regular trips to Japan in her teens and early 20s, Sharla finally settled ...

Five things to keep you ahead of the game

| Jan 23, 2015

Five things to keep you ahead of the game

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Last year’s monster hits “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are the theme to a new pop-up cafe in Shibuya. As Nintendo 3DS remakes of the 2002 Game Boy Advance titles “Pokemon Ruby” and “Sapphire,” the new versions, with beefed-up graphics and new content, ...

Drones take U.S. electronics show by storm

Jan 17, 2015

Drones take U.S. electronics show by storm

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Drones, wearable computing and enormous, immersive TVs were in the spotlight at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show that wrapped up on Jan. 9 in Las Vegas. Another big draw was the auto industry’s newest connected cars that can be virtually autonomous, and quirky alternative ...

The latest gadgetry of convenience

| Jan 16, 2015

The latest gadgetry of convenience

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Michi nails it In Japan, attention to detail is often important not just in traditional Japanese craftsmanship, but also in all manner of modern goods — even false nails. Michi is a new e-commerce website that specializes in plastic nails hand-decorated by 100 designers ...

Konami's winning take on 'the beautiful game'

Nov 22, 2014

Konami's winning take on 'the beautiful game'

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Soccer, more than any other sport, is the world’s game. Played by millions, it is unquestionably the most popular sport on the planet. “The beautiful game” is simple at its core yet can be frustratingly complex in its execution, with zealous fans living and ...