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Set to go with the push of a button

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:30
A very meta instant camera Japan’s biggest toy fair, the International Tokyo Toy Show, is always a good place to discover new gadgets, even if ...
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Unusual controllers preside at BitSummit

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 09:59
A man wearing a blue shirt and box over his head wandered the floor at Kyoto’s Miyako Messe exhibition hall. As passersby stopped to look, ...
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Summer releases: bring your A-game

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 13:03
Stuff they don’t teach at school It’s May and it’s virtually summer — the perfect time to play “Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection,” in ...
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Today’s modern home helpers

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 09:59
Robotic window wiping For anyone who despises housework, robot home helpers are a blessing. Everyone knows iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaner, perhaps you’ve even heard of ...
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Games: Best of editions and additions

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:29
Eighth time lucky for ‘Mario Kart’ The eighth entry in the long-running “Mario Kart” series first came out in 2014. Now a deluxe version is ...
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Technological fun for the home

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 08:34
Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of "Ghost in the Shell" by producing a ...
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Tweeters spill their guts on #gaijinconfessionfriday

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:54
Things got real this Friday — real funny — as non-Japanese living in Japan admitted their biggest blunders, mistakes and unpopular opinions using the #gaijinconfessionfriday hashtag.
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‘Senran Kagura’ makes a big splash

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:44
The “Senran Kagura” games are ridiculous. But that’s the whole point. Previous installments have followed the adventures of buxom female kunoichi (female ninjas), who end ...
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Spring improvements: Learn to program, exercise for charity and then pour the perfect beer

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 13:44
Ways to build a better understanding of coding Learning programming will become part of the Japanese elementary school curriculum from 2020, and this new toy ...
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