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The best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto – chosen by Japan’s top chefs

Photograph: T.Matsui/PR<p>Le Musée in Hokkaido: fusing minimalism with cutting edge cooking<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/13/1426259393091/87a5e19e-98bd-4597-af10-d525d09f8869-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: T.Matsui/PR<p>Le Musée in Hokkaido: fusing minimalism with …

33 Bizarre Facts That Prove Australia Is Batshit Insane

Get out of the water!

Humans play matchmaker to restore butterfly habitat in S.F.

One hundred years ago, a little blue butterfly flew around the dunes of San Francisco with a little green butterfly.<p>And then people came, filling hills and valleys with houses and pushing the blue, gossamer-winged Xerces blue to extinction — the first butterfly on the planet to die off from human …

Middle School

iOS 8.1 blocks ‘date trick’ loophole that allows emulators on iPhone and iPad

A neat trick that allows old console emulators and other unapproved apps to be installed on iOS devices without jailbreaking is set to be wiped out with iOS 8.1. Apple has finally taken action against the “date trick” many users have long been taking advantage of, and it’s going to make playing …

Popcorn Time

JRPG Characters Look So Good As 2D Sprites

Daniel "Abysswolf" Oliver's pixel art reminds me of the <i>Metal Slug</i> games, especially Barret's look in the <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> piece above. But he's …

Cheesecake Factory takes the prize for most caloric food.

You knew these foods were bad for you, but did you know how bad?<p>The Cheesecake Factory took the cake at the Xtreme Eating Awards 2014, a competition hosted by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.<p>The organization, founded in the early 1970s, focuses on being "the voice of the …

Kenny G has become China's goodbye music and no one knows why

In what can only be described as a marvelous (if somewhat sinister) example of social engineering, Kenny G's 1989 adult contemporary classic <i>Going Home</i> has served as China's de facto end-of-day song/meme for more than a decade. As <i>The New York Times</i> reports, <i>Going Home</i> can be heard on loop on …

Buildings That Used to Be Pizza Huts: Where Are They Now?

It started with some Pittsburgh humor. Pittsburgh-based comedian Tom Musial does a bit about a GPS unit that can give directions in "Pittsburghese." …

Pizza Hut

Tokyo Is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World

Legendarily unaffordable Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world—it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want …

BBC

Jerry Seinfeld Confirms 'Seinfeld' Reunion; 'Full House' Sequel in the Works – /Film

What a great time for ’90s nostalgia. The Backstreet Boys are touring again, crop tops are coming back into fashion, and Disney is going ahead with …

This Vine compilation video of magic tricks and sorcery is so much fun

Here is a tummy tickling compilation video of Vines from Zach King, the magic wizard of Vine. He'll snatch cats out of computer screens, turn Rubik's …

Occult

Wolf Children – review

Any shortlist of candidates to inherit the mantle of Miyazaki must surely now include Mamoru Hosoda, after his touching coming-of-age story about a mother moving to the countryside to raise her two werewolf kids. It's a fairytale in a real-life setting, photorealistically drawn in shifting light …

False Reality: On the Long Tail of Reality TV

<i>Editor's Note: Molly O'Keefe published her first Harlequin romance at age twenty-five and hasn't looked back. She loves exploring each character's</i> …

Why have normal smartphone notifications when you can use the smell of bacon?

Scentee wants to expand your smartphone horizons and add smell to the senses your phone already stimulates. The plug-in accessory attaches to headphone socket on both iPhones and Android smartphones and, when told to by the companion app, releases a burst of fragrance, paired with a customizable …

Sony HMZ-T3W wearable display is up for pre-order in the US, costs $999

US buyers who want to swap large displays for wearable screens might want to check out Sony's online store, where the HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order for $999. Hirai and Co. claim this third iteration of the head-mounted display comes with dual OLED monitors that simulate sitting 65 feet …

Cats Rule These Japanese Islands

Welcome to Cat Island. No, make that <i>Cat Islands</i>—plural! Because in Japan, there are at least two locations in Japan with that nickname.<p>Perhaps the …

Quick Q&A: 'We have to stop underestimating gamers.'

Since she stepped away from producing <i>Assassin's Creed</i> games at Ubisoft Montreal, Jade Raymond has had a lower profile in the gaming scene. This week, …

Source: Warriors worth $800 million

If industry insiders laughed at the $450 million Joe Lacob and Peter Guber paid for the Golden State Warriors in November 2010, one has to wonder …

Once Unsafe, Rio's Shantytowns See Rapid Gentrification

A new gastronomic guide to Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns — for a cool $35 — has just been published. A new boutique hotel perched on top of one of Rio's previously most dangerous <i>favelas</i> is about to open. And yes, there is a jazz club and yoga, too.<p>These are new services catering to a new kind of</i> …

Lenovo's IdeaPad Y510p high-perf laptop: Haswell Core i7, NVIDIA 750M, $989

What's Lenovo been hiding up its sleeve? Apparently, it's the IdeaPad Y510p. The company has recently started selling the 15.6-inch multimedia laptop via <i>New Egg</i> and its website without prior announcement. A follow-up to the Y500, the Y510p is powered by Intel's new Haswell Core i7 2.4GHz quad-core …

Build Your Own (Mini) Millennium Falcon - Technabob

We would all love to have our own Millenium Falcon, but the truth is, we just don’t have the parking space for it. Or the billions of dollars it …