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Fascinating photos offer a rare look at Japan's past

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a collection of never-before-published photographs from 19th century Japan, two men are seen crafting traditional Edo-period pipes called "kiseru." Another scene shows a group of apprentice geishas performing popular dances, their colorful kimonos tied up to aid their flowing …

Japan

This Couple Died By Assisted Suicide Together. Here’s Their Story

On the last morning of their lives, Charlie and Francie Emerick held hands. The Portland, Ore., couple, married for 66 years and both terminally ill, …

2 Days in Tokyo Itinerary: What to See and Do in 48 Hours

Most people dream of visiting Japan. The food, the culture, the people — you can’t help but be drawn to the island nation. Add onto that the upcoming …

Japan

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Understanding Electrical Wire Labeling

The wires sold for electrical wiring carry several different labels to help you choose the right product for your needs. For example, whether you are …

16 reasons why now is the perfect time to buy a PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 is a fantastic video game console.<p>Maybe you already have one? Over 60 million people already do, and that's because it's a great system: It's fast and easy to use, it's got great games, and it does lots of cool stuff!<p>Maybe you're not convinced? That's possible: $299 is a lot of …

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29 | Inc.com

It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on what worked well and what …

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BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Red Band Trailer is Weird and Bloody

Remember back in 2003, when the teaser trailer for <i>Kill Bill</i> (back then, it was just going to be one movie) played in your local multiplex, and it …

A Big List of Free Art Lessons on YouTube

It may seem like a dubious honor to belong to a select group that includes some of my favorite creative people: art school dropouts. But while a …

Video Tutorials

Japanese Princess Mako is giving up her title to marry a non-royal, and it sounds like a fairy tale IRL

It sounds like a story out of a fairy tale: a princess meets a commoner, falls in love, and gets engaged. But that’s where the fantasy comes to an …

This Open-World PS4/PC RPG Looks Like Zelda And Has No Combat -- Here's Why

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles catches your eye immediately. With its striking, saturated, stylized scenes, this 3D open-world RPG may remind you of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. Developed by a small team (3 staff and 2 contractors) at Australia's Prideful Sloth, Yonder differentiates …

Eight Arab princesses go on trial in Belgium

The women - all from the United Arab Emirates - have been accused of bringing their servants to Europe without a work visa and then holding them in …

Microsoft Explains Why It's Not Making Xbox Games Like 'Breath of the Wild' Or 'Horizon Zero Dawn'

As we head into fall when Xbox Scorpio arrives to try and blow everyone away with its horsepower, Microsoft is also doing some thinking about how we as players consume games, and how that might need to change.<p>The Guardian has a pretty lengthy, interesting interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer, who …

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This Three-Part Video Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Multimeters

Using a multimeter for your electronics projects isn’t terribly complicated, but really understanding how they work takes a much deeper …

10 Filipino Words With No English Equivalent

We Pinoys have words for everything.<p>Somebody who butts in on another person's business to get attention is called <i>epal</i>, short for <i>pumapapel.</i> We feel</i> …

Adventure Scents Will Add Another Level of Realism to Your Next RPG Campaign, Board Game, Book, or Movie

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>There has never been a better time to be a roleplaying gamer. There are hundreds of systems, based on westerns or pirate …

The console needs to die and Nintendo should be the one to pull the trigger

The home video game console, a dedicated machine designed specifically to bring video games into the home, is a stubbornly resilient thing of the past, a limiting anachronism that does much more harm to the gaming industry than it does good.<p>During an age when games can be played on smartphones, …

A Guide To Building A Mid Range Gaming PC For Direct X 12 And The Witcher 3

By Marco on 23 Mar, 2015: published <b>about 10 months ago</b><p>I’m never one to advocate a purchase of a brand new computer for the sole purpose of playing a …

"Prison School" Anime Site Launches With Teaser Preview

A site with teaser video has launched for the summer 2015 anime adaptation of<p><i>Kangoku Gakuen</i>/<i>Prison School.</i><p>The Kodansha manga award winning 2011 …

Espionage RPG Lost Dimension coming to PS Vita ⊟ Atlus’s newly announced PS3/Vita RPG Lost Dimension has like the best concept I’ve heard in some time. It’s a tactical RPG in which some of your party members, who fight with you and level up alongside you, are actually traitors, and you have to use psychic abilities and old-fashioned chatting after battles to figure out who’s the real turncoat. And if you execute the wrong people, those (randomly selected) traitors will be there at the end to wreck you. Man, what a great idea for a game. Atlus will release the game in North America this summer, while NIS America (I know, weird) will handle its release in Europe around the same time. PREORDER Lost Dimension for PS Vita and PlayStation 3

Atlus’s newly announced PS3/Vita RPG <i>Lost Dimension</i> has like the best concept I’ve heard in some time. It’s a tactical RPG in which some of your party …

One Punch-Man Gets TV Anime

It has been announced in the latest issue of Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine that a TV anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata’s <i>One Punch-Man</i> manga …

DirectX 12 Can Combine Nvidia and AMD Cards

Microsoft could be on the verge of a graphics card breakthrough with the arrival of DirectX 12, as the new API will allow PC users to combine GPUs from different manufacturers.<p>Presently, PC users who want to double the number of graphics cards attached to their motherboard are restricted by the …

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25 Famous Landmarks From Old Manila

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> The Metro Manila we know now is busy, crowded, and often suffering from trafficarmageddon. Although sometimes hard to believe, Manila was …

Want to be a professional gamer? Time to go to school!

Children growing up around the world these days are asking the same question, “How do I become a pro gamer?” In the past, all you could do was find a …

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The red carpet isn’t the only place that Hollywood’s stars shine. Here, the star turns of this year’s Oscar nominees on the pages of <i>Vogue.</i>

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Steam Garden 8: Travel through time at Tokyo's premier steampunk event 【Photos】

As we promised a few weeks ago, we swung by <b>Steam Garden 8: Meiji Democracy</b> and took in the sights and sounds! With more photos than your Facebook …

Google's Android Chorus is 300 devices together in tinny harmony

In the hope of drawing attention to its Androidify app (and the fact that you've been able to make your own for almost four years now), Google programmed 300 devices (and their Android character) to 'sing' (and flail the limbs around, roughly in time, in the middle of a classy shopping center in …