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Discover the Spirit of Japan (Roppongi)

<b>Sleepless town… Roppongi (六本木, lit. “six trees”) is a district in Tokyo that is well known as the city’s most popular nightlife district among</b> …

Tokyo, Shibuya: the world’s biggest & busiest pedestrian crossing

That could be because the crossing is in Tokyo, the world’s largest city. Its 34 million residents are used to crowds, and even during rush hour …

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Tokyo, Japan

Travel<p>With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the local bites.<p>From day to night, culture and cuisine come together in tantalizing <b>Tokyo</b>. As you experience stunning shrines and bustling markets, bright lights and big-city skyscrapers, …

Microsoft’s flagship New York store opens today; here’s what it looks like inside

As first revealed last month, Microsoft is today opening its brand-new flagship retail store in New York. The outlet will replace the Fendi store at 677 Fifth Avenue, and is located just down the street from Apple’s famous cube store.<p>The retail store is one of Microsoft’s 110+ outlets across the …

OnePlus 2 reservation list will close on October 22

Last year, when it launched its first phone, OnePlus frustrated many buyers by having an invite-only system. Part of the frustration was waiting, the other part was having no idea when you would actually get an invite. A friend who had managed to buy one, or a forum member would have to send an …

The Secret Behind Norway's Electric Car Revolution

The tiny Nordic country is beating the world in the switch.<p>Norway is speeding past other countries in the electric car race.<p>The trick, it seems, is setting high vehicle taxes and offering generous exemptions.<p>By stripping electric cars of a 25 percent sales tax and a registration tax that averages …

Google confirms Nexus 5X and 6P ‘double-twist’ camera gesture canned

Keen followers of the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones may have spotted references to a ‘double twist’ camera launching feature lately. Qualcomm recently mentioned the feature in a blog post about the new phones, but it turns out that the feature was dropped.<p>Originally, the phone camera was …

Microsoft is testing suggested app ads on your Start menu

Microsoft is looking to get more third-party apps in front of you and a change in the latest preview build of Windows 10 puts them right in your face, on the start menu.<p>First spotted by Betanews, the test is found in Windows 10 build 10565 and shows a suggested app from the Windows Store directly …

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Cortana is available on Xbox One, if you know the right tricks

Microsoft won't officially bring its Cortana voice assistant to the Xbox One until 2016, and it's not even supposed to be available if you're using the console's interface preview. However, that isn't stopping you from trying it ahead of schedule. Gamers have discovered that you can access Cortana …

10 Canned Craft Beers to Drink Now

Not long ago the only beers you could buy in cans were dirt-cheap, water-thin, mass-produced macrobrews. Good craft beer came in bottles, period. …

Cinemas must 'drastically improve' or lose audiences, says Christopher Nolan

Interstellar director tells festival audience about the importance of using real film, as opposed to digital technology<p>Cinema chains need to drastically improve the experience they offer to customers or the next generation of moviegoers will stop going, the film director Christopher Nolan has …

The Good, The Bad, And The Great In The 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Beta

<b>Update: A few tips for anyone trying to survive on Hoth</b><p>The <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> Beta is live on Xbox One, Ps4 and PC, and by now thousands of people have had the chance to enact their small part in the grand struggle of Alliance and Empire — perhaps larger if they’re not quite so terrible as I am. …

F. Gary Gray directing Fast & Furious 8

After news earlier in the week that no less than three filmmakers were in the mix for the next <b>Fast & Furious</b> film, it looks like we now have official …

Star Wars Battlefront Beta Is 900p on PS4, 720p on Xbox One

A new technical analysis of the ongoing Star Wars Battlefront beta reveals that the PlayStation 4 edition runs at 900p while the Xbox One edition is 720p. Digital Foundry today posted its breakdown of the Xbox One version specifically, which outlines the game's performance on Microsoft's …

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Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>10<p>Proterra, the startup Popple runs, designed a sleek new …

New Xbox One update will make some functionality 50 percent faster

The upcoming New Xbox One Experience update landing in November will make some system functionality up to 50 percent faster. That's according to Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra, who talked more about the upcoming update during an appearance on the latest episode of "Major Nelson Radio."<p>Ybarra …

Livescribe launches Moleskine-branded pen-and-notebook bundle

Livescribe is selling a new bundle of products comprised of a Moleskine-branded Livescribe 3 smartpen and tool belt, a Moleskine notebook that works with the device, one-year subscription to Evernote Premium and Livescribe+ apps for iOS and Android. The number of times we've mentioned the Italian …

Watch the first trailer for Colonia starring Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl

Following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer for thriller <b>Colonia</b> has now arrived online, and you can view it …

Chloe Bennet’s Quake gets a new costume for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3

With Skye’s true identity as Daisy Johnson now revealed, Chloe Bennet’s Quake is getting a costume to go with her newfound Inhuman powers in the …

Rocky spinoff Creed gets a new trailer

A new trailer has arrived online for director Ryan Coogler’s upcoming <b>Rocky</b> spin-off <b>Creed</b> which stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester …

Promo images and synopsis for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 episode 1 – ‘Laws of Nature’

Following on from yesterday’s first look at Chloe Bennet’s new Quake costume, ABC has released a batch of promotional images from the season three …

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2016 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S

Harley continues to sneak modern tech into the Softail while keeping its classic style. The Softail Slim S has a 1.7L Twin Cam 110B engine that …

Spectre is the longest James Bond film

<b>UPDATE</b><p>We've just had confirmation that the running time for the new James Bond film, <i>Spectre</i>, has been locked at 148 minutes in the UK. The source of …

Vancouver Never Plays Itself

<i>(PG-13 Language)</i> The third-largest film production city in North America is Vancouver, Canada. But, as Every Frame a Painting points out, the city’s …

Colin Trevorrow Starts Work on STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

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'Straight Outta Compton' is gunning for an Oscar nomination — but it’s not going to be easy

The two-and-a-half hour R-rated drama about the history of the members behind one of rap music's most iconic groups has already exceeded the expectations of most in Hollywood with a historic opening weekend in theaters.<p>As of Monday, the film took in an estimated $60.5 million in the US over the …

Ice Cube​'s real-life son plays him in 'Straight Outta Compton'​ — but the 2-year audition process wasn't easy

O'Shea Jackson Jr. plays his real life dad, Ice Cube, in "Straight Outta Compton." Jaimie Trueblood/Universal O'Shea Jackson Jr., 24, is receiving rave reviews for playing Ice Cube in the hit N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton."<p>You could say he was born to play the role, as he's the real-life …

Dr. Dre's alleged assault on a woman was in the 'Straight Outta Compton' script but it got cut

One of the most infamous moments in N.W.A. lore was Dr. Dre allegedly physically assaulting female hip-hop journalist Denise "Dee" Barnes.<p>In 1991, Barnes claims she was viciously beaten by then-N.W.A. rapper Dr. Dre on the floor of the woman's bathroom of the Po Na Na Souk nightclub in Los …