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From NES to Wii U: A Nostalgic Look Back at 30 Years of Nintendo [Photos/Video]

Lifestyle

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) turns 30 today! Nintendo revolutionized the video game industry in 1983 and has since raised its global profile to become among Japan's most valuable companies.

Video: Nandan Nilekani on How Technology Can Transform India

Nandan Nilekani chairs the Unique Identification Authority of India. (YouTube)
Policy

Nadan Nilekani, the billionaire entrepreneur from India, appears at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 25 to discuss how India can leverage "leapfrog" technology to spur development.

Photo of the Day: Technology Meets Tradition in Vietnam

Inside the Forbidden city in Hué, a girl wearing an Áo dài holds an SLR on July 18, 2012 in Thura Thien-Hue, Vietnam. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
Multimedia

Inside the Forbidden city in Hué, a girl wearing an Áo dài holds an SLR on July 18, 2012 in Thura Thien-Hue, Vietnam. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)

Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Move Nimbly, Be Open, Fail Gracefully [Interview/Video]

Vijay Vaitheeswaran at Asia Society New York on March 12, 2012.
Business

The Economist's Vijay Vaitheeswaran offers his bracing prescriptions for what makes innovation in the 21st century.

Google Reader Redesign Unpopular in China

(Mike Licht/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Earlier this week Google unveiled the newest version of Google Reader, its long-neglected RSS service. Though most of the changes are cosmetic — Google has embraced a gray, minimalist aesthetic of late — the removal of Reader's social functions has led to a fair amount of grumbling among the service's users.

Dairy Queen and Ikea, China-Style

The Dairy Fairy website.
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Chinese knockoffs of well known brands and items, often called shanzhai, are nothing new — from phones and game systems to, oddly enough, seeds and eggs — but some rec

The Power of Technology in Schools

This student can get an excellent education, even without a school. (justanotherpumpkin/Creative Commons)
Education

Poor communities around the world are turning to educational technology to leapfrog into the global knowledge economy.

The iPad Can't Do What?!

A customer buys an iPad at the Apple store in Shanghai on September 17, 2010. Apple officially launched its iPad in China, a sure-fire winner, analysts say, even though Chinese customers have been able to buy the tablet computer on the grey market for months. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

If you've been following this blog, you're probably aware that Japan has been providing their prized sumo wrestlers with iPads so their beefy fingers can easily punch in keys on a large screen. But its neighbor China, after successfully launching Apple's latest gadget, seems to be skeptical of the device.