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Japan's Safety Guide for Distracted, Wandering Pokemon Go Players

Now that the game has finally launched in Pokemon’s birth country, the Japanese government is prepared for the worst.

The Lost Arcade

When Video Game Arcades Were Community Centers

A new documentary explores the relationships built—and rebooted—in urban arcades.

Tomoyuki Tanaka

An X-Ray View of Tokyo's Complex Architecture

Tomoyuki Tanaka renders the intricacies of some of the world’s busiest train stations by hand.

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Chronicling the Turbulent History of Boston's Chinatown

The Chinatown Atlas stitches together a digital portrait of the evolving neighborhood.


A New Smart Navigation System for Your Bike Commute

COBI lets you control your route, listen to music, and make calls without letting go of the handlebars.

Wooden Widget

A DIY Wooden Bike You Carve Yourself

The snazzy, customizable ride was designed by a Mediterranean boat restorer.

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This New App Reminds Distracted Pedestrians to Look Up From Their Phones

“It’s starting to feel like a smartphone zombie apocalypse–there are so many people looking down and missing out on the city around them.”

London Pavement Geology

Where to Find Fossils, Lava, and Meteorites in London's Buildings

They’re everywhere, as a new map proves.


The Tech Race to Produce an Instant Electric Bicycle

Converting a bike into an e-bike can be as easy as swapping out a wheel—but the costs are still a burden.

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A Farewell to Malms

Ikea is issuing a massive recall on this modern, unstable staple of apartments everywhere.


The Umbrella That Tells You When It's About to Rain

The “Oombrella” also shouts at you if you accidentally leave it behind.

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What If New York's Places Were Renamed After Celebrities?

How much fun would it be to have a Denzel Washington Heights, a Linkin Park Slope, and The Street Formerly Known as Prince?

Matthew O'Brien

A Polaroid View of Colombia

In a new book, Matthew O’Brien captures an often-overlooked side of the country on pieces of instant film.

Dot to Dot NYC by Narae Kim, published by powerHouse Books.

A Sketch-by-Numbers Coloring Book for Urbanists

Paint the town red—or any other color you want.

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Can On-Demand Printing Bolster Bookstores?

A old shop in Paris is holding onto its place in the city by embracing new technology.

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Why a Sweet British Drink Is Popular During Ramadan

Vimto, a fruity English soft drink, is now a favorite way to break the fast.

Museum of Broken Relationships, Los Angeles

Hurts So Good: The Museum of Broken Relationships Opens in Los Angeles

The U.S. welcomes a branch of the bittersweet Croatian museum.

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Amsterdam's High-Tech Birdhouses Offer Free Wi-Fi in Exchange for Clean Air

TreeWiFi rewards citizens for their efforts to combat pollution.