Twilight of the Yahoo-Yahoo Boys


With the emergence of #OccupyNigeria, the Yahoo-Yahoo Boy is confronted with something of an existential dilemma.

Live From Quezon City


Since mid-October, Quezon City Jail inmates have been given access to a small computer lab where they can use Skype to have e-dalaw (electronic visits) with friends and family.

Appetite for Deconstruction


The Nantoka (Anonymous) Bar has become something of an institution for Tokyo's anti-nuke activists and fringe protest groups.

Phreak World


Today, we are all phreakers. If you spin a globe and place your finger on it at random, odds are that you've just pinpointed a city or country whose citizens are obsessed with not only mobile phones, but the manipulation and customization of those phones.

The Future is Fake


News of knock-off Chinese goods showing up in Western markets is nothing new, but the fact that American soldiers have been utilizing weapons patched together with bootleg electronics is a profound revelation.

Dinner for one


Yakiniku, a Japanese dish where meat is eaten as it is cooked on a grill, typically makes for an enjoyable night out with friends and family. But what to do if you don’t have anyone to eat with? Or if for whatever reason you wish to eat yakiniku alone? Sitting down by your lonesome in a restaurant packed with lively groups of chattering revelers might prove embarrassing, depressing or worse.