Wired Multimedia: Japan’s Hottest Celebrity Bloggers

Do you need any more info? 😉

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If you go to Japan and tell people you’re a blogger, they might assume you’re a celebrity. While blogs are making incredible headway as a source of credible information in the United States, in Japan they are mostly thought of as high-profile diaries.

“It’s an evolution of Japan’s diary culture,” which dates back to the 8th century, says Ichiro Kiyota, an editor at Gizmodo Japan. “Celebrities say things on blogs that they can’t tell the mainstream media, and we all read it so we can get to know them better.”

Japan’s celebrity bloggers run the gamut in terms of popularity and topics they write about, but they have several things in common: They’re good-looking, they’re geeky and they love to blog. Here are our 10 faves.

(continued via Gallery: Japan’s Hottest Celebrity Bloggers)

Wired News: Gallery of Sawn-In-Half Cameras

Great article from Wired News about a unique German gallery:

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Yesterday I took a trip to the Deutshes Technikmuseum Berlin, an oddity of a place containing all manner of weird and wonderful German technology, from a yard full of locomotives to an exhibition on cutlery and plates from railway dining cars. Unlike many science museums, the DTB doesn’t have a whole lot of interactive exhibits — just a few push buttons here and there — but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t full of screaming kids on a Sunday.

What it does have, though, is an amazing collection of historical German camera gear. The exhibit is full of retro gadgets, as you’ll see below, but the most interesting to me were the bisected lenses and cameras, the insides of which show the precision of a CAD drawing. Read on to see sawn-off gadgets, the origin of digital cameras and a secret doorway just for horses.

(via Gallery of Sawn-In-Half Cameras)