• TOKYO (Reuters) - With straps loaded with tamagotchis around their necks, siblings Takumi and Ayaka Mochizuki traveled an hour to a Tokyo store so their virtual pets could interact with a giant tamagotchi that was on tour. "I love feeding my tamagotchi," said Takumi, 5, looking disappointed because he didn't have enough virtual money to buy anything for his "3-year-old" pet at the royal market, which is accessible only via the giant tamagotchi. "I really messed up," he said. Ten years after the small egg-shaped devices first became a global fad, the digital pets have found homes again with a new generation of young children, who peer into the tiny screens several times a day to feed them, play with

  • TOKYO - A theater audience in Japan will be sniffing their noses -- literally -- at a new Hollywood adventure film when it opens here later this month. A new service from a major telecommunications company, NTT Communications Corp., will synchronize seven different smells to parts of "The New World," starring Colin Farrell. A floral scent accompanies a love scene, while a mix of peppermint and rosemary is emitted during a tear-jerking scene. Joy is a citrus mix of orange and grapefruit, while anger is enhanced by a herb-like concoction with a hint of eucalyptus and tea tree. The smells waft from special machines under the seats in the back rows of two movie theaters, which create different fragrances by