Pioneer's Rayz & Rayz Plus Headphones Get 'hey Siri' Support

Pioneer's Rayz & Rayz Plus Headphones Get 'Hey Siri' Support

With Apple choosing to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 (and presumably future models), this means that users need to start looking for wireless headphones, or headphones with a Lightning connector, which admittedly are few and far in-between compared to "regular" models.

Now Pioneer is a company that makes headphones with the Lightning connector, such as with the Rayz series of earbuds. Now if you were considering the earbuds, you might be interested to learn that Pioneer has recently issued an update for the headphones in which the Rayz and Rayz Plus headphones will now support the "Hey Siri" command.

Canon Opens Its 'most Advanced' Service & Support Center Yet In Burbank

Canon opens its 'most advanced' service & support center yet in Burbank

Today, Canon officially opens the doors to its latest and greatest Professional Technology & Support Center, a state-of-the-art facility in Burbank, California. Canon is calling this facility its "most advanced cinema industry resource to date."

"Evolving from what began at Canon's original Hollywood facility, the new state-of-the-art Canon Burbank facility provides these customers with enhanced technical environments and accessible service and support," explains Canon. "Canon Burbank is poised to support Canon's clients' productivity through a dynamic mix of product evaluation and testing, product & workflow training, industry events and expedited repairs."

Subaru To Launch New 'eyesight' Safe Driving Support System

Subaru to Launch New 'Eyesight' Safe Driving Support System

Subaru Corp will make improvements to its "Eyesight ver.3" safe driving support system and equip the new "Levorg" wagon and new "WRX S4" sports sedan to be announced in July 2017 with the system as a standard feature.

The two vehicles will be capable of the "level 2" automatic driving in a single lane of expressway.

Support Groups, Advocates Call For Pregnant Teens To Be Allowed To Continue Education

Support groups, advocates call for pregnant teens to be allowed to continue education

Is it really all right for high school students who become pregnant to be forced to drop out? Support groups are beginning to shine a spotlight on Japanese social norms that lead to poverty and limited access to education for teen mothers.

Many students who become pregnant are treated as voluntarily dropping out by their high schools, but the actual situation is well understood by neither the national nor municipal governments. Experts say that there is a high possibility that students who have been forced out of school will struggle to make ends meet, leading to their children growing up in poverty, and therefore they are calling for change.

Support Groups Call For Jr To Improve Barrier-free Access On Bullet Trains

Support groups call for JR to improve barrier-free access on bullet trains

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics approaching, support groups for people with disabilities are calling on Japan's railway operators to improve barrier-free access on their Shinkansen bullet trains.

Under Japanese law, bullet train operators are required to designate at least one wheelchair location per train car, and all the various Japan Railway (JR) companies running Shinkansen report they are meeting this requirement. They differ only in the type of accommodation, with cars equipped with either "wheelchair seating" or a "multipurpose room" being the most common, allowing for up to two wheelchair users per car in the majority of cases.

"conspiracy Bill" Passes Lower House With Ruling Bloc Support

A controversial bill to penalize the planning of serious crimes passed through the House of Representatives on Tuesday with a majority vote from ruling parties, despite opposition protests citing possible abuses of power by law enforcement authorities.

After clearing the lower house, the "conspiracy bill" is expected to be sent to the House of Councillors, or upper house, on Wednesday, with the ruling bloc seeking its passage during the ongoing Diet session through June 18.

Duolingo (finally) Adds Support For Japanese, Lets You Learn On The Go

Duolingo (Finally) Adds Support For Japanese, Lets You Learn On The Go

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language but don't really have the time to attend classes or sit down with a book in front of you? Thankfully there are several mobile apps out there that allow users to learn on the go, and Duolingo is one of them, and now it looks like the app has finally added support for the Japanese language.

According to Duolingo co-founder and CEO Luis von Ahn, "This is by far the most requested and highly anticipated course launch in Duolingo's five-year history. No matter what we'd share on social media, tons of people would respond with, ‘that's nice, but when are you launching Japanese?'"

Motogp Could Get All-electric Support Class By 2019

MotoGP Could Get All-Electric Support Class By 2019

The boss of Dorna, the commercial rights holder of MotoGP, Carmelo Ezpeleta, says that an all-electric motorcycle racing series could launch as soon as 2019.

Electric has cemented itself on the world stage with the Formula E Championship but apart from electric classes at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Isle of Man TT, two-wheel, electric racing has yet to kick off.

Soccer: Monaco Show Support To Japan's Quake-hit Kumamoto In Ligue 1 Game

Soccer: Monaco show support to Japan's quake-hit Kumamoto in Ligue 1 game

French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco showed their support for relief efforts in quake-hit Kumamoto, southwestern Japan, on Saturday, when they held their home game with Toulouse as a charity match for the region.

Video clips showing recovery efforts in the prefecture were displayed before the game and during the half-time at Stade Louis II. Kumamoto was hit by two huge quakes in April last year that directly killed 50 people.

Kyoto Dementia Meet Highlights Japan-initiated Support Program

Kyoto dementia meet highlights Japan-initiated support program

KYOTO--A Japanese "dementia support" program is in the spotlight at the annual International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International here through April 29.

About 3,000 people from about 70 countries and regions, including dementia patients and professionals in the medical and social welfare fields, are attending the four-day gathering.

Fujifilm Launches Professional Support Program For Gfx System In The Us

Fujifilm launches professional support program for GFX system in the US

Starting in May Fujifilm will provide a professional support program for its GFX medium format system. Photographers who want to take advantage of the Fujifilm Professional Services (GFX FPS) program have to own the GFX camera and at least one GFX lens. You also have to sign up within 30 days of purchase of a GFX product and be based in the continental United States.

The cost of the program is $499 per year which buys you the following goods and services:

Acura Joins Forces With Trombone Shorty Foundation To Support Future Of Music Education

Acura Trombone Shorty FoundationAcura is building on the brand's 18-year commitment to the music and arts of New Orleans as the automaker joins iconic bandleader, singer, songwriter and producer, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, as Official Automotive Partner of the Trombone Shorty Foundation's Shorty Fest and Trad Fridays. Acura's support of the non-profit Trombone Shorty Foundation will help the organization create a year-round impact on the city's cultural community and further its commitment to perpetuate the musical heritage of New Orleans through music education, instruction, mentorship and performance.

Glay To Support Runners In The 'hokkaido Marathon'

GLAY to support runners in the 'Hokkaido Marathon'

GLAY's new song "Long Run" has been picked up as the official song for 'Hokkaido Marathon 2017' scheduled to be held on August 27. 

"Long Run" is described as a rock tune with a pop melody and sense of speed. TAKURO (G), who was in charge of the song's lyrics and composition, stated, "By superimposing the marathon, which will be held under the open sky in our hometown of Hokkaido, on life, we wrote a song called 'Long Run' as a support song for many people who support the runners' struggle and solitude.