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Android Auto update coming this summer with new and enhanced features

Android Auto update coming this summer with new and enhanced features

There's an Android Auto update that will be rolling out this summer, and it brings a number of small but meaningful changes to the interface.Starting with the more basic added functions, Google's announcement says you'll now be able to personalize the launch screen directly from your phone. We're not sure...

2022 Honda Civic First Drive Review | Firmer familiar ground

2022 Honda Civic First Drive Review | Firmer familiar ground

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The 2022 Honda Civic is the latest generation of a car that's been around for decades, and that now enters its 11th generation. Like all those that came before, the idea is simple: an affordable, practical car should not just be endured, but enjoyed, and while...

2003-2006 Subaru Baja | Used Vehicle Spotlight

2003-2006 Subaru Baja | Used Vehicle Spotlight

In case you hadn't noticed, there's a resurgence of interesting new car-based pickup trucks about to hit the market. The Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz are set to join the Honda Ridgeline to offer unique takes on the softer, more manageable truck formula. But history is actually full of...

Toyota teases 'i-Force Max' engine destined for the 2022 Tundra

Toyota teases 'i-Force Max' engine destined for the 2022 Tundra

Toyota continued its excruciatingly slow-drip tease of the 2022 Tundra Tuesday by releasing an image of the new half-ton's engine cover, confirming rumors of the new "iForce MAX" engine designation that were prompted by a trademark filing discovered in 2020. To call Toyota's accompanying information "sparse" would be drastically overselling it...

Honda Ridgeline takes fourth consecutive class victory at Baja 500

Honda Ridgeline takes fourth consecutive class victory at Baja 500

Over the weekend, the Honda Ridgeline captured its fourth consecutive class win at the legendary Baja 500 off-road race. It was actually the fifth such win for the Honda team in the past six years.As expected, the heavily modified competition rig doesn't have much in common with the Ridgeline truck...

2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition priced at $37,995

2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition priced at $37,995

After a light teaser last week, Subaru has revealed the 2022 Ascent Onyx Edition in all its glory. The new trim level for Subaru's three-row crossover lands smack dab in the middle of the grade hierarchy – above Base and Premium, but below Limited and Touring – and comes with...

Technology

Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

There are many gimbals in the market today, and for the most part, they’re sold separately from the camera. This...

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-Friendly Console

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-Friendly Console

For those unfamiliar, the Starlight Nintendo console was actually rolled out back in 2019 where it was initially available at...

Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

We wanted to wish all of our readers a wonderful and restful break over Christmas and New Year. Those interested...

Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles

Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles

These are like mini buses that can fetch as many as 20 passengers at a time. They are transparent and...

Sport

Osaka, Nishikori secure spots for Tokyo Olympics

Osaka, Nishikori secure spots for Tokyo Olympics

The latest world rankings show that Japanese tennis stars Osaka Naomi and Nishikori Kei have secured places for the Tokyo Olympics.The singles rankings announced on Monday reflect the results of the French Open that ended on Sunday.

'Attack on Titan' recycling box unveiled in Oita

'Attack on Titan' recycling box unveiled in Oita

A recycling box in the shape of the man-eating giant from the popular manga series "Attack on Titan" has been set up in a city in southwestern Japan. The series has been published in 21 countries and regions, and more than 100 million copies of the books have been sold.People can throw their used cans and plastic bottles in the...

News

Japan to lift state of emergency except Okinawa

Japan to lift state of emergency except Okinawa

Japan's government is considering lifting the coronavirus state of emergency currently issued for 10 prefectures except Okinawa.It also plans to...

Govt.: Cap major event attendance at 10,000

Govt.: Cap major event attendance at 10,000

Japan's government is set to cap attendance at major events at 10,000 as a transitional measure when it lifts a...

Cuisine

GOHAN LAB Steak of lean beef: Sugar turns meat brown, enhancing aroma, flavor

GOHAN LAB Steak of lean beef: Sugar turns meat brown, enhancing aroma, flavor

When cooking steak at home, lean meat is a recommended choice. Parts labeled as "beef round" ("momo") or "rump" ("rampu") are lean meat fit for steak. While the round is simple and light, the rump covering the hip to the rump is richer and softer.

Japanese Dessert Trends You Should Know About

Japanese Dessert Trends You Should Know About

The bubble tea craze has taken Japan by storm — so much so that it was even one of the symbols featured by a doll maker in Tokyo who represented Japan’s trending topics through ornate hina dolls. It comes as no surprise, then, that tapioca was named the country's Dish of the Year in 2019.

Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez set for Japan debuts

MARTIAL ARTS/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez set for Japan debuts

LOS ANGELES--Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts at the mixed martial arts promotion's first show in Japan on March 31. One Championship on Wednesday revealed several...

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura wins mixed martial arts match at Deep Jewels 18

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura wins mixed martial arts match at Deep Jewels 18

Kamen Joshi member Nanaka Kawamura won her mixed martial arts match at the Deep Jewels 18 fighting event on December 3.Kawamura is the first active idol to participate in this...

Features

Asahi buys Fuller's beer business for $327 million

Asahi buys Fuller's beer business for $327 million

LONDON--Japanese brewer Asahi is buying the beer business of Britain's Fuller Smith & Turner's for 250 million pounds ($327 million), in a deal that includes its flagship London Pride.The deal...

Imperial Guard members show determination in Tokyo parade

Imperial Guard members show determination in Tokyo parade

About 250 Imperial Guard Headquarters members paraded solemnly through central Tokyo on Jan. 25 with unwavering determination ahead of the upcoming historical events in accordance with Emperor Akihito's abdication of...