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Woman Who Can't Get A Deal On New Car Gets Free Scion From A Total Stranger

Woman Who Can't Get A Deal On New Car Gets Free Scion From A Total Stranger

It's not every day that you walk into a car dealership and walk away with a free car, but for Californian nursing student Kayla Cooper, that's exactly what happened last week.

Subaru ice driving and Mercedes-AMG G 63 | Autoblog Podcast #571

Subaru ice driving and Mercedes-AMG G 63 | Autoblog Podcast #571

In this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder. They kick things off by talking about the cars they've been driving: the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 and Autoblog's long-term Kia Stinger. Then they discuss hooning the Subaru BRZ, WRX and WRX STI on ice...

Texas jury awards woman $37 million over Honda seat belts

Texas jury awards woman $37 million over Honda seat belts

DALLAS — A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash. Sarah Milburn sued the automaker over its seat belt design after her Uber driver ran a red light and the Honda was struck by a...

Honda, Acura recall Ridgeline, Accord, MDX, TLX for various fuel pump issues

Honda, Acura recall Ridgeline, Accord, MDX, TLX for various fuel pump issues

Honda and Acura have issued two separate fuel pump-related recalls for Ridgeline pickups, as well as Accord and TLX sedans, and MDX SUVs. Affected Ridgelines could have an increased risk of fire, while the Accord, TLX, and MDX could potentially stall out while driving. According to NHTSA campaign No. 19V053000...

2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo First Drive Review | Two-row crossover perfection

2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo First Drive Review | Two-row crossover perfection

Listen: If you're shopping for a crossover, and by all accounts most Americans are, there is no better option on the market than the 2019 Mazda CX-5. When we test drove the all-new 2017 CX-5, we were astounded by its marked improvements over the already-great previous generation. We noted...

Ferrari Getting Ready To Reveal 488's Big Hybrid Brother But Not In Geneva

Ferrari Getting Ready To Reveal 488's Big Hybrid Brother But Not In Geneva

Ferrari is getting ready to reveal a new mid-engine supercar with a hybrid powertrain that combines a twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor.

Technology

Nintendo Could Be Planning To Make A VR-Related Switch Announcement Soon

Nintendo Could Be Planning To Make A VR-Related Switch Announcement Soon

Is Nintendo interested in virtual reality? The company has in the past confirmed that they are exploring it, and there...

Xperia L3 renders leak – Sony's 2019 entry-level smartphone

Xperia L3 renders leak – Sony's 2019 entry-level smartphone

Sony Mobile is expected to launch the Xperia L3, its latest budget smartphone, at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona later...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e: 10.5-inch, 0.87 Lbs, Android Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e: 10.5-inch, 0.87 Lbs, Android Tablet

Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC 19) Samsung has announced a new Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S5e: its...

Nintendo's Most Successful Smartphone Game Is 'Fire Emblem Heroes'

Nintendo's Most Successful Smartphone Game Is 'Fire Emblem Heroes'

Nintendo has launched several mobile games to date, a very different change in pace compared to several years ago when...

News

Japan's part in Sinai cease-fire appreciated

Japan's part in Sinai cease-fire appreciated

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has told his Egyptian counterpart that Japan is considering sending several senior Ground Self-Defense Force...

Japan, S.Korea FMs discuss wartime issues

Japan, S.Korea FMs discuss wartime issues

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea have held talks amid worsening bilateral relations over wartime issues.Taro Kono and...

Sport

Leukemia-diagnosed teenage athlete tweets again

Leukemia-diagnosed teenage athlete tweets again

Japanese swimming sensation Rikako Ikee posted fresh messages on social media to her fans on Wednesday. A day earlier she tweeted that she has been diagnosed with leukemia.The 18-year-old's updates of her accounts on Twitter and Instagram noted her gratitude for people's support.

Olympic minister apologizes for leukemia gaffe

Olympic minister apologizes for leukemia gaffe

Japan's minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has apologized for saying he was disappointed to hear that one of the nation's promising swimmers has been diagnosed with leukemia.Yoshitaka Sakurada on Wednesday retracted his comments from the previous day about 18-year-old gold medal hopeful Rikako Ikee.

Cuisine

Nara's Asuka hot pot gives flavor of food culture from afar

Nara's Asuka hot pot gives flavor of food culture from afar

Recipe books collected from around the globe, some written in Cyrillic and Arabic, line the bookshelf of Yuriko Aoki, a cooking expert on the world's local dishes. She refers to the books, including an instructional tome with hand-drawn illustrations and a beautiful volume resembling a photo album, to recreate local flavors and introduces them through events and the media.

Red-and-white salad a festive dish not limited to New Year's

Red-and-white salad a festive dish not limited to New Year's

When Akihiro Iio removes the wooden lid of one of the 2-meter-high tanks, a sour aroma with a hint of sweetness and bloom rises out in a storehouse. Since 1893, his family has been operating the Iio Jozo vinegar brewery here in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture.

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...

Sights, sounds of Showa Era greet visitors to Fukui culture museum

Sights, sounds of Showa Era greet visitors to Fukui culture museum

FUKUI--A permanent exhibition at the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History here allows visitors to travel back to the Showa Era (1926-1989) to see how people's lives were beginning to...

Martial Arts

Old-school karate still alive in Okinawa

Old-school karate still alive in Okinawa

From this tropical island sprang arguably the world’s most widely exported martial art, karate-do. Today, it remains the home of the karate substyles Goju-ryu, Shorin-ryu, Shorei-ryu, Isshin-ryu and Uechi-ryu, all...

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...