Jal Engine Fire In 2017 Caused By Metal Fatigue

JAL engine fire in 2017 caused by metal fatigue

The Japan Transport Safety Board has determined that an engine fire on a Japan Airlines flight two years ago was caused by metal fatigue.

The fire was detected in the left engine of the Boeing 777 bound for New York shortly after it took off from Tokyo's Haneda Airport. The plane made an emergency landing at Haneda about an hour later.

Report Blames Us Aegis Ship For 2017 Collision

Report blames US Aegis ship for 2017 collision

Japan's Transport Safety Board says a fatal collision between a US Aegis destroyer and a Philippine-registered container ship off the Izu Peninsula in 2017 was caused by the destroyer's poor lookout.

The collision occurred in June 2017, killing seven crew members of the destroyer USS Fitzgerald.

Honda Actually Sold More Manual Cars In 2018 Versus 2017

Honda actually sold more manual cars in 2018 versus 2017

We've had quite a bit of news about manual transmission take rates this week. On the disappointing side, we learned that Toyota doesn't sell many manuals in the models it offers them, and even the 86 sports car is sold more with the automatic. On the encouraging side, most people still buy Miatas with a manual. Now we have data from Honda that's partly encouraging and partly discouraging: it sold more manuals in 2018 than 2017, but the portion of overall sales is still small.

We'll focus on the good news first. Honda sold 30 percent more manual transmission-equipped cars in 2018 than in 2017 for a total of 45,601 cars. Making that number even more impressive is the fact that the Honda brand's total sales for the year went down by 2.2 percent.

Anime News: Japan's Anime Market In 2017 Worth More Than 2 Trillion Yen

ANIME NEWS: Japan's anime market in 2017 worth more than 2 trillion yen

Japan's anime industry was worth 2.1527 trillion yen ($20 billion) in 2017, topping 2 trillion yen for the first time and marking the fifth straight record high, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) said.

The AJA, comprising production studios and anime-related companies, released the 2018 edition of the annual Report on Japanese Animation Industry in December.

Nokia 5 (2017) Receives Android 9 Pie Update

Nokia 5 (2017) Receives Android 9 Pie Update


HMD Global launched the Nokia 5 back in 2017. The affordable device was well received as it had decent specs for its price segment. The handset launched with Nougat on board and has since been updated to Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 Oreo. It’s now receiving the Android 9 Pie update. This will most likely be the last major Android platform update for this device.

Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, confirmed on Twitter today that the company has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the Nokia 5 (2017). The update is rolling out over-the-air so it may take a couple of days before it becomes available for everyone.

Top Court: Vote Gap In 2017 Poll Constitutional

Top court: Vote gap in 2017 poll constitutional

Japan's Supreme Court has ruled that the disparity in the values of votes cast in last year's Lower House election does not violate the country's Constitution.

Two groups of lawyers had filed lawsuits across Japan claiming that the vote disparity in October 2017 violates the Constitution's guarantee of vote equality.

Samsung Releases Android 8.0 Oreo For Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Releases Android 8.0 Oreo For Galaxy A5 (2017)


There are still many Samsung devices that have yet to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo and it appears that the company is now rolling out said update for a mid-range device. Multiple reports have surfaced online confirming that the rollout has begun for the Galaxy A5 (2017). Samsung appears to have started the Galaxy A5 (2017) Android 8.0 Oreo release in Russia. As expected, it’s a hefty update, coming in at more than 1GB as it brings a major Android platform upgrade as well as updates for Samsung’s own software as well.

It’s about time that Samsung updated the premium mid-range handsets from last year so it’s likely that we’ll see the rollout being expanded to other devices in this series in the not too distant future.

Nokia 5 And Nokia 6 (2017) Updated To Android 8.1

Nokia 5 And Nokia 6 (2017) Updated To Android 8.1


HMD Global, the company that’s making Nokia-branded smartphones now, has developed a bit of a reputation for sending out fast Android updates. That’s certainly not a bad reputation to have as customers often want to receive the latest updates as soon as possible which can be wishful thinking on a platform as fragmented as Android. Those who own a Nokia 5 or Nokia 6 (2017) should keep an eye out for an update notification today because HMD Global has released Android 8.1 for the aforementioned devices.

It has only been two months since the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 (2017) were updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. HMD Global didn’t conduct a beta test for this update like it did for the Android 8.1 firmware meant for Nokia 8.

More Nokia Phones Sold In Q4 2017 Than Htc, Sony, Or Google

More Nokia Phones Sold In Q4 2017 Than HTC, Sony, Or Google

It seems that despite taking a short break from the mobile space, Nokia's brandpower might not have diminished all that much. According to a series of tweets by Counterpoint analyst Neil Shah, it appears that HMD Global managed to sell 4.4 million Nokia-branded smartphones in Q4 2017.

Unfortunately 4.4 million in the overall picture isn't a lot as it basically gives the company a 1% market share, and puts Nokia's brand in 11th place, just out of reach of the top 10 brands. However it seems that the amount of phones sold in Q4 2017 was good enough to beat out more established players and bigger brands, such as HTC, Sony, and Google.