Pricing for the 2020 Nissan Altima midsize sedan is out, and most trim levels have gone up in price. The smallest increase is on the base S trim, which creeps up $100 to $24,995. The SR trims see the highest increase at $350. There is one exception to the price increases, and that's the SV trim, which actually dropped by $300. Adding all-wheel drive still costs an extra $1,350 and remains unavailable on the turbo models. You can see the full list of prices compared to last year in the chart below.
In addition to adjusting prices, Nissan has also made its suite of safety features, branded by the company as Safety Shield 360, more widely available. The features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high beams. These features are now standard on SR trim and higher, and are available as an option on the base S trim. The base S trim continues to come with basic automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning as standard.
The God of War franchise has been quite a staple in Sony’s PlayStation-exclusive line for years now, and with the last release, Sony attempted something different by introducing a new character to the game in the form of Kratos’ son. It proved to be a good idea because the game was extremely well-received and won a prize at the Game Awards.
For those who love to see what goes on behind-the-scenes during game development and want to know what the game’s designers and developers were thinking, Sony has since released the “Raising Kratos” documentary on YouTube where you can watch it for free in its entirety.
Sharp exit the U.S. market back in 2015 when the company’s financial troubles put its very existence in doubt. The company later received financial backing from Hon Hai Precision, the company that’s better known as Foxconn. A lot has changed since then and the Japanese firm has now announced that it will once again start selling its smart TVs in the United States.
Sharp has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Hisense International which will see the company re-enter the television business in the United States after the second half of this year.
Google announced further details of Android 10 Q last night, including the news that the latest Beta (v3) will be available to 21 phones in all. The full list can be found here, and the great news for Xperia fans is that the Xperia XZ3 is on the list. Android Q brings a number of new features including the much awaited dark mode (great for the XZ3's OLED display), new gestures, live captioning, as well as stronger privacy and security controls. One feature that you might not be happy about is that Google is removing the back key, and replacing it with a swipe gesture. More details can be found here.
A government survey shows most hotels in Japan are fully booked for the extended spring break, though some rooms are available toward the end of the period.
The Japan Tourism Agency released the results of a survey of nearly 30,000 hotels and inns. This year's spring holiday will be longer than usual because of the Imperial Succession.
This comes in the form of a new SDK that developers can use to integrate Xbox Live functionality into their games. What this means is that gamers can expect to see more games take advantage of this for features such as crossplay and Xbox Live Achievements, especially if you are primarily an Xbox gamer and would prefer having it all in one place.
Speaking to The Verge, Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft’s gaming cloud chief said, “We believe so strongly in community, and Xbox Live really being at the heart of our gaming community. If you watch what we’ve done, especially with Minecraft, over the past few years we’ve taken Xbox Live to as many platforms as Minecraft is on as possible. Really uniting all those communities together with a consistent singular experience for those gamers.”
The Sony Xperia 1 has caused a big splash, but fans have been resigned for a long wait before they can get hands-on. Sony only gave a vague ‘late spring' release window, but it looks like we're getting a better idea on timing. UK retailer Clove has listed the Xperia 1 up for pre-order at a price point of £849. Clove is expecting first shipments to arrive in late May 2019. This means there is still close to a three-month wait unfortunately.
For the longest time ever, Smart Compose is a feature that can be found on Gmail on the desktop. For those unfamiliar, basically Smart Compose will help users complete sentences that they type in their email where Google will be able to make suggestions on how your sentence should be completed.
It later eventually found its way onto mobile where for a while, it was exclusive to Google’s Pixel smartphones. The good news is that if you’re not a Pixel owner, it seems that Smart Compose is now making its way onto non-Pixel handsets. This is according to a report from Android Police who discovered that the feature (previously exclusive to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL) is now available on other devices like the Pixel 2 XL and the OnePlus 6T.
You can find a few quirky hotels in Japan. If a robot-staffed hotel isn’t up to your liking, perhaps you’d be interested in rooms that are decked out in Kingdom Hearts themes. If that appeals to you then you’ll be interested to know that Kingdom Heart themed rooms will be opening up in the Disney Ambassador Hotel at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan this March.
These rooms will be limited to three adults and will feature two regular sized beds and one trundle bed. Prices start from over 46,000 yen or $400 per night. True to form, the door can be opened with a key that looks like a Keyblade.
Sony will be holding its 2019 CES press conference at 5pm PST (8pm EST, 1am GMT, 2am CET) later today. Sony will reveal some of its latest products across its entire product range, and hopefully that will include some new Xperia smartphones. There is a possibility we will see updates to its mid-range devices, and we may hear more on the company's 5G plans. The live stream is available to watch below – let us know what you will be looking forward to seeing.
Back in the day, Command & Conquer was one of the more popular RTS games available, although in recent times we haven’t really heard much about the franchise, at least until earlier this year when EA announced Command & Conquer: Rivals which would be a game released for mobile.
The game was set for a release on the 4th of December and if you’ve been thinking about getting your hands on the game, you’ll be pleased to learn that it is now available for both iOS and Android devices. The game will be free-to-play, but given the popularity of the free-to-play model, there will be in-app purchases/