Softbank Cm Dog Kai-kun Passes Away

Softbank CM dog Kai-kun passes away

Hokkaido dog Kai-kun, known for his role as 'Otousan' in the Softbank CMs, passed away on June 28 due to old age. He was 16 years old. 

In an announcement titled, "To the first Otousan, Kaikun, with thanks," Softbank's official website stated, "On the dawn of June 28, 2018, Hokkaido dog Kai-kun, who had starred in our TV CMs as the first Otousan of the Shirato Family since 2007, has gone to heaven due to old age. He was 16 years old."

Sony Says That The Next Playstation Is At Least 3 Years Away

Sony Says That The Next PlayStation Is At Least 3 Years Away

Wondering if now might be a good time to get a PS4 or PS4 Pro, especially with rumors suggesting that the PS5 might only be a couple of years away from launching? Turns out that you might have more time than expected, at least according to Sony who seems to have hinted that the next-gen PlayStation could be at least 3 years away.

This was revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment's CEO John Kodera who in a report from The Wall Street Journal was quoted as saying, “We will use the next three years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future." This seems to more or less echo previous rumors, such as the report from Kotaku whose sources told them that the console could launch in 2020 at the earliest.

Singer Saijo Hideki Passes Away At 63

Singer Saijo Hideki passes away at 63

It's been reported that singer Saijo Hideki passed away on May 16 due to acute heart failure. He was 63 years old. 

Saijo continued his activities despite being paralyzed on the whole right side of his body after suffering a stroke in 2003 and 2011. He released an album commemorating his 60th birthday in 2015, then performed at 'FNS Kayosai' in 2016. Details regarding his vigil, funeral, and memorial service will be revealed later. 

Et-king's Itokin Passes Away

ET-KING's Itokin passes away

It's been reported that ET-KING's Itokin passed away on January 31 due to carcinomatous pericarditis. He was 38 years old. 

Last August, Itokin revealed that he had been suffering from lung cancer and halted his live activities. While undergoing treatment, he made an appearance at the finale of the group's nationwide tour on December 28 at Zepp Namba. His vigil will be held on February 3 and his funeral on February 4 at Yasuragi Tenkukan in Osaka. 

Toyota Camry's Hud Shows 10-inch Video 2.5m Away From Driver

Toyota Camry's HUD Shows 10-inch Video 2.5m Away From Driver

Toyota Motor Corp employed a full-color head-up display (HUD) for the "Camry" mid-size sedan, which was released July 10, 2017.

The HUD realizes a "large screen" by showing about 10-inch video about 2.5m away from the driver's eyes. It seems to be supplied by Denso Corp. Toyota employed the high-performance HUD that it developed in cooperation with Denso, which has a close relationship with Toyota, instead of a product of Yazaki Corp, which supplies an HUD for the fourth-generation Prius.

Nissan Is Promoting The Leaf Ev By ... Giving Away Gasoline?

Nissan is promoting the Leaf EV by ... giving away gasoline?

In an unusual marketing move, Nissan is promoting the Leaf electric car by going to the last place you would see one, a gas station. Actually, Nissan is going to multiple gas stations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and the promotion involves giving people free gasoline. Nissan will "take over" gas stations and give away gasoline to people that come. The company will also have a Leaf on display.

It seems the idea is to give people a sense of what it's like to not pay to keep your car fueled, which would be the case if they were driving a Leaf. For people who spend a lot on gas, maybe on a thirsty car or truck, this is probably a strong selling point. And getting that free tank of gas could hammer it home. Having spent a week in a Chevy Bolt EV recently, I can personally attest to the appeal of not having to buy gasoline to drive around, and I drive reasonably efficient cars. Of course, part of the appeal was simply not having to stop at a gas station, period.

Chris Harris Is Blown Away By 2017 Nissan Gt-r On Track

Chris Harris Is Blown Away By 2017 Nissan GT-R On Track

Since its debut back in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has consistently remained one of the world's fastest supercars, despite never being the most powerful model in its class.

It basically goes to show just what a tremendous job Nissan did with the car, boosting power ever so slightly throughout the years, to where this latest iteration is good for 570 PS and 637 Nm (467 lb-ft) of torque.

Photo: Up, Up And Away!

Up, up and away!

Visitors to the FlyStation Japan sports facility experience the thrill of "indoor skydiving" in a wind tunnel in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture. Strong wind blows upward in the tunnel, which is about 20 meters high and 4.5 meters in diameter. Participants can enjoy the sensation of flying through the air by changing their body position.

2016 Sema Auto Show: Toyota Looks To Blow Sema Away With A 220 Mph, 2,000-horsepower Land Cruiser

2016 SEMA Auto Show: Toyota looks to blow SEMA away with a 220 mph, 2,000-horsepower Land CruiserToyota continues its trend of bringing highly-modified trucks and SUVS to SEMA this year, but in an extraordinarily special way. The headline out of the six vehicles is the 2,000-horsepower Land Cruiser Speed Cruiser. The twin-turbocharged beast is capable of hitting 220 miles per hour – sorry Bentley, but this is faster than the Bentayga – and leads the way for five other outrageous machines.