Government On Full Alert For Typhoon

Government on full alert for typhoon

Japan's top government officials are carefully monitoring the situation across the country as Typhoon Hagibis edges closer to the eastern coastline.

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita and the head of the cabinet crisis management group Yoshiki Okita are overseeing a taskforce set up at the prime minister's office.

Tepco: Fukushima Daiichi Tanks To Be Full By 2022

TEPCO: Fukushima Daiichi tanks to be full by 2022

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says the tanks for storing water that contains radioactive substances are expected to reach their capacity limit in three years' time.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, revealed on Thursday that the tanks will become full around the summer of 2022.

Nintendo Switch Online Offering Gamers Full Game Trials

Nintendo Switch Online Offering Gamers Full Game Trials

Nintendo sometimes offers Switch gamers a trial of games that they want to play. However, these trials are quite limited in the sense that you couldn’t really do much in the game as it was a trial, but the idea is that it should still give you a good enough idea of what to expect before you buy it.

However, if you want to enjoy the game in full to get an even more comprehensive experience, you’re in luck. This is because Nintendo has announced that for Switch Online subscribers, they will be offering them a full game trial of Mario Tennis Aces. This means that you get to play the game in its entirety before you decide if you want to buy it or not.

Honda E's Full Dashboard Of Screens — Here's How They'll Work - Autoblog

Honda E's full dashboard of screens — here's how they'll work - Autoblog

We are captivated by everything about the Honda E, from its "friendly and sympathetic" exterior lines to its living room interior to its turning radius of just over 14 feet. The dashboard topped with pillar-to-pillar screens is another attention-getter. Honda released a video showing how a driver can interact with this wall of video, which is composed of five high-definition color displays. The two six-inch screens on the edges show feeds from the exterior camera mirrors. The 8.8-inch TFT screen in front of the driver shows the digital instrument cluster. The two 12.3-inch LCD screens in the middle are where infotainment happens, and it looks like anyone who can work a smartphone can work the functions in a Honda E. Customizing the screens is as easy as swiping tiles to the left from an option menu, onto a column of favorites. A button above the favorites menu cascades the open tiles so a passenger can quickly get back to a previous screen. For information-dense menu options, the input portion appears on the left screen, the display portion on the right screen; for instance, when programming a charge time, the clock to set the time shows up on the left, the schedule calendar shows up on the right. A driver and passenger can also use each display separately, the driver working navigation on one side while the passenger plays DJ on the other side. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will mirror on the devices when a phone is plugged in, and when the Honda E stops, the dash screens can be used to play video streamed via phone over the E's wi-fi hotspot. The included Honda Personal Assistant joins the growing mob of AI-powered butlers. Saying "OK Honda" calls the assistant to attention, and it understands natural speech when requesting changes in the cabin or online services. When away from the hatchback, a smartphone app enables using a phone as a digital key, setting safety alerts and geofencing, and preconditioning. Not every function is left to digital devices — the instrument panel presents a row of buttons and a knob on the horizontal surface just in front of the displays, a row of climate control buttons graces the center console, and there are more hard inputs on the steering wheel and the center tunnel.  Honda says it's had more than 36,000 expressions of interest for the E so far, and the carmaker's taking reservations for priority ordering in the UK, Germany, France, and Norway. We'll go on record again saying we want the Honda E here, too.

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

For most of us, flying to our destinations isn’t always the most enjoyable experience. There is turbulence, food that doesn’t always taste great, inconsiderate seatmates, and so on. However, it seems that a bunch of folks who took a Southwest Airlines flight just got the surprise of their life when Nintendo gifted each and everyone of them a free Switch console.

In addition to the free console, Nintendo also gave them a copy of Super Mario Maker 2, giving passengers a ton of things to do while they flew to their destination. Southwest Airlines has since confirmed the giveaway as being authentic as part of a partnership with Nintendo for the promotion.

Derailed Yokohama Subway Resumes Full Service

Derailed Yokohama subway resumes full service

A subway line in Yokohama City near Tokyo resumed full operation on Monday, after four days of partial suspension due to a derailment.

The accident occurred on Thursday morning in the city's Izumi ward. A train on the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line derailed after running over equipment mistakenly left on the rails by workers doing overnight maintenance work.