Police Get Arrest Warrant For Kyoto Arson Suspect

Police get arrest warrant for Kyoto arson suspect

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the man suspected in an arson attack that killed dozens of people at an animation studio in Kyoto.

The suspect, Shinji Aoba, was badly burned in the fire. He was transferred on Saturday to a hospital for treatment. Police plan to serve the warrant on the 41-year-old as soon as he recovers.

Watch The 2020 Toyota Supra Get Some Air On A Track - Autoblog

Watch the 2020 Toyota Supra get some air on a track - Autoblog

As if the Supra needed any help garnering more attention: After first announcing the return of the historic sports car at the Super Bowl earlier this year, Toyota is launching a new advertising campaign for the 2020 GR Supra called "This Is Our Sport." Part of the multi-video offensive includes a clip that shows the Supra carving up a track and getting some air beneath its tires. On the 50th anniversary of NASA launching Apollo 11 to the moon, Toyota has released video of the Supra launching inches above the pavement. Sure, it's not quite as momentous, but it's pretty sweet any time we see footage of a performance vehicle running at 11/10ths. And the drifts. LOTS of drifts. Not surprising, considering it makes more horsepower than advertised.  Officially, the 30-second video is called "Track Day," and it's the longest of the pack of advertisements. Others include six-second spots called "Joy" and "Face Off," which shows the old Supra meeting the new Supra in a design comparison of sorts.  "Track Day" will appropriately air during motorsports events, but that's not the end of the story. Toyota will also be releasing a long-form video called "Game of Horsepower," which will use the Supra in a game of H.O.R.S.E. and will debut across the company's social media channels. Check out "Track Day" above.

Freed Journalist Yasuda Unable To Get Passport

Freed journalist Yasuda unable to get passport

NHK has learned that Japan's Foreign Ministry has refused to issue a passport to journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was freed last year after being held hostage in Syria.

The journalist said he received a notice from the ministry earlier this month that it will not issue a passport to him.

Xperia Xz2 And Xz3 Get July 2019 Security Patches (52.0.a.8.107)

Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 get July 2019 security patches (52.0.A.8.107)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium and Xperia XZ3 which adds the July 2019 Android security patches. The new firmware moves the build number from 52.0.A.8.83 to version 52.0.A.8.107. No other changes have been noticed, but if you have updated, please let us know your impressions below.

Xperia 1 Us Pre-orders Get A Free Pair Of Sony Wh-1000xm3 Headphones

Xperia 1 US pre-orders get a free pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones

US Xperia fans are able to rejoice. Often they get the raw end of the stick when it comes to any pre-order offers for the latest Sony Xperia devices. Typically there's never any offers, however in a turn for the books, Sony is throwing in a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling over-the-ear headphones if you pre-order the Xperia 1.

Kyushu May Get Emergency Rain Warnings

Kyushu may get emergency rain warnings

Weather officials say extremely heavy rain will hit the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan through Thursday. They may issue emergency warnings if downpours continue for several hours in the same places.

The officials are warning people in the region to stay on the alert for rain-triggered disasters and to evacuate ahead of time without waiting for emergency advisories to ensure their own safety.

Swiftkey For Android Could Get Crippled With Google's New Policy

SwiftKey For Android Could Get Crippled With Google's New Policy

The problem with third-party apps on mobile devices is that they need to comply with the rules and policies set by the company that owns the ecosystem, whether it be Apple or Google. For the most part, if the app complies, they are usually left alone, but there are times when it could spell bad news for the app and its users.

Such is the case with popular third-party keyboard app SwiftKey, in which according to emails Google has been sending out to Gmail users, it looks like the app could see a reduction in quality and functionality due to some policy changes that Google has made that are supposed to help protect the user’s data.

Lexus Bladescan Is Another New Headlight Safety Breakthrough U.s. Won't Get

Lexus Bladescan is another new headlight safety breakthrough U.S. won't get

Lexus is back at it with innovative lighting technology. The BladeScan headlights available in Europe on the 2020 RX utilize a new mechanism for throwing light further down the road, aiming that light more precisely, and doing so without blinding other road users. Lights from other OEMs with the same capabilities have increased the number of LEDs inside the housing for finer control. The BladeScan module inside the Lexus lights holds the number of LEDs down to 10 on each side of the RX, which Lexus says is a more cost-effective solution. In fact, BladeScan uses fewer LEDs than Lexus' most recent adaptive high-beam system, which has 24 LEDs on each side.

The LEDs in the new module are arranged in two rows, eight on top, two on bottom. The diodes are fed information about objects ahead, and adjust their intensity to dim light aimed at an oncoming car, or illuminate a pedestrian by the roadside. However, the LEDs don't shine their light down the road, they shine their strobing light onto two blade-shaped mirrors — hence the name BladeScan — that rotate at high speed. The light reflects off the mirrored blades and into a lens, which orients the beam down the road.