Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says it expects to restore power within the next two weeks to most areas in Chiba Prefecture that were hard-hit by a recent typhoon.
The areas most affected by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall early on Monday morning, are the cities of Kamogawa, Minamiboso, Tateyama, and the town of Kyonan in south Chiba.
Last year, we heard that Microsoft could be working on a dark mode for its Outlook app. Just last month, renders of the upcoming dark mode were leaked, and now for those who are fan of dark mode, you’ll be pleased to learn that Microsoft has confirmed that dark mode will be coming to its Office and Outlook apps on both iOS and Android.
According to a post on Medium, Microsoft Office’s head of design, Jon Friedman, wrote, “A cross-company design collaboration propels us to seamlessly bring Dark Mode to the broader M365 product suite, and today marks the initial rollout of Dark Mode on Outlook for iOS and Android, as well as Office.com! The upcoming launch of iOS 13 will then extend this rollout to Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, and To-Do on mobile.”
A number of Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium owners have been wondering recently if their phones would receive any further updates. The last update arrived nearly two months ago in mid-June with build number 47.2.A.10.80. Well, Sony is indeed rolling out a new firmware update, moving the build number to version 47.2.A.10.107.
Japan's Education Ministry plans to improve Internet services used by isolated schools for remote learning. The effort will kick off in April next year with the goal to narrow the education gap between urban and rural communities.
The ministry already offers online learning at schools on remote islands and in under populated areas. But officials say the connections are unstable and video lectures sometimes get cut off.
Hulu has confirmed that it’s adding Android TV to the list of supported platforms for its Hulu with Live TV bundle. This means that those who own Android TV-powered devices will be able to access the streaming service’s TV plan through the app. The plan bundles Hulu’s content library with live programming from more than 60 channels.
Hulu with Live TV will be available for Android TV devices starting next month. Existing subscribers will be able to use it right away and those who want to try it out will be able to sign up for it. Hulu has priced its live TV bundle at $44.99 per month.
Sony has reached the impressive milestone of selling 100 million units of the PlayStation but it sees dark clouds ahead as it looks towards the future. The company has warned that the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China could result in the price of its consoles going up.
Sony’s financial boss Hiroki Totoki has said that if the United States expands tariffs on Chinese products, it would likely result in a price increase for PlayStation consoles. Totoki says that Sony is considering a number of options to deal with this eventuality and that passing that additional cost on to the customers is one such option.
The Nintendo Switch shares very similar hardware as devices like the NVIDIA Tegra gaming tablets which run on Android, and as such, it was not a complete surprise to learn that there were some modders who managed to get Android up and running on the console. It seems that development of this mod has come a long way because it is expected that in the next few days, an unofficial Android ROM for the console will be available for download.
The ROM for the Switch is said to be based on LineageOS 15.1 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, which means that as far as users are concerned, it is a pretty up-to-date build of Android. We’re not sure if there are plans to create a ROM based on Android Q, but for now we reckon it’s still a pretty solid build.
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.
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.