Suspected Arsonist Has Criminal Record

Suspected arsonist has criminal record

Police say the man suspected of causing the fatal fire at an animation studio in Kyoto is Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old resident of Saitama City, near Tokyo.

Investigative sources say the man used to live in Ibaraki Prefecture. He was indicted in 2012 for a convenience store robbery and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.

Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone

Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone

While the Essential Phone might not have received the warm welcome that the company hoped it would, the upside is that the company seems to be quite on the ball when it comes to updates. They were one of the first few handset makers to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for their phone, and now it seems that they could be on track to do the same with Android Q.

In a tweet by the company, it seems that they have started to push out the Android Q beta 5 update to Essential Phones enrolled under their beta program. We should note that this is merely a beta and is not the final update, but presumably all this testing will help Essential fine tune the update to ensure that when the final build of Android Q is ready, they should have ironed out most of the kinks and have the update ready in a very timely manner.

Jaxa: Hayabusa2 Has Landed On Ryugu

JAXA: Hayabusa2 has landed on Ryugu

Japan's space agency has announced its space probe Hayabusa2 has successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The probe is on an unprecedented mission to collect underground rock samples.

Hayabusa2 began its descent from an altitude of 20,000 meters on Wednesday morning, Japan time.

Jaxa: Data Indicates Hayabusa2 Has Landed On Ryugu

JAXA: Data indicates Hayabusa2 has landed on Ryugu

Japan's space agency says it has received data suggesting its space probe Hayabusa2 has landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The probe is on an unprecedented mission to collect underground rock samples.

Hayabusa2 began its descent from an altitude of 20,000 meters on Wednesday morning, Japan time.

The Nintendo Switch Lite Has Been Officially Announced

The Nintendo Switch Lite Has Been Officially Announced

For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Nintendo could have a new Nintendo Switch console in the works. The console in question has been referred to as the Nintendo Switch Mini, where its focus would be on being more affordable and also being more portable, where its Joy-Cons will not be removable.

For those who wouldn’t mind the idea of such a console, you’ll be pleased and excited to learn that Nintendo has since officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. This is pretty much as what the rumors were saying, where the console will be priced at $199, making it $100 cheaper than the regular Switch, and where its controllers cannot be removed. It also cannot be connected to your TV, so it looks like the emphasis is being placed on portability.

Sony Confirms Which Countries It Has Dropped For Mobile

Sony confirms which countries it has dropped for mobile

Sony held a corporate strategy day earlier today, detailing its medium-term plans for the business to FY 2020 (31 March 2021). An update on each of the businesses was given, including the Electronics Products & Solutions Segment (EP&S) which now houses the mobile communication (MC) business under its umbrella.

Rm Auctions Has Toyota Land Cruiser Leftovers At The Spring Auburn Auction

RM Auctions has Toyota Land Cruiser leftovers at the spring Auburn auction

RM Auctions just held a spring auction in Auburn, Ind., and while many of the lots found new homes, some haven't. Among them were a surprising number of classic Toyota Land Cruisers. And since they haven't sold, they're yours for the taking if you want. Check them out in greater detail below.

This 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser is a particularly clean example of the two-door, short-wheelbase 70 Series Land Cruiser. This model was never offered in the U.S. originally, so it is an import, but it's one that will be easy to live with since it's left-hand drive. It has a manual transmission, and is equipped with a gas-powered 3F engine like what you would find in U.S.-spec Land Cruisers, so it should be easy to maintain. It doesn't look like it will need much maintenance, though, as it looks amazingly clean particularly under the truck and in the interior. It also happens to be a one-owner, unrestored example with Old-Man Emu suspension, lift shackles and all-terrain tires.

Sony Made An Iot Chip That Has A Range Of 60 Miles

Sony Made An IoT Chip That Has A Range Of 60 Miles

However, it seems that Sony has quietly developed an IoT chip that has a range of 60 miles. According to Sony, “Most IoT systems wirelessly transfer information obtained by various sensors to cloud servers, where the data is collected and processed, and the output then sent to user devices such as smartphones or tablets for display.”

This means that instead of relying on WiFi that might have a limited range or using a cellular connection, the range of 60 miles would allow IoT devices to communicate with each other and the network faster and over a greater range. According to Sony, they cite examples of its use, such as tracking your friends on a ski hill, tracking wildlife, locate ships, monitor races, and so on.

Spotify For Android Now Has A Sleep Timer

Spotify For Android Now Has A Sleep Timer

If you’re the type of person who loves falling asleep to music, you might be interested to learn that after years, Spotify for Android has finally been updated where it now comes with a built-in sleep timer. This feature is pretty straightforward as its name suggests, where Android users can now set a sleep timer which will stop the music playback once the timer is up.

As we said, this feature seems to have been a long time coming. This is because the iOS version of Spotify already has the feature, so it is unclear why it took Spotify this long to introduce it to Android. Previously, Android users had to turn to third-party apps in order to achieve a similar effect, but naturally having a native built-in function is always much preferred, especially since it will work right out of the door.

Trump Watches Sumo, Has Dinner With Abe

Trump watches sumo, has dinner with Abe

US President Donald Trump watched sumo and had dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, the first full day of his state visit to Japan.

Trump and Abe, along with their wives Melania and Akie, watched some bouts on the final day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.