Xperia Home To Enter Maintenance Phase; Beta To Close In A Few Weeks

Xperia Home to enter maintenance phase; Beta to close in a few weeks

The Sony Mobile developers behind Xperia Home have today confirmed that they will no longer be actively developing the home launcher going forward. This news follows a similar fate that befell the Xperia Weather app. It's certainly a shame how Sony is shuttering so many apps/services for the Xperia range.

Koreeda Returns Home After Winning Palme D'or

Koreeda returns home after winning Palme d'Or

Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda says his actors' ability to work with each other helped his movie "Shoplifters" to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Koreeda spoke to reporters at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on his return from France on Wednesday. He said he finally began to feel the Palme d'Or was real when he saw the smiles of his staff at the airport. He said he wants to sleep with the trophy for at least one night.

Nokia Sees No Place At Home For 'struggling' Digital Health Business

Nokia Sees No Place At Home For ‘Struggling’ Digital Health Business

Nokia recently announced that it has put its digital health business under strategic review. That means Nokia is considering its options which may or may not include the division being shut down or being sold to another company. A leaked memo from the company reveals that Nokia doesn’t see a place at home for its “struggling” digital health business.

Nokia's chief strategy officer Kathrin Buvac told employees in a memo that Nokia’s digital health business has “struggled to scale and meet its growth expectations."

Tashirojima, Japan Is Home To Some 200 Cats Who Live Alongside Human Residents

Tashirojima, Japan is home to some 200 cats who live alongside human residents

ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi -- Here kitty, kitty! Visitors to Tashirojima Island here will have no trouble finding the fluffy winter coats of the feline inhabitants.

Often called "cat island," Tashirojima, whose perimeter is 11 kilometers, is home to some 200 cats who live alongside human residents, and are no stranger to tourists from both inside and outside of Japan. On a day in mid-December last year, this cat-loving reporter made a visit to the island and its furry citizens.

Honda Clarity Walks Home With 2018 Green Car Of The Year Award

Honda Clarity Walks Home With 2018 Green Car Of The Year Award

Honda's bold move to offer the Clarity in three distinctive versions (electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell) have been recognized by the Green Car Journal, which named it its 2018 Green Car of the Year.

The award was handed over during the Los Angeles Auto Show, and the Clarity's competition consisted of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf and Toyota Camry.

Alexa, Ask Nissanconnect Services To Start My Murano

'Alexa, ask NissanConnect Services to start my Murano' – new skill for Amazon Alexa from Nissan lets customers talk to their car from the comfort of home

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Don't risk burning what is in the oven; don't dump out your bag in search of a key fob – you can now use your voice to remote-start your Nissan. Available later this month, a new skill for Amazon Alexa (powered by NissanConnectSM Services) will allow some Nissan owners a new way to interact with their vehicles.     

Take Home The New Sony Cyber-shot Dsc-rx10 Iv Digital Camera

Take Home The New Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Digital Camera

Providing speed, reach and versatile recording features, the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV boasts a 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor, a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-4 Zoom Lens (24-600mm), a 2.36m-dot OLED Tru-Finder EVF, a 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD, an SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo card slot, a micro-USB 2.0 port, a micro-HDMI port and built-in WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity.

Toyota Hilux Comes Home To Japan; There's Land Cruiser And Fj Cruiser News Too

Toyota Hilux comes home to Japan; there's Land Cruiser and FJ Cruiser news too

One of the most revered pickup truck nameplates, the Toyota Hilux, is set to return to the Japanese market for the first time since 2004. When Toyota discontinued the 1997-introduced model in Japan, it was the last generation to be sold or built there; the following generation was predominantly Thailand-built.

The newest and eighth generation was introduced in 2015. Originally, the Hilux name dates back almost 50 years — 17.3 million Hilux trucks have been built since 1968.