2020 Kia Telluride Impressions And Huge Acura Nsx Discount | Autoblog Podcast #581

2020 Kia Telluride impressions and huge Acura NSX discount | Autoblog Podcast #581

In this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale and Assistant Editor Zac Palmer. They kick off the podcast discussing the cars they've been driving in the office including the 2019 Buick Regal TourX, 2019 Honda Civic Touring, 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Land Rover Ranger P400e. Following that is a discussion of the Acura NSX discount and Tesla's stock price woes. The podcast wraps up with Spend My Money.

Autoblog Podcast #581

Huge Aerosol Spray Stockpile At Sapporo Blast Site

Huge aerosol spray stockpile at Sapporo blast site

A realtor in northern Japan had reportedly stockpiled a large quantity of aerosol spray cans at the time of a huge blast.

The explosion and ensuing fire in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, on Sunday destroyed a building housing the realtor and injured 42 people, including diners at a restaurant next door.

Sources: Nissan Paid Huge Sums For Ghosn's Houses

Sources: Nissan paid huge sums for Ghosn's houses

NHK has learned that Nissan Motor provided its Chairman Carlos Ghosn with houses in 4 countries without any legitimate business reason. He was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct.

Sources say the houses are located in: Rio de Janeiro; Beirut; Paris; and Amsterdam.

Experts: Huge Economic Loss From Mega-quakes

Experts: Huge economic loss from mega-quakes

Japanese experts have estimated for the first time the long-term economic damage caused by a possible mega-quake along the Nankai Trough, off the Pacific coast of central and western Japan, or in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

The Japan Society of Civil Engineers issued a report on Thursday saying a mega-quake would cut off transportation systems and damage production facilities, which could result in long-term declines in production and income.

Sony Receives Huge Order Of Xperia Devices From The French Police

Sony receives huge order of Xperia devices from the French PoliceFrance has two national police forces, the National Police (Police Nationale), and the National Gendarmerie. Both organisations put out a tender to supply their forces with smartphones and tablets, to make them more effective in the field. The great news is that Sony Mobile won the hardware tender, with Orange providing SIM cards, in a combined deal that is worth €56 million over the next four years.

Panasonic G9 Offers Pro-level Features, 20 Fps Bursts, Huge Evf And Class-leading Image Stabilization

Panasonic G9Panasonic's new Lumix DC-G9 is the company's first mirrorless camera aimed specifically at professional stills photographers. Geared for high-speed capture at up to 20fps, the G9 offers the same 20MP Four Thirds sensor as the video-centric GH5, but with tweaked image processing for better JPEG image quality. If 20 Megapixels isn't enough for you, the G9 is able to shift its sensor (more on that below) eight times to create an 80MP Raw image with ultra-high resolution.

The G9's image stabilization is as good as you'll find on any interchangeable lens cameras, capable of reducing shake by up to 6.5 stops. Panasonic claims that this system still offers that level of stabilization at wider focal lengths when using non-stabilized lenses, and maintains it at longer focal lengths with those with built-in IS, where it can use 'Dual I.S. 2.'

Small, Quiet Ryokan In Oita A Huge Hit With Foreign Tourists

Small, quiet ryokan in Oita a huge hit with foreign tourists

YUFU, Oita Prefecture--After the president of the Yamashiroya ryokan here was interviewed by an overseas magazine 11 years ago, the inn started efforts to attract foreign tourists.

As a first step, Yamashiroya made its website available in other languages and posted details about the ryokan on more than three globally renowned travel websites.

Huge Lantern At Miyoshi Festival Confirmed As World's Biggest

Huge lantern at Miyoshi festival confirmed as world's biggest

MIYOSHI, Aichi Prefecture--Lanterns do not get any bigger than those featured at the Miyoshi Big Lantern Festival--and now this is a fact.

One lantern at the Miyoshi Inari-kaku shrine's festival on Aug. 19-20 has been certified as the world's largest hanging lantern by the Guinness World Records. The lantern, 10.81 meters high and 6.5 meters in diameter, was confirmed by an official Guinness adjudicator who verified the measurement Aug. 19.