Koike Urges Ioc To Let Tokyo Hold Marathon

Koike urges IOC to let Tokyo hold marathon

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says Tokyo still wants to host the 2020 Olympics marathon and race walking events that the International Olympic Committee plans to move to the northern city of Sapporo.

Koike met the head of the IOC coordination commission, John Coates, on Friday.

Nintendo Will Soon Let Players Convert Their Switch Online Memberships To Family Plans

Nintendo Will Soon Let Players Convert Their Switch Online Memberships To Family Plans

Like a lot of online subscriptions these days, family plans are now becoming more popular. This is because it allows more users to use a service in a more affordable manner without having to buy individual subscriptions. If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you might be interested in a change the company is making.

In a tweet by Nintendo of Europe, the company has revealed that they will soon be allowing Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to convert their existing memberships into a Family Membership. This means that if you had a solo membership with some time left on it, you won’t have to wait for it to expire before switching to a Family Membership.

Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps

Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps

Mobile gaming is a big thing and as such, it’s not surprising that more content creators could be focused on creating videos dedicated to mobile games. However, there is the question of how does one successfully capture audio from your mobile game? There are screen recording apps out there, but for the most part, they can’t capture audio.

Instead, users will need to use some kind of external recording device which makes the entire process a bit more complicated than it has to. However, the good news is that according to a report from XDA Developers, they have discovered that in Android Q, it will come with APIs that will let third-party apps record audio from other apps.

Sony Didn't Let Bungie Enable Destiny 2 Cross-platform Character Transfer

Sony Didn't Let Bungie Enable Destiny 2 Cross-Platform Character Transfer


Bungie may have wanted to enable cross-platform transfer of Destiny characters in Destiny 2 but it was reportedly stopped by Sony from offering this functionality. This according to a new report which claims that Bungie really wanted to make this happen for players but the exclusivity partnership with Sony didn’t allow it to move forward with the plan.

Cross-progression and cross-play are increasingly becoming the norm in the gaming industry but it’s not possible to transfer characters in many games. Bungie reportedly wanted to make that happen for Destiny 2 but Sony wasn’t having any of it.

Whatsapp For Android Will Soon Let You Search For Stickers

WhatsApp For Android Will Soon Let You Search For Stickers

The other day WhatsApp finally rolled out the ability for users to include the use of stickers in their messages.  Now according to a report from WABetaInfo, it looks like a new sticker feature could be coming to Android, and that comes in the form of the ability to search for stickers based on keywords.

Right now the sticker feature on WhatsApp is pretty basic. Users are given a bunch of sticker packs, and within each pack there are a variety of stickers to choose from. However with the ability to search, we imagine that users will be able to search for specific sticker types, such as ones for laughing, ones that show angry expressions, hungry expressions, love, and so on.

Android Q 'multi-resume' Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-screen

Android Q ‘Multi-Resume' Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-Screen


Google officially brought multi-window functionality to Android with Nougat. It was the first uniform implementation of this feature that had existed on Android in different forms and manifestations prior to Nougat. There is one major limitation, though. Apps can be opened in split-screen but Android doesn’t run the two apps simultaneously. This will change with a new feature called “Multi-Resume” which will come with Android Q.

As smartphone displays have become larger, they’re more than capable of allowing users to have two apps open at once. Android lets them do this but even though it allows for two apps to be on the screen at the same time, it actually retains one as active and pauses the other one.

Perfume Set Out On A Journey In Pv For 'let Me Know'

Perfume set out on a journey in PV for 'Let Me Know'

Perfume have uploaded the short PV for their song "Let Me Know" onto YouTube. 

You can find "Let Me Know" in the group's upcoming album "Future Pop" out on August 15. Directed by Seki Kazuaki, the PV compares the three members' activities to a journey. The full version will be included in the album's Blu-ray or DVD.

Tapping Fingerprint Sensor On Android P Will Not Let The Phone Sleep

Tapping Fingerprint Sensor On Android P Will Not Let The Phone Sleep


If you tend to read a lot of ebooks or long-form articles on your smartphone then you might be aware of that slight moment of panic that you have when the handset’s screen dims as a sign that the phone will put itself to sleep in 30 seconds or a minute maximum as the display times out due to inactivity. You can keep it from sleeping by tapping on the display but Android P will bring an easier way to ensuring that the device doesn’t put itself to sleep. It will use the fingerprint sensor which is increasingly being relocated to the back of smartphones by OEMs.

As more and more manufacturers opt for tall, bezel-less displays, the obvious concession they have to make is to relocate the fingerprint sensor to the back. This puts the sensor in a position that’s easily reachable when you’re holding the device as you normally would for this Android P improvement to make sense.

Chrome Os Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Chrome OS Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts


Google may not have plans to fuse Android and Chrome OS but the former’s influence on the latter has been increasing gradually. It has long been possible to run Android apps on Chrome OS and it even supports the entire Google Play Store now. Google has also started testing Android P on Chrome OS even though it didn’t release Android Oreo for Chromebooks. Some new code has now been discovered which suggests that the Chrome OS launcher may allow users to search for Android app shortcuts.

A recent commit on the Chromium Gerrit reveals that the Chrome OS launcher will be able to search for app shortcuts within the launcher. Google introduced app shortcuts for Android with Android 7.1 Google.