Jal Group Reviewing Ways To Test Alcohol Levels

JAL Group reviewing ways to test alcohol levels

The Japan Airlines Group is reviewing its alcohol level testing methods following revelations of a series of alcohol-related problems.

JAL Engineering says a mechanic in his 40s asked a junior colleague to take an alcohol test in his place at Fukuoka Airport in January.

Tepco: High Radiation Levels Detected In Reactor

TEPCO: High radiation levels detected in reactor

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says a probe detected extremely high levels of radiation inside one of the plant's damaged reactors.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, on Thursday released measurements of radiation levels and temperatures based on a survey of the No.2 reactor. It is one of the plant's three reactors that experienced a meltdown as a result of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

2019 Nissan Leaf E+ Loses Range In Upper Trim Levels

2019 Nissan Leaf e+ loses range in upper trim levels

Nissan revealed the Leaf e+ at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. A range of 226 miles was, and still is, touted as the main selling point over the normal Leaf. It appears the base level S trim is the only Leaf with that much range, though. Ponying up for the SV and SL trims will end up netting you an EPA-estimated 215 miles each. That's an 11 mile drop, one Nissan said is "mostly due to weight differences" when we asked.

How much weight you ask? Here are the trims, weights and ranges laid out for you:

Android 9.0 Pie Will Remember Bluetooth Volume Levels

Android 9.0 Pie Will Remember Bluetooth Volume Levels

Since different Bluetooth devices are used for different purposes, such as Bluetooth speakers for movies and video playback in the living room, Bluetooth headsets for when we’re out commuting, it also means that we tend to adjust volume levels accordingly. However we usually have to readjust them when switching in between devices.

The good news is that with Android 9.0 Pie, that is something users will no longer need to do. As confirmed by XDA, one of the new features of Android 9.0 Pie is its ability to memorize Bluetooth volume levels between devices. This means that volume levels will be adjusted automatically which means no nasty surprises when you pop on your headphones.

Android P Could Remember Bluetooth Device Volume Levels

Android P Could Remember Bluetooth Device Volume Levels

Some of us might have multiple Bluetooth devices, like speakers for the bedroom, speakers for the living room, headphones, and so on. However with each device we might have preferred volume levels, such as louder volumes for the living room, softer for the bedroom, and etc., which means that we'll have to constantly remember to adjust the volumes when we pair to them.

However according to the folks at XDA, it seems that come Android P, that might no longer be an issue. This is because based on their discovery, it appears that one of the features of Android P is the ability for it to remember the volume levels that the device connects to, which means that when you pair with a device it will set the volume levels accordingly.

2019 Toyota Yaris Gets New Name, Grille, 3 Trim Levels

2019 Toyota Yaris gets new name, grille, 3 trim levels

Toyota is dropping the iA moniker from the Yaris for 2019, giving its dominating front grille a honeycomb insert, adding some piano black accents and chrome trim, and making its entry-level sedan available in three trim levels for the first time.

Formerly known as the Scion iA and then the Yaris iA and derived from Mazda, the 2019 Yaris will come in three grades when it goes on sale this fall: the L, LE and premium XLE. The Yaris iA previously came with a single spec with the only choice being between a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Alpine A110 Looks Lovely With New Colors, Wheels, Trim Levels

Alpine A110 looks lovely with new colors, wheels, trim levels

We were heartbroken to learn that Alpine wouldn't be offering any A110s in the United States, left as we are lusting for the blue sports coupe from a afar. Now we can lust for it in multiple colors and variants. Alpine has announced that the A110 will now be available in two trim levels, in a (small) selection of colors, and with multiple wheel types.

The two trim levels include Pure, which doesn't come with any special extras and is equipped similarly to the first run of 1,955 Premiere Edition models, and Légende, which adds some comfort and convenience features. Among the equipment included on Légende models are leather-upholstered six-way adjustable seats and carbon fiber interior trim.

Super Mario Run Gets A Temporary Price Cut And New Levels

Super Mario Run Gets A Temporary Price Cut And New Levels

If there was one main criticism that many gamers had when Super Mario Run was launched was its price tag. Sure, the game was free up to a certain extent, but gamers who wanted more content and features would have to fork out $10 for everything, which as far as mobile games are concerned is pricey.

However the good news is that if you've been holding out on purchasing the game, Nintendo has announced that from the 29th of September until the 12th of October, Super Mario Run will be discounted and have its price slashed by 50%, meaning that the game will only cost you $5 if you were to purchase it within that particular time period. After that we expect the price to go back to normal levels.

Japanese Automakers To Reach Record R&d Investment Levels

Japanese Automakers To Reach Record R&D Investment Levels

Japan’s leading automakers are expected to spend a record $25.5 billion on research and development in the 2017 fiscal year.

According to the Nikkei Asian Review, R&D costs for Honda, Suzuki and Subaru will all reach record highs this year while Toyota and Nissan will maintain their record levels from 2017. What’s more, Mitsubishi’s research and development outlays are expected to climb by 20 per cent this year.