Nine-year-old Girl Faces World's Top Go Player

Nine-year-old girl faces world's top go player

A nine-year-old girl who is set to become the youngest professional player of the board game go in Japan has played the world's top-ranked female player.

The Japan Go Association, or Nihon Ki-in, decided to induct Sumire Nakamura as a professional under a special quota for gifted young amateurs.

Nine-year-old To Become Youngest Go Professional

Nine-year-old to become youngest Go professional

A nine-year-old Japanese girl is set to become the youngest professional player of the Asian board game "Go."

The Japan Go Association, or Nihon Ki-in, officially decided at a board meeting on Saturday to induct Sumire Nakamura from the city of Osaka as a professional under a special quota for gifted young amateurs.

Refreshed 2019 Buick Envision Gets Sharper Edges, Optional Nine-speed Transmission

Refreshed 2019 Buick Envision gets sharper edges, optional nine-speed transmission

After 18 months on the market in the United States, the Buick Envision took its place as the third-best-selling vehicle among Buick's eight models, slotting in behind the Encore and Enclave. January sales this year jumped 13.7-percent year-over-year, just a few hundred behind the Enclave. Now, the Chinese-made compact SUV gets a modest makeover, but buyers of the 2019 Buick Envision will need to reach up into the upper trims to access the best of what's new.

The big mechanical upgrade comes with the option of GM's Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic instead of standard the six-speed. However, that appears to be limited to just two of the five available Envision trims: Premium I and Premium II. The base, Preferred, and Essence models stick with the six-speed only.

Nissan Announces Pricing On Expanded 2018 Midnight Edition Lineup

Nissan announces pricing on expanded 2018 Midnight Edition lineup –nine models total with addition of three new Midnight Edition pickups

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For Nissan in 2018, black is the new black – as in the popular Midnight Edition "blackout" component packages. Having sold close to 50,000 Midnight Edition models in the 2017 model – including up to 80 percent of Maxima SR models and typically one-third of other models' applicable grades – Nissan is expanding the lineup to include Frontier, TITAN and TITAN XD models.

Infiniti Posts 17th Consecutive Sales Record; Sales Increase By 11 Percent Globally

INFINITI Posts 17th consecutive sales record; sales increase by 11 percent globally in the first nine months of this year

HONG KONG – INFINITI has posted its 17th consecutive monthly global sales record. INFINITI sold 21,523 vehicles globally in September, an increase of 8% compared to last September, and sold 182,884 vehicles so far this year, an increase of 11% compared to same period last year. This was the best September sales month for INFINITI in the Americas (with USA & Canada), in China, and in Taiwan.

"I would like to thank the INFINITI customers around the world for their continued trust in the INFINITI brand and our products and to thank our dealers for their dedication and commitment to the business. The recent growth of INFINITI is built on the new Q50 sedan and demand for our strong SUV lineup. INFINITI has achieved very positive momentum and we will have more exciting news in the next two months with two new SUVs coming for global markets," said Roland Krueger, Chairman and Global President of INFINITI Motor Company.

Nine New Lens Adapters Announced For The Fujifilm Gfx

Nine new lens adapters announced for the Fujifilm GFX

A host of new adapters have just been launched that allow owners of the Fujifilm GFX 50S to attach new and historic lenses from other brands to their mirrorless medium format camera.

K&F Concept has introduced eight of the adapters, and is offering completely manual mounts for some surprising brands, including Olympus OM. The K&F adapters are brass on both sides and have matte black interiors to prevent flare.

Toyota Delivers Best Sales In Nine Years

Toyota Delivers Best Sales in Nine YearsToyota has recorded its best July and strongest January-July sales since the days of the mining boom almost a decade ago, according to official figures released today.
Continued buoyant demand across the board for Toyota vehicles has enabled the market leader to deliver more than 17,900 vehicles in July.

Uchimura 9-peats, With Regrets

Uchimura 9-peats, with regretsHaving just extended his record of consecutive men’s titles at the All-Japan gymnastics championships to nine, Kohei Uchimura wasn’t in very much of a celebratory mood.

Sony : 9 Productivity Apps That Make You More Efficient

Sony : 9 productivity apps that make you more efficientLoading up the right apps on your Xperia device can make a huge difference to your productivity and efficiency. The problem is, when you’re busy, who has the time to search the internet for apps that will make a genuine difference to your day?
Here at Sony Mobile we believe in providing products and services that empower you to do more.