Takakeisho Pulls Out Of Tourney Again

Takakeisho pulls out of tourney again

New Ozeki champion Takakeisho has pulled out of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament again, one day after he made a comeback.

Takakeisho injured a ligament in his right knee in a bout last Wednesday, the fourth day of the 15-day tourney.

Adobe Premiere Rush For Android Is Finally Out

Adobe Premiere Rush For Android Is Finally Out


Adobe Premiere Rush is essentially a trimmed version of its Premiere Pro and Audition tools that are meant for serious video editors. The company first released the Premiere Rush app for iOS, Windows, and Mac late last year. It said at that time that the app will eventually be released for Android. Adobe Premiere Rush for Android is finally rolling out today.

Adobe has created Premiere Rush to provide mobile users with advanced video editing tools. The idea is that the app should be able to fulfill the needs of those who just want to make casual edits to their footage but when the need arises, could make some proper edits as well.

Sony Launches Studio To Create Movies Out Of Playstation Games Itself

Sony Launches Studio To Create Movies Out Of PlayStation Games Itself


Sony has had to work with other media companies when it wanted to make shows based on its vast library of PlayStation games. The company is now switching gears by setting up its own studio which will allow Sony to quickly adapt its PlayStation games into TV shows and movies on its own. This new division is called PlayStation Productions.

PlayStation Productions is overseen by Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Chairman of Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden. The studio will be tasked with developing and producing projects that are based on Sony’s vast library of PlayStation games.

As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones

As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones


Amid concerns that the company’s 11 digit phone numbers could run out by 2022, Japan’s communications ministry has started planning to create 14 digit phone numbers. It would be able to create 10 billion new numbers by moving up to 14 digits. The proposal to do so has reportedly been approved already by the country’s largest mobile carriers.

According to the Japan Times, the plan to create 14 digit phone numbers has been approved by KDDI, NTT Docomo, and SoftBank. With the three major carriers in agreement, the report states that Japan might introduce these new phone numbers before the end of 2021.

Next-generation Bullet Train Rolled Out To Media

Next-generation bullet train rolled out to media

Japan's next-generation Shinkansen bullet train was rolled out to the media in a demonstration test run on Thursday.

East Japan Railway Company aims to put the train into service in the fiscal year starting in April 2030. The Hokkaido Shinkansen line will then be extended to Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido. The company plans to operate the train at a maximum speed of 360 kilometers per hour.

Android Q's Focus Mode Will Help Users Cut Out Distractions

Android Q's Focus Mode Will Help Users Cut Out Distractions

We spend an obscene amount of time on our phones on a daily basis to the point where for some, the endless stream of messages and notifications from social media can be extremely distracting when it comes to getting work done. However, Google is here to help with a new feature in Android Q called Focus Mode.

With Focus Mode, users will be able to hit the pause button on apps that they don’t want to be distracted by. This means that if you’re trying to cut out messages or notifications from social media during your working hours or while you’re at school, Focus Mode will let you do that. It will also give users the option to allow the notifications for other apps to come through, so you’ll get to control what you see.

2020 Nissan Titan Getting A Light Refresh Inside And Out

2020 Nissan Titan getting a light refresh inside and out

The 2020 Nissan Titan full-size pickup truck has been spotted testing, and it appears to be getting a light refresh. This will be the first update since the truck was redesigned for the 2017 model year (2016 for the Titan XD). The updates are clearly mild, but some of them should be solid improvements.

There isn't much we can see from the outside due to some very thorough camouflage. But from what we can see, changes will be quite subtle. The bumper and its main grille appear to be unchanged from the current model. The overall headlight, grille, taillight and tailgate designs are roughly the same, too. So we suspect changes will just be to grille designs and the look of the lighting elements.

Toyota Brings Out Electric C-hr For The Chinese Market (for Now)

Toyota brings out electric C-HR for the Chinese market (for now)

Toyota has officially unveiled its C-HR-based electric crossovers for the Chinese market. The GAC Toyota-built electric C-HR and the FAW counterpart, IZOA, appeared at the Shanghai Auto Show today. The models are the first fully electric Toyotas for China, and sales begin next year.

No figures have been released for the electric twins, nothing about the attainable range, available power or performance, but more information is sure to be made available later. The C-HR rides on the same TNGA platform as the new Corolla, so the BEV-ization of the Corolla is surely just a matter of time, and it's not unreasonable to expect a global fully electric variant of both the Corolla and C-HR in the near future if the Chinese endeavor is anything to go by. Still, as recently as late 2017, a Toyota executive said that "long range" battery electric cars were not part of the plan because of the time it takes to charge them, but that a new quicker-charging solid state battery was in the works for early next decade.