Sony's New Carplay Infotainment Unit Puts A Tablet In Your Car

Sony's New CarPlay Infotainment Unit Puts A Tablet In Your Car

One of the advantages and features of Tesla’s cars is that they come with a huge infotainment display. If you’re looking to furnish your car with a similar system, then you might be interested to learn that Sony has recently debuted their new CarPlay infotainment unit that comes with a pretty big 8.95-inch display.

Granted, it’s probably still not as big as you might find in a Tesla, but it should still be big enough where you can show information like maps and view it clearly. This unit will support both CarPlay and Android Auto, depending on your personal preference. It is also designed to fit into a single-DIN space in your dashboard, meaning that it shouldn’t be an issue getting it to fit into most cars.

Saitama Zoo Puts Beetles On Display

Saitama Zoo puts beetles on display

Beetles from Japan and other countries have been put on display at a zoo in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo.

The exhibition, featuring 20 species of rhinoceros beetles and stag beetles, is underway at the Hodosan Zoo in the town of Nagatoro. The exhibit is sure to delight children, who are now on summer vacation.

Nissan Puts Legendary Rb26 Inline-six Engine Back Into Production

Nissan puts legendary RB26 inline-six engine back into production

One of the most difficult challenges for classic car enthusiasts is limited parts availability. But recently, that's become less of a problem for those restoring past iterations of Nissan's legendary Skyline models.

Just last year, Nissan scored positively among enthusiasts after its Nismo performance division said it would begin reproducing parts for some heritage models. Now, to the further delight of many Nissan lovers, Nismo just announced it will be expanding its heritage parts support even further by putting its legendary RB26 inline six back into production.

Lexus Puts That Vivid Yellow Lc500 Concept Into Limited Production

Lexus puts that vivid yellow LC500 concept into limited production

Back in August, Lexus crafted a vibrant yellow LC Inspiration Series concept car for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, complete with a lightly customized interior and carbon detailing. For the Chicago Auto Show this year, Lexus is bringing a limited edition production version with the same recipe.

The Flare Yellow cars are offered in a series of 100 units, with an inscription on the carbon fiber door sill covers marking each car as part of the limited run. The semi-aniline seats have yellow stitching, like on the concept car, and the interior also has similar yellow door inserts. However, the 21-inch wheels were dark cross-spokes on the concept, and the production Inspiration Series wears a different, split five-spoke design in the same size. But it has same carbon fiber roof and grille insert as the concept car.

Epsilon-4 Puts 7 Satellites Into Orbit

Epsilon-4 puts 7 satellites into orbit

Japan's Epsilon-4 rocket has put into orbit seven small satellites that were developed by private-sector companies and universities.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, launched the 26-meter-long rocket carrying the satellites on Friday morning from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan.

Govt. Puts Off Missile Defense System Field Survey

Govt. puts off missile defense system field survey

Japan's Defense Ministry has decided to postpone a procedure to deploy a new missile defense system due to opposition from candidate host communities.

The ministry hopes to install one Aegis Ashore unit each in Self-Defense Force grounds in the western city of Hagi and the northern city of Akita.

Nintendo Puts Up Registration Page For Pokemon On The Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Puts Up Registration Page For Pokemon On The Nintendo Switch

There is no doubt that apart from Super Smash Bros. that will be launching later this year on the Nintendo Switch, another highly-anticipated title would be the Pokemon RPG for the Switch that if the rumors have it right, could be launched later this year. Now it seems that Nintendo could be hinting that could indeed be happening.

According to reports, it appears that Nintendo has recently launched a registration page for the game on their website. What this registration page does is that it lets users put in their email address so that they will be notified about when the game will launch, how to pre-order it, and so on.