Suga: Video Of Ship Collision May Be Released

Suga: Video of ship collision may be released

Japan's top government spokesperson says officials are considering releasing a video of the recent collision between a Fisheries Agency patrol ship and a North Korean fishing boat.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the government is considering when and how to release the footage.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Trd Pro Pricing Information Released

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro pricing information released

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro was developed to climb mountains, but it also learned how to climb up in the Japanese firm's pricing chart. Buyers who take home the 2020 variant of the truck will pay considerably more than those who signed the dotted line on a 2019 model.   For the next model year, the Tacoma TRD Pro carries a base price of $45,080 after a mandatory $1,120 destination charge. Cars Direct points out that figure represents an increase of precisely $1,000 over the outgoing 2019 model. It corresponds to a truck with a six-speed stick, too. Factor in the optional automatic transmission, and the bill comes to $47,785.   If the thought of paying nearly $50,000 for a Tacoma makes your head spin, keep in mind most of its rivals are priced in the same ballpark. The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon costs $47,040 when equipped with an automatic transmission, for example. And, for 2020, the trail-wise TRD Pro variant benefits from lighter wheels, redesigned Fox shocks, and a panoramic view monitor that gives drivers a 360-degree view of what's around them. One camera even shows what's under the truck.   Pricing for the rest of the Tacoma range stays relatively flat in spite of updates all across the board. Most variants are approximately $200 more expensive in 2020 and than in 2019, and they receive a new-look front end and grille, and a new infotainment system compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. That's huge news for buyers seeking connectivity; Toyota doggedly resisted Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for years.   The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will reach showrooms across the United States in the coming weeks. It will join updated versions of the 4Runner and the Tundra, which are also more expensive for 2020.

Android Q Developer Preview 5 Released For Oneplus 7, 7 Pro

Android Q Developer Preview 5 Released For OnePlus 7, 7 Pro

This is because OnePlus has recently released the Android Q Developer Preview 5 for both phones, meaning that you can take the update for a spin to see how it will be like on your phone ahead of its release. However, given that this is the developer preview, it means that it is sort of like a beta so it might not be the best idea to use it as your daily driver.

OnePlus acknowledges as much in a post on its forums saying, “As the name suggests, this build of Android Q is best suited for developers and early adopters. As it is still in an early stage of development, we do not recommend flashing this ROM if you have little or no experience in software development or flashing custom ROMs. Proceed at your own risk!”

Canadian Carrier Claims Android 10 Will Be Released September 3

Canadian Carrier Claims Android 10 Will Be Released September 3

Google has yet to officially confirm when Android 10 will be released. We expect that it should be soon as the company usually tries to tie it in with the launch of their Pixel phones, but according to Canadian carrier Rogers, it seems that the update could actually launch a lot earlier than expected.

How early? According to Rogers, they are claiming that the update will be released on the 3rd of September, which is actually next week! Of course, don’t expect the update to arrive to your phone unless you own a Google Pixel device. This is because one of the advantages of owning a Pixel handset is that you get updates first and before everyone else, so if you own a phone from a different brand, it will depend on how quickly they choose to release it.

Detailed Schedule For 2020 Paralympics Released

Detailed schedule for 2020 Paralympics released

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee has finalized a detailed schedule for the Paralympics. Finals for the largest number of events throughout the competition period will be held on the first Sunday after the Games begin.

On Tuesday, the organizers released the schedule for the 22 sports and 540 events.

Names Of 10 Of Kyoto Animation Victims Released

Names of 10 of Kyoto Animation victims released

The Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters have released the names of ten of the 35 victims who died in the arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio last month.

Police investigators have identified all the victims of the July 18 attack, but the headquarters had withheld the information until now.

Final Fantasy Vii Remake Will Be Released In March 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Be Released In March 2020

It has been a few years since Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy VII Remake, but there has not been any word on the game’s release. The good news is that if you have been eagerly anticipating the release of the game, you’ll be pleased to learn that at E3 2019, Square Enix has confirmed that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be coming out in March 2020.

This is good news because prior to this, there was no word on a release and there were even rumors suggesting that it might come in 2023, but thankfully it appears that those rumors have since been quashed. The game also appears to be an exclusive to the PS4 (which confirms that the PS5 might not be arriving anytime soon), so if you own a different console then you are out of luck.

Mazda's Skyactiv-x Power And Efficiency Ratings Released In Europe

Mazda's Skyactiv-X power and efficiency ratings released in Europe

Mazda's long-awaited Skyactiv-X engine is finally headed for production, though not yet for the United States. The Japanese automaker says "various European countries" will get access to the unique engine in the Mazda3 starting this fall. Still, the announcement is relevant to the rest of us because we now have official power levels and fuel efficiency numbers that we can use to compare the Skyactiv-X with other engines offered in the compact Mazda.

First, the power. According to Mazda, the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-X makes 178 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. By way of comparison, the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine currently used in the Mazda3 here in the States makes 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Sure, it's a little less powerful, but note that the displacements don't match and remember that the real reason the Skyactiv-X exists is to reduce fuel consumption.

Final Fantasy Vii Remake Will Be Released In Multiple Parts

Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Be Released In Multiple Parts

After what felt like years of waiting, Square Enix finally released new footage of their upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, showing off some of the gameplay even if it was early development footage. Unfortunately, we still don’t have any clue as to when the game will be released, but we now have more information about the game.

In a press release on its Japanese website, Square Enix wrote, “Final Fantasy VII Remake is a full remake heading to PS4. Most of the original’s content is being reworked, and as such the game will be in multiple parts. More information will be published this June, so stay tuned.” It was previously reported that the game could be released in multiple parts, and now it seems that it has been confirmed.

Early Gameplay Footage Of Final Fantasy Vii Remake Released

Early Gameplay Footage Of Final Fantasy VII Remake Released

Given the classic status of Final Fantasy VII, there is no doubt that there are many gamers who are eagerly anticipating its release. When exactly that will be remains to be seen (some claim 2023), but in the meantime, it seems that Square Enix has decided to grace us all with some gameplay footage from the upcoming game.

We should note that as per the trailer, they point out that this is development footage meaning that what you see now will not be the final product. There is a chance that certain animations, graphics effects, or skills will be changed and adjusted before the final release, but it does give us an insight as to how far along the game development is.

Ghosn Released On Bail Again

Ghosn released on bail again

Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn has been released on bail from a Japanese detention facility for a second time.

The Tokyo District Court on Thursday morning approved a request filed by Ghosn's defense team for his bail. The court also rejected prosecutors' appeal against his bail later in the day.

Japan's 2019 Diplomatic Bluebook Released

Japan's 2019 Diplomatic Bluebook released

Japan's Foreign Ministry has warned that relations with South Korea were "extremely difficult" last year in its annual report.

The ministry released its 2019 Diplomatic Bluebook at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Carlos Ghosn's Video Statement Released

Carlos Ghosn's video statement released

Carlos Ghosn's lawyers released a video of the former Nissan Chairman speaking to the public for the first time. It was filmed before his latest arrest. As he has in the past, he repeatedly proclaimed his innocence and didn't get into details of the charges.

In the roughly eight-minute video, Ghosn calls all the accusations against him biased, taken out of context and twisted to paint him as a greedy dictator.

Android Q Beta 2 Released With Notification 'bubbles'

Android Q Beta 2 Released With Notification 'Bubbles'

One of the upsides to this feature is that these chat heads are constantly there and are on top of existing apps, saving users the time from having to switch apps back and forth. Now it looks like the feature has been confirmed in the second beta of Android Q. In Google’s Android Developers blog, the company announced the new feature which they are calling “bubbles”.

From what we can tell, it sounds like the feature will work pretty much the same way as chat heads, except that this will work across more apps and notifications. According to Google, “Bubbles are great for messaging because they let users keep important conversations within easy reach. They also provide a convenient view over ongoing tasks and updates, like phone calls or arrival times. They can provide quick access to portable UI like notes or translations, and can be visual reminders of tasks too.”