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.

90-year-old Tram Makes Final Run In Nagasaki

90-year-old tram makes final run in Nagasaki

Rail enthusiasts have gathered in the city of Nagasaki to bid farewell to a tram that has been in service for more than 90 years.

"Number 151" made its first run in 1925 in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. It later operated in the resort area of Hakone before moving to Nagasaki in 1957. The tram ended commercial operations in 1982, but has been brought out of retirement on special occasions.

Thai Princess To Run For Pm In March Election

Thai princess to run for PM in March election

The sister of the King of Thailand has been nominated as a prime ministerial candidate in the upcoming general election, which is scheduled to take place on March 24th.

67-year-old Princess Ubolratana is the older sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the oldest daughter of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Playstation Classic Hacked To Run Games From A Usb

PlayStation Classic Hacked To Run Games From A USB

Feel that the Sony PlayStation Classic could have shipped with better games? Well, some notable console hackers have got your back. They have figured out how to hack this miniature console to run games off of a USB drive. This means that it will be possible to load games on the PlayStation Classic that are not originally included with it.

Some well-regarded members of the console hacking community have figured out how to hack the PlayStation Classic in order to run games from a USB drive, reports Ars Technica. They have been detailing the process of how it’s first necessary to dump the system’s code on an external machine. They discovered that the key to decrypt some of the confidential software elements has been hidden by Sony on the console itself.

Sega Out Run For Nintendo Switch Coming Soon

Sega Out Run For Nintendo Switch Coming Soon

A Sega arcade classic is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. It has been confirmed that Out Run will be released for Nintendo’s gaming console as part of the console’s Sega Ages lineup. The 3D driving game will be joining the lineup on the Japanese eShop before the end of this year. Some details are missing from the announcement, though.

It hasn’t been revealed precisely when the title will be listed on the Japanese eShop before the end of this year. There’s also a question that many are interested in. That’s whether or not this title will be released to players in the west before the end of 2018 as well.

Android Q 'multi-resume' Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-screen

Android Q ‘Multi-Resume' Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-Screen

Google officially brought multi-window functionality to Android with Nougat. It was the first uniform implementation of this feature that had existed on Android in different forms and manifestations prior to Nougat. There is one major limitation, though. Apps can be opened in split-screen but Android doesn’t run the two apps simultaneously. This will change with a new feature called “Multi-Resume” which will come with Android Q.

As smartphone displays have become larger, they’re more than capable of allowing users to have two apps open at once. Android lets them do this but even though it allows for two apps to be on the screen at the same time, it actually retains one as active and pauses the other one.

Yoshizawa Hitomi Released On Bail After Hit And Run Incident

Yoshizawa Hitomi released on bail after hit and run incident

It's been reported that former Morning Musume member Yoshikawa Hitomi was released on a $3 million yen bail on September 27 after being arrested for injuring two people while driving under the influence in a hit and run incident.

About a hundred reporters and television crew gathered at the police headquarters in Harajuku to get a glimpse of Yoshizawa who walked out in a white blouse and black skirt. In front of the press, she bowed her head and said, "I would like to express my sincerest apologies to the victims. I apologize for the trouble I've caused at this time." She bowed her head once again then got into the black minivan that came to pick her up.