Due to the fact that it is part of Google’s Pixel smartphones, the Pixel XL was one of the first few Android smartphones to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. Unfortunately it seems that the update came with some problems because according to the Google Issue Tracker (via PhoneArena) website, it seems that some Pixel XL owners have run into quick charger issues following the update.
According to one of the posts, “I have 4 chargers. 1 is unofficial. 2 is official – 1 was the packaged 6p charger and the other bought from Google store. None of these work. I either get ‘Charging ‘or ‘Charging Slowly’. This never happened before Pie. I also have a battery backup that no longer fast charges my phone. The only charger that works is the charger that came with the pixel.”
Many of us here at Autoblog are unabashed enthusiasts of the endangered manual transmission, and we know we're not alone. Honda, which makes several of its vehicles available with a stick, released a video aimed at orienting beginners to the simple joys of driving a stick.
In it, Zach Vlasuk of Honda and Accura technical public relations uses a 2018 Accord to give a basic rundown of how manual transmissions work and how to operate them. He also explains, with the help of some nifty animation, how the clutch pedal represents the link between the always-spinning engine to the non-spinning transmission, and how (slowly) releasing the clutch while (slowly) pressing down on the gas is how the clutch fully connects with the engine and the car, you know, moves.
Different countries have different laws and requirements when it comes to refunds or returns. This is why sometimes some companies can get away with shorter refund windows in certain countries. Unfortunately for Nintendo, it seems that the company's "no refund" policy has run afoul of Norway's Consumer Council.
In a letter published online (via Stevivor) by the Norwegian Consumer Council, it seems that they have singled out Nintendo for not offering customers a way to get refunds on their purchases on games that have been pre-ordered. It reads, "The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) has found that out of the seven leading digital video game platforms, only Origin and Steam had adequate systems in place for refunding purchased video games. Out of the seven platforms, Nintendo in particular violates consumer rights by not offering any way to cancel a pre-ordered game."
Cyclist Toru Yoshioka didn't have to worry about his bicycle bothering other passengers on Jan. 6 as he boarded a new weekend offering by East Japan Railway Co. (JR East).
The train is offered exclusively for cyclists that connects Tokyo with the Boso Peninsula, which makes up most of Chiba Prefecture.
Unlike the Tesla Model S, Challenger Hellcat or McLaren 720S, we haven't seen the 2017 Acura NSX doing a lot of quarter-mile runs.
Some might say the reason is that it doesn't have a monstrous amount of power, with a reasonable 581 PS (573 HP) and 686 Nm (506 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal. Well, reasonable for a modern supercar, that is.