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.
We have been hearing bits and pieces of rumors regarding Nikon’s next DSLR, the Nikon D6. It was initially suggested that it could be launched in October, according to Nikon Rumors, but now a follow-up report from Nokishita has suggested that we could be getting the camera a lot earlier than expected.
According to the report, the Nikon D6 could be announced as soon as next week on the 4th of September. While the announcement will take place in September, it seems that the camera’s release might not happen until either late 2019 or possibly in 2020, so don’t expect to be able to get your hands on it anytime soon.
If you’re looking forward to Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, you might have heard that it will only be coming out in 2020. However, in the meantime, you might be pleased to learn that Square Enix has also recently confirmed that they will be releasing the Final Fantasy VIII Remake this coming September.
The game will be officially out on the 3rd of September and will be playable across multiple platforms. This includes the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch, and the PC. The game is currently available for pre-order via Square Enix’s website if you are interested in reserving your copy now.
The top trade negotiators from Japan and the United States have expressed optimism about reaching a mutually-beneficial trade agreement in September.
Japan's Minister for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Japan-US trade negotiations, Toshimitsu Motegi, spoke after meeting US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington on Friday.
Nintendo’s 3DS is more than just a handheld gaming console. The console also comes with support for some apps, such as the YouTube app that allows gamers to watch videos on their consoles, a nice break from just playing games all day. However, if you do use the YouTube app quite a bit, you might be disappointed to learn that the app will be going away in September.
In an announcement on its website, Nintendo confirmed that the YouTube app for the 3DS will be officially shutting down on the 3rd of September. They note that the YouTube app will continue to exist for both the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U, although we can’t imagine that support for the Wii U will continue much longer either given the focus on the Switch these days.
Sony Mobile is looking to shutter two more apps according to notices that have appeared. Both the ‘What's New' app and the ‘Audio Recorder' apps will be retired on 30 September 2019. The ‘What's New' app was Sony's curated selection of apps that it was looking to promote. Most users always looked for a way to disable the app, so we don't imagine many will miss it.
WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are working on a trade deal involving agriculture and autos that could be agreed by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet in New York in September, three industry sources familiar with the discussions said on Tuesday. An auto industry official said the deal could involve Japan offering U.S. farmers new access to its market in return for Washington reducing tariffs on certain Japanese auto parts. But he emphasized the talks remain fluid. Such a deal would give Abe a win on autos, while helping Trump shore up support among farmers, an important constituency ahead of the 2020 presidential election. A second source familiar with the discussions said the Trump administration was looking for increased access for U.S. beef and pork products. Improved access to the Japanese market would help the United States compete with members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement among Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. One of Trump's first acts as president was to pull the United States out of that agreement's predecessor, which killed the deal. Trump and Abe discussed trade in Osaka, Japan, during a Group of 20 meeting last month, but no details of their talks were released. Politico on Tuesday reported some sort of a deal was possible in September. Although Abe is one of Trump's closest allies on the world stage, the president has threatened to impose steep tariffs on car imports from Japan and the European Union to even out what he calls unfair trade imbalances. Abe is eager to see the threat taken off the table. Trump has repeatedly said he is unhappy with Japan's trade surplus with the United States, which was $67.6 billion in goods in 2018, with nearly two-thirds coming from auto exports, according to U.S. figures. Trump has threatened to impose 25% tariffs on imported Japanese cars on national security grounds but delayed those as trade talks continue. The leaders agreed last September to discuss an arrangement that protects Japanese automakers from further tariffs while negotiations are under way. The deal would not require congressional approval since the U.S. president can eliminate or reduce tariffs on products that have a duty of less than 5%, and most auto parts tariffs are roughly 3-6%. Asked about the possibility of such a deal, a Japanese government official declined to comment but said working level discussions on trade were under way. The official said no significant progress would come until after July 21 elections for Japan's upper house of parliament. "We have a mutual understanding that we should find common ground so we can find a final settlement," the official told Reuters. A source familiar with the Japanese government's position said the idea of a mini-trade deal was "interesting and reasonable", but another source said talks needed to cover "all items, not just auto and agriculture". Both spoke on condition of anonymity. The U.S. Trade Representative's office had no immediate comment on the possibility of a deal. A U.S. Commerce Department official also declined to comment.
Back in the days of Diablo, some of the developers behind the game left Blizzard where they formed their own studio, Runic Games, which resulted in the Torchlight series, which many had hailed back then as a possible alternative to Diablo for those who enjoy this style of game.
The good news is that if you enjoyed the Torchlight series of games, you’ll be pleased to learn that Torchlight II has since been announced for the PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. For those unfamiliar, Torchlight II was originally launched on the PC back in 2012, which means that this is by no means a new game.