Speed Skating: Kodaira Wins Women's 500

Speed skating: Kodaira wins women's 500

Japanese skater Nao Kodaira won the gold medal in the women's 500-meter at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Salt Lake City in the United States on Saturday.

She finished in 36.47 seconds, setting a new national record for Japan. She extended her winning streak for the event at the world cup to 22 wins.

High-speed Ferry May Have Hit Whale

High-speed ferry may have hit whale

The Japan Coast Guard suspects a jetfoil ferry boat collided with a whale. A crewmember claims to have spotted a large, white object in the water moments before impact.

The collision occurred on Saturday afternoon while the vessel was travelling from Niigata port to Sado Island. Eighty people were injured, 13 seriously.

Takagi Sets World Record In 1,500m Speed Skating

Takagi sets world record in 1,500m speed skating

Japanese speed skater Miho Takagi has set a new world record by winning the women's 1,500-meter race at a World Cup event in the US state of Utah.

Takagi finished with a time of one minute and 49.83 seconds in Sunday's race in Salt Lake City.

Govt. To Speed Up Hiring People With Disabilities

Govt. to speed up hiring people with disabilities

The Japanese government says it will set up a new employment system to ensure disabled people are hired in accordance with legal quotas. The move follows revelations of false reporting of disabled hiring by public institutions.

Members of the National Personnel Authority and other bodies met at the prime minister's office on Friday with 6 organizations of people with disabilities. Officials said they will accelerate reform efforts and establish the new system by the end of this fiscal year in March.

Refreshed 2019 Buick Envision Gets Sharper Edges, Optional Nine-speed Transmission

Refreshed 2019 Buick Envision gets sharper edges, optional nine-speed transmission

After 18 months on the market in the United States, the Buick Envision took its place as the third-best-selling vehicle among Buick's eight models, slotting in behind the Encore and Enclave. January sales this year jumped 13.7-percent year-over-year, just a few hundred behind the Enclave. Now, the Chinese-made compact SUV gets a modest makeover, but buyers of the 2019 Buick Envision will need to reach up into the upper trims to access the best of what's new.

The big mechanical upgrade comes with the option of GM's Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic instead of standard the six-speed. However, that appears to be limited to just two of the five available Envision trims: Premium I and Premium II. The base, Preferred, and Essence models stick with the six-speed only.

Kddi And Samsung Break Track Record In High-speed 5g Mobility Test

KDDI and Samsung Break Track Record in High-Speed 5G Mobility Test - FareastgizmosKDDI and Samsung today announced the completion of a comprehensive set of 5G tests which demonstrate the viability and performance of 5G millimeter wave mobility solutions at speeds over 190km per hour which is the fastest record in the world. In addition, KDDI and Samsung also demonstrated a successful handover scenario, with Samsung's 5G device attaching to the 5G base station as it approached the service area, and successfully being handed over to the target cell at a speed of 192km per hour (GPS speed).

The demonstration, which took place at Everland SPEEDWAY in Korea, involved a battery of individual tests to examine the performance of Samsung's end-to-end 5G mmWave technology. Specifically, as a vehicle accelerated from 0 to 205km per hour on the race track between multiple 5G base stations, the test measured and evaluated a variety of metrics, including handover interruption time, uplink and downlink throughput stability, and latency stability (or "jitter").
In February of this year, Samsung and KDDI successfully demonstrated 5G handover capability in an urban city environment at speeds of up to 60km/h on public roads. Both companies are in discussion with 5G trials for multiple 5G service cases. The successful results highlight the potential and capability of 5G to support a wide variety of future service scenarios.
One of the most exciting prospects of 5G technology is the potential for new and highly specialized service scenarios that go beyond traditional smart device connectivity. 5G's ability to deliver on this promise is directly tied to its ability to meet the unique performance needs of a wide number of increasingly-connected industries, from Smart City IoT to Connected Cars and more.

Sony: Xz Premium Clocks 750mbps Download Speed In Real-world Test Conditions

Sony: XZ Premium clocks 750Mbps download speed in real-world test conditions4K HDR capability made headlines when we revealed XZ Premium back at MWC earlier this year.
The screen looks stunning, but we’re aware of the techie elephant in the room; 4K HDR files are hefty and a superfast network and a processor that can keep up are needed to download or stream them at a rate that won’t leave you watching the first episode when the season finale has already aired.