International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games appear to be going well and that he hopes to visit disaster-hit Fukushima in northeastern Japan.
Bach gave an exclusive interview to NHK in Lausanne, Switzerland, 2 years ahead of the opening of the Tokyo Olympics on July 24th, 2020.
It not uncommon for us to actually forget about replying to an email, particularly if we tend to receive a lot of emails on a daily basis. Google recently introduced some changes to Gmail which will help to remind users that they have emails they need to reply to. It will do that by nudging them through highlighting emails that might need a response. This feature was initially rolled out to Gmail on the web and it’s now rolling out to Gmail for Android.
Google has kept the nudging feature on by default for all users if they have the new Gmail experience enabled. They can turn it off if they want from the Gmail settings menu.
ZTE’s smartphone plans have been jeopardized in a major way by the latest ban placed by the United States Department of Commerce. The department has banned companies based in the United States from selling components to ZTE as a result of the Chinese company violating the terms of a sanctions violation case. While this will prevent ZTE from sourcing processors from Qualcomm, it may also lead to the company losing its Android license.
ZTE was initially accused by bypassing U.S. sanctions on Iran back in 2016. Even though it’s a China-based company, ZTE was found to be using multiple shell companies to sell U.S. technology to Iran. ZTE paid $890 million in fines and penalties aside from promising to fire four senior employees and reprimanding 35 others.
Google has launched two iterations of its Pixel smartphones and both have been aimed at the premium segment of the market. If recent reports are to be believed, the company is going to complete the Pixel smartphone lineup this year with new models. A report last week claimed that there’s going to be a mid-range Pixel smartphone later this year and now a new rumor out of China claims that there’s even going to be an entry-level Google Pixel smartphone that will be powered by Android Go.
It was first reported last week that Google is developing a mid-range Pixel smartphone for price-sensitive markets like India where it will launch the handset to gain market share in the lucrative mid-range segment.
TSU, Mie Prefecture--In a nation filled with expensive fruit and food gifts, the Mie prefectural government and a teamaker have teamed to offer something for the well-heeled to wash them down with.
Ise Kabuse, a 720-millilter bottle of tea priced at 23,000 yen ($210), excluding tax, will be sold from February by the Maruha Teas Co.