VW U.S. sales on hold as new suspect software turns up in 2016 diesels

Oct 15, 2015

VW U.S. sales on hold as new suspect software turns up in 2016 diesels

U.S. regulators say they have a lot more questions for Volkswagen, triggered by the company’s recent disclosure of additional suspect software in 2016 diesel models that potentially would help exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests.That’s more bad news for VW dealers looking for ...

/ Mar 29, 2015

Software update puts Mitsubishi TVs on the blink

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said Sunday that a bad software update might have caused up to 1.62 million of its liquid crystal display TVs across Japan to repeatedly turn on and off every few minutes.The problem, which began at midnight Saturday and involved 118 models ...

Apps take new lead from social games

| Apr 18, 2014

Apps take new lead from social games

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On Japanese TV, you may notice that a lot of commercials for smartphone social games emphasize the word muryō (free). Consumers have been purchasing digital content on their phones for years, even since the clam-shell cellphone days. Now, more and more Japanese people are ...

Apps helping couples organize their big day

Oct 15, 2013

Apps helping couples organize their big day

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Marriage is a major event in one’s life but preparing for it can be bothersome.To help couples make their preparations easier, many wedding service companies in Japan are now offering computer software and smartphone applications to make organizing the big day easier. The programs ...