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SoftBank-led trio develop robot that can transform into car

Business / Tech Apr 26, 2018

SoftBank-led trio develop robot that can transform into car

A SoftBank Group Corp. subsidiary and two other firms have developed a prototype of a two-seat humanoid robot that can transform into a car for use in amusement parks, the companies said Thursday. Invoking the heroes from the "Transformers" movies, the experimental J-deite Ride can ...

Back to square one in war on dancing

Music Apr 26, 2018

Back to square one in war on dancing

by James Hadfield

It has been nearly two years since Japan revised an archaic law banning late-night dancing, but don't expect any celebrations to mark the occasion. Over the past few months, the Metropolitan Police Department has quietly renewed its campaign against unauthorized boogying, because Lord knows ...

Red-hot Didi Gregorius lifts Yankees to victory over Twins

Baseball / MLB Apr 26, 2018

Red-hot Didi Gregorius lifts Yankees to victory over Twins

For anyone unable to see him out there: Didi Gregorius had another huge night. Make that Tyler Austin, too. Gregorius homered for the fourth straight game and added two RBIs to his major league-leading total, going 3-for-3 with two walks to send the New York Yankees ...

Reds fall 1-0 to Reysol in Oliveira's debut

Soccer / J. League Apr 26, 2018

Reds fall 1-0 to Reysol in Oliveira's debut

Kashiwa Reysol beat Urawa Reds 1-0 in the J. League on Wednesday night, denying the visitors a victory in their first match under new head coach Oswaldo Oliveira. Hiroto Nakagawa struck the winner for the home side in the 72nd minute, with his goal exposing ...