U.S. FAA convenes multiagency board to review Boeing software fix

Business / Tech May 8, 2019

U.S. FAA convenes multiagency board to review Boeing software fix

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it had convened a multiagency Technical Advisory Board to review Boeing's proposed software fix on the grounded 737 Max. The board consists of experts from the FAA, U.S. Air Force, NASA and Volpe National Transportation Systems Center that ...

Germany: 774,000 Mercedes cars have unauthorized software defeat devices

Business Jun 12, 2018

Germany: 774,000 Mercedes cars have unauthorized software defeat devices

Germany's Transport Ministry said on Monday that 774,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Europe had been found to contain unauthorized software defeat devices and ordered Daimler to recall more than 200,000 cars in Germany. Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Vito models with diesel engines and a sports utility variant ...

Business / Corporate 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 ...

Business / Economy Jun 25, 2014

Watchdog sees cloud computing curbing unlicensed software use

The rising use of cloud computing will help curtail unlicensed software use, a piracy watchdog said. Japan remains one of the countries with the lowest rate of unlicensed software use, at 19 percent last year, the Business Software Alliance, an industry lobby group, said Tuesday. "It ...

Apps take new lead from social games

Digital | JAPAN WEB WATCH Apr 18, 2014

Apps take new lead from social games

by Akky Akimoto

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 ...