Microsoft today announced Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available across 26 countries as Australia, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico join the mix. All that's required is an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
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For players in Japan and across Asia, Xbox will be holding a virtual stream during this year's Tokyo Game Show. The stream is slated to begin on Thursday, September 30 at 6 pm JST.
Apple has announced that it will soon allow reader apps to link to their websites and make purchases. The change follows the ruling from a recently closed Japan Fair Trade Commission investigation.
A 27-year-old has been arrested for selling altered save data for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The item had a price tag of $32 and included any perks and stats desired by the buyer.
The Japanese mobile operator, KDDI, is trialling Nokia's Liquid Cooling AirScale Baseband solution to help reduce its energy costs and, by extension, its climate change impact compared to air-cooling.
Given increasing interest in Japanese pop culture around the globe, Google has introduced 3D AR models of 14 Japanese characters to Search, including Hello Kitty, Gundam, and Pac-Man, among others.
Google has corrected rumours that stated the Pixel 5a 5G would be entirely scrapped due to chip shortages. Instead, the firm is going to bring the phone to the Japanese and U.S. markets alone.
Japan will develop components for the Lunar Gateway's International Habitation (I-Hab) module. The I-Hab module is currently slated to be sent to space in 2026, two years after Gateway's launch.
Japan's Hayabusa-2 has dropped off a capsule containing samples from the asteroid Ryugu. The mission launched at the end of 2014 and arrived at Ryugu in 2018. It began returning in November 2019.
Japanese software development firm OKI IDS will be combining its expertise with Mipsology's field-programmable gate arrays to bring high-quality machine learning applications to Japan.
Sony has launched Airpeak, a project with which the Japanese giant will be bringing its imaging and sensing technology to the drone space to help photographers, videographers, and content creators.
Japan's coronavirus contact-tracing app, named COCOA, has been downloaded 7.69 million times since its launch. However, only 27 positive cases have been registered through the app.
Japan has ranked first place of the TOP500 supercomputer rankings. It came ahead of two U.S.-based systems and two Chinese-built systems. Japan's Fugaku system also ranked ninth for energy efficiency.
Under the partnership, NEC has made an investment worth $10 million in D-wave to focus on the development of hybrid quantum software for industries like transportation, marketing, and finance.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer has announced that it's bringing Xbox Game Pass to Japan starting April 14, offering access to more than 100 games on Xbox One and PC for a single monthly fee.
A survey of the chat app's users in Tokyo and its vicinity in which over 63,000 people participated estimates that around 4,500 people have experienced at least one of the symptoms of the virus.
A group of politicians inside Japan's ruling party will submit proposals saying that a digital yen should be developed. It's also asking for it to be a topic at the next G7 meeting scheduled for June.
Citing a significant transition to e-commerce, Bose will be closing down all its retail stores, numbering 119 in total, in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia, over the coming months.
Under the Japan - IBM Quantum Partnership, IBM and the University of Tokyo will install an IBM Q System One in Japan and establish a novel quantum system technology center, among other things.
The anime studio behind the Evangelion movies, said it will be switching to the 3D graphics software, Blender. Khara (the studio) also joined the Blender Foundation's Development Fund.
The Japanese electronics manufacturer NEC, showcases a stable, unmanned flying vehicle that is primarily aimed for delivery purposes but has other potential use-cases in the future.
G7 finance ministers have cast doubt on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, saying that it'll have to be regulated, similar to other currencies, in order to prevent criminal activity.
Several of Japan's financial institutions have come together to discuss the ramifications of Facebook's upcoming Libra cryptocurrency. The group is set to develop policies to manage Libra's impact.
The Bitpoint exhange in Japan has suspended its services, following a security breach in which $32m in digital currencies got stolen. Most of the funds that are lost belong to customers.
Japan will impose tougher restrictions upon South Korean companies with regard to export of tech materials like phone displays. It is also considering removing the country from its trade "white list".
The Japanese government announced that a new rule will come into effect in August that will prevent foreign companies from owning Japanese firms in IT, communications and other high-tech industries.
A new report claims SoftBank is planning to drop Huawei-built hardware from its 4G network and switch to Nokia and Ericsson products over the next few years. This follows Japan's ban on Chinese tech.
Sharp unveiled today its latest flagship smartphone, the Aquos R2 Compact. The device includes high-end specs, though its dual notches may not please everyone. It's expected to be sold in Japan only.
OPPO's Find X smartphone has been made available in more regions since its debut in June. Now it looks like the device will be making its debut in Japan, with an event scheduled for October 19.
In a legal stoush over intellectual property, Nintendo has been awarded damages and an injunction against a company that offered unofficial, real-life Mario Kart tours around the streets of Tokyo.
Sony has bid adieu to the PlayStation Vita by announcing that it is ending production of the handheld console in Japan in 2019. There are currently no plans for a successor device.
Panasonic has announced a partnership with various Japanese firms in order to enhance the experience at arenas. The firm hopes to make entering stadiums and purchases from stores seamless.
Apple welcomed customers to its first physical store in Kyoto, Japan, Saturday morning. The architecture of the store, located along the Shijō Dori street, is inspired by various Japanese traditions.
Apple is offering free repairs to consumers affected by the devastating floods in Japan. Eligible devices include Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods, as well as Apple Watches. The offer ends late September.
Baidu, China's Google, is set to launch a 14-seater bus in Chinese and Japanese cities. The Apolong was built by Baidu and bus-maker King Long and runs the open source Apollo software.
Nintendo has launched a new version of the Switch in Japan. The new set doesn't include the dock or HDMI cable that connects to the TV, instead focusing on the portable side of the console.
Apple will be opening a new retail location in Tokyo's Shinjuku this weekend. This marks the first of many retail locations the firm will be bringing to Japan over the coming year.
The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coincheck, will begin next week reimbursing those affected by the $530 million heist that it suffered in January. It will also reactivate suspended services.
Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is resting the company's future growth in Japan after announcing that the ride-hailing service plans to forge partnerships with taxi operators in the East Asian country.
Coincheck, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, has announced that it will refund users which had their NEM cryptocurrency stolen. The company will have to pay users back around $400 million.