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  • Apple Secures Broad Smartwatch Patent

    Apple, expected to launch an "iWatch" later this year, landed a sweeping patent covering a "wrist-worn electronic device." The tech giant on Tuesday was granted U.S. Patent No. 8,787,006, covering an electronic wristwatch that could work in conjunction...
  • Japan government trims economic growth estimate for this year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year due to sluggish exports and a drop in demand after the April sales-tax hike, but the forecasts were largely in line with the Bank of Japan's projections....
  • Subaru teasing new WRX S4 model ahead of Japanese debut

     
    Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Japan, Subaru The Subaru WRX range is growing just a little bit larger, at least in Japan, with the automaker's teasing announcement of a new version called the S4. Unfortunately, the company is keeping details about its...
  • Subaru, Mitsubishi join other car makers in air bag recall

    Subaru and Mitsubishi are the latest car companies to be hit by the expanding air bag recall crisis. The two Japanese automakers announced independently late last week that some of their cars are equipped with faulty air bags that could explode upon...
  • Japan's Amari: BOJ Kuroda said won't hesitate to adjust policy if needed

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday that Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda told cabinet ministers he will not hesitate to adjust monetary policy if risk factors lead to a change in economic forecasts. Kuroda...
  • What you should know about pearls

    What you should know about pearls
    Pearls are the perfect example of modern jewelry reinvention. They've been a feminine go-to for centuries, and the traditional, mid-20th century "Jackie O" pearl strand is trending again — but now with endless re-interpretations and much modern...
  • Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hits

    Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hits
    SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their...
  • Body may be that of South Korean tycoon with ties to sunken ferry

    The body of South Korea’s most wanted man, a fugitive tycoon with ties to a ferry than sank in April, may have been found by police in a plum field in the country's south, Yonhap News Agency reported. Police said that a DNA sample taken from the...
  • Japan's Abe vows dialogue with Russia's Putin in softer line than West

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to continue dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, taking a softer line with Moscow than some Western powers after the shooting down of a passenger jet over Ukraine. Abe has worked...
  • Nissan Note getting a little louder with Nismo versions this fall

     
    Filed under: Performance, Japan, Hatchback, Nissan Nissan's Nismo performance division has been getting more chances to shine recently with tuned models like the Juke Nismo RS and GT-R Nismo. But its latest creation moves closer to the bottom of the...
  • On Kawara dies at 81; artist's works addressed passage of time

    On Kawara dies at 81; artist's works addressed passage of time
    On Kawara, the acclaimed but enigmatic Japanese artist whose body of conceptual works addressed the passage of time in detached, numerical ways, has died. He was 81. Kawara died in New York City in late June, according to his representatives at the...
  • The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video] [UPDATE]

     
    Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some...