The Morning After: Half of Japan’s businesses are still using Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has reminded anyone who will listen that the end of Internet Explorer is near, but many companies in Japan didn’t pay attention. Almost half are reportedly still using the browser. According to Nikkei, many companies are delaying switching to other browsers, whether Microsoft’s Edge or others. This could cause chaos across the country for months. Many were stuck using Internet Explorer because of their customers’ systems, while others used the browser to handle things like employee attendance and expenses. More than a fifth of respondents had no intention of moving away from the now-unsupported browser. Japan does tend to stick with older technology.

The country’s love of technology, robots, and gadgets – have you seen this toaster? – is offset by its insistence on fax machines and the tenacious determination of its feature phones during the smartphone boom. The long-range versions of all vehicles skyrocketed. Tesla has significantly increased prices in its EV range, according to changes to the online configurator spotted by Electrek. The company did not explain the differences, but high inflation, electronics shortages, and other problems could be the cause. Most affected models are long-range versions, with the Model X AWD Long Range jumping the most, up $6,000 from $114,990 to $120,990. It’s the latest in a series of price hikes for Tesla EVs this year.

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The company gets approval to expand its tunnels under the city.

Elon Musk’s tunneling company has just received city approval to bring its underground transportation system, the Vegas Loop, to the city limits. When Clark County Commissioners first approved the Vegas Loop, it was a 29-mile tunnel network connecting 51 stations. Now the network will span 54 miles and have 55 stations, including stations serving the Harry Reid International Airport and the Allegiant Stadium.

The company will start in 2025.


After Sony and Honda announced plans to form a separate company for their joint electric vehicle partnership, they finally came up with a name. Sony Honda Mobility Inc. will be established in Tokyo before the end of 2022, and electric vehicle sales will begin in 2025. Honda is lagging far behind rivals in electric vehicle development, with its only electric car being the Honda E — but it has accelerated its plans late. Earlier this year, it revealed a partnership with GM to co-develop a range of affordable EVs.

Simple, but in a good way


Priced at $600, the Surface Laptop Go 2 isn’t as fancy or sophisticated as some of Microsoft’s other notebooks, but it ticks all the boxes. You get good battery life, a bright 12.4-inch touchscreen, and plenty of performance thanks to an updated 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU. You also get a 128GB SSD on the base model, a major upgrade from the 64GB eMMC storage you got on its predecessor. There’s a lot to like at this price, so read our full review. All products recommended by Engadget have been selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories contain affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission if you buy something through one of these links.

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