Last year, Nikon launched their brand new Z-series of digital cameras. These cameras are Nikon’s latest and renewed efforts at tackling mirrorless cameras and so far, initial reviews have been largely positive. However, if you feel that maybe the Z7 might not be “pro” enough for your needs, Nikon has you covered.
We had heard rumors last year that a D5-equivalent for Nikon’s mirrorless cameras could be in the works, and it turns out the rumors were true. According to a report from Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Nikon’s CEO confirmed that the company is working on a new “pro” mirrorless camera that would be the equivalent to the D5 DSLR.
Whenever Nintendo releases a Zelda game for their consoles, it’s a big deal because of how big the Zelda franchise is. The good news is that if you thoroughly enjoyed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll be very pleased to learn that Nintendo has confirmed that a sequel to the game is in the works.
Details about the game are pretty scarce at this point in time. Nintendo has only launched a teaser trailer that confirms that the game is in the works, but they did not provide any other information. We expect that more details will be revealed later on in time, but it’s good to know that a sequel is in development.
Malware on our smartphones aren’t new, although for the most part, this can be easily avoided by not downloading from suspicious-looking websites or unofficial sources. However, it seems that being smart about your downloads isn’t good enough because Google has recently confirmed that there have been some Android devices that have actually come preinstalled with malware.
For those who are unfamiliar with what has been going on, earlier this year, there was a Trojan malware called Triada that was discovered on a bunch of budget Android handsets. This confirmation by Google basically acknowledges that some Android handsets were indeed compromised by this malware as part of a supply chain attack.
Sony held a corporate strategy day earlier today, detailing its medium-term plans for the business to FY 2020 (31 March 2021). An update on each of the businesses was given, including the Electronics Products & Solutions Segment (EP&S) which now houses the mobile communication (MC) business under its umbrella.
One of the things about Android is that beyond the two-year mark, there are no longer guarantees that your phones will receive the latest Android updates. This is understandable as Android manufacturers would prefer to focus their resources and efforts on their newer phones, although it is a bummer for those who’d rather hold onto their phones for longer periods of time.
However, the good news for those who own the OnePlus 5 and 5T smartphones, it seems that OnePlus has confirmed that these devices are indeed eligible for updates to Android Q when the update does eventually roll out to the masses. This was confirmed in a post on the OnePlus forums where OnePlus revealed that the Android Q Developer Preview was released for the OnePlus 7 Pro, 6, and 6T handsets.
This was confirmed during an investor relations presentation where Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra was quoted as saying, “We have a TV show we just agreed to get underway that will be developed from the IP on PlayStation, it’s called Twisted Metal. It’s a game that was put out many years ago and we’re going to develop a TV series around that.”
He does not mention any other details about the series, such as who will be directing it, who will be writing the script, who are the cast, and most important of all, when will it be released. However, the fact that a series is being made is pretty exciting on its own. This is because of the nature of the game which is vehicular combat, which we suppose for a slightly more modern reference, you could think of it as being similar to the Death Race movie, or maybe a more violent version of Rocket League.
Japan's space agency has confirmed that its Hayabusa2 space probe has succeeded in creating an artificial crater on the surface of an asteroid, the world's first attempt to study its interior.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency made the confirmation on Thursday after analyzing images taken from 1,700 meters above the asteroid, named Ryugu.
There has been a lot of focus on game streaming services which would enable players to stream console-level titles on even their mobile devices since all of the heavy lifting would be done in the cloud. Google and Microsoft are both working on such services. Sony feels that it’s necessary to follow up the PlayStation 4 Pro with new hardware and it has now confirmed a few details about the PlayStation 5.
Sony company president Kenichiro Yoshida has said that it’s important to have “next-generation hardware” after the PlayStation 4 Pro, which basically means there’s going to be a PlayStation 5. System architect Mark Cerny confirmed to Wired that the new console is going to have a third-generation AMD Ryzen CPU under the hood with eight cores built on the company’s 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture.
Japan's Air Self-Defense Force has confirmed that one of its F35A fighter jets has crashed into the sea off Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan.
The Air Self-Defense Force says it determined that a crash had taken place after parts of the jet's tail were recovered from the area where the aircraft dropped off the radar on Tuesday evening. The pilot, who is in his 40s, has yet to be found.
Japan's Self-Defense Force has confirmed that one of its F35A fighter jets has crashed into the sea off Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan.
Officials say the pilot was flying with three other planes of the same model on a training mission on Tuesday. They say there were no reports of problems before contact was lost.
This was revealed during an interview with Imaging Resource where Sony exec Kenji Tanaka was quoted as saying, “Yeah, I think you’re right, and we have the opportunity to develop a type of enthusiast APS-C model, and the enthusiasts, especially the US ones are waiting for this type of model. But you know, last year, all the owners, especially at the US market, we conducted a market experiment, and for Alpha 7 Mark II, we kept the price at US$999. And I want you to know that the result was more than our expectation.”
He also adds, “Well, but we’re implying many things. Of course we are trying to expand the APS-C series of cameras. That maybe implies not only one product. And we implied we are working on the sports area, that implied not only a 400mm f/2.8 lens is coming. So we are implying many things, but not directly saying “next model is this one, the next model is this one”. But we’re focusing on sports and we’re focusing on the APS-C area.”
It has long been rumored that Huawei has built its own operating system. Not that lightweight OS that it has running on its new smartwatches, but a full-fledged OS which could replace Android on its smartphones. The company has now confirmed the existence of the operating system while pointing out that it’s will serve as an alternative to Android in the worst case scenario. That involves Huawei being cut off from licensing Google’s Android.
That worst case scenario almost came true for ZTE as it was hit by a ban in the United States for violating an earlier agreement related to a sanctions violation. ZTE later settled its matters with the authorities and was able to operate its business once again.