Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

There are many gimbals in the market today, and for the most part, they’re sold separately from the camera. This means that you would need to own a camera to really take advantage of it. However, DJI did try to create an all-in-one solution with the Osmo Pocket, and it looks like Canon wants to do something similar as well.

According to a report from Canon News, they have discovered a patent filed by Canon that revealed that the company could be working on a gimbal with a built-in camera. However, Canon isn’t just looking to make a Osmo Pocket copycat, but rather it seems that the company wants to take things further by introducing an interchangeable lens system to the game.

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-friendly Console

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-Friendly Console

For those unfamiliar, the Starlight Nintendo console was actually rolled out back in 2019 where it was initially available at the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, but now it seems that Nintendo will be expanding on its availability to more locations around the US.

This isn’t a new console per se, but rather it’s based on the Nintendo Switch, with some slight modifications to help make them easier to move around a hospital setting and go from room to room.

Seasonal Greetings From Xperia Blog

Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

We wanted to wish all of our readers a wonderful and restful break over Christmas and New Year. Those interested in Xperia smartphones seem to be a smaller and smaller crowd each year, but we'll still keep kicking around for those that still love Sony's offerings, and wants to keep abreast of key news.

Toyota Unveils Their E-palette Self-driving Shuttles

Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles

These are like mini buses that can fetch as many as 20 passengers at a time. They are transparent and relatively empty on the inside, although seats can be folded up to make more space, or folded down when necessary. According to Toyota, one of the goals was to create just-in-time mobility services where the shuttles can be quickly deployed whenever they are needed.

According to Keiji Yamamoto, President of Toyota’s Connected Company, “As per the Toyota Philosophy that President Akio Toyoda introduced at our recent financial results announcement, we see our vision as “Creating Mobility for All” and believe that every person working at Toyota should take action that delivers happiness to mankind in line with our mission of Producing Happiness for All. One of the platforms for executing these actions is the e-Palette. With the addition of an operations management system, the evolved e-Palette will be refined and will grow with the never-finished, ever-growing Woven City.”

Nintendo Switch Games Successfully Emulated On M1 Macs

Nintendo Switch Games Successfully Emulated On M1 Macs

The Nintendo Switch is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset, which unlike Intel processors, is based on the ARM architecture. This means, at least in theory, that games playable on the Switch should also be playable on other ARM-based devices, like Apple’s new M1 Mac computers, right?

Yup, that would be correct because according to developer Sera Tonin Brocious, it seems that she has successfully managed to emulate Switch games on an M1 Mac computer. Now before you get too excited, first of all this is by no means an official method of running Switch games, and we’re sure that Nintendo probably won’t be too pleased with the idea.

Xperia 5 Ii Gets December 2020 Security Patches + Xperia 1/5 Too

Xperia 5 II gets December 2020 security patches + Xperia 1/5 too

Sony is now rolling out December 2020 security patches to a number of its premium models including the Xperia 5 II, Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. The Xperia 5 II is seeing an update mainly to version 58.0.A.28.51, although there is another build version (58.0.A.28.60) that has been released in Asia. Both have December 2020 security patches.

Sony Removes Cyberpunk 2077 From The Playstation Store

Sony Removes Cyberpunk 2077 From The PlayStation Store

The previous report shared anecdotal reports of Sony issuing refunds for the game, but the company has now posted on its website that they will be officially refunding gamers who request for it. According to Sony, “SIE strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, therefore we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund at this time.  SIE will also be removing Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store until further notice.”

For those unfamiliar with why the game is being removed, basically it appears that the console version of the game is chock full of bugs and performance issues. Gamers are reporting that they are getting terrible framerates where it can drop to as low as 15 fps. There are also other bugs that affect the game overall, like UI issues and whatnot.

Ps5, Xbox Series X Scalpers Have Made Close To $50 Million So Far

PS5, Xbox Series X Scalpers Have Made Close To $50 Million So Far

Due to the popularity of the PlayStation and Xbox brand, it’s not surprising that when the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles were released there was a rush to buy them. As it would be understandably impossible for Sony and Microsoft to meet this onslaught of demand, naturally this would result in temporary shortages.

These shortages have since been taken advantage of by scalpers who are buying the consoles and reselling them at pretty much a 100% markup (if not more). Now according to data engineer Michael Driscoll from, he was curious to see how much these scalpers have made and he put together a program that scrapes information from platforms like eBay to get an idea.

Discord For Ios And Android Can Now Screen Share

Discord For iOS And Android Can Now Screen Share

Screen sharing is a pretty useful tool and we’ve seen many desktop video calling applications offer the feature. In case you’re unfamiliar with the feature, basically during a video call or livestream, you can share what’s on your screen so that people in the chat know what you’re looking at.

This is useful for doing things like presentations or even creating watch parties, and the good news for Discord users is that it looks like the iOS and Android version of the app now supports screen sharing. The feature has actually been available on the desktop version of Discord for the past few years now, but it is finally available on mobile.

The Nintendo Switch Is Canada's Top-selling Console For 25 Months In A Row

The Nintendo Switch Is Canada's Top-Selling Console For 25 Months In A Row

That being said, it seems that over in Canada, the Switch continues to remain a success story for Nintendo where according to the company, the Switch remains the top-selling console in the country for 25 consecutive months. This means that for a little more than two years, the Switch has dominated the console sales in Canada.

According to Dominic Gross, General Manager, Nintendo of Canada, “We are pleased that fans of all ages throughout Canada are playing Nintendo Switch and enjoying the versatility of the system. Whether it is playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe together or connecting online with friends and family to share island creations in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, Nintendo Switch offers something for everyone and we hope it creates many happy memories this holiday season and beyond”.

Indie Hit Among Us Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch

Indie Hit Among Us Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch

If you have been following social media, you might have noticed that one of the more popular games these days is indie hit Among Us. The game has been played by everyone, including some politicians who have used it to try and reach out to more people. The good news is that if you were looking for more ways of playing the game, you’ll be pleased to learn that it is launching on the Nintendo Switch.

For those who are unfamiliar, Among Us is a video game similar in concept to the Mafia game, where one or more players during a game will try to kill as many other players without getting caught. The goal for the other players is to try and figure out who the killer(s) might be and vote them off.

Android 11 Update Starts Rolling For Xperia 1 Ii (58.1.a.0.921)

Android 11 update starts rolling for Xperia 1 II (58.1.A.0.921)

Sony has commenced the Android 11 rollout for its flagship Xperia 1 II device. It has only launched on the Taiwanese variant so far (XQ-AT52), but it signals a wider regional release is likely imminent. The OTA update is 933.9MB in size and moves the build number from 58.0.A.3.224 to version 58.1.A.0.921, keeping the November 2020 Android security patch from the earlier firmware.

Sony Is Reportedly Refunding Cyberpunk 2077 For Some Ps4, Ps5 Gamers

Sony Is Reportedly Refunding Cyberpunk 2077 For Some PS4, PS5 Gamers

While CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the more highly anticipated games of 2020, it seems that for some gamers, especially those on the PS4 and the PS5, the launch was less than ideal. So much so that gamers are now reporting that Sony is apparently issuing refunds for gamers who request for it.

For those who need a little bit more context, the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 on the PS4 and PS5 consoles have been less than stellar. Sure, it’s a new game, but even so, it seems that due to bugs or poor optimization, PS4 gamers are reporting that the game plays at a low 720p resolution, with framerates dropping to 15 fps.

Canon Will Now Sell Its Image Sensors To Third-party Companies

Canon Will Now Sell Its Image Sensors To Third-Party Companies

Given how many smartphones are sold every year, it’s actually quite a lucrative business, so it’s not hard to see why even Canon wants in on the action. The company has recently confirmed that they too will start selling their CMOS sensors to third-party companies who might need to use their technology.

According to Canon, “Canon has been manufacturing CMOS sensors since 2000 for exclusive use in Canon products. Building on that expertise and success, Canon is now committed to starting external sales to collaborate with various industries. Canon CMOS sensors feature unique designs to meet the needs of demanding vision applications.”