As such, the company did not dive into any details or specs about the camera, except to say that it will be their “most advanced DSLR to date”. Whether that’s true or just marketing hype remains to be seen, but since they did not actually confirm when the camera would be revealed in full, we’ll just have to wait and see.
According to Nikon, “Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Thanks to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development, Nikon’s professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and responding to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions. With the D6, Nikon is currently developing its most advanced DSLR to date.”
A French athlete was taken to hospital for suspected heatstroke after the women's triathlon Olympic test race in Tokyo on Thursday. It has shown that Tokyo's severe summer heat may be a major obstacle for athletes to compete in the 2020 Games.
In Thursday's event, the running segment of the race had been cut to half due to heat concerns.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has denied a media report that the United States has called on Japan and South Korea to hold talks to ease a bilateral row.
Suga referred to Tuesday's report by Reuters news agency. It quoted a senior US official as saying that the US urged the two countries to consider signing a "standstill agreement" on a serious dispute to buy time for negotiations.
It goes without saying that Sony’s PS4 console is one of the most popular consoles in the market today, and based on the latest figures, it looks like Sony has pretty much conquered this particular generation of consoles. This is because in the company’s latest earnings, they have revealed that they have sold a whopping 100 million PS4 consoles to date.
It has been reported that sales of the PS4 are actually slowing down, but in all honesty, it doesn’t really come as a surprise. This is because we are nearing the end of the current generation of consoles, where both Microsoft and Sony have actually confirmed that they do have next-gen consoles already in the works.
Thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s hardware, it is actually sort of based on NVIDIA’s Tegra SHIELD tablets, which means that it can technically run on Android. This is why it wasn’t surprising to see some modders port Android to the console, and just last week, it was reported that an Android ROM for the Switch is in the works that could also be released soon.
If you have been looking forward to this, then you’ll be pleased to learn that over at the XDA forums, the unofficial Android ROM for the Switch has been released. This is a version of Android based on LineageOS 15.1, which in turn is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, so it is a relatively up to date version of Android.
Summer is well and truly here. If you have ever wondered why in this modern age of technology nobody has been able to make a wearable air conditioner, Sony has got you covered, well, almost. The Japanese tech giant is crowdfunding the Reon Pocket, a device that’s essentially a wearable air conditioner.
Sony is crowdfunding this product as part of its First Flight program. You would place the Reon Pocket in a pouch inside a special t-shirt. It will then sit at the base of your neck and utilize the Peltier effect to either lower your body temperature by 23F or raise it by 14F silently. The Peltier effect is where heat is absorbed or emitted when an electrical current is passed across a junction.
PARIS — Renault warned revenue may decline this year, scrapping a previous goal, after first-half profit was hit by weakening car demand and an earnings collapse at alliance partner Nissan in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal. Net income slumped by more than half to 970 million euros ($1.08 billion) in January-June as revenue fell 6.4% to 28.05 billion, the French carmaker said on Friday. Operating profit also dropped 13.6% to 1.65 billion euros. "Given the degradation in demand, the group now expects 2019 revenues to be close to last year's," Renault said — abandoning an earlier pledge to increase revenue before currency effects. A broad-based auto sales downturn has rattled the sector, prompting profit warnings and compounding challenges for Renault and Nissan as they struggle to turn the page on the Ghosn era. Their former alliance boss is now awaiting trial in Japan on financial misconduct charges he denies. Renault's bottom line was hit by an 826 million-euro drop in earnings from its 43.4%-owned partner. Nissan is cutting 12,500 jobs globally after an earnings collapse that it is keen to blame on Ghosn's leadership. But Renault's own performance - reflected in an operating margin that declined to 5.9% from 6.4% the year before - compares less favorably with domestic rival PSA Group. The Peugeot maker bucked the downturn with a record 8.7% profit margin unveiled on Wednesday. Alliance tensions flared after Ghosn's November arrest, worsened when Renault tried in vain to merge with Nissan then Fiat Chrysler, and may be affecting operational performance, investors fear. Citi analyst Raghav Gupta-Chaudhary flagged a lower-than-usual 258 million euros in joint purchasing savings for Renault. "We thought this would be weak in light of the well-documented difficulties with the alliance," he said. Renault blamed falling sales in France, as well as Turkey and Argentina, for a 7.7% revenue drop at its core automotive business, whose profit margin slid to 4% from 4.5%. Operating free cash flow also suffered, coming in at a negative 716 million euros as investment jumped by 742 million euros to 2.91 billion. Renault, which is counting on model launches including a new Clio mini to boost performance in the second half of 2019, nonetheless reiterated pledges to deliver positive full-year cash flow and a margin close to 6%. Renault shares were down 0.5% at 52.02 euros as of 0800 GMT in Paris, after initially falling as much as 2.7%. The stock remains almost 19% below its level on the eve of Ghosn's Nov. 19 arrest in Tokyo.
Fujifilm has started making surveillance cameras as well and its first product, the SX800, is a long-rgane surveillance camera that boasts 40x optical zoom. It’s, therefore, best suited for security options at international borders or large commercial facilities, for example.
The Fujifilm SX800 has an integrated lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 20mm to 800mm. There’s also an additional digital zoom of 1.25x. The company says that this combined provides the camera with a total focal length equivalent of 1000mm. That should be enough to focus on the license plate of a car from about 0.6 miles away.
Police say the man suspected of causing the fatal fire at an animation studio in Kyoto is Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old resident of Saitama City, near Tokyo.
Investigative sources say the man used to live in Ibaraki Prefecture. He was indicted in 2012 for a convenience store robbery and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
While the Essential Phone might not have received the warm welcome that the company hoped it would, the upside is that the company seems to be quite on the ball when it comes to updates. They were one of the first few handset makers to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for their phone, and now it seems that they could be on track to do the same with Android Q.
In a tweet by the company, it seems that they have started to push out the Android Q beta 5 update to Essential Phones enrolled under their beta program. We should note that this is merely a beta and is not the final update, but presumably all this testing will help Essential fine tune the update to ensure that when the final build of Android Q is ready, they should have ironed out most of the kinks and have the update ready in a very timely manner.