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.
The youngest-ever Japanese professional "Go" player has lost her debut in the board game to an opponent who is six years older.
The Japan Go Association this month certified 10-year-old Sumire Nakamura as a professional Go player under a special quota for gifted young amateurs. The quota was created to nurture players who can rival champions in China and South Korea, where the game is also popular.
Could you see yourself cheering for a robot basketball player in the future? That could happen when they’re capable of hitting three-pointers with nearly 100 percent accuracy. CUE 3 is a 6’3″ humanoid robot from Toyota Engineering Society and it’s capable of hitting free throws with almost pinpoint accuracy.
The AP reports that the robot is capable of computing a three-dimensional image of where the basket is. It then uses the sensors on its torse and adjusts the motors inside its arm and knees to make the shot with just the right angle and propulsion.
The current-generation Toyota Tundra debuted back in 2007, with a few updates here and there over the years. The truck itself might be ancient in car years, but the 2019 Tundra TRD Pro gets a heavy update after being dropped from the lineup in the 2018 model year. The design hasn't changed much, but Toyota has put its money where it matters on this truck.
Fox racing shocks now provide damping on all four corners. The rear shocks are paired with reservoirs to hold additional oil volume, supporting higher temperatures in extreme use. Then TRD springs are paired with the Fox shocks to give the truck a two-inch lift — beefier leaf springs are used out back. All-in, this gives the truck 1.5 inches more wheel travel up front and just over 2 inches in back compared to the previous TRD Pro. What do you do with all the extra suspension? Well, hit some rough roads and get dirty.
These days a lot of our smartphones have been designed to look good, and we suppose that’s a fair thing to do. However there are some users out there who need a phone that can withstand the elements, and while our smartphones do come with water-resistance, their design does leave them a bit too fragile for use in more rugged terrain.
This is where companies such as Kyocera come in where they have in the past launched rugged handsets. The company is back with its latest smartphone in the form of the DuraForce Pro 2 which has been launched on AT&T. As the name suggests, this is a smartphone designed to be durable where it will come with key features such as IP68 certification, and a Military Standard 810G rating for protecting against shocks, vibration, and extreme temperatures.
It's been reported that former AKB48 member Takajo Aki (27) and Takahashi Yuji (25) professional soccer player for Sagan Tosu, tied the knot on February 15.
On her SNS account, Takajo commented, "Please excuse me for this personal matter, but today, I have registered my marriage with Sagan Tosu's Takahashi Yuji-san. By supporting each other as husband and wife, I hope to build a cheerful and peaceful family. I am still very immature, but please continue to support me." Takahashi wrote a similar message on his SNS account.
The Toyota TRD Pro family is growing for 2020 with the addition of the family-hauling seven-seater Sequoia SUV. It joins a freshly updated trio of the 4Runner, the Tacoma, and the Tundra in Toyota's Mount Rushmore of off-roading commanders. The Tundra is also now available in Double Cab or CrewMax orientations.
No Toyota gets to wear the TRD Pro badge without several equipment upgrades, but the Sequoia has a solid base to build on with its body-on-frame chassis, good ground clearance, and V8 heart. Just like every other TRD Pro model, the Sequoia gains aluminum internal bypass Fox shocks. Up front, they're 2.5 inches and have seven compression zones to two rebound zones. The rear uses two-inch piggyback monotube Fox shocks. Further upgrades include a reduced front spring rate and 18-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels.
We know Toyota is going to reveal a refreshed Tacoma at the Chicago Auto Show, but this teaser hints at a new TRD Pro vehicle coming our way, too. All we have to go on is this nondescript close-up shot with the TRD Pro logo emblazoned on the side, and the brief video below.
Toyota doesn't explicitly say what vehicle is getting the TRD Pro treatment, but it does say a "new" one is coming. Following that, we're told to expect "a host of updates across the TRD Pro lineup." This being separate from Toyota saying a new model is coming, it looks like we're getting a TRD Pro model that isn't currently on the market.
Last year Canon announced their new mirrorless camera efforts with the EOS R. However compared to Nikon’s announcement, Canon’s announcement was a little less exciting. It turns out that this could be because the current EOS R that was launched was designed to be a mid-range model, and that the company has a pro-grade model in the works.
A new report from Canon Rumors and Northlight has revealed that Canon definitely has something high-end in the works, which apparently could be an EOS camera that sports a crazy 100MP sensor along with IBIS (in-body image stabilization). Apparently the use of the 100MP sensor had previously been planned for a successor of the EOS 5DS/R, which apparently was scrapped in favor of the high-end EOS R.