As if the Supra needed any help garnering more attention: After first announcing the return of the historic sports car at the Super Bowl earlier this year, Toyota is launching a new advertising campaign for the 2020 GR Supra called "This Is Our Sport." Part of the multi-video offensive includes a clip that shows the Supra carving up a track and getting some air beneath its tires. On the 50th anniversary of NASA launching Apollo 11 to the moon, Toyota has released video of the Supra launching inches above the pavement. Sure, it's not quite as momentous, but it's pretty sweet any time we see footage of a performance vehicle running at 11/10ths. And the drifts. LOTS of drifts. Not surprising, considering it makes more horsepower than advertised. Officially, the 30-second video is called "Track Day," and it's the longest of the pack of advertisements. Others include six-second spots called "Joy" and "Face Off," which shows the old Supra meeting the new Supra in a design comparison of sorts. "Track Day" will appropriately air during motorsports events, but that's not the end of the story. Toyota will also be releasing a long-form video called "Game of Horsepower," which will use the Supra in a game of H.O.R.S.E. and will debut across the company's social media channels. Check out "Track Day" above.
Subaru is recalling a total of 2,107 brand-new vehicles due to faulty welds located on the duct below the cowl panel that could compromise the vehicle's body strength, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. The 2019 Outback and 2019 Legacy are the two models involved with the recall. However, there are only 142 Legacys impacted, whereas 1,965 Outbacks are being called back. Subaru says customers will have a few options if they have one of the affected vehicles. You'll be able to exchange the vehicle, let Subaru buy it back, or return the car for some intensive repairs. Perhaps this recall reminds you of the situation the Ascent was in last year. The large Subaru SUV was recalled due to it missing a series of spot welds on the B-pillar, weakening the structure. Subaru said it planned to destroy all 293 Ascents that were thought to be affected at the time. These new faulty welds are described differently than the ones we saw previously. Here's Subaru's explanation for what went wrong: "During the manufacturing process at the supplier's factory, the spot-welder tip is cleaned and re-shaped by a dresser (grinding machine). During production of potentially affected parts, the grinding machine may have been blocked by excess metal chips/powder, thus reducing the effectiveness of the welder." Subaru reportedly told Consumer Reports that most of the vehicles being recalled haven't even reached the dealerships yet, with fewer than 20 of the vehicles in customer hands. That makes sense, as Subaru says the affected vehicles were built between May 31 and June 6, 2019. Subaru said a bodyshop employee initially noticed the defect on June 6, which prompted an internal investigation, leading to the recall. We've asked Subaru if it could provide any more detail about the recall beyond what the official documents show. If you have a 2019 Outback or Legacy affected by this issue, expect to receive a letter in the mail soon. Thankfully, there won't be many people who will be getting those recall notices.
DSLRs were the cameras that many professionals used back in the day, but then mirrorless cameras came along and the game was changed. This is because mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than DSLRs, making them more ideal to be carried around, plus with some of them sporting full-frame capabilities, some pros have actually replaced their DSLRs with mirrorless cameras.
This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that maybe Nikon could be considering something similar as well. According to a report from Nikon Rumors, they have heard that there might be some Nikon DSLR models that will not be replaced with newer DSLR models. Instead, they believe that these models could actually be replaced by mirrorless cameras. This includes the Nikon D3500, the D5600, and the D500.
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.
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.
A Japanese government survey suggests that the amount of plastic waste held at waste disposal operators has been increasing at some cities since China banned imports in 2017.
The Environment Ministry in March surveyed industrial waste disposal companies and local governments across Japan which oversee those firms.
A government survey shows most hotels in Japan are fully booked for the extended spring break, though some rooms are available toward the end of the period.
The Japan Tourism Agency released the results of a survey of nearly 30,000 hotels and inns. This year's spring holiday will be longer than usual because of the Imperial Succession.
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.