Artificial Snow Tested For 2020 Tokyo Games

Artificial snow tested for 2020 Tokyo Games

The committee organizing next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has tested the use of artificial snow in spectator stands to beat the heat during the games.

The committee held the experiment at the Sea Forest Waterway test canoe meet venue on Friday.

Twice Tested, The New Toyota Supra Makes More Horsepower Than Listed

Twice tested, the new Toyota Supra makes more horsepower than listed

Two magazines put two 2020 Toyota Supras on two dynos in two parts of the country on two different days. Both magazines came to the same result: Toyota underrated the power figures of the particular Supras being tested. In May, Car and Driver strapped a Supra to an all-wheel drive Dynojet dynamometer in Livernois, Michigan. CD's figures came to 339 horsepower and 427 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. After that, Motor Trend strapped a Supra to a Mustang eddy-current chassis dynamometer in Torrance, California. MT's weather-corrected numbers came to 332 hp and 387 lb-ft.

Toyota's official numbers for the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six cylinder sourced from BMW are 335 hp and 365 lb-ft, measured at the crank. Using the hoary conventional wisdom of driveline and hydraulic losses causing 15 percent of power to evaporate before reaching the wheels, we'd expect the Supra's power at the contact patch to be around 285 hp and 310 lb-ft. Even updating that parasitic loss figure to 10 percent for a modern drivetrain, we're still at around 300 hp and 328 lb-ft.

Body Scanners To Be Tested At Tokyo Subway Station

Body scanners to be tested at Tokyo subway station

Japan's transport ministry says it will be testing body scanners at a busy Tokyo subway station next month. The scanners will screen dangerous objects hidden beneath clothing.

The 4-day experiment will start on March 4th at Kasumigaseki station on the Tokyo Metro.

New Nuclear Plant Screening System Tested

New nuclear plant screening system tested

Japan's nuclear watchdog has begun the trial run of a new system for inspecting nuclear power plants. It will be introduced in 2020.

The trial took place at the Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture on Monday and was shown to the media.

Xperia Xz2 Gets Jerryrigeverything Tested - Solid As A Rock

Xperia XZ2 gets JerryRigEverything tested – solid as a rock

The Xperia XZ2 looks like a well-built phone, it's thicker than recent Xperia flagships for example, and that shines through in the latest durability test by JerryRigEverything. The phone passes with flying colours, particularly in the bend test which shows hardly any flex under pressure. Check out the video below.

Canon's Full-frame Mirrorless Reportedly Being Field-tested By Professionals

Canon's Full-Frame Mirrorless Reportedly Being Field-Tested By Professionals

Canon's mirrorless camera efforts have been somewhat lukewarm where the company has typically launched entry-level models in a market that appears to be largely dominated by the likes of Sony. However the company has recently hinted that a high-end mirrorless could be in the works, corroborating some of the rumors we've heard.

Now according to the folks at Canon Rumors, they have heard from a source that Canon's development of their high-end full-frame mirrorless camera is progressing nicely, and that the camera is said to have already found its way into the hands of select Canon professional photographers for testing.

Sony Tested: Smartphone Controlled Toys

Sony Tested: Smartphone controlled toysYet to find find the perfect gift for someone this holiday season? Two quick questions: Do they like fun? Do they own a smartphone?
If the answer to both is yes then relax. We’ve cut our way through packaging, downloaded all necessary companion apps, and spent some serious time toy testing, when we really should have been preparing for CES.

Automated Snowplow To Be Tested In Hokkaido

Automated snowplow to be tested in Hokkaido

An expressway operator says it will test a prototype of a self-driving snowplow in northern Japan this winter.

The East Nippon Expressway Company, or NEXCO East, says it is developing equipment that will be able to remove snow in blizzard-like conditions.

The Nikon D850 Is The Best Camera Dxomark Has Ever Tested, First To Hit Score Of 100

The Nikon D850 is the best camera DxOMark has ever tested, first to hit score of 100

Forget all of those DxOMark Mobile scores, it's time to talk about "real" cameras again. DxOMark just completed their review of the Nikon D850 and, not entirely surprising, it is officially the best camera DxOMark has ever tested. In fact, it's the first camera ever to reach a score of 100, pushing the Sony a7R II into second place with its score of 98.

As it stands now, the camera rankings put the Nikon D850 and its predecessor, the D810, in the number 1 and 3 spots.

Video: How Lexus Leather Is Tested

Video: How Lexus Leather is Tested

This new global commercial takes a unique approach to showing the rigorous testing performed on Lexus interior leather:

(Let's admit it — French Fries are easily the best test ever. I’ve performed my own personal experiments using a similar method.)

Sony Tested: A Seven-year-old Girl Gives Her Verdict On Xperia Touch

Sony Tested: A seven-year-old girl gives her verdict on Xperia TouchXperia Touch is cool. This box of tricks turns any surface into a 23” touchscreen and judging by the lines on the booth at MWC and SXSW we’re not alone in thinking this. It’s unique, innovative, and turning a kitchen counter into a piano, sketch pad or game is fun and makes us excited in the way that only really smart new tech can.

Honda Partners With Adam Savage’s For New Digital Series

Honda Partners With Adam Savage’s for New Digital SeriesHonda is joining forces with Tested and Adam Savage (maker, producer, and former host of the popular "Mythbusters" TV series) to debut six original Features Not Standard episodes on spotlighting the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck. Each new episode focuses on entertaining custom builds that highlight unique Ridgeline features such as the industry-first lockable In-Bed Trunk®, Truck Bed Audio System and Dual Action Tailgate.