Last week, Nintendo teased a new gaming accessory for the Nintendo Switch. The accessory in question looked like some kind of fitness-related accessory where users could squeeze it and attach Joy-Con controllers to it. Now it looks like the accessory has since been made official where it is known as the Ring Fit Adventure.
The gadget comes in two parts, one of which is the Ring-Con and the other is the Leg Strap. This can be used to interact with games, like for example with the Leg Strap, Nintendo has suggested that users can wear it on their leg and run in place to move their characters in a game.
In Europe, Sweden specifically, there's a safety exam known as the Moose Test, sometimes called the Elk Test. It aims to ensure a car can sharply perform an s-shaped maneuver to avoid unexpected objects that enter the road. Operated by Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld, a Toyota RAV4 AWD-i recently displayed poor performance in the Moose Test, which resulted in the publication failing the car. The concept of the test is simple. At maximum load, the vehicle starts in a straight line, then is forced to cut hard left, immediately hard right, and back into the original course. This is meant to imitate avoiding a moose, backing-up vehicle, or person running into the street. The vehicle is required to correct course as a way to imitate avoiding incoming traffic. This affords a unique test of the suspension, handling, and safety systems such as electronic stability control. Teknikens Värl tested two RAV4s in exactly the same spec, and both vehicles performed similarly. During the second cut to correct course, the RAV4 is clearly upset with bouncing, skidding, and wheel lift. Here's an excerpt of Teknikens' findings: Toyota RAV4 has quick front end reactions when we turn left into the lane. When we turn right it cuts in and the car goes up on two wheels. But the behaviour varies. Sometimes it goes up on two wheels with extreme reactions including severe skid tendencies, other times the car bounces sideways through the moose test and manages, in the midst of this hard to handle behaviour, to ease the worst forces and avoids going up on two wheels. But instead the car becomes willing to skid sideways. After much effort and great hassle, we manage to reach 68 km/h (42 mph) – a speed that is not approved. Teknikens even goes so far as to suggest the car is unsafe for driving, advice that should be taken with a grain of salt. The test also famously failed old examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Porsche Macan, and in both cases, the companies contradicted the results. Toyota responded by saying it specifically ran the RAV4 through the Elk Test, and it passed under the company's supervision. Read Toyota's answer at Teknikens, and watch the video above. In U.S. crash testing, NHTSA rates the RAV4 at four out of five stars for rollover risk.
In the past few months, we have been hearing rumors that Fujifilm could be working on a new camera in the form of the Fujifilm X-Pro3. The camera is expected to come with some redesign hardware features, such as a “unique” tilt screen. Now according to a new report from Fuji Rumors, it seems that the company could be making another design change that some might not be too happy about.
According to the report, apparently Fujifilm is expected to ditch the D-pad controls found on the back of the camera. It is unclear what this means for the camera and its controls, although there is still that tiny joystick which we guess could act as a replacement of sort, although like we said, we’re sure that there will be some who probably will miss it and won’t be too thrilled with this redesign.
People in Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido are remembering the victims of a powerful earthquake that struck one year ago. Forty-four people died as a result of the quake and hundreds still remain in temporary housing.
Officials in Atsuma, the town hit hardest by the quake, paused at noon for a moment of silence.
These days as our smartphones are more than capable of playing music, there is really no need to have an external media player. However, despite having come so far, we suppose tribute needs to be paid to Sony’s Walkman, the iconic music player from way back in the day that kind of kicked off the trend of portable media entertainment.
In fact, to celebrate the Walkman turning 40 years old, Sony has launched at IFA what they are calling the 40th Anniversary Walkman, but it’s not what you think. If you were thinking that the company was going to debut a portable cassette player, think again because the device is essentially a modern day media player housed in a case that resembles the Walkman from back in the day.
While Sony has been kind of quiet on the smartphone front, at least compared to the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi, it doesn’t mean that they are no longer creating devices. In fact, if you are interested in getting your hands on a new Sony Xperia smartphone, then you might be interested to learn that the Xperia 5 has been officially announced.
This will make it the second flagship smartphone to come from Sony this year, where it seems that based on its specs, it will actually be a slightly smaller version of the Xperia 1 which was launched earlier this year. We’re not sure how Sony arrived on the Xperia 5 instead of the Xperia 2, but that’s the name that they are going with.
We had hoped that maybe both parties were still negotiating behind closed doors, but according to Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, that will no longer be happening. The CEO was quoted as saying, “For the moment the door is closed.” Despite that, he insisted that there was no ill will between both Sony and Marvel, although he hinted that the success of the two movies weren’t solely because of Marvel.
According to Vinciquerra, “We had a great run with (Feige) on Spider-Man movies. We tried to see if there’s a way to work it out….the Marvel people are terrific people, we have great respect for them, but on the other hand we have some pretty terrific people of our own. Kevin didn’t do all the work.”
If you thought that Nintendo was done creating new hardware experiences for the Switch with their Labo kits, think again. This is thanks to a new teaser video released by the company in which new hardware experiences for the console have been hinted at. It is unclear as to what kind of accessories we are looking at, but it looks interesting.
According to the video, it seems to be some kind of circular accessory that is stretchy and expandable. It also seems that you can wrap things around your legs and squeeze it, giving gamers a new way of enjoying their games on the Switch console. It seems like it would be more suited for party-style games, so if you do enjoy these types of games, then this could be worth keeping an eye out for.