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Toyota’s electric vehicle plans just got aggressive

Toyota has revealed a new range of electric cars it plans to launch, accelerating its roadmap for EVs by five years as it tries to

Amazon Echo Show 5 price, release date, news and features

Amazon has announced the latest addition to the Echo family, the Amazon Echo Show 5. Confusingly, this isn’t the fifth generation of Amazon’s popular Alexa-powered

Voigtländer Nokton 21mm F1.4 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-Mount

The Voigtländer Nokton 21mm F1.4 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount that was first shown at the CP+ show in Japan back in February has now

Sony A7 III ‘losing full-frame camera share to Nikon’ in Japanese market: report

Sony’s A7 III has, quite deservedly, proved to be a big smash for the company, but a recent report by Japanese website BCNRetail indicates that

VAIO SX14 Review

The VAIO brand used to be one of the biggest and best names in the laptop market until Sony ducked out of the notebook world

2019 Toyota HiLux SR5 v Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 comparison: Off-road — Japan v Germany: Hit the dirt!

So, you’ve got around $55,000 to spend on your next ute. You’re tossing up between a trusty four-cylinder diesel Toyota HiLux SR5 and venturing out for what seems

Sharp Aquos R3 with 120Hz display now official

Sharp has announced a new smartphone in Japan, sporting a 6.2-inch 120Hz display, Snapdragon 855 chipset, and dual rear cameras, the Aquos R3. … Read

Astell&Kern KANN Cube high-res digital audio player review: Astonishing performance, with a price tag to match

This big, bold powerhouse music player will drive almost any headphone on the market, but it and can also operate as an in-home for critical

Sony unveils plans for a 16K screen, but you can’t have it

You might have just gotten your hands on a 4K TV, but prepare to get tech FOMO all over again as Sony is about to

Panasonic G95/G90: Micro Four Thirds model now official

Panasonic’s G series has been looking a little unloved recently, with the focus more on the company’s compact camera line and full-frame S1 and S1R

Panasonic Lumix G90 / G95 / G99 camera specifications leaked

First Panasonic G90 / G95 / G99 camera specifications have been leaked ahead of its official announcement. According to the leaked specs sheet, the successor

CP+ 2019: Voigtländer unveils new manual focus lenses for Sony E-mount and Leica M

CP+ 2019: Voigtländer shows new lenses for Sony E-mount We’re at the CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, where Cosina is letting customers get their hands

The PS Vita is dead, long live PS Vita (except not, because it’s dead)

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. The PlayStation Vita has been discontinued by Sony,

CP+ 2019: Ricoh shows PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW

Alongside the GR III, Ricoh is using the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan to give its customers a first look at a new high-performance wideangle

CP+ 2019: Hands-on with Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF

The second lens in Tokina’s new ‘Opera’ range is the 16-28mm F2.8 FF for full-frame Nikon and Canon DSLRs. We saw a mockup of this

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens Announced for Sony E-mount

The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-mount is now officially announced. The price in Japan is ¥150,000 (excluding tax). The US price hasn’t announced

PS5: All the latest news and rumours for Sony’s next-gen console

As the PS4 approaches the end of its life, thoughts inevitably turn to its potential successor. That there will be one, is almost certain given

2019 Honda PCX Hybrid Scooter First Look: Gasoline + Electric (14 Fast Facts)

Hybrid cars are old hat by now, and electric scooters have been around for over a decade. The 2019 Honda PCX Hybrid scooter is the

2019 Toyota Yaris Liftback Review

There are two Toyotas named Yaris. They have different body styles, different styling and are even made by different companies. The 2019 Toyota Yaris Liftback

2019 Lexus LX 570 S Review : Road Test

This V8-powered prestige SUV will make your eyes bleed, but it delivers in the luxury stakes There’s a market for planet-sized, high-end luxury SUVs from

Hands on: Technics SL-1200/SL-1210 MK7 review

The return of the legendary Technics turntable The Technics SL-1200 is back. Again. The famous turntable range, which launched as an audiophile record player but

2018 Toyota Century first drive review: Timeless icon renewed

Toyota’s most expensive car is also among its best-kept secrets. If you’re familiar with the Toyota Century at all, you’ve probably heard it referred to as

iPhone XR problems continue to plague Apple despite hefty price slash

The iPhone XR continues to struggle, with the latest news seemingly confirming a lack of interest in Apple’s ‘affordable’ new smartphone. As reported by GizmoChina, key Apple component supplier Japan

2019 FIAT 124 Spider Review

With the 124 Spider, Fiat grabs bits of its sports-car heritage from the 1960s and applies them lightly to a Mazda MX-5 Miata chassis. Drop

Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Announced

Sigma officially announces the Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens. The world’s first 10× optical zoom telephoto lens with a tele end of 600mm from Sigma

2019 Toyota A90 Supra Review – Prototype Drive

The new A90 Toyota Supra coupe is still a work-in-progress, but the early results are promising The fifth-generation Toyota Supra is one of Japan Inc’s

And finally: Apple Watch Pride face is blocked in Russia by watchOS 5

The tech world’s gaze may have been fixed firmly on IFA 2018 this week, as new wearables were revealed in droves, but we’re here to

The week in wearable tech: IFA 2018 goes big, Apple Watch Series 4 leaks out

Here’s what went down this week Team Wareable has officially vacated Berlin, leaving behind another busy IFA show. IFA always promises to bring the goods,

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 First Look Review (13 Fast Facts)

As part of Harley-Davidson’s 10-year growth initiative, the Motor Company plans to release 100 models by 2027. Embedded into this plan is diversity – Harley

Sony FES Watch U Hands-on review: First look – The e-paper watch breaks out of Japan

IFA 2018: Sony’s not so smart fashion watch is a big price to pay for limited features Have we actually gone back to 2006? That’s