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Hybrid SUV comparison review: Subaru Forester Hybrid v Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Hybrids ain’t hybrids… It’s fuel pumps at dawn as a new petrol-electric version of the Subaru Forester tries to displace the Toyota RAV4 as the

Toyota Supra GRNM to score 390kW BMW M3 power

Senior Toyota exec confirms GRNM to not only get BMW M donk, but its dual-clutch transmission too Toyota has confirmed that its high-performance GRNM version of its

Worried about PS5 supplies? Sony’s robot army has you covered

The launch of a next-gen console always comes with a rush to get one before the first stockpiles are extinguished and, in the current climate,

Next Lexus IS 500 could debut new V8

Potent new twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 likely for Japan’s answer to the BMW 3 Series and Benz C-Class Look out Mercedes-AMG C 63 and BMW M3

Olympus is done trying to make cameras profitable

Olympus is selling off its camera business, blaming the rise in smartphone photography and the impact of COVID-19 for its decision. The company has inked

Sony Xperia 1 II review

Introduction The Sony Xperia 1 II is here, was the wait worth it? Announced back in February, Sony’s latest ultimate smartphone is only making it

Evangelion-inspired TWS earphones released in Japan

Final, a Japanese in-ear monitor brand, launches Evangelion-inspired TWS earphones. Spotted online, the EVA 2020 x Final wireless earphones feature the iconic design and colorways of three

Square Enix wants to release the next part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake “ASAP”

Speaking in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ultimania book (via Twitter) which was recently released in Japan, Square Enix has expanded upon the development of the JRPG epic. 

The Sony Xperia 1 II doesn’t support 8K video recording for this very simple reason

The Sony Xperia 1 II doesn’t have a feature that plenty of other premium phones do, in the form of 8K video shooting. While the

Lexus GS sedan to be killed off

New report from Japan suggests GS production will end as soon as this August, set to be replaced by luxurious hydrogen fuel-cell sedan Toyota has

Lexus GS Is Dead, Special-Edition Model Bids Farewell for 2020

Lexus’s mid-size, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan has long been outsold by the front-wheel-drive ES, and now it finally bites the dust. It turns out that reports

Leotax TV 2: The Leica Copy You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

If Leica copies are part of your collection of vintage camera curiosities, the Leotax TV 2 could be worthy of your interest. Whenever the topic

Monitor Audio Silver 300 Speaker System Review

In 2020 many of us will get to witness the summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan—on TV at least. Why do I mention that in the

Toyota Harrier is a luxury RAV4

All-new RAV4-based luxury SUV breaks cover, but it’s too ritzy for Toyota Australia Best described as an upmarket version of the Toyota RAV4, the fourth-generation Toyota

New Toyota Harrier lands in Japan in June

Toyota has an SUV that it offers in Japan only called the Harrier, and the automaker has announced a new version will be coming to

LG Style3 unveiled in Japan: a mid-ranger with S845 chipset, 6.1″ QHD+ OLED display

LG just unveiled a curious mid-ranger for Japan’s DoCoMo – the Style3. This is not to be confused with the Stylo series, there’s no stylus

Nintendo Switch bundles now include custom Joy-Con colours in Japan

Nintendo is now enabling gamers in Japan to create their own custom Joy-Con bundles, when they buy a Switch console. On its official website, the

Mazda Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Subtly Cool Special Editions

With white-and-red color schemes and unique badging, this package is for Mazda’s entire lineup including the Miata, Mazda 3, and CX-5. Anniversary editions are a

Samsung Galaxy A41 announced with 6.1″ OLED, vastly improved triple camera

The Samsung Galaxy A41 was seen in multiple leaks earlier this year and now makes its official debut in Japan. It’s a preliminary announcement rather since the Galaxy

Konami’s TurboGrafx16 console is back, and it’s a treasure trove of retro gaming

Way back in the mists of time, young me had set his heart on owning the NEC PC Engine, a game console first released in

Ghost of Tsushima: All the latest news on the upcoming PS4 exclusive

Ghosts of Tsushima is a brand-new PS4 exclusive from Sucker Punch, otherwise known as the minds behind Sly Cooper and Infamous. Having cut its teeth

PS2 20th Anniversary Retrospective: The past, present and future of Sony’s biggest console

The PS2 was first released 20 years ago today. Yes, you read that correctly. Feel old yet? The iconic console from Sony went on to become

Voigtlander Nokton 60mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Cosina Japan recently announced the Voigtlander Nokton 60mm f/0.95 lens. Check out the translated press text below: Nokton 60mm F0.95 is a medium telephoto lens designed

Sharp Releases 5G Aquos R5G: Snapdragon 865, 12GB LPDDR5 Memory

Sharp released a 5G Aquos R5G in Japan, with a 6.5-inch Pro IGZO screen, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, equipped with 12GB LPDDR5 memory

Patents Show Sony’s E Mount May Get 7 New Tamron F2 Prime Lenses

The Tamron f2 prime lenses will likely be cheaper options for those that want to build a solid lens library on the cheap. Tamron took

Nintendo Switch Lite gets a new colour and we’re tickled pink

Nintendo has revealed a coral pink iteration of the Nintendo Switch Lite console to coincide with the forthcoming launch of the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons next

JDI announces LCD screens made specifically for VR headsets

Virtual reality head-mounted displays, at least the ones not powered by smartphones, aren’t that easy to make, which is partly why dedicated HMDs are far

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens to be Announced at CP+ 2020

According to Tamron Japan, the Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) lens will be on-display at the CP+ 2020 event. The new high-speed

2020 SUZUKI V-STROM 1050XT FIRST RIDE REVIEW (24 FAST FACTS)

The Suzuki engineers out of Japan have called their V-Strom 1000 a “two-way player.” The sport-adventure motorcycle earned this name due to its strong, usable

Fujifilm X-T4 release date is confirmed, with shipping starting in March

Not content with announcing the new Fujifilm X100V, the Japanese camera company has now officially confirmed the launch date for the incoming Fujifilm X-T4, its