From the Editor:
Take a walk in the well-worn shoes of a homicide detective, wax lyrical with Hamlet’s ghost over the ineffectual ways to murder your uncle, or just straight up run for your life from unseen, impending doom. This morning commute has everything.
From Panasonic's LUMIX series, new mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera - LUMIX DMC-GX8 - will be out for sale on August 20.
The DMC-GX8 features a newly-developed 20M Live Mos Sensor (effective 20.3M) which has better performance in reducing noise during high-sensitivity photography, and the world's first 6-control image stabilization system called Dual I.S. (2-axis in the lens and 4-axis in the body).
Casio is going to release a new EX-100F digital camera from the EXILIM series on August 21.
Based on the previous EX-100 camera (released in March 2014), Casio added 60fps high-speed continuous shooting performance to the new EX-100F and made it a flagship model. The price will be around ¥83,000.
As a project to celebrate Evangelion's 20th anniversary, a group to develop a SIM-unlocked Evangelion smartphone called エヴァンゲリオンスマートフォン開発委員会 (Evangelion Smartphone Kaihatsu Iinkai) was set up.
Toyota announced the addition of a hybrid model to their Sienta minivan series, and now it's available for purchase.
The hybrid Sienta achieves 27.2 km per liter of fuel efficiency. That's about 63.97 miles per gallon. Which is pretty awesome.
Pricing will begin at ¥1,689,709. That's about $13,760. Which ain't too bad.
Toyota will offer 8 exterior color options (white, silver, black, brown, yellow, green, red and blue).
Calbee just released interestingly flavored - and interestingly named - potato chip(s) in a limited quantity.
They named the flavor "これって？大トロ味 (Korette? Ootoro-aji)", which means "Is this Fatty Tuna flavor?" in Japanese.