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Nayalan Moodley - January 31, 2015

The Rides of Tokyo Auto Salon (BIG-ASS GALLERY #2)
This year saw a marked increase in non-Japanese cars on the show floor, especially from the bigger houses. With the exception of the 86 and the GT-R, the majority of Japanese tuned vehicles were the same mid-nineties to early-naughties classics (GALLERY #2).
The Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon (EXCITING GALLERY #1)
"I’m not too sure I agree with the practice of parading beautiful women around as objects of lust secondary only to the cars themselves, but sports cars are not about thinking with your brain."

Nayalan Moodley - January 29, 2015

The Rides of Tokyo Auto Salon (BIG-ASS GALLERY #1)
This year saw a marked increase in non-Japanese cars on the show floor, especially from the bigger houses. With the exception of the 86 and the GT-R, the majority of Japanese tuned vehicles were the same mid-nineties to early-naughties classics (and we have a big-ass gallery of them!).

Contributor - January 26, 2015

Licking Pikachu in Shibuya (GALLERY) - AkihabaraNews.com
If you have ever wanted to a lick a Pikachu, I can confirm that he/she/[insert your preferred gender here] tastes of mango. Yes, that’s right. If your childhood dreams of catching them all actually involved eating them all, you now can. Except, by all Pokémon, I actually mean mainly Pikachu.
Tokyo & Osaka Street Shots: Sony AX100 4K Handycam Stills Edition (Collection 5; Set #4)
This Street Shots installment ties in with our recently completed review of Sony's first consumer-grade 4K Handycam. You might be surprised how well a video camera shoots stills as sort of a side feature.
REVIEW: Sony AX100 4K Handycam (VIDEO; GALLERY)
The FDR-AX100 was the first consumer (provided those consumers were well off) camcorder that squeezed both a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor (same one as the RX100) and the ability to shoot 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video into a compact-ish body. Does it work? It’s a Sony! BUT, there were a few catches...
Japanese Darth Vader Showdown: New Samurai vs. Old Samurai
It’s far from coincidence that George Lucas and the original Star Wars team’s Darth Vader character so easily transforms into a stylized Japanese warrior. Just look at the samples of Zunari Kabuto helmets - it’s much easier to pick out the ones that don’t remind us of Luke’s father!
REVIEW: Synology DiskStation DS1515+, Love at First Byte!
This peculiar black box looks a lot like its predecessors, but with the new Intel Atom C2538 2.4Ghz quad-core CPU, the game is really elevated: the new unit features built-in floating point and encryption AES-NI combined with almost 10% reduced power consumption while producing bursts over twice the computational power of its predecessor.
BIG-ASS GALLERY #1 - 2014 Tokyo International Toy Show [TOP 14 of '14]
An event filled with screeching children and cringeworthy, borderline creepy marketing tactics that can make a human ashamed to be one. Among this year's traumatized attendees was AkihabaraNews' Senior Contributor and Panasonic GH3 Symbiote Nayalan Moodley.

Nayalan Moodley - December 31, 2014

REVIEW: Panasonic Lumix GH4 [TOP 14 of '14]
Panasonic has (arguably once again) done what no other camera manufacturer seems keen to do, and they've delivered an easy to use, madly capable true hybrid photography camera that can go toe to toe with specialist systems in both stills and video. Read on for the why!

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