Canon’s affordable new full-frame mirrorless lenses are exactly what it needed

Canon’s new RF lenses bring a desperately needed feature to its mirrorless EOS R system: Affordability. The four lenses announced on Thursday, July 9, are the RF 85mm f/2 Macro, RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1, and two unique telephoto primes with fixed f/11 apertures, a 600mm and an 800mm. Of these, the $600 85mm f/2 is probably…

Pantheone’s gorgeous all-in-one speaker aims to make Sonos’ best seem mundane

This story was updated on 07/10/20 to correctly reflect Adrien Stachowicz’s years of experience. Music is art. And Pantheone wants to embody that. The company’s first speaker, the Pantheone I, not only looks striking, but aims for top-notch audio quality that few competitors can hope to match. The speaker is made from high-density resin, which…

Canon’s EOS R5 and R6 will dominate mirrorless — and kill...

Canon is done holding back. Its full-frame EOS R5 and R6 won’t just be its best mirrorless cameras, they may well be the best cameras of this generation — of any brand and any type. Maybe it wasn’t Canon’s stated goal, but these cameras have what it takes to end DSLRs for good. This isn’t…

Meet GW190521—a black hole merger for the record books

Chirp, chirp, bang, bang — It's the most massive, distant, and energetic black hole merger yet. Jennifer Ouellette - Sep 2, 2020 4:54 pm UTC Numerical simulation of two black holes that inspiral and merge, emitting gravitational waves. The black holes have large and nearly equal masses, with one only 3% more massive than the…

Trump admin halts evictions in 2020 with rarely used public health...

CDC flexes — COVID-19 has prompted “exceedingly rare actions” by the government. Beth Mole - Sep 2, 2020 4:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Protesters demonstrate during a 'No Evictions, No Police' national day of action protest against law enforcement who forcibly remove people from homes on September 1, 2020 in New York City. Citing the…

The finer points of Mario Kart 8 on the Switch, explained...

luigi has had enough of your @#!& — We grabbed Mario Kart 8 players with a... wide range of skills. Lee Hutchinson - Sep 2, 2020 3:19 pm UTC Video produced by Jordin Rocchi, edited by Boris Khaykin. Click here for transcript.A few months back, before COVID-19 upended life, we tried out a new video…

Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 4700U—a budget laptop punching above its...

ryzen muscle — The Swift 3 isn't a status symbol—but it's a solid, budget-friendly workhorse. Jim Salter - Sep 2, 2020 12:47 pm UTC Enlarge / The Swift 3 is a Ryzen 7 4700u powered workhorse that offers more performance on a smaller budget than we've come to expect.Jim SalterToday, we're going to look at…

The accidental notary: Apple approves notorious malware to run on Macs

YOU SHLAY ME — New-fangled malware protection gives users a false sense of security, critics say. Dan Goodin - Sep 2, 2020 12:17 pm UTC Aurich Lawson / Getty ImagesWhen might an Apple malware protection pose more user risk than none at all? When it certifies a trojan as safe even though it sticks out…

What about Flip Z? At least, it fits a pocket, when...

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: Powerful, small, affordable, and the last of its kind (source: NotebookCheck)Whatever happened to phones that fit in your pocket? The dearth of compact mobile devices has many enthusiasts dismayed, making sacrifices in terms of features, platforms, and hardware. Some of us even continue reaching years into the past for smartphones…

Realme X7 Pro and X7 launched: MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ for the...

Realme has now released two new devices to hold the fort in the sub-premium segment. The two devices, the Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro both feature MediaTek 5G chipsets, with the Realme X7 Pro in particular sporting the much-lauded MediaTek Dimensity 1000+.Starting off, the Realme 7 Pro features a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED with 180…

How to set up an Amazon Echo

Congratulations on your very firstAmazon Echo smart speaker, and welcome to a new and exciting world of lightning-fast automation, music streaming, powerful home security, impressive search engine capabilities, and a means to connect with friends and family. With so many features and so much potential, it’s no wonder Amazon’s smart speaker is revered among smart…

How to change Alexa’s voice

We’re sure you’ve at least heard of Amazon Alexa, even if you’ve never owned a product powered by her. Amazon’s voice assistant is an impressive network tool, reliable smart home controller, and a Pandora’s box of entertainment skills that has changed the way we interact with the web, our homes, as well as our friends…