Now, six years later, the company has unveiled the fruits of that labor: a brand-new website for their global online presence at global.canon.The move will likely confuse some people, given that the .com TLD remains the most popular and commonly used TLD, and the fact that consumers will likely still default to canon.com when trying to navigate to the corporation s online presence.But the move sets Canon apart, being one of only a few corporations with one of these new branded TLDs others include Barclays bank and automaker BMW , as well as allowing them an SEO and security benefit to sites they host on it.Canon s old .com address will redirect to the global.canon address, which will either limit the number of consumers thrown off by the new URL, or cause greater confusion.It will be interesting to see if more corporations follow suit and move their websites over to branded TLDs.It could also make the process of finding the company website you are looking for that much more complicated, so the jury is still out on whether this is a good direction.
Getty Images via Getty ImagesWe can quibble about where it stands in the TV canon, but Sex and the City has seven Emmys and a suite of Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards.It ran 94 episodes through six seasons on a premium cable network.Any reasonable person should concede that Sex and the City was an above-average television program at minimum .You don t need to think it was a perfect show, or even an outstanding one, but I think most people would agree it was better than average.
See more of Folny s artwork at Artstation.While Disney s Star Wars canon has been spreading itself across all sorts of mediums, it s mainly focused on books, so we don t really know what a lot of these fascinating new characters look like.That makes it all the more interesting when we finally get official looks at some of these book-based heroes.The above image is the first official image released of Ciena Ree, one of the two lead characters in Claudia Gray s brilliant novel Lost Stars, released last Fall in the first wave of The Force Awakens merchandise.Ree was an Imperial Academy graduate who worked her way up the ranks in the Imperial Navy before eventually commanding a Star Destroyer in the Battle of Jakku, the engagement that lead to the sandy planet being covered in the scrap Rey scavenges in The Force Awakens.Revealed by the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, the image was commissioned for use by Fantasy Flight Games, who make several Star Wars table top games like Armada and X-Wing Update: Fantasy Flight have just confirmed that Ree will be part of an expansion for Star Wars: Armada .
We don t know what Canon s move will be, but Brother has announced its solution to the challenge of buying ink: just put more of it in the box.The MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL color inkjet printers are based on existing Brother printers, which we ve found to be some of the best available.According to Eric Dahl, Brother s director of marketing for Inkjet and SOHO Laser Products division, the company is attacking the cost-per-page story by charging less per cartridge.The new printers target those who print a lot of documents, namely small business or home office users Brother s main demographic , but we can also see large households with lots of school kids benefiting.There is a 2.7-inch touchscreen to handle functions, and a paper tray to fit 100 sheets a bit limited if you re a super-heavy-duty user .Both printers are available online now, but will go on sale in stores, in July.
Canon s latest flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X Mark II, only recently started shipping out to market but we are already hearing of at least one interesting yet bizarre glitch.According to SLR Lounge, and corroborated by Resource Magazine, when pairing the 1D-X Mark II with the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens, the preview image displays an odd visual effect or overlay.It s likely this phenomenon has something to do with the camera s automatic vignette correction not liking the third-party Sigma lens.This image demonstrates the weird issue displayed when pairing the 1D X Mark II with Sigma s 35mm ART.This is always a risk you take when you decide to invest in third-party lenses, and it s not the first time that issues have come up between a new camera body and what should be compatible third-party lenses.The nice thing is that this has a workaround that you can do yourself at home until an official fix is if ever released.
Terry O'Neill/Getty ImagesLast year, an editor at Del Rey, the sci-fi/fantasy imprint that publishes many of the Star Wars books, called up the writer Claudia Gray.This being Star Wars, there s really only one possibility who she means: Senator Leia Organa, onetime heiress of the royal house of Alderan—and a linchpin of George Lucas saga.New Canon FodderWhile Leia had become a general by the events of The Force Awakens, it s politics that are central to Gray s book, Bloodline, which came out earlier this month.The man Leia s with, a political opponent-turned-collaborator named Ransolm Casterfo, expects her to panic as they re pursued through an underground cavern by yellow-green aliens.Not only did she orchestrate key missions and save the boys countless times, but she also—in what Gray says must have been a legend throughout the cosmos—strangled Jabba with his own chain.It didn t matter that the Alien movies made money, or that Terminator 2 made money.
Where the EOS-1D X could shoot 180 JPEGs or 38 raw files in a single burst, the Mk II is able to record an unlimited number of JPEGs and up to 170 raw files.The autofocus tracking is aided by the 1D X Mk II's new 360,000-pixel RGB IR metering sensor, which provides improved subject detection – an interesting example of how metering and focusing work closely together in the latest cameras.This makes it easier to find, especially in the early days when you're familiarising yourself with the camera – and it's something that Nikon hasn't managed to do with its D5.While these results are good for ISO51,600, where possible I would keep the sensitivity to ISO25,600 or lower, as both the raw and JPEG files look better with less noise and more detail respectively.The bright blast caused the camera to reduce the exposure a little in comparison with earlier shots, but it's nothing a little brightening wouldn't fixMetering is taken care of by the EOS iSA Intelligent Subject Analysis system, which has a dedicated 360,000-pixel RGB IR sensor and which divides the scene into 216 zones.Our dynamic range lab results confirm that the camera scores well, beating or matching the 1D X for much of the sensitivity range.
Where the EOS-1D X could shoot 180 JPEGs or 38 raw files in a single burst, the Mk II is able to record an unlimited number of JPEGs and up to 170 raw files.The autofocus tracking is aided by the 1D X Mk II's new 360,000-pixel RGB IR metering sensor, which provides improved subject detection – an interesting example of how metering and focusing work closely together in the latest cameras.This makes it easier to find, especially in the early days when you're familiarising yourself with the camera – and it's something that Nikon hasn't managed to do with its D5.While these results are good for ISO51,600, where possible I would keep the sensitivity to ISO25,600 or lower, as both the raw and JPEG files look better with less noise and more detail respectively.The bright blast caused the camera to reduce the exposure a little in comparison with earlier shots, but it's nothing a little brightening wouldn't fixMetering is taken care of by the EOS iSA Intelligent Subject Analysis system, which has a dedicated 360,000-pixel RGB IR sensor and which divides the scene into 216 zones.Our dynamic range lab results confirm that the camera scores well, beating or matching the 1D X for much of the sensitivity range.
A sunrise showcases the Earth's thin, thin atmosphere.Yet the station remains an abstract concept when compared to something as concrete as a rocket launch or a space shuttle.But even these views are limited in scope and clarity.For me, then, the true star of A Beautiful Planet is not Earth—with its storms, continents, volcanoes, coral reefs, and city lights—or even the Aurora Borealis, but the International Space Station, revealed in its glory by a Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and EOS-1D C 4K cameras.These three astronauts provide A Beautiful Planet with much of its commentary, but others—such as NASA s Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency—appear as well.Little time was set aside in the crew s schedules to capture footage, so much of what we see was shot outside of the long hours the crew spend each day tending to the station, working on experiments, or exercising to ensure they don t lose too much muscle while in free fall.
CBS and Paramount confirmed Abrams' comment to Buzzfeed reporter Adam Vary after the event.Vary also reported that Alec Peters, Axanar's executive producer who was in the audience on Friday night, was unaware that the two studios were intending to drop the suit against his company until he heard Abrams' story that evening.CBS and Paramount filed the lawsuit against Axanar Productions and its executive producer, Alec Peters, in December.Although the two companies have encouraged fan fiction in the past, the Axanar project intended to make a professional-looking Star Trek feature film, even hiring people who had worked on canon Star Trek installments before, and CBS and Paramount took umbrage with that plan.In March, lawyers for CBS and Paramount detailed many of the specific instances in which Axanar Productions had allegedly infringed on the studios' copyrighted works during a 20-minute prequel called Prelude to Axanar.In a blog post published on Sunday, Peters wrote on behalf of Axanar Productions: It was a great moment for Axanar and we are very grateful to both JJ and Justin Lin.
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That s not surprising since both cameras are nearly identical, using the same 18-megapixel APS-C sensor and body style dimensions of the mostly plastic body are off by an extra few millimeters, and it s an ounce heavier – barely noticeable .In our hands-on time with the T6, we found the experience to be the same and image quality equal, which is generally good for an entry-level DSLR – just don t push it too hard and expect 80D results.Whetting your appetiteThe new Food mode – a selectable option on the mode dial – is an indication of the type of user Canon built the T6 for: casual photographers stepping up from a point-and-shoot or even a smartphone.Compared to similar shots we took with an iPhone 6S, the T6 provided a bit better color saturation, although subjectively, there wasn t a big difference.We were also using Canon s affordable but low-end lenses, so that could have contributed to the issues.If your budget allows, you may want to invest in a strong second lens that will graduate with you to the next DSLR, or consider the Rebel T6i DSLR, which offers better performance and features for about $200 more.
Cameras with a one-inch type sensor are popular right now, with Sony, Nikon, Panasonic including them in their compact cameras along with Canon, whose G7 X Mk II is its latest camera to feature one.Battery life is also improved, up to 265 shots per charge, a 25% increase on the G7 X.While it's not as sleek as the G9 X, there are compensations: the G7 X II's tilting screen and longer focal length range.At its widest setting of 24mm equivalent , the G7 X II gives you plenty of flexibility for landscape shots The G7 X II is capable of some beautiful shallow depth of field effects, but it's struggled with the fine detail of the flowers in this shot The G7 X II's auto white balance setting copes well with artificial lighting to produce accurate coloursIn general the G7 X II produces accurate exposures, coping well with a range of conditions; I found I barely needed to touch the exposure compensation dial at all.These four shots illustrate the zoom range of the G7 X II, showing the 24mm-equivalent wide-angle setting, the 100m-equivalent telephoto setting and the two digital zoom optionsWhile the 'creative shot' mode has gone, you can still find a few filter effects under Scene mode.If you have the original G7 X you may not be tempted a great deal by this upgrade; but if you're looking for a solid back-up camera, or replacing an older compact, the G7 X II is an even more attractive proposition than its predecessor.
From the research and development funds that go into perfecting the design, to the expensive optical elements and electronic components that keep the lens operating smoothly for years, oftentimes decades.For the first time since its release, Canon has given us an inside look at one of its most impressive and expensive lenses, the $11,000 Canon EF 200–400mm f/4L IS.Using the disassembled image above as a reference, the Canon EF 200–400mm f/4L IS appears to be made up of roughly 115 individual components, a ridiculous number considering how many of them are optical elements that will perform poorly if mere micrometers out of place.How the Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS looks like completely assembled.Besides the impressive zoom and autofocus capabilities of this lens, another intricate component seen around the 42-second mark of the video is the built-in 2x teleconverter.Of course, this increase in focal length comes at the cost of two stops of light, effectively making this lens an f/8 when using the 2x teleconverter.
EA wants to make a Mirror s Edge TV show happen.Spider-Man HomecomingChris Evans tells MTV that he d be interested in making a cameo appearance in the movie—something he s been rumored to be connected to for a while alongside Robert Downey Jr. s Iron Man, who was recently confirmed to have joined the film.Star Trek BeyondHere s two new character posters, focusing on Jaylah and Bones.The fact that I m now getting to morph into an entirely different character that is so important to the Justice Society of America, which also bleeds into Legends of Tomorrow, he s such an important character to this whole world – it just opens up enormous possibilities for me as an actor going forward, and the challenge for me, having played Henry, is that I now get to create an entirely different character going forward.I keep saying, Head Canon is important, because that s where the show really happens: in the hearts and minds of all the people watching.Brown Jr. will play a character called Estevez, Schiff, a missing person s detective operating increasingly off book named Zimmerfield, and Dourif will play Bart Curlish, the nearly invincible self-identified Holistic Assassin.
It may boast a cheap price tag, but this seems a very average MFP compared to rivals, and you're likely to be better off going for the model up Epson's WF-2660 .Kyocera Mita, Konica Minolta, Fuji Xerox, Funai, Oki Data, Ricoh, Canon, Brother, Epson and Citizen form the impressive contingent that competes with HP, Lenovo, Dell and now Lexmark although Funai builds printers for the last two .The WF-2650, which competes with the slightly more expensive Canon Maxify MB2050, carries a suggested retail price of £120 around $175, or AU$245 and packs the printer, a scanner – so with both of these it can be used as a copier – and a fax machine, the latter of which is still popular in Japan.There's no Ethernet port at this price and certainly no USB cable.The controls for the printer, using the arrow keys, are intuitive enough despite the four-line monochrome LCD screen.Its copy speeds were far slower than we expected and the print quality, though good, can't save it from performing quite poorly in terms of an overall perspective.
Tech Insider is hiring an associate video producer in the UK!The ideal candidate is a driven storyteller who can spot the hottest stories in tech, science, culture, and innovation.We re looking for a multimedia journalist with the ability to edit video quickly and creatively.An inspiring trend in Holland?The role includes conceptualizing, producing, shooting, and editing videos.It also involves editing video for multiple mediums, from Facebook to Snapchat to YouTube, in addition to our website.You should be ready to get out in the field, too.Candidates should:have a mastery of Final Cut X or Premiereknow how to use Adobe After Effects and Photoshop as well as various types of audio and digital video equipment, including Canon and Sony camerasknow how to shoot awesome video with their iPhonehave at least 2-3 years professional work experienceTech Insider launched last summer and is already the most mobile and most followed consumer tech site in the world, with nearly 5 million fans and followers across all platforms.1 producer of tech video worldwide, with more than 300 million views a month.Apply here with a CV, cover letter, and a link to your LinkedIn profile, if this seems like your dream job.Tech Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.This is a full-time position based in our London office.NOW WATCH: Hidden Facebook tricks you need to knowLoading video...
Good afternoon Giz UKers!Before we get into the rest of today's selection, check out this top deal on a popular smartwatch.Apple might want you to pay hundreds of pounds for their super-refined wrist computer but Kickstarter success story Pebble has always gone for a more modest approach.The Pebble Time is a great example of a fun-yet-functional smartwatch, using a long-lasting E-Paper colour display that gives it long battery life, and does all the basic smartwatchy things you want it to – like serving up emails and alerting you to notifications – without unnecessary complications, alongside a whole load more handy functions.Interested?TV & videoGamingPS4: with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Launch Edition, Doom, Ratchet & Clank, NOW TV Entertainment 3 Months Pass now £269.99 at EBAY-GBHeadphones & audioiPad & tabletsCameras & accessoriesCanon EOS 1200D: DSLR Camera with 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens & 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens now £299 at CurrysComputingWearables
Besides showcasing existing products, Canon Expo, which made stops last year in New York, Tokyo, and Paris, is one of the few opportunities where the public gets to see some of the technologies Canon is developing – whether it s facial recognition at Expo 2005, or 4K video at Expo 2010.While impressive, and we don t think it ll arrive anytime soon, the camera is actually a complete solution that revolves around the 120MP sensor that was first exhibited in 2010.RAW files from the 120MP sensor weigh in at a whopping 214.1MB each – a good three to four times the size of what currently available high-resolution cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Sony are producing.The 8K video camera outputs 11TB of data per hour of footage, recorded directly to an SSD.That is almost assuredly more data that your current home computer has on it, maybe even more than all the data stored in your home… for one hour of video.While our eyes may get wide at the thought of 120MP images or 8K videos, our wallets start to shrivel considering all the hard drives and SSDs that will be needed in order to enjoy working with such technology.
Since the dawn of the digital camera, photographers have longed for a way to convert their old film cameras into digital ones.It s the unicorn of the photography industry, and while there have been attempts in the past, they all turned out to be too expensive, limited to specific camera models, or simply gave up too much in terms of build or image quality to seriously be considered.Current trends in the industry are igniting a love for film and film cameras in this new generation of photographers, and it has sparked yet another attempt to discover a solution to this conundrum that has long plagued the industry.They just have the idea, and they are raising money to pay for the research and development of the project.So even though you are always risking your money when you contribute to crowdfunding campaigns, in this case, you really are.It s up to you if you think the project has merit, and whether you contribute to the campaign or not, you can follow along with the process over on the Pseudo Film Canister s Tumbler.
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