Canon EOS M6 Mark II initial review: Mirrorless evolution
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Canon EOS M6 Mark II initial review: Mirrorless evolution

It’s been interesting to watch Canon’s approach to the mirrorless market: from the early days its EOS M series cameras failed to impress us, while in 2018 it launched a brand new full-frame series, the EOS R. Learning from its early weaknesses in the M line-up, however, has seen the company evolve its offerings, with the M6 Mark II expanding its design for easier use. That’s not all, though. For 2019 Canon is going all-in when it comes to resolution, with the M6 MkII packing in the same 32.5-megapixel CMOS…

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This ultrasonic gripper could let robots hold things without touching them
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This ultrasonic gripper could let robots hold things without touching them

If robots are to help out in places like hospitals and phone repair shops, they’re going to need a light touch. And what’s lighter than not touching at all? Researchers have created a gripper that uses ultrasonics to suspend an object in midair, potentially making it suitable for the most delicate tasks. It’s done with an array of tiny speakers that emit sound at very carefully controlled frequencies and volumes. These produce a sort of standing pressure wave that can hold an object up or, if the pressure is coming…

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24 amusing photos of real-world vandalism that'll make you chortle
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24 amusing photos of real-world vandalism that'll make you chortle

Vandalism is a crime and one we don’t endorse, but sometimes it can be amusing, witty or just downright daft. Even the most prudish of people can enjoy a touch of real-world shenanigans every now and then.  We’ve collected a gallery of daft and hilarious photos of various acts of vandalism with a healthy dash of humour for you to enjoy. You are offline This artist has recreated Google Chrome’s offline dinosaur game in the real world. The artwork comes with some sage advice too – “don’t panic, look around…

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POCO X2 First Impressions: 120Hz Display, 64MP Sony IMX686 Sensor & More
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POCO X2 First Impressions: 120Hz Display, 64MP Sony IMX686 Sensor & More

After launching the POCO F1 back in 2018, Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO has been silent for about 18 months. But recently Xiaomi has announced that POCO is now a standalone brand and it has launched its first phone under a brand-new series. POCO X2 is basically a rebranded Redmi K30 4G that was launched in China back in December. But the POCO X2 is not just another rebranded Redmi K30. Although there’s no difference in specs or design, POCO X2 comes with a few extra software tweaks as it runs MIUI…

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