Canon’s EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless camera is aimed at creators

Canon has unveiled the 24-megapixel EOS M50 Mark II with relatively minor updates to the popular original aimed mostly at creators. The biggest change is an upgraded Dual Pixel autofocus system that now allows for continuous eye-tracking in video, rather than in just some still modes as before. That will make it more practical for interviews or vlogging (albeit in HD only and not 4K) as the camera can keep your subject in focus by itself.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II APS-C mirrorless camera
Canon EOS M50 Mark II APS-C mirrorless camera

It can also capture vertical video that you can stream on YouTube live using a smartphone connection. And for vloggers, the flip-out display offers a tap-to-record button, along with tap-to-focus and a movie self timer. On the photo side, the EOS M50 II now has an electronic shutter option. Topping off the new options is webcam support with Canon’s EOS utility software.

Other features remain the

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Clearfield Announces StreetSmart Pre-Assigned FDH Cabinet Aimed at Rapid Time-to-Market, Lowest OPEX

Delivers low labor touch as market for residential and business fiber services ramp

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, today announced the new StreetSmart Pre-Assigned Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) Cabinet. The StreetSmart Pre-Assigned FDH Cabinet provides a turn-key solution for up to 288 distribution fibers in an outside plant FTTx (fiber-to-the-x) PON application. Designed for rapid PON deployments, this cabinet provides a single distribution point, making it the ideal solution for deploying FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) where high potential take rates are expected. Network providers benefit from reduced OPEX costs associated with FTTH deployment by pre-populating the quantity of splitters needed prior to delivery, speeding installation and deployment times, allowing service providers to instantly turn-up revenue-generating services.

“Every FTTH deployment is different and presents its own unique challenges. Veteran employees in the fiber deployment sector are retiring and as a new workforce joins the industry in

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Facebook says fake accounts from China aimed at US politics

Facebook said Tuesday it derailed a network of fakes accounts out of China that had recently taken aim at the US presidential race.

The takedown came as part of the social networks fight against “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and marked the first time Facebook had seen such a campaign based in China targeting US politics, according to head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher.

Facebook did not connect the campaign to the Chinese government, saying its investigation found links to individuals in the Fujian province of China.

In the takedown, Facebook removed 155 accounts, 11 Pages, 9 Groups and 6 Instagram accounts for violating its policy against foreign interference in deceptive schemes.

The campaign out of China focused primarily on the Philippines and South East Asia more broadly, and just a bit on the US, according to Gleicher.

Posts particularly commented about naval activity in the South China Sea, including US Navy

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