Canon announces 4K-ready 5D Mark IV DSLR camera
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Last week Canon launched its fourth-generation 5D DSLR camera, the first of its kind to offer Wi-Fi connectivity and 4K video capture support. The device features a 30.4-megapixel sensor, a wide native ISO range between 100 and 32,000, improved scene detection, and a second-generation autofocus system that expands coverage across a frame.

Microsoft Surface Phone to surface soon
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Release may coincide with Windows 10 “Redstone 2” build

This year’s IFA conference in Berlin may well include an official announcement from the mighty Microsoft about its second-generation smartphone lineup, the Surface Phone series.

Samsung announces three quantum-dot curved gaming panels
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1800R and 1500R curvature, 125 percent of sRGB color spectrum

On Monday, Samsung announced three  additions to its PC display panel lineup featuring the first Quantum Dot materials that the company has ever applied outside of its TV lineup.

Apple iPhone production forecast drops from 84 to 74 million
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Panel orders drop by 20 percent, chip orders by 15 percent

On Friday, the Nikkei Asian Review journal published a story hinting that some of Apple’s part suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components. Some forecasts are now cutting total iPhone production for the July to December period by five percent, from 120 million down to 114 million.

U.S. government plans to collect social media handles from visitors
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Plan draws backfire from Silicon Valley technology groups

Earlier this week, a few US-based civil society groups joined Silicon Valley giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google to petition an optional Department of Homeland Security proposal to collect social media identifier information on the I-94W forms of visitors entering the country.

Facebook removes "Trending" news story descriptions
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Topic rankings now controlled by algorithms

Before the start of the weekend, Facebook announced some notable changes to the way its social network would be handling “Trending” news topics, which previously contained topic descriptions curated by staff members and were verified through a non-algorithmic editing process.

Apple iOS 9.3.5 patches three zero-day vulnerabilities
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Security report discovers spyware attack on human rights activists

On Thursday, Apple issued three important zero-day security vulnerability patches in a new iOS 9.3.5 release of its mobile operating system, with some sources claiming that the exploits are particularly fatal to human rights activists and other individuals who work or act to protect human rights around the world.

Sharp announces Aquos Z2 smartphone in Taiwan market
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5.5-inch 1080p display with Helio X20 SoC

Yesterday Sharp announced a new second-generation Aquos Z2 smartphone for the Taiwan market. The device includes a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display and 4GB of RAM, among other specifications.

Acer, Asustek and Samsung to talk wearables soon
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In the week leading up to the IFA 2016 tradeshow in Berlin several brand vendors are preparing to launch what they think are next-generation wearable devices including offerings from Acer, Asustek and Samsung.

Upcoming Nexus phones support exclusive Android 7.0 feature
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“Seamless updates” only for new devices

Earlier this week, Google released the first over-the-air updates of its fresh Android 7.0 N operating system to owners of a Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P, 9, Nexus Player, General Mobile 4G or Pixel C tablet. But the operating system will support one key new feature exclusively given to the company’s upcoming Nexus smartphone devices, at least for now.