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Watch Mat Kearney talk about his fifth studio album, ‘Just Kids’. Plus, concert highlights from Live in the Vineyard featuring “Ships in the Night” and a stripped down version of “Just Kids”.

Stark Insider
Clinton Stark
02.24.2015

The day has finally arrived. And it’s called “Pebble Time.” After a much-hyped and significantly marketed countdown, the smartwatch maker that could, Pebble, announced today a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new model featuring a color e-paper display. No, this is not 1992. Up until now the Palo Alto-based start-up produced smartwatches, both the original and fancier […]

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Napa News
BY | 02.22.15 VIDEO

Annual Premiere Napa Valley wine auction again breaks record. $6 million raised, with top lot Brand Napa Valley going for $115,000, or about $1,900 per bottle.

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In Wine Country
BY | 02.20.15 VIDEO

Prepare to Napa Gras. If you notice a slight red glow over the Napa Valley tonight, chances are the source would be none other than Raymond Vineyards. There, an epic party once again kicks off the weekend here known as Premiere Napa Valley. Hosted by gregarious, well-dressed wine magnet Jean-Charles Boisset, Napa Gras is the kind […]

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West Coast Travel
BY | 02.20.15 VIDEO

Another weekend video challenge. This time in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. Our weekly challenges are simple: grab a Canon DSLR, shoot some street scenes, edit and publish within 12-24 hours. Recently we shot Beat’s So Lonely at Union Square, San Francisco, and an admittedly odd teaser for an upcoming wine video shot in Santa […]

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Wearables
BY | 02.18.15

My wife wants an Apple Watch. She’s an unapologetic laggard. Is that reason enough to say that Apple understands wearables better than anyone?

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Wearables
BY | 02.17.15

Google Glass flopped. But that hasn’t stopped Sony from taking a (misguided) swing at the wearable market. SmartEyeglass retails for $849, but I don’t think they could give these monstrosities away for free.

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Wearables
BY | 02.12.15

It’s official. Android Wear is a flop. By why did Google miss the mark so badly?

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Wine Country Adventure
BY | 02.11.15 VIDEO

“We ride to eat!” A look at an innovative new event that combines the best of Napa Valley with 45- and 75-mile cycling rides.

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Arts & Culture
BY | 02.10.15 VIDEO

Stark Insider goes backstage to preview Disney’s ‘The Lion King’. Watch as Loni Stark tranforms into Rafiki! Plus: Broadway San Jose 2015-16 season line-up.