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Google Project Fi Unlimited Plan - Bill Protection Feature

Google launches unlimited Project Fi plan for $60/month

But there's a catch... (there's always a catch)
Panasonic (DC-GH5S) Lumix GH5s Body C4K Mirrorless Camera with High Sensitivity Mos Multi-Aspect 10.2 Megapixels Sensor, Black

Panasonic GH5S vs. Sony Alpha a7S II: Who is king of low light? DPReview is here to help decide

Panasonic GH5S or Sony Alpha a7S II? Who is the king of low light? Inquiring minds and pixel peepers the world over must know. And now, thanks to DPReview, we have a tool to dig deeper into this most burning matter. 43 Rumors notes that the famed Studio Scene tool at the...
Philips Hue 3.0 app update

CES Smart Home News: Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings apps to get overhauls

Philips to launch Hue 3.0, Hue Entertainment sync platform, and outdoor lights. Samsung, meanwhile, is doubling down on SmartThings and consolidating 40 apps in an effort to own the smart home.
Google Pay replaces Android Pay and Google Wallet

Google Pay aims to simplify mobile, user experiences

Company merges Android Pay and Google Wallet into single Google Pay brand.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

Panasonic GH5S camera revealed — but there’s trade-offs (Thoughts from a GH5 video shooter)

UPDATE: The GH5S is now up for pre-order on Amazon. Release date is Feb. 5, 2018. Once again, we're reminded: there are no surprises in tech anymore. The long-rumored and oft-leaked GH5S has finally shown itself to the world on day 1 of CES. If it seems familiar, however, that's because we've...
Tapping into the opportunity of the streaming boom

New Report: Cable TV continues to lose ground to Netflix, cord cutters

The long, slow -- and somewhat agonizing and predictable -- decline continues. A new report "I stream, you stream" from PWC's consumer intelligence series suggests that streaming services like Netflix continue to chip away at the once formidable Cable TV providers. 73% of survey respondents (1,986 people) said that they subscribed...
Trendspotting: Amazon Echo Dot dominates voice-activated digital assistant market

Amazon Partnering with P&G, Clorox, Others: Alexa, turn off the ads! (please)

It was only a matter of time. And it appears the time is near. Reports today (CNBC: Amazon has big plans for Alexa ads in 2018; it's discussing options with P&G, Clorox and others) indicate Amazon is in talks with consumer goods companies like P&G and Clorox in a bid to...
Amazon Alexa now playing music interface (Web)

Smart Home Audio: Amazon should create dedicated Alexa music app for its Echo speakers

With its recent addition of "Everywhere" mode, Amazon is pushing hard into the whole home audio market. Traditionally that's been the domains of the likes of custom installers, and, more recently, Sonos. In the Alexa app or in its companion browser interface, you can select songs, stations, playlists from various...
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black)

Canon EOS 80D camera package deal $1199

Incoming: Canon EOS 80D deal alert! Here's a nice bundle to sweeten your year. And it's discounted by over 40%. If you're looking to spend some gift money, or perhaps you're just going to treat yourself already because Santa missed an item on your list then I have 2 camera...