Tech & Silicon Valley

In 2008 the recession stalled the Loreto Bay development. Today, the resort, located in Baja California Sur, is back on track. Construction has resumed on the condos.

Tech
Clinton Stark
11.20.2014

The a7 II will ship with 5-axis stabilization built-in. The result will be smoother, clearer shots. How will Canon and Nikon respond?

STARK-APPROVED GADGETS
Well made, tossable Blueooth speaker that can take a beating. Killer party trick: it floats.
4
OUT OF 5
A well-made bag for road warriors, students, and professionals working in the field alike. Your tablets, laptops, cameras, and other mobile gear will appreciate traveling first class.
5
OUT OF 5
The best smartwatch on the market. Lots of developer support means lots of useful apps and watchfaces available. I'll never take mine off.
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OUT OF 5
A superb news reading app for iOS and Android. Deserves rotation in your daily routine.
5
OUT OF 5
Does just about everything right, despite some crashes on my Nexus 5 during testing. But there's nothing to differentiate Beats Audio from the likes of Spotify and Google All Access. Expect Beats to package the service with smartphones and headphones.
4
OUT OF 5
Amazon-Echo-Video
Gadgets & Tech
BY | 11.06.14

With Echo, Amazon guns for Google (Now) and Apple (Siri) in the battle for cloud supremacy. But there’s a problem with that strategy.

Pandora-Android
Mobile
BY | 10.29.14

Beats Music trails when it comes to downloads, but pulls in the money. Meanwhile, where is the Google Play Music app?

Facebook-Earnings-Report
Silicon Valley
BY | 10.28.14

Facebook beats analyst expectations, reports $3.2 billion in top line revenue for Q3. “I see nothing wrong with any of these numbers,” said one prominent analyst.

Ecoxgear-Ecorox-bluetooth-speaker-review-3276
Gadgets & Tech
BY | 10.27.14

ECOXGEAR delivers a tossable, sturdy, and waterproof speaker that works well with iOS and Android tablets, and smartphones.

Motorola-Nexus-6-thanks-Google
Silicon Valley
BY | 10.16.14

For the first time in the history of Google’s flagship Android program, Motorola Mobility is tapped as the device partner for the Nexus smartphone. Nexus 6 ships November 2014.

FOBO-bluetooth-tire-pressure-valves-2014
Auto Tech
BY | 10.09.14

I loath heading over to that corner of the gas station where the dreaded dirty machine is located to check tire pressure. Now: there’s an app for that.

iPad-Air-2-specs
Silicon Valley
BY | 10.06.14

Whereas Apple’s iPhone 6 reveal was revolutionary expect the iPad Air 2 to be more subdued, incremental: 0.5mm thinner, laminated display, upgraded specs are expected.

Techmanity-Jared-Leto
Silicon Valley
BY | 10.02.14

Actor and musician Jared Leto kicks-off the inaugural Techmanity tech conference in San Jose. Watch full video replay.