The Apple Watch is here, and the response has been mixed. Some love its power, simple outward appearance, and variety of gesture and button controls. And, others, well... others are not so enamored with it for those very same reasons. I've spent some time with one recently (38mm - my...
Best Accessories for shooting video on DSLR and Mirrorless cameras

Buying a DSLR (or mirrorless) camera is just the first step in your video journey. Part of the fun is kitting out, gradually adding an accessory here and there over the years, and learning the ins and outs of video production along the way. Baby steps, as they say. Whether...
Apple News App

Apple announced a lot today at its annual developer conference here in San Francisco. As expected, there's an updated version of its core OS X operating system dubbed "El Capitan" which arrives in the fall (dev beta available today), a broadening of Apple Pay (to UK, and now with support for loyalty cards),...
Android Wear and Pebble

The Apple Watch is here. Pebble Time is starting to ship and runs an updated OS. How does Google Wear stack-up in its second year? A look at the OS, and current watches including the Sony Smartwatch 3, Moto 360 and Asus Zenwatch.
From Samsung to Snapdragon – Why Android is Winning

Android's success can be attributed in part to the fact that it's more pervasive and readily available.

Just how much can you get out of a small, everyday-looking camera priced under $1,000? Apparently, a lot. Many of us already know that Blackmagic Design crafts cameras that produce gorgeous, cinematic footage. The Australian company only recently entered the camera market (in 2012), but among indie filmmakers, documentary producers, and...
Android M Permissions now like Apple

Google today gave a preview of the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco. Dubbed Android M, the next version is, from what I could see, not so much a feature-rich release overflowing with ooohs-and-aaahs, as one focused on bug fixes, and subtle refinements designed...
KPCB Mary Meeker - Internet Trends Report 2015

Mary Meeker's annual Internet trends report is another must-read. Video continues to grow, accounting for 64% of all Internet traffic. Xiaomi sells the most smartphones. And users generate a bucketload of (typically free) content.
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher who founded tech blog Recode only 18 months earlier, have been acquired by Vox Media.

That didn't take long. News broke today that Vox Media has acquired Recode, a new(ish) tech news blog co-founded by respected journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, both formerly of the Wall Street Journal. Terms weren't disclosed, however, it was noted to be an all-stock deal. With the deal, tech...
Google Glass

Dreamers dream big. And those dreams are nowhere bigger than in tech. Everything we do here in Silicon Valley is destined to change the world. Our thoughts, visions, and, ultimately, products send reverberations that command attention. Economy 2.0. Internet of Things. Cloud computing. Ideas here are larger than life....