Tech & Silicon Valley

Say your budget is $10,000. Do you buy a Sony a7S and build it out, or do you make a squeeze and buy it plus a new Sony FS7 giving you both stealth, plus Super 35 options?

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Clinton Stark
01.28.2015

Not only are YouTube publishers uploading more videos than ever before, they are doing so with higher attention to production values, entertainment values, and personality.

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Well made, tossable Blueooth speaker that can take a beating. Killer party trick: it floats.
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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.
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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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A superb news reading app for iOS and Android. Deserves rotation in your daily routine.
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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.
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Theater & Arts
BY | 01.27.15

A play about Silicon Valley that hits close to home. Can two video game developers meet deadline? And will ego, love, and loss render their code useless?

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What's Happening
BY | 01.27.15

Symphony Silicon Valley announced it will live score Peter Jackson’s Academy-Award winning Lord of the Ring trilogy. Two cycles are planned for April.

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Gear
BY | 01.26.15

Making the jump from a Canon DSLR to a Sony FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camera. The decision, budgeting, spousal drama. What on earth am I thinking?!

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Mobile
BY | 01.15.15

Not only are Xiaomi’s new Mii Note phones lighter and thinnner than Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, but they are priced over 50% cheaper. Apple and Samsung: hear them roar.

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Supercar Reborn
BY | 01.12.15

Honda finally unveils final version of the vaunted Acura NSX supercar. In a world of Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini how does the design fare?

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Auto Tech
BY | 01.08.15

With BMW (i8) and the competition circling the wagons, Porsche would be near daft not to consider some form of hybrid 911 model.

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Tech Marketing
BY | 01.07.15

With the absurd price of the new Walkman, Sony has us right where it wants us – talking about the product, decrying its price, and awaiting a cheaper follow-on.

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Market watch
BY | 01.07.15

Mobile gaming appears to take a bite out of the console market with the advent of the Apple iPhone in 2007, the last big year for video game console sales.