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Daily tech news on Google, Android, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, technology trends and updates from Silicon Valley. Gadget reviews, tablets, mobile, apps. Clinton Stark shares over a decade of experience from shooting videos for Stark Insider. Tips, tricks and reviews of Canon DSLR (70D, 80D), Sony mirrorless (a6000, a6500), and Blackmagic, Panasonic (GH5) and RED cinema cameras, Plus: filmmaking techniques, video production.
Smart Home News: Google Home now supports Spotify Free music streaming

Smart Home News: Spotify Free accounts now works on Google Home

Good news. Today, free Spotify accounts are now supported by the Google Home hub. That means even if you don't pay for a Spotify subscription you can still enjoy one of the best music streaming platforms, even if it will be with some restrictions. As you might expect, supported voice-activated commands...
Insteon Dimmer and Keypad Tips Review

Smart Home: Top 10 tips for getting started with Insteon

Already own or considering buying a smart home hub? Clinton Stark shares 10 tips for the Insteon Hub that might help you get the most out of your existing Insteon system or help you understand the hub market and some of the options on the market today. It's the year of...
Fitbit Smartwatch 2017

Design of new Fitbit smartwatch not exactly Ive-y league

Photos of an upcoming Fitbit smartwatch have hit the internet. And, first reaction: not so good. The display itself does look good, so far as I can tell, but the rest appears to be an engineering-centric aesthetic, mostly devoid of any fashion sense. Meanwhile, the Fitbit logo sits proudly and...
Google Pixel Phone Colors

Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 phone might not feature bezel-less design

Bezels be gone. In 2017, I was expecting most new smartphones to not have bezels. At least, the premium, flagship models. I think it would be fair to expect as much. Samsung has been leading the charge towards less bezel and more screen. Phones like the Edge used slick wrap...
RED Hydrogen One

With $1,200 holographic Hydrogen phone can RED disrupt the market yet again?

We all know Elon Musk. Steve Jobs. Bill Gates. Jeff Bezos. But have you heard of Jim Jannard? You might not instantly recognize the name, but you'd likely recognize his first big home run: Oakley sunglasses. He founded the company in 1975 and over time turned it into a billion dollar...
RED RAVEN Camera Kit + Final Cut Pro X

Apple Store now selling RED Raven camera kit bundled with Final Cut Pro X

For $14,999 you too can be ready to shoot on a new RED Raven camera. Thanks to chiefs Tim Cook and Jarred Land, new partnership between Apple and RED puts professional cinema camera in front of masses.
Why Google Should Buy Twitter

Is Twitter dead?

U.S. user base is in decline, as are revenues. Building social networks that stand the test of time is proving near impossible. Call it the Facebook effect.
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Watch short film shot on a Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera

Is the Panasonic GH5 worth the hype? Based on what I've read it seems the mirrorless camera is receiving universal acclaim. A quick Google reveals that people are pretty much smitten by Panasonic's new flagship ($1,998 USD). Digital Photography Review (the gold standard of camera review sites) gave the GH5 a...
Stark Insider Video BTS with Loni Stark

Latest Videos on Stark Insider: Ziplining, a short doc, EdgeWalk CN Tower, Iceland, Pebble Beach

Plus some thoughts on the State of YouTube and streaming platforms.