Tech & Silicon Valley

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, Sony mirrorless, and Blackmagic and RED cinema cameras, Plus: filmmaking techniques, video production.

Interesting Times for High-Tech Acquisitions

It has been a hectic week in my neck of the woods and since Clint wrote the last blog entry, he likes to remind me on a daily basis that I am long overdue for an entry. As busy as my work has been these days, life must be a...

In Review: V-Moda Earphones Give Bose Some Heavy Competition

V-Moda Base Freq Earphones (black) List Price: $50 (Amazon: $36.63) I'm in DC this week in meetings with my government team. I was able to catch a direct flight on United from SJC to IAD which is always nice. Last time, I had a stop over in Dallas and was caught...

Home Theater: The Big Picture Without the Big Price

For those of you following in my footsteps, in search of Maslow's ultimate peak, I offer these thoughts on the latest in home theater do and don'ts.

ACORD 2007

Attended ACORD Loma Insurance Forum 2007 (www.acordlomaforum.org) in Orlando. Had a great time. Ron Dudley, VP of Forms at ACORD invited us to talk about the Adobe eForms+ POC. You can follow this link to view the results of that. We also won an ACORD award with Ohio Casualty...

Review: RIM BlackBerry 8700 Smartphone

RIM continues to pump out great products. The latest is the BlackBerry 8700, a nice evolution of design that includes a full-size keyboard in a slim, compact package. My previous BB was the 7100 which was more phone, less email; relying on "suretype" and a limited keyboard with...

2006: Google Netscaped, DVDs Die, Nicole Kidman’s Eye and Robots Fly

Google (GOOG) will be Netscaped. It may take a few years. But flanked by Microsoft and Yahoo on one side and just about every scorned VC on the other, where's the sustainability? (OK, maybe it's envy). NASDAQ at year end = 2,512.16. Downloadable movies (not just TV shows and videos) hit...