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.

Review: Sony PlayStation Store PS3 Video Download Service (with Pictures)

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 Video Download Service Available: Now Requirements: Sony PlayStation3 (PS3) with Internet connection Pricing: TV Shows, purchase $1.99+ Movies, rental $2.99-5.99 Movies, purchase $9.99-14.99 Although I'm probably not the target audience, I gave the new PSN video download service a spin tonight. It probably helped that Loni was traveling to present at a...

Sony and Microsoft Up Ante in Showdown for Your Family Room

I suspected video download services would continue to be a big theme in 2008, but I'm not convinced we're close to mainstream adoption just yet (bandwith is still too slow in this part of the world). However, I do think today's announcements by Sony and Microsoft will heat up...

Gadget Review: Motorola H700 Bluetooth Handsfree Headset

Motorola H700 Bluetooth Handsfree Headset Retail $79.99 (Amazon $37.92) Rating: 9 out of 10 With the new handsfree cell phone law now in effect in California, we decided to buy a bluetooth handsfree headset. There is a lot of choice and it can be confusing. About 4 years ago, I bought...

Green and Gadgets, The Best of Both Worlds

I'll be the first to admit I was skeptical last year when Loni started racing towards a green utopia; researching solar, hybrids, vegetable farming. Initially...

Blu-ray Wins: That was Fast! But Will it Matter?

It's official. Toshiba finally threw in the towel after a non-stop barrage of negative news in 2008 finally forcing HD-DVD to join the ranks of...

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...