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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. Smart home reviews, tips, and trendspotting. 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.

The Little Search Engine That Could… But Couldn’t Become Google

A recent CNET article on search engines triggered a trip down memory lane. In the late 90's it was the wild west when it came to search engines. They were everywhere, with new ones popping up left and right. None of them dominated like Google today. And that's what...

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...