Tech

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.

Bing, now with Bam!

With Bing, Microsoft continues to go all out in a middling and perhaps doomed effort to to slow Google. The latest feature added to the new, heavily hyped (but awfully familiar, ahem...Microsoft Live interface anyone?) search engine is "visual search." Yes, what's old is new again, at least when...

Facebook, now more like Twitter with Tagging and Lite interface

Every day it seems Facebook wants to be more like Twitter. But Twitter is content to be just itself... for now. Yesterday, Facebook made two announcements, both strikes across the bow of the 140-character phenom. And both made in the typical Facebook way: laid back, casual, innocent looking blog...

New products today from Apple provoke yawns despite Steve’s return

Call me spoiled, but these days it takes more than a digital camera to get me excited when it comes to the latest in cool gadgets. So, on that score at least, today's product announcements from Apple had me looking elsewhere for thrills...anywhere. Solitaire. Old Kinks records. Staring at...

Slim is in, behold Sony’s new lightweight, energy efficient PS3

Sony must have Steinway envy. The original PS3 video game system was finished in a glossy black that oozed high end appeal. Maybe it even helped some buyers overlook the market leading, premium price tag. Or not. Because now Sony has slashed their video game system in a bid...

Branding: Sony takes page out of Apple ad playbook with new PS3 campaign

Did you hear? The new svelte PS3 is now only $299. Well, maybe you didn't know. But if Sony has its way—with radio, TV and print—you and your entire neighborhood will be all-to-familiar with the $100 price drop, and with a bland new spokesperson called Kevin Butler. Dressed business casual, with...

Mac OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’ available tomorrow $29, resource guide

Apple Mac fans, rejoice! Tomorrow's Mac OS X upgrade, aka 'Snow Leopard' at only $29, is Apple's lowest priced upgrade ever. Us faithful deserve it, don't you think? Despite the discount price, there is plenty of new goodies, glossiness and features to get excited about. With all the improvements, low...

Lenovo to delay release of Ion-powered S12 netbook until Windows 7 launch

(UPDATE: Reports are also indicating Samsung will delay its Ion-powered netbooks also until Windows 7 is released.) Well I think the mystery is finally solved; that being when we'll see the first NVIDIA Ion-powered netbook from Lenovo hit the market. Although it looks like Samsung will be first to market (with...

Entrepreneurs in action: Eric Levine on CellarTracker and wine in the cloud

At the Small and Special conference in Seattle over the summer, Eric LeVine gave a presentation on his business CellarTracker. It piqued my interest for a few reasons. One, I use CellarTracker to track our cellar and wine purchases. I love it. It always works; gives additional information on...

Acer Aspire 1410 (1810T) 11.6″ laptop now in stock at Amazon $449

The Acer Aspire AS1410 (known as the 1810T overseas) is now available for purchase from Amazon. At least, in blue for now (Ruby Red and Black to follow). The 1410 sports the increasingly popular 11.6-inch screen size with widescreen 1366x768 resolution , 1.4GHz Intel CULV Core 2 Solo SU3500 CPU,...

Hulu: 5 things you need to know

YouTube is for a quick fix: breaking news, someone getting kicked in the crotch, Usain Bolt replays, or the infamous Susan Boyle performance that broke earlier this year. It's all fun, until you realize your covered in grime and need a shower. Hulu is the future, but it's also here...