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Wemo Mini Smart Plug, Wi-Fi Enabled, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit

Smart Home News: Wemo Mini smart plug now works with Apple HomeKit

Wemo today announced that its Mini Wifi Smart Plug now supports Apple HomeKit. That means you can now use your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and even the HomePod speaker to control devices connected to the Wemo Mini plug. You can also use Siri to give voice commands -- "Siri, turn...
Deal Alert: Sale: PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera, 16X LEICA DC Vario-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens

Prime Day Camera Deals: Panasonic FZ1000 4K Mirrorless, Canon Batteries, Zhiyun Crane 2 Follow Focus, Rokinon lens

Finally. A few good deals popped up today on Prime Day. Amazon typically doesn't seem to discount much of interest during this promotion when it comes to photography and videography. Typically Amazon doesn't offer deals on camera bodies, lenses or anything particularly of interest. Today, though, a few things caught...
Ticwatch E Prime Day deal - sale $109 USD

Ticwatch E with Google Wear 2.0 now only $109 – amazing smwartwatch deal

If you've been holding off getting a Wear smartwatch now might be one of your best opportunities. Amazon Prime Day is here to save the day -- well, mostly. Ticwatch E has been marked down 30%. That means you can get the well-reviewed smartwatch made by Mobvoi for only $109 (USD)...
Microsoft bets big on tiny computers with Surface Go tablet/laptop.

Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet targets iPad. But consumers buy mobile devices for apps

There's an app for that. Or is there? In the case of the Surface tablet and its companion Microsoft Store, unfortunately the answer is usually no. And, if by chance, there happens to be an app -- Twitter or Facebook for instance -- it usually isn't as good as its...
Tesla Model 3 shareholder sales report

Elon Musk on Tesla: “I think we just became a real car company”

CEO and founder celebrates 7,000 Tesla cars in 7 days with Twitter ♥️for his team.
Hedge Backup Software Review

Video Backup Workflow: Hedge software test on location Rome

Backup workflow on the road is always one of my biggest challenges. Not to mention worries. When I've travelled somewhere and spent the day shooting video, filling up several SD cards, the last thing I want to happen is to lose it all. Because I'm a very paranoid guy, I prefer...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno Hands-on Review - First impressions

Top 10: Best Cameras for Shooting Vacation Videos

If you're headed on vacation and want to take high quality video here's a top 10 list of cameras that are worth your consideration. From $199 all the way up to $2,998 (USD) there's many great choices if you're looking to shoot videos on your next vacation. Yes, you can use...
Moment Anamorphic Lens for Apple iPhone

Now is the Moment: Shooting anamorphic video on an iPhone

Moment's sold out Kickstarter campaign, in addition to recent, high profile announcements from RED Digital Cinema and Blackmagic Design suggest the mobile filmmaking category could be a huge market opportunity.
iDeaPlay V207 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Review

Review: iDeaPLAY Bluetooth wireless headphones (V207)

Turns out you don't need to break the bank to get a decent pair of wireless headphones these days. In fact, far better than decent. Case in point, these racy things -- red trim and all -- from a company called iDeaUSA: For only $99 (USD) you get quite a...
Tesla Model 3 market share vs Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Lexus

Trendspotting: Tesla Model 3 out-selling Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Lexus in mid-sized premium auto segment

"Model 3 is now the best-selling mid-sized premium sedan in the USA" Tesla Model 3 is on top. And all it took was about five months of shipments of its new "mainstream" priced electric car. Tesla today tweeted a chart depicting market share for the mid-sized premium sedan market segment. There's no...