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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

Panasonic GH5S camera revealed — but there’s trade-offs (Thoughts from a GH5 video shooter)

UPDATE: The GH5S is now up for pre-order on Amazon. Release date is Feb. 5, 2018. Once again, we're reminded: there are no surprises in tech anymore. The long-rumored and oft-leaked GH5S has finally shown itself to the world on day 1 of CES. If it seems familiar, however, that's because we've...
Tapping into the opportunity of the streaming boom

New Report: Cable TV continues to lose ground to Netflix, cord cutters

The long, slow -- and somewhat agonizing and predictable -- decline continues. A new report "I stream, you stream" from PWC's consumer intelligence series suggests that streaming services like Netflix continue to chip away at the once formidable Cable TV providers. 73% of survey respondents (1,986 people) said that they subscribed...
Trendspotting: Amazon Echo Dot dominates voice-activated digital assistant market

Amazon Partnering with P&G, Clorox, Others: Alexa, turn off the ads! (please)

It was only a matter of time. And it appears the time is near. Reports today (CNBC: Amazon has big plans for Alexa ads in 2018; it's discussing options with P&G, Clorox and others) indicate Amazon is in talks with consumer goods companies like P&G and Clorox in a bid to...
Amazon Alexa now playing music interface (Web)

Smart Home Audio: Amazon should create dedicated Alexa music app for its Echo speakers

With its recent addition of "Everywhere" mode, Amazon is pushing hard into the whole home audio market. Traditionally that's been the domains of the likes of custom installers, and, more recently, Sonos. In the Alexa app or in its companion browser interface, you can select songs, stations, playlists from various...
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black)

Canon EOS 80D camera package deal $1199

Incoming: Canon EOS 80D deal alert! Here's a nice bundle to sweeten your year. And it's discounted by over 40%. If you're looking to spend some gift money, or perhaps you're just going to treat yourself already because Santa missed an item on your list then I have 2 camera...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno

Panasonic GH5 and Sony a6500 most popular new rentals for 2017

For serious photographers and videographers, 2017 was an especially good year for gear. Several new models were released, each seemingly giving us more and more power at lower and lower price points. Thank the emergence of the smartphone camera mostly for that. Panasonic GH5. Sony a6500 and a7R III. Canon...
Nintendo Switch best gadget of 2017 - sales explained

Nintendo Switch proves smartphones aren’t the only portable gaming options

Mario and Zelda franchises lead a strong sales cycle for console's oft-forgotten player.
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Digital SLR Camera Body

Best Camera Gear 2017: Canon 5D IV, EOS 80D, Rebel T5i, SL2

Here's Stark Insider's picks for best camera gear of 2017. Today, we're focusing on Canon DSLR bodies. Canon continues to offer a very solid line-up of reasonably priced, high performance camera bodies. Whether you're a stills shooter or someone interested in getting into videography there's an assortment of DSLR bodies...
Panasonic Lumix GH5 First Look Review

Deal Alert: Panasonic GH5 on Amazon — discount for flagship mirrorless camera

UPDATE: Seems like this GH5 deal is dead. If you're still in the market I'd suggest keeping an eye on Amazon every day. These things tend to re pop-up from time to time. Setting up an alert on Slickdeals is also a good way to potentially score a deal...