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Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno Hands-on Review - First impressions

Camera Deals: Panasonic GH5 gets price cut, still our top pick for video shooters

If you're a content creator and looking for a superb, compact camera for shooting short films and docs, VLogs, and YouTube videos, you may want to jump on this deal. Panasonic has a sale running on the veritable Panasonic GH5. The flagship mirrorless camera that normally retails for $1,998 (USD) is...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-core/32-thread) Desktop Processor

Video Editors Unite: The Intel/AMD Core Wars are giving us insane power

Processors always come down in price. And we always get more power as well. That's just the way it's always been -- with tech too in general. Innovator Gordon Moore knew that, after research, the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubled every year. Moore's law was born....
Samsung Galaxy Watch price, features, news, reviews

Samsung Galaxy Watch is here, pre-orders start at $330 – sadly still runs Tizen OS

It's official. The new Samsung smartwatch runs Tizen. Not Android Wear OS, as many were hoping. Too bad about that. Aside from that unfortunate bit of news, Samsung is offering two sizes of the new Galaxy Watch -- the successor to the decidedly poorly received Gear S3. Galaxy Watch 42mm...
What's new in Android 9 Pie?

Google Android 9 Pie: A slick update with at least 1 killer new feature (that looks suspiciously familiar)

Pie doesn't upset the smartphone world order, but it does give Google's 10 year old mobile OS a refined and useful update.
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Apple: From underdog to titan, long live the Apple ][

iPhone. MacBook. Apple Watch. Consumers love them. But before that, Apple's first mainstream home computer started it all.
Panasonic GH5 with Rokinon 35mm lens

Trendspotting: Digital stills camera market still in turmoil (Report)

A new report reveals something that we already pretty much know: the camera market is (mostly) still in turmoil. According to CIPA, shipments in the overall segment "Digital Still Camera" is down approximately 24% year-over-year. Hit the hardest appears to be camera with built-in lenses which seems to have fallen about...
Apple to remove iPhone X notch by 2019 - Tech News

Google lays down the notch law

This whole notch thing is quite the thing. Maybe. It could possibly be just a thing in tech circles or Silicon Valley or among developers. Either way Google has weighed in with its new notch law. Android phones -- or at least ones that aim to run Android P, the version...
Apple Watch: Tips for better battery life

Wearable News: Apple Watch sales up 30% y/y, but Fitbit and Garmin make inroads

While many are struggling Apple clearly is not. Sales for the Apple Watch are estimated to be up 30% y/y in Q2 2018. That means Apple shipped something in the order of 3.5 million versions of its Series 1, 2 and 3 smartwatch (it no longer sells the original Series...
DJI Mavic Air Crash

DJI Mavic Air: Obligatory drone crash footage (Sutro Bath ruins)

It was my first time flying the Mavic Air. And only my second time ever flying a drone. So, yes, it was destiny: a crash. But what footage! (see below) I first bought a DJI Spark, planning to occasionally use it to capture b-roll for Stark Insider videos and maybe to...
Google Play Newsstand is now Google News

Google consolidates news, magazines, weather into updated Google News app

I have to say this makes a lot of sense. Google today announced it had folded its Google Play Newsstand app into Google News. That means you only need to open one app to read curated news stories, magazines (most require a subscription), blog posts from your favorite sources, and...