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Sonos Amp is an updated Connect:Amp with more power and connections

New Sonos Amp delivers more power, supports AirPlay 2 and TV connectivity

Sonos Amp is an updated Connect:Amp with more power and connections, plus a new and modern minimalist look for $599.
Smart Camera Functionality - trend market report 2019

Trendspotting: The smart camera era begins in 2019

"Cameras are becoming terrifyingly smart." According to a new report, the smart camera era begins in 2019. What does that mean? Activate CEO Michael Wolf and his research team suggest there are three primary reasons to expect the emergence of the smart camera over the next year or so: Visual intelligence Functionality ...
Social media influencers and nanoinfluencers

Trendspotting: Nanoinfluencers could make social media even more like a never-ending infomercial

You've seen it a thousand times before. And every time you know you're looking at an ad... disguised as an influencer branded recommendation or suggestion. Maybe it's a heavily photoshopped Instagram photo of a model with perfect hair. Or a beautiful person (obviously) posing on a beach with perfect light...
Yongnuo YN450 mirrorless camera runs Android OS

Trendspotting: Are mirrorless smartphone cameras the next big thing for consumers?

Things are changing dramatically in the camera market these days. Smartphones -- mostly iPhone and Androids -- have all but killed the point-and-shoot compact camera. Entry level DSLRs have also been hurt by the built-in cameras in our phones which are increasingly more than "good enough." And this year the...
MacBook Air family - Apple updates hot seller

Apple gifts us a headphone jack — and USB-C! — with new MacBook Air

Deep within the tech specs of the new MacBook Air (2018) is something many of us thought we'd never see: "3.5mm headphone jack" And with that, the seas parted. CEO Tim Cook descended, and bestowed old school love for the audio faithful. So, yes, the new MacBook Air has a bunch of...
AmazonBasics Li-Ion Battery Canon Cameras (LP-E8)

Camera News: High quality, cheap batteries for your Canon DSLR, Rebel T2i/T3i/T4i/T5i, EOS camera

Finally some good news if you're looking for low cost, but high quality batteries for your Canon DSLR camera. Amazon has made available an AmazonBasics version of the popular LP-E8 battery. Rated at 1100mAh you can use this battery in a variety of Canon cameras including those from the Rebel and...
Fujifilm X-T3 DPReview score gold - Camera Review, News, Videos

Camera Review: Fujifilm X-T3 awarded Gold (88%) by DPReview

DPReview (Digital Photography Review) has spoken. In a hot-off-the-presses and highly anticipated review the team have officially given the new Fujifilm X-T3 a score of 88% and awarded the mirrorless camera Gold. Those that follow these sorts of camera reviews will know that's high praise. One of my favorite camera...

Canon EOS R vs. Fujifilm X-T3: Comparing photo quality just for kicks (Nothing too serious!)

Here's a few absolutely, definitely, positively non-scientific comparison photos taken by the Canon EOS R and Fujifilm X-T3. Jump below to see the street shots. I rented both over the past few weekends and wrote up my first impressions of each (EOS R first impressions | Fujifilm X-T3 first impressions). With...
Fujifilm X-T3 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera: First impressions from a GH5 video shooter

It's the year of the mirrorless camera. For a guy like me, who lives and dies by his camera, year in and year out, that means lots of comparisons and tests. When a bunch of new tech hits I want to ensure I'm shooting with the best tool for the...
Fujifilm XT-3: Hands-on first impressions by Clinton Stark

In The House: Fujifilm X-T3, the mirrorless camera everyone is talking about

Mirrorless is big this year. Canon and Nikon both entered the full-frame mirrorless market for the first time with the EOS R (Stark Insider hands-on first impressions) and Z6/Z7 respectively. Earlier in 2018, Sony yet again expanded its impressive -- and market leading -- mirrorless line-up with the well-regarded A7...