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Lutron Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer

Smart Home News: Lutron joins ‘Friends of Hue’ program, launches new Aurora smart bulb dimmer

The scenario is all too common and frustrating for those embarking on their smart home journey:You install a smart bulb, say one made by Philips Hue which lead the industry, in a family room ceiling light. The problem, however, is that that light fixture will always need power for...
Google Pixel 3a reviews

Pixel 3a Reviews: Google does the budget phone right

Starting at only $399 Google's Pixel 3a smartphone line-up makes a strong case for the "less is more" crowd.
Tech Marketing Trends: Lite Flagship - how did we get here?

Tech Marketing Trends: It’s not a discount phone, it’s a ‘lite flagship’

Well, okay then.This is not an entry level phone. A budget phone. A mid-range phone. Or just a plain old discounted phone.It's a lite flagship.Not a heavy flagship or a light flagship, but in 2019 make that, I repeat, a lite flagship.This is new marketing speak we're seen in...

Hydrogen One Phone: Thoughts on new direction of RED’s mobile camera project

Big changes are coming to the Hydrogen One smartphone. Digital camera company RED, makers of higher end cinema cameras such as the Dragon and Epic, announced that due to a "series of obstacles and the new discoveries" the Irvine-based company would take the opportunity to significantly improve the entire...
Apple Watch Captures Half of 18 Million Global Smartwatch Shipments in Q4 2018

Trendspotting: At 50% share Apple Watch still dominates smartwatch market, Fitbit and Samsung gain

A new report today on the smartwatch market tells us something we already know all too well:Apple continues to dominate.According to Strategy Analytics the Apple Watch -- launched less than four years ago in 2015 -- once against sold more than any other brand, capturing 50% of the market...
Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot

Trendspotting: Amazon sold “tens of millions” of Echo devices, told 100 million jokes in 2018

Amazon is re-inventing the smart home, and making a fortune in the process. Can Google, Apple, Samsung and others catch up?
Apple needs to simplify iPhone naming

Are iPhone model names confusing buyers?

First, in 2017, there was the X (as in "ten"), the first iPhone not to use traditional digits in its name.Then, earlier this year, Apple released a trio of speedier, hipper phones with some most unfortunate names: the XR, XS and XS Max.To add to this fun alphabet soup...
Panasonic GH5 vs. Canon EOS 80D

Trendspotting: Smartphone owners could drive interchangeable lens camera market in 2018

Another day, another camera report. There's seemingly a lot of them out there. And for good reason: the camera market is morphing dramatically.Thanks to the rise of the smartphone and software smarts known as computational photography, the cameras and images produced by today's smartphones -- namely flagship iPhones from...
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...