Today, Amazon unveiled Prime Early Access Sale, a new two-day global shopping event exclusive to Prime members.

Amazon adds second Prime Day — but why?

This much is true: Amazon has had tremendous success marketing its flagship sales event. Prime Day is now known as an annual time to buy discounted products and services from the e-commerce juggernaut. The Seattle-based company has been particularly effective at promoting its in-house name brand products during these...
Apple could be developing a smart display

Apple could finally be launching a smart display to rival Amazon Echo, Google Nest

Word is that Apple is readying a smart display for launch later this year. Once again, the rumor comes via Engadget from Bloomberg's Marg Gurman -- a person who seems to have a firsthand view into Apple's product development pipeline and/or marketing plans. In any case, Apple's apparently got a handful...
Netflix spatial audio helps to translate the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo, so the work creators do to bring you into the story happens no matter what device you use to watch Netflix.

Netflix spatial audio “blew me away”

Spatial audio is not entirely new. Forms of virtual surround sound processing have been around for decades. The difference today is that the technology behind the effect is getting good. Really good. Apple Music introduced its take on spatial audio last year, meaning you could enjoy advanced surround sound on...

Smartphone vs. Dedicated Cameras: Sony’s new 1-inch camera sensor coming to a phone near you

The smartphone camera continues its ascent. And the climb appears to be accelerating. According to reports, we should see Sony's new 1-inch sensor (IMX989) make its way to market next month. Per Digital Trends, Chinese tech firm Xiaomi has confirmed its upcoming 12S Ultra will utilize the sensor. That new model...

Apple HomePod, the Sequel: Can Apple get the smart speaker right the second time around?

Word is Apple is trying again, and is expected to relaunch its flagship HomePod smart speaker. Keep in mind Apple already sells a compact version called the HomePod Mini -- that is, in my testing at least, quite good. However, CEO Tim Cook and team would be remiss to sit...
Moment Anamorphic Adapter WITH vs WITHOUT Comparison

Anamorphic fans, Moment has a lens on Kickstarter you might like

The bokeh and the beautiful cinematic lens flares are just two reasons why many love the look of anamorphic. Problem is: cost. Typically anamorphic lenses are expensive. Very. Most Hollywood productions that use them on set rent them. For us small-timers, however, even that can be financially prohibitive. As they...
Fujifilm X H2S mirrorless camera video thoughts

Slick Fujifilm X-H2S mirrorless camera now available for pre-order on Amazon

Attention shoppers: Your shiny new Fujifilm X-H2S is almost here. The mirrorless camera was recently announced by Fuji and by my estimations it's been impressing the camera cohort. Now you can pre-order the Fujifilm X-H2S on Amazon. The camera is expected to ship next month, just in time for wedding season no...
iPhone rumored to get revamped lock screen in iOS 16

Reports: Always-on mode for lock screen coming to iOS 16 and iPhone 14

An always-on screen was recently added to new Apple Watch models. And the same could be true for the next major release of iOS and this year's upcoming iPhone 14 -- well, at least for the lock screen that is. The idea is that you'll be able to glance at...