ZimaCube NAS personal cloud

ZimaCube looks like a compelling open source NAS alternative to Synology, QNAP

All things open source continues to be a growing movement. The latest example: the ZimaCube NAS. Based on the ZimaBoard -- which is a small Single-Board Computer (SBC) not unlike Raspberry Pi or Arduino -- the ZimaCube is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system based on Linux and other open source...
Panasonic S5M2 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body - Firmware adds 96MP high resolution mode for stills

Panasonic S5 II shooters can now take 96 MP hi-res photos

One of the best features of the Panasonic GH6 -- even though it's primarily a video-oriented camera! -- is its 100 MP high resolution mode for photos. Turn that on and you can get amazingly detailed images that are suitable for print outs. Or, use it to retain the...
Panasonic GH6 with anamorphic lens

Top 5: Best mirrorless cameras for shooting video

Updated for 2023-2024 If you're in the market for a new camera and want to shoot video, you're in luck. With the advent of mirrorless technology, there's an almost staggering array of cameras that produce crisp video, without the need to spend thousands of dollars. Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Leica, and...
Roku Express 4K+ Streaming Device

New Roku Express 4K streaming bundle takes on Amazon Fire TV

Roku continues to be one of the most competitive players out there when it comes to streaming devices. The latest update to its ever evolving -- and seemingly infinite at times -- line-up is the Roku Express 4K. If you're shopping for a streamer this one is worth a look. Coming...
Blackmagic Camera app - digital film for Apple iPhone

Blackmagic Camera app provides “digital film” controls for iPhones

Along with Blackmagic Cloud, an interesting alternative to Filmic Pro
Mobile filmmaking with the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 15 Pro: Finally, a serious filmmaking tool thanks to this feature (game changer!)

USB-C brings more than just universality with Apple's latest Pro models.
Updated 2023 Google Android logo

New Google Android logo is less geek, more chic

If there isn't already there should be a sub-Reddit specifically for evaluating and discussing tech logos and the various iterations they embody over time. I'd join in a nano-second; too much fun armchair quarterbacking these design decisions. The latest is from Google, and its refreshed Android logo. Android is, along with...
Philips Hue integrates smart lighting, sensors, and cameras to help secure your home

Watch out Amazon Ring: Philips Hue adds cameras to its expanding platform

Philips today made a significant announcement, for the first time adding cameras to its traditional Hue lighting line-up. The move suggests a strategic move into the DIY home security market segment currently dominated by the likes of Google (Nest) and Amazon (Ring). Parent company Signify released this press release...
New starters and actions for automations now available in Home app

Demon Seed: Google Home automations get more trigger options to rival Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit

Google has announced new triggers and actions for its smart home automation platform. In the blog post yesterday Google says it has added 9 new "starters" and nine new "actions." That means users can activate automations when a door is opened or closed, or a device starts charging, or someone...
Apple iPhone 15 - USB-C, thinner bezels, titanium design

Apple iPhone 15 Pro is the one you’ve been waiting for

USB-C. Titanium. Minimal bezels. Finally, an iPhone worth an upgrade.