Trendspotting: Amazon Echo Dot dominates voice-activated digital assistant market

Amazon sets sights on Sonos, developing rival high-end audio speaker

AI-powered smart speakers are convenient. But, for the most part, they could sound much better.
Canon EOS R vs Panasonic GH5

Trendspotting: Outlook for digital camera market not looking so good

Shipments were down 22% last year and things aren't like to improve anytime soon for the flailing digital camera market.According to a Japanese report, 20 million digital stills camera (DSC) units were shipped last year. The trend is y/y declines in sales including 2017 y/y, 2018 y/y and so...
Ryzen 7 3700X for video editing build

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: An energy efficient option for video editing PC builds

The Ryzen 7 3700K is here. With only 65W TDP could it be a sleeper chip for energy efficient video editing builds?

Trendspotting: MacBook Pro 13-inch on sale for only $1,099

If you're shopping for a MacBook Pro now might be the time to strike.Amazon has the popular 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro on sale for only $1,099 (USD). That's a not insignificant $200 off the regular list price of $1,299.It's a deal to be sure, but not without...
2016 MacBook Pro - Is it worth the cost?

Apple Recall: Your 2015-2017 MacBook Pro may have an unsafe battery

UPDATE: Those who have recently sent in a MacBook Pro to replace a faulty butterfly keyboard probably already have the replacement battery per the below recall. Check your serial # (Apple Menu -> About This Mac) with link below to find out if it affected. If you own a MacBook...
Global Internet User Growth: Report and trends by Mary Meeker

Trendspotting: Internet user growth slows, smartphone shipments decline + other trends (Mary Meeker Report)

Global internet user growth is still growing, but slower than before. Per Bond Capital partner Mary Meeker, year-over-year growth slowed to +6% versus +7% the year earlier.In addition, another -- not so surprising headline -- is also the slowing of smartphone shipments. Android and iOS handsets both saw y/y...

Amazon Showcases Latest Prime Air Drone Design: 15 mile range, 5 pound payload, 30 minute deliveries

And you thought same day delivery was fast?!Amazon today took the wraps off its latest update to the much-hyped Prime Air. Designed to travel up to 15 miles with a payload not exceeding 5 pounds, Amazon says the drone can get products to customers in less than 30 minutes....
Apple announcements watchOS WWDC 2019 San Jose

Apple watchOS 6 adds app store — I’m not so sure I like the idea

Unlike Google and the mess that is Wear OS, Apple has kept things simple with watchOS. A dedicated "app store" for the Apple Watch seems complicated... and unnecessary.
Panasonic Lumix S1H - Full-frame mirrorless cinema camera, thoughts from a GH5 video shooter

Camera News: Panasonic’s $4,000 S1H rounds out full-frame line-up with 6K filmmaker focused camera

Like Sony, Nikon and Canon, Panasonic is focusing on up-market full-frame mirrorless cameras.