Smart speakers are the smart home

Smart speakers are dominating. So much so, that it might be fair to say the heart of any smart home today starts with a smart speaker -- especially considering they're connected to the internet and can control pretty much all of the devices that are used for home automation...
Canon EOS 80D and 70D DSLRs

Top 5: Best accessories for the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera

Are you a new 80D owner, or just about to purchase Canon's flagship APS-C camera? Here's 5 accessories that should find their way onto your shopping list.The Canon EOS 80D remains a very popular DSLR for a reason: it gets the job done. Whether you're shooting stills or video,...
All-new Echo Show (2nd Gen) - Premium sound and a vibrant 10" HD screen

Amazon unveils new Echo Show with larger 10″ screen, better sound

Amazon today unveiled a 2nd generation Echo show featuring a larger screen. For $229 (USD), you can now get the Alexa-powered speaker with a 10" screen and improved Dolby audio.There's a bunch of other small improvements to the two-year-old original Echo Show including:Real-time Dolby processing 8 microphone array ...
Canon EOS R - Is 4K crop really that bad?

Canon EOS R: Is 4K 1.7x crop really that bad for shooting video?

Canon made big news this month with the unveiling of a new camera. But it wasn't just any old camera.For the first time ever, Canon has brought a full-frame mirrorless camera to market.It's called the EOS R ("Revolution") and the body costs $2,299 (USD).Those new to the full-frame mirrorless...

Panasonic GH5: How good is IBIS? (Hint: wow)

In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) on the Panasonic GH5 is so good that you can handhold cinema lenses and get good results. Here's a video example.

Apple iPhone Battery Tip: Disable Lock Screen Controls on Sonos app to save battery life

Notice your iPhone battery suddenly draining faster than usual?If you have the Sonos audio app installed, here's a quick tip that could save you some juice -- at least it did for me on an -- older, but still well performing -- iPhone 7 Plus.By default the Sonos app...
ECG Apple Watch 4

Apple Watch 4 is everything you want in a modern smartwatch

"California. How I love. California. California..."How appropriate that the new Apple Watch would be unveiled this morning in Cupertino at the Steve Jobs Theater.With a Mission Impossible style opening sequence featuring employees running across the stunning Apple campus and a little bit of help from Siri ("Hey Siri, what...
Panasonic GH5 with Metabones Speedbooster

GH5 On Location: How good is Panasonic’s flagship mirrorless camera for shooting travel videos?

TL;DR The Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera remains Clinton Stark's top pick for shooting travel videos. Its compact design, outstanding 10-bit 4:2:2 codec and image quality, high-performance IBIS, dual SD card slots, variable frame rate options, and robust build make it a camera worth considering for your next trip.I recently...

Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full-Frame: Can it succeed against Nikon Z6, Panasonic GH5, Sony A7 III?

UPDATE 09.16.2018: My pre-order is in. Canon EOS R it is. I'm not convinced it will replace the GH5 as our standard bearer for Stark Insider videos, but that 30MP sensor (5D Mark IV) with DPAF in a compact body is pretty tantalizing. Plus, it's one thing to actually...
Preview: Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4 looks to further extend market lead – less bezel, more screen and (helpful) complications

Apple's design ethos is leading the way. Google's Pixel Watch has a lot of catching up to do.