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.
Introducing Echo Show 5 – Compact smart display with Alexa

Smart Home News: Amazon Echo Show 5 smart speaker takes on Google Nest Hub

Say hello to Amazon's new, compact smart display, the Echo Show 5.Given the success of smart home devices -- and especially smart speakers -- it's not much of a surprise that today we get yet another choice, yet another AI-enabled device. This time from the current leader in the...

Trendspotting: Top 10 tech trends for 2019

Every now and then stepping away from the minutia and taking a look at the so-called "big picture" is probably a healthy thing to do.Here in Silicon Valley there's so much day-to-day go, go, go, we occasionally forget to take the time to evaluate trends. To get outside of...
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...
All-New Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 16 GB, with Special Offers) - Black

Amazon releases “new” Fire 7 Tablet, starts at $49.99 and ships this summer

Amazon has updated the Fire 7, its budget-friendly, entry level tablet.With 16GB and special offers (ads), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will reportedly start shipping the Fire 7 on June 6, 2019 for only $49.99.As the name implies Fire 7 features a 7" display (IPS 1024x600 @ 171ppi). In addition you...