Trendspotting: Smart speaker growth expected to slow

Amazon still leads by a wide margin.
New CarKey feature for Apple iPhone and Watch could be coming to iOS 13.4

Unlock your car with an iPhone or Apple Watch?

Tesla owners can already lock and unlock their cars using a smartphone such as the iPhone. But what about the rest of us?9to5Mac has uncovered what looks to be an upcoming feature that will do exactly that.The feature could be called "CarKey" and is found in the beta build...

In Review: Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker rocks (plus comparison to Sonos One)

As a long time Sonos enthusiast it pains me to say I've slowly migrated to an Amazon Echo multi-room setup.I definitely miss the Sonos app, which I believe is still best-in-class. It's easy to find various stations across Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and the like, and it's especially well...
Tesla Model 3 sales by region shows Europe and Greater China growing

Trendspotting: Tesla Model 3 buyers mostly live in North America, but chart shows sizable sales growth in Europe and Greater China

Tesla shared an interesting chart in its latest financial report (see below). The additional data gives us at least a bit more perspective on how Tesla is doing in foreign markets (hint: well).Breaking down Model 3 sales by region, provides additional insight into how well the electric car manufacturer...
NVIDIA Shield TV remote control

Tech News: NVIDIA Shield TV remote now available to purchase separately

The NVIDIA Shield TV has been a perennial favorite among streaming video fans. It's powerful, supports all sorts of services including Amazon Prime, Netflix, Vudu, Sling TV, HBO Now, Hulu, Showtime, Disney among many others, in addition to being a perfect fit for popular media platforms like Kodi and...
YouTube TV app now available on Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4)

YouTube TV app now available on Sony PlayStation 4 video game console (and presumably upcoming PS5)

If you're looking for other ways to get your TV fix and watch your favorite shows without a satellite or cable, consider that old video game box sitting on your console. PlayStation 4 (and PS4 Pro) owners can now install YouTube TV.Google's nascent streaming service brings a lot to...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Foldable PC - CES 2020

CES Awards: Foldable Lenovo PC wins best in show (plus other emerging tech to watch)

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold, a foldable tablet and could-be laptop device, took best in show in The Verge's annual CES Awards. If you want to see the latest trends and what to watch out for in 2020 and beyond, you may want to check out the complete list of...
LG ThinQ washer and dryer - Smart Pairing

Trendspotting CES: Appliances that talk to each other — LG washer/dryer are BFF

Big data, AI and machine learning in the laundry room.

Photo & Video: Top 10 Camera tips for new Canon EOS 80D & 90D owners

Congratulations. You are the proud new owner of a new Canon EOS 80D or 90D camera. Oh boy then. What next?We've taken some of the most popular articles I've written here on Stark Insider and created this list of top 10 tips.ALSO SEE: Top 5: Best accessories for the...
To Control Its Destiny, Facebook Bets Big on Hardware

Will a Facebook OS succeed in a bifurcated world of Google Android, Apple iOS?

Call me skeptical. But we've seen this sort of thing before. Remember the Facebook Phone?True, companies need to continually innovate. Or at least try. And Facebook is no different. They've had hits and they've had misses. Just like Amazon, Google, Apple and so many others.But I just don't see...