Review: IdeaUSA AtomicX Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones (ANC V201)

In Review: IdeaUSA AtomicX Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones (ANC V201)

Tested in the Stark Insider labs: IdeaUSA AtomicX Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones (ANC V201). Have you heard the news? It seems as if our dear friend, the headphone jack, is not long for this world. Too bad. I'll definitely miss the audio fidelity and old school simplicity of just...
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Android Wear 2.0 is Here: Meanwhile, a tree fell in the forest…

Android Wear 2.0 is here. The big question, however, is if anybody really cares about Google's second attempt to win over smartwatch customers. By Google standards, the Wear 2.0 launch was surprisingly low key. No fancy presentations. No keynotes. No live singers. And certainly no daredevil like stunts featuring skydivers and...
Damien Chazelle directing on set of LA LA LAND. Photo courtesy: Summit.

BTS La La Land: Damien Chazelle directing Emma Stone

One of the most talked about films in recent memory is La La Land. There's good reason for that. Writer-director Damien Chazelle has done the near impossible: reboot the storied musical for the big screen. And, to boot, there's plenty of agreeable ingredients here: strong performances by leads Ryan Gosling and...
Canon DSLRs dominate Super Bowl

Camera Trendspotting: Canon here, Canon there, Canon everywhere

"Canon Dominates Sidelines at Super Bowl LI" Who knew?! If you follow camera forums and geeks and tastemakers over the last few years, you'd think Canon DSLRs were all but dead. After all, who can make a film without 4K?! (oops, forgot: Canon DSLRs were used by Danny Boyle for 127...

Stark Insider Wanderlust: Towers Lotte New York Palace

Without a doubt, NYC is one of the world’s most exciting places to visit, crammed with irresistible restaurants, shops, museums, and theater... but let’s face it, while it may be the city that never sleeps that doesn’t mean you won’t want to! After jostling through crowds all day all I...
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Wearables Trendspotting: Apple is the smartwatch market

Apple is selling more smartwaches than anyone. By far. According to Strategy Analytics, Tim Cook and team shipped some 5.1 million Apple Watches in Q4 of 2016. That equates to about 63% of the overall smartwatch market. Think Steph Curry level of dominance. Samsung, the next closest competitor, moved 1.3 million...
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On Location San Francisco: Auguste Rodin Centenary Installation at Legion of Honor (Video)

"I don't invent, I rediscover." Likewise we are also so inclined -- in this case, to rediscover the works of a 20th century master. Auguste Rodin has left an eternal mark, not only on the world of art, but modern day culture too. After all, how many artists can say they've had their works...
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