• Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC and Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 HSM OS

    Budget fast zoom lens: Tamron vs Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8

  • Choosing a home automation protocol

    Choosing a home automation protocol

    The market for DIY home automation is pretty small and immature. “Cottage” might be the appropriate term, or whatever comes just above “couple of guys in a garage” on the bottom of the list of totally official industry classifications.

  • Behind the shot: Sunrise at Haleakala

    Behind the shot: Sunrise at Haleakala

    On the last morning of my vacation in Maui, I woke up at 3:45am and drove up to the top of a volcano. I nearly froze, battled 100mph wind gusts, and got so much volcanic dust in my lungs that I coughed for almost 2 days. It was totally worth it.