Articles by Carly Z

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A940 Brings All-in-One PCs to a New Level!

I owe the world of all-in-one desktops an apology. For the longest time, I was skeptical of the whole concept, because of a bad experience using my parent’s iMac. My whole worldview on all-in-ones has changed after spending some time with the Lenovo IdeaCentre A940 Yoga; this is the closest to the Platonic ideal of an AIO desktop you can get!






Lenovo Refreshes Their Consumer Products for IFA

Lenovo lavished attention on their business line with a ThinkPad refresher, but heading into IFA they’re showing some love to consumers as well with new lineups in monitors, laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, and desktops!



Lenovo Refreshes Their ThinkPads to Be Newer, Faster, Thinkier

Lenovo makes an incredible slate of computers, but the ThinkPad line is their flagship. Anything and everything you could want in a PC, you’ll find somewhere in the ThinkPad line. And the new, refreshed lineup of computers showcases how many different ways Lenovo can take laptops to the next level.


AvoSeedo Lets You Grow Your Own Avocado Tree (Toast Not Included)

I’ve never really given much thought to the seed in an avocado, except to the extent that I’m always worried I’ll lose a finger doing that whole “chop it with the knife and twist” move. But apparently, you can use the seed to grow your own avocado tree. This is normally somewhat complicated, but AvoSeedo 2.0 aims to make it both easy and fun to grow your own pet avocado…


Yield Co’s Willow Candle Brings Good Scents and Good Vibes to Any Space

CBD, or cannaboidal, is a big buzzword in health. It’s in the same plant family as marijuana, but without the tetrahydrocanibol (THC), aka the main psychoactive component. So it’s sort of like non-alcoholic beer, but unlike O’Douls,  CBD is more than just a pretty face-it is purported to have health benefits from anxiety soothing to pain relief. Enter Yield Co’s Black Dahlia Collection with CBD.


Clickher Wants to Bring a Human Touch to Fashion Articles

My mother never tried to force me to read fashion magazines, except for the seasonal guides. I remember them being 3x the size of normal magazines and full of an overwhelming amount of ads and tips. The internet hasn’t really made fashion less confusing, but Clickher thinks they’ve cracked the code with their new app.


Samsung Blurs the Lines Between Tablet and PC with the New Galaxy Tab S6!

One of the big debates behind the scenes at Gear Diary is whether a tablet makes more sense than a low-end computer like a Chromebook. The consensus is that sometimes you still need a computer, but there’s a lot of potential benefit to a good tablet. Samsung agrees, and they’re throwing all sorts of features into the Android-powered Galaxy Tab S6!


Casely Brings Subscriptions and Style to Phone Cases

Some people buy a case with their phone, and never take it off. Others see a case as a fashion statement and swap them based on mood, needs, and what matches. Casely has a plan for the case-swappers, offering a new case every 1 or 3 months. We tested their cases to see if they’re worth a rotating spot on your phone!


DokiPal Brings Smartwatches to the Elementary School Set

Technology improvements creep downwards from cutting edge to every day to eventually being aimed at kids. It’s inevitable that as smartwatches become more popular, kids are going to be interested. Doki sees an opportunity here for a way to offer kids what they want while keeping it age-appropriate with their new watch, the dokiPal.


Capture Adventures and Spare Your Wallet with the AKASO V50 Pro Action Camera

As phone cameras become more and more powerful, it has driven traditional digital cameras to find new niches in which to compete.  On the other hand, if you’re looking to capture your adventures, especially in gnarly conditions, there’s no competing with a dedicated action camera. You don’t have to spend a fortune, though-enter the AKASO V50 Pro!




Teaching a Younger Child About Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, where we celebrate the anniversary of the modern gay rights movement. It comes from the Stonewall Riots that started on June 28th, 1969. It’s a piece of history that’s easier to understand as adults, but I struggled with how to explain it in an age-appropriate way to my son.



Global Semiconductor Alliance Needs a Few Good Women

I work in a male-dominated field, so I understand the need for more women in STEM. So does the Global Semiconductor Alliance, and they’re rolling out a Women’s Leadership Initiative to help encourage more women to get involved in science and technology.


Neuro Mints Freshen Your Breath and Wake You Up

A few years ago, we looked at Neuro Gum and were impressed with its ability to taste good while also providing a jolt of caffeine. The folks behind Neuro Gum have a new product for those of you who don’t like to chew your caffeine-Neuro Mints!