Gear Bits


Use The Force … to Learn to Code!

Coding is becoming as integral a part of a kids education as math and reading. It teaches logic and helps kids better understand how the world of technology they’re surrounded by actually works. Also, Star Wars is objectively awesome and every kid wishes they had the Force. Kano is tapping into that with their Star Wars The Force Coding kit!






Satechi’s Prime Day Deals!

Satechi is a favorite brand here at Gear Diary, from everything including their aluminum peripherals down tot heir travel chargers that charge everything from a MacBook to a Google Pixel, the popular brand is announcing quite a few deals for Prime Day this year.







Ultimate Ears’ WONDERBOOM 2 Will Bring the Party to the Pool

Ultimate Ears makes some of the better sounding Bluetooth speakers on the market, so much so, that Dan has insisted that the original Wonderboom is one of his favorites. I’m wondering how the company will impress him with their Wonderboom 2, as it’s the upgraded version of what was an already very good Bluetooth speaker. 


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.



Lenovo Jumps into the Folding Game

Were you super intrigued by the Samsung Galaxy Fold but skeptical about the benefits in a phone-size product? Lenovo is taking a whack at folding screens with a new Thinkpad X1 folding prototype-basically, a folding laptop. That runs full Windows. If it works, this is a game changer.





Wireless Charging Is Taking Over the World (And It’s About Time)

Remember the days when ribbon cable was popular? Okay, maybe you’re too young to remember its popularity, but if you’ve cracked open a computer, you’ve likely seen flat ribbons connecting drives to the motherboard. While flat cables are still used to connect components inside certain devices, they’re no longer used externally. Cable styles have shifted along with technology, leaning toward the thin side.