Gear Bits



Lenovo ThinkReality A3 Brings Super-Futuristic Augmented Glasses to Enterprise Users

Lenovo does more than just computers and accessories; they also own Motorola, and that leads to a whole new mobile world as well. While most of us laughed off the sci-fi future that Google Glasses showed, there’s a market for a hands-free way to access all sorts of data safely and easily. Lenovo is taking that to the next level with ThinkReality A3, augmented-reality glasses for the enterprise user.



Acer Makes Gaming Sessions Even Clearer with New Predator and Nitro Monitors

Laptops and tablets get all the attention, but for long-haul working and gaming, you want a monitor. 10-15″ screens are great for when you’re on the go, but when you’re home, you can settle into the true luxury you get from 27″+ screens, insanely high definitions, and a screen refresh rate that makes you the absolute envy of Spider Solitaire players everywhere. If that sounds good to you, then read on for Acer‘s updated gaming monitors, the Predator XB273U NX, Predator XB323QK NV, and the Nitro XV282K!


The Most Metal Conspiracy Theory Ever!

It seems like the past few years have spawned more conspiracy theories than at any other time in my life — or at least, there have been more conspiracy theories that were totally ridiculous yet not laughed off universally. But this week, I came across a conspiracy theory I could get behind! A couple of common conspiracy theories from recent years are how 5G circuits are responsible for all manner of things and that some kind of secret tracking chip is being implanted in people as part of the COVID vaccines. These combined in a conspiracy theory out of Italy,…


Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Is All About That Speed

We all know Qualcomm makes zippy processors. No one’s doubting that Qualcomm is a big part of why we all have more power in our pockets than Neil Armstrong had when he landed on the moon. But it’s hard if you’re not a computer expert to know exactly what that means. Thankfully, Qualcomm put together a helpful video on their Snapdragon 888 to show us!


The Desuccus 18-in-1 Snowflake Multi-Tool Is Handy for EveryDay Carry

There’s nothing worse than needing a simple tool and having nothing on you with which to complete the job! If you aren’t the type who carries a full Leatherman on your belt, the Desuccus 18-in-1 Snowflake Multi-Tool might just be a practical solution for you. Made to fit on its included keychain, the Snowflake Multi-Tool is small but mighty — packing 18 commonly used tools in its 2.5″ body.



Citizen Jumps into the Smartwatch World with the C Z Smart

When smartphones hit critical mass, every manufacturer of “dumb” phones started leveraging all their designs to add smarts to every phone in their lineup. We’re seeing a similar push with smartwatches. Traditional watchmakers are finding ways to raise the intelligence level of their iconic designs. The latest watchmaker to do so is Citizen, with their C Z Smart line.



Comcast Xfinity Launches Self Protection Cameras for DIY Security

Home security is no longer only the realm of expensive monthly subscriptions but something you can install and monitor yourself if you wish. Comcast Xfinity has your back with a new program called Self Protection that lets you monitor your front door/back door/dog in the kitchen, all with continuous recording for only $10/month.






Lenovo Expands Linux Program to Include ThinkPad and ThinkStation PCs

Lenovo supports the Linux community. That has never been more evident than with their announcement of expanding their certification program that we covered in June to include PCs preinstalled with Ubuntu. There will now be nearly thirty Ubuntu-loaded devices available from Lenovo, including thirteen ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series Workstations and fourteen ThinkPad T, X, X1, and L series laptops.



Qualcomm Cloud AI Is Here To Juggle All Your AI Needs On The Go

It is incredible how many aspects of our lives are integrated with AI and connectivity. It’s in little ways, like how CarPlay helpfully gives me directions to the same places I go each week, and in significant ways like how AI is being used for contact tracing and tracking COVID-19. All this requires solid hardware to back up all that software, and Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Development Kit is designed to keep everything running quickly and smoothly.


VIZIO Launches One of the Best ‘Marvel Avengers’ Giveaways We’ve Yet Seen

What do you have going on every week until Christmas? Hopefully, whatever it is, you’ll have time to enter this huge giveaway from VIZIO each week because you’re not going to want to miss it. To celebrate their partnership with Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics for the Marvel’s Avengers video game, VIZIO is giving fans a chance to win a Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV, a V-Series 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar, and a digital copy of Marvel’s Avengers in weekly giveaways!


Ted Lasso Is The Best Show You’re Not Watching … Yet

Look, this hasn’t been a normal summer. Even the fun times have had a bit of a shadow over them as we stress about the pandemic. It’s not even like there’s good fall television to brighten up the end of summer because most productions have been suspended. But one bright spot that you might not have noticed yet: Ted Lasso on Apple TV.