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January 14, 2019

The Best Mobile Games That Don’t Need Wi-Fi or Internet

Here at Gear Primer, we enjoy being constantly on the go whether it’s exploring a new city, enjoying the great outdoors, or traveling to our favorite international destinations. For anyone who’s traveled anywhere however, you’ll know that there’s always a ton of car, bus, airplane, airport, or train time, and unfortunately Wi-Fi or mobile internet connections are always spotty at best. If course working, reading or watching movies are all great ways to stay busy while on the road, games is quite possibly one of the funnest ways to pass the time until you reach your destination.

As mobile internet has become relatively ubiquitous thanks to the [...]

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August 24, 2018

Nest Hello Review

Nest’s Doorbell is the Best, but at a Cost

If you’re thinking of making your home a bit smarter and a bit more secure, one of the best first upgrades to make is to install a video doorbell. Not only do video doorbells help you feel a lot more secure in your home, they also have the added benefit of reducing crime in entire neighborhoods as thieves are more easily identified and subsequently caught.

One of the newest video doorbells is the Nest Hello, which was recently launched by Google’s Nest team back in March of this year.



If you’ve installed a video doorbell before, Nest installation should be very [...]

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July 6, 2017

Master Lock Announces New Bluetooth Lock Boxes

For real estate agents and property managers, Master Lock is about to help you take your job into the 21st century. According to their latest announcement, Master Lock’s new 5440D and 5441D lock boxes are Bluetooth enabled which will allow users to program and access the lock box using a simple Bluetooth connection to their smartphone.

The new lockboxes, which come either in the portable lock box form factor (Model 5440D) or the wall mount lock box form factor (Model 5441D) will interface work like a normal lock box however, will also be able to interface with Master Lock’s Vault eLocks app, allowing the user to precisely control when to share access, [...]

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September 13, 2016

Samsung Readies Note 7 Update to Limit Battery Charging to 60%

In an effort to contain the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploding, Samsung is reportedly readying a firmware update which will limit the battery from being charged past 60%. It is believed that this will reduce the possibility of the onboard batteries overheating, catching on fire, or exploding. As the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s battery is rated at 3,500 mAh, 60% of that is just 2,100 mAh which isn’t ideal, but much better than getting burned or worse.

Samsung is reportedly expected to release the update on September 20. Those who currently own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are encouraged to participate in the replacement program.

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