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Hands on with the new Oculus Go and Lenovo Mirage Solo portable VR headsets - Geared Up!

The Geared Up Giveaway is back! We're giving Geared Up subscribers the chance to win an Oculus Go headset. See the bottom of this post for details on how to enter the giveaway.

The VR hype is starting to get real. Just in the past two weeks, Facebook's Oculus launched the highly affordable and convenient Oculus Go while Lenovo debuted its more sophisticated by pricey Mirage Solo, both more convenient devices than their powerful but bulky predecessors. So how do the two new headsets compare? We've been testing them out and on this episode, we go hands-on with both devices to give our reviews.

Plus, we're offering Geared Up subscribers the chance to win an Oculus Go headset -- just subscribe to Geared Up in your favorite podcast app and use the widget at the bottom of the page to enter. In other news, Apple is facing a class-action lawsuit over the controversial MacBook keyboard and Microsoft announced a second generation of the Surface Hub, its huge wall-mounted PC. HP also made headlines this week with its announcement of several new laptops and desktops.

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HomePod bust and how Xbox’s backward compatibility gamble is still paying off - Geared Up!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Microsoft, Music, Video Games, Videos,

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is struggling in the competitive smart home market, according to a new report. What led to its demise, and what can Apple do to get back into the smart speaker game?

Plus, Amazon reveals how it assigns the preferred “Amazon’s Choice” label to products; Apple is rumored to be creating a subscription version of Apple News after its acquisition of digital magazine company Texture; and we look at how Xbox’s backward compatibility has become the console’s saving grace.

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The great privacy debate — and how companies like Apple could benefit - Geared Up!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, PC / Laptop,

How should gadget fans think about privacy? Geared Up cohost Andru Edwards, for one, says growing concerns about data privacy will be a boon for Apple and other companies that don’t base their businesses on advertising revenue.

But doesn’t that mean you’re locked in to Apple’s ecosystem? “Yes – locked into greatness,” he says.

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NES Classic Edition Review: Hands-on with a device that very few people can get their hands on

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Wearables, Video Games,

Haven’t been able to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition console yet? Our video today will give you a sense for what to expect when you finally do.

We go hands-on with the cute little console — the one that’s selling out instantly almost everywhere — with Andru Edwards of Gear Live in this special video recording of the GeekWire radio show and podcast, above.

Also check out Andru’s detailed video review below, and check out his YouTube channel for more reviews.

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