Learning From Distractions — Mac Geek Gab 909

Everything’s distracting, especially to many of us geeks. That’s ok, though. Listen as John and Dave plow through their distractions to ensure everyone learns at least five new things. Your two favorite geeks troubleshoot AirPods, AirTags, Multitouch, and slow SSDs. They also share Cool Stuff Found from CES and beyond with products from JBL, Shokz, Pozio, Plugable, and more! Press play and enjoy.

Brace Yourselves: New HDMI 2.1a Standard to Debut at CES 2022

CES 2022 will see the introduction of yet another HDMI standard: 2.1a. What will it do? Both good and bad things.

Let’s start with the good: HDMI 2.1a is an upcoming revision to the HDMI 2.1 stack and adds a major new feature, Source-Based Tone Mapping, or SBTM. SBTM is a new HDR feature that offloads some of the HDR tone mapping to the content source (like your computer or set-top box) alongside the tone mapping that your TV or monitor is doing.

More HDMwhy, am I right?

AR Lets You Try On Eyeglass Frames Without Taking Yours Off

If you wear eyeglasses, you know the struggle all too well. You want to see what those new frames will look like on your face, but that means taking your glasses off. Then, of course, your face is just a blur in the mirror. Thanks to AR and what Fittingbox calls “Diminished Reality,” that problem could be a thing of the past. Its revolutionary virtual try-on solution digitally removes your existing eyewear in real time, replacing it with a 3D digitalized frame. This way, you can see what your new eyeglasses will look like on your face the way others will see you. Crisp and clear. Fittingbox will demo their technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2022.