Author: Arielle Pardes

August 19, 2019

Reddit Now Lets You Livestream. What Could Go Wrong?

The platform is running a weeklong experiment called RPAN to see how Redditors use new livestreaming capabilities.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
August 15, 2019

At Twitter, It Seems No One Can Hear the Screams

Twitter’s brass at an event this week struggled to balance the platform’s reputation for viral rage with the conversational mecca it wants to become.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
August 13, 2019

Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles

The camera-enabled sunglasses get a face-lift, a second camera, and a few new viewing powers. It’s all part of Snap’s plan to dominate augmented reality.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
August 13, 2019

Allbirds Steps Into Apparel with Sustainable Socks

They’re made from a new proprietary yarn and meant to keep your feet sweat-free, whether you’re wearing Allbirds’ ubiquitous shoes or not.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
August 6, 2019

The Apple Card Is Now Available. Here Are the Details

A select group of iPhone users are getting early access to Apple’s digital credit card. Everyone else will get it later in August.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
July 30, 2019

Google’s New Gesture Controls Aren’t Just for the Pixel

The Pixel 4 smartphone is being built to house a chip called Soli that could eventually power gesture-based user interfaces in everything from VR headsets to cars.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
July 29, 2019

To Compete With Mattress Startups, Tempur Sealy Plugs Into Data

The old-school mattress maker is the latest in a string of legacy brands to offer high-tech bedding complete with sensors, apps, and streams of data.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
July 22, 2019

Pinterest’s New Search Tool Puts Stress Relief in Your Feed

Soon the company will begin placing anxiety-relieving exercises within its search results to help boost your mood.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
July 17, 2019

Unicode’s Website Redesign Makes It Easier to Suggest New Emoji

Unicode, the organization that oversees new emoji, just redesigned its website. The upshot: It’s easier to figure out how to submit an emoji proposal.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
July 15, 2019

The Inside Story of Twitter’s New Redesign

The social network launched a complete visual overhaul of its website Monday. But will a fresh design be enough to save Twitter?


by Arielle Pardes in Gear