Category: Gear / Gear News and Events

March 2, 2021

Strap on a HoloLens and Step Into the AR Conference Room

Microsoft’s new Mesh software platform helps faraway coworkers meet up and interact in mixed reality. The results are, well, still mixed.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
February 24, 2021

So Long, Fry's. I Learned Everything About Gadgets From You

Now that the consumer electronics big-box store has shuttered, future generations need a place to go to touch and discover the next great piece of tech.

by Parker Hall in Gear
February 18, 2021

Online Meetups Are Sad, but What If You Were a Cute Animal?

A conference organizer’s solution to virtual gatherings during the pandemic is equal parts audio chat, serendipity, and Animal Crossing.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
February 16, 2021

New From Lego: AR Llamas That Dance to Katy Perry

The company’s latest learning platform incorporates coding elements, augmented reality, and a selection of kid-friendly pop tunes.

by Adrienne So in Brick-a-Brac
February 4, 2021

A New Lens Technology Is Primed to Jump-Start Phone Cameras

The optics in your smartphone have been pretty much the same for more than a decade. That’s about to change.

by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
February 2, 2021

The Race Is On to Stop Scalping Bots From Buying All the PS5s

The pandemic, and the resulting supply chain damage, has kicked retail bots into full gear.

by Will Bedingfield WIRED UK in Bad Business
January 26, 2021

The North Face Puts the Latest Road Running Tech on the Trail

The storied outdoor brand has introduced a new trail running shoe with speedy—and controversial—carbon-fiber plates in the soles.

by Adrienne So in Gear
January 25, 2021

Apple’s Newest Fitness Feature: Celeb-Hosted Outdoor Walks

The company’s latest subscription product combines outdoor fitness with podcasting, though you’ll need an Apple Watch to enjoy it.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
January 15, 2021

Watch Highlights From WIRED’s CES Conversations

Check out the replays of our talks with former US defense secretary Ash Carter, Nobel laureate Jennifer A. Doudna, Slack CEO Scott Butterfield, and more.

by Wired Staff in CES 2021
January 14, 2021

CES 2021 Highlights: 79 Gadgets and Glimpses Into the Future

The consumer electronics show was virtual this year, and the WIRED Gear crew watched all the Zooms to bring you this list of nearly 80 products, trends, musings, and photos.

by Gear Team in CES 2021