Category: Gear / Gear News and Events

July 14, 2020

Kano’s New Kid-Friendly Laptop Is Cheap and Repairable

Kano’s partnership with Microsoft brings the Kano PC to schools, and it still retains the colorful, hands-on, DIY-spirit of earlier models.

by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
July 5, 2020

A Startup Is Testing the Subscription Model for Search Engines

Neeva—formed by ex-Googler Sridhar Ramaswamy—asks users to be the customer, not the product.

by Jim Salter Ars Technica in Gear
June 30, 2020

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ Promise Big Smartwatch Upgrades

The new Snapdragon Wear 4100 processors should speed up watches running Wear OS, but Google’s wearable platform will need more than that to see any real growth.

by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
June 22, 2020

iOS 14 Revealed: Every New iPhone Feature Apple Showed Off

Your home screen is changing, and your car keys may become optional. Here’s what you can expect in your next big phone update.

by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
June 22, 2020

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

The company’s annual developer conference, streaming online this year, has been rich with announcements. Here’s the latest news from the WWDC stage.

by Wired Staff in Gear
June 21, 2020

How to Watch Apple’s WWDC 2020 Keynote (and What to Expect)

You can stream Monday’s WWDC keynote on your iOS device, on your computer, or—the best way—on your Apple TV.

by Boone Ashworth in Gear
June 11, 2020

PS5 Games Revealed (Trailers): Every Game Sony Announced

The company’s June E3-like online event was filled with trailers and teasers galore. Here’s everything we learned.

by Jess Grey in Gear
June 11, 2020

This Is What the PlayStation 5 Looks Like. Both of Them

We finally saw Sony’s new PS5 and the two consoles (plural!) are … curvy.

by Louryn Strampe in Gear
June 11, 2020

Best Summer Game Sales (2020): Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC, and More

The annual videogame conference may have shut down this year, but there are still celebratory deals. Here are our favorites.

by Louryn Strampe in Gear
June 10, 2020

Podhero Wants to Be Patreon for Podcasts

The streaming app aims to take on Spotify—and the entire podcast advertising business—by charging listeners a subscription fee.

by Boone Ashworth in Gear