Category: Gear / Trends

March 31, 2020

‘Hope You’re Well’: Emailing Through a Time of Pandemic

“Think twice before you hit Send” has long been solid advice. Now, we need thoughtful emails more than ever.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
March 28, 2020

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Is the Game We All Need Right Now

Need to take a break from the real world? Nintendo has you covered.

by Louryn Strampe in Gear
March 24, 2020

Who Would Have Thought an iPad Cursor Could Be So Much Fun?

Apple’s new iPadOS 13.4 adds enhanced support for trackpads. And with that, a shiny new cursor.

by Craig Mod in Gear / Trends
March 20, 2020

The iPad’s Lidar Is a Dry Run for Apple’s AR Glasses

There’s a lidar scanner on Apple’s newest iPad, but it isn’t really for the iPad at all.

by Brian Barrett in Gear
March 15, 2020

Why You Should Avoid Stockpiling Tons of Dehydrated Meals

Don’t make social distancing any harder than it has to be—enjoy some fresh food.

by Matt Jancer in Gear
March 10, 2020

An Interview With James Dyson: Hair Care Products, EVs, Sustainability

In a wide-ranging interview, the British entrepreneur talks about hair dryers, plastics, electric cars, and why he’s not bothered by political controversy.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
February 29, 2020

Online Altruists Are Making Reddit More Accessible

To help Redditors with visual impairments, volunteers are writing elaborate transcriptions of memes and images across the site. 

by Alex Lee WIRED UK in Gear
February 26, 2020

Lights! Camera! Meeting! Video Conferencing Gets a Makeover

Companies like Zoom and Microsoft are trying to make the remote connections more real—and fun. Trouble is, humans are awkward.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
February 10, 2020

What Is the Internet of Things? A WIRED Guide

What you need to know about the promise (and peril) of networked lightbulbs, ovens, cameras, speakers and, well … everything.

by Arielle Pardes in Gear
February 6, 2020

Americans Are Split On Online Dating—but Swipe More Than Ever

A new survey backs assumptions with data: Like IRL romance, finding a match on the web is a mixed bag. And yes, women get lots of unwanted dick pics.

by Arielle Pardes in Gear