Category: Gear / Trends

September 13, 2020

Skin Care and Makeup Get the High-Tech Treatment

Allure and WIRED teamed up to create this guide to the technology transforming beauty and wellness.

by Jessica Cruel Allure in Future of Beauty
September 12, 2020

What to Expect From Tuesday’s Apple Event

Apple Watches, iPads, some secret surprises, and a reel of slickly produced videos to drive it all home. Just like old times … sort of.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
September 11, 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 Deep Dive
September 8, 2020

School in the Age of Covid: A Series of Impossible Decisions

Pandemic pods? Blended learning? What about the digital divide? On this week’s Get WIRED podcast, listeners share their “back” to school struggles.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
September 5, 2020

My Doomed Search for a Bedside Wireless Phone Charger

My wife and I have spent years testing out dozens of wireless chargers on our nightstands. We’re still hunting.

by Simon Hill in Gear
September 2, 2020

Google Wants to Remix News Radio Just for You

The company’s latest news product is an ever-replenishing playlist of audio stories—curated, in part, by the wealth of data it has on you.

by Boone Ashworth in Audiomatic
August 31, 2020

The Pheromonophone Lets You Reach Out and Smell Someone

The prankish device is the subject of a new audiobook that pokes serious fun at Silicon Valley’s culture of disruption. We spoke with its inventor.

by Michael Calore in Gear
August 27, 2020

The Bathroom of Tomorrow: Shower & Bath Tech of 2020

Bathrooms are getting smarter, smelling nicer, making you sweat, cooling you down, and, of course, still graciously accepting your waste.

by Brennan Kilbane Allure in Future of Beauty
August 19, 2020

Facebook’s Portal Device Can Now Do Zoom Calls

BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, and Webex are also among the services now supported by the videochat gadget.

by Boone Ashworth in Gear
August 18, 2020

In a Touch-Free World, the QR Code Is Having Its Moment

Once dismissed as a marketing gimmick, the black and white patterns are proving their worth during the coronavirus pandemic.

by Victoria Turk WIRED UK in Gear