Category: Gear / Trends

September 22, 2021

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 Is a Lovable Weirdo

The second time around, Microsoft’s foldable mobile comes closer to what it actually is: a phone.


by Lauren Goode in Double feature
September 9, 2021

Facebook Ray-Ban Camera Glasses: Price, Details, Release Date

The company has partnered with Ray-Ban to make a pair of video-capturing Wayfarers. They’re everything you hoped for and feared in smart glasses.


by Lauren Goode Peter Rubin in Gear
September 8, 2021

Whoop’s New Wearable Can Go on Your Wrist—or in Your Clothes

Your workout apparel just got a lot smarter.


by Lauren Goode in fitness
August 20, 2021

Tesla Bot Takes Tech Demos to Their Logical Conclusion

Elon Musk’s bizarre demo laid bare the truth of many new tech demos: They are a storyboarded vision of the future held together by digital duct tape.


by Lauren Goode in Dance Party
August 18, 2021

It's Time to Bring Back Cargo Pants

The much-maligned fashion trend is actually perfect for stashing your huge slab of smartphone.


by Gilad Edelman in Gear
August 13, 2021

Augmented Reality Is Coming for Your Ears, Too

New software applications are cleverly mapping audio to transport users to another space.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
August 12, 2021

Folding Phones Are the New 3D TV

Depending on who you ask, smartphones with folding screens—like the two models Samsung just released—are either a gimmick or the next frontier.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
July 22, 2021

The Next Frontier for Phone Cameras: Stronger, Clearer Glass

Corning has a developed a new version of Gorilla Glass optimized for smartphone camera lenses that it claims will lead to a boost in photo quality.


by Lauren Goode in Clear Cut
July 21, 2021

The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair

The move follows an executive order issued last week by the White House urging the agency to secure consumers’ rights to fix their own gadgets.


by Lauren Goode in Fixer Upper
July 19, 2021

Warby Parker Revamps Its Eye Exam App—and Bets on Telehealth

The eyewear company’s new app for vision prescription renewals illuminates the promises and potential pitfalls of the growing interest in remote health care.


by Boone Ashworth in Gear