Category: Gear / Trends

May 5, 2021

Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Injuries and 1 Child Death

A six-year-old died after being pulled under the Tread+. It’s unclear what the next move will be for the connected fitness equipment maker.


by Lauren Goode in Consumer Safety
May 2, 2021

These Learning Tools Are Shaping the Online Schoolhouse

Remote learning is here to stay. These platforms have designed virtual classrooms around the needs of teachers and students.


by Adrienne So in Gear
April 22, 2021

Do You Like My Jacket? Thanks, It's Recyclable

By creating apparel from recyclable synthetic fabrics, fashion brands can reduce their reliance on virgin petrochemicals while also boosting their public image.


by Alden Wicker in Future Fashion
April 21, 2021

AirTags Are the Perfectly Boring, Functional Future of AR

Apple’s new location-aware widgets point to the company’s possible larger ambitions for augmented reality.


by Lauren Goode in Apple
April 18, 2021

How the Smart Remote Lost Its Way

Once, we dreamed of one controller to rule them all. But when Logitech killed off the Harmony line, it ended an era.


by Brian Barrett in Gear
April 15, 2021

Google Earth Now Shows You Our Planet’s Slow Deterioration

A new time-lapse video feature in Google Earth lets users see how humans have reshaped the globe over the decades.


by Boone Ashworth in Enhance!
April 3, 2021

I Avoided Fake Meat for Years. That Was a Big Mistake

Our food writer had been steering clear of Impossible, Beyond, and other plant-based meat replacements—until he finally cooked with some.


by Joe Ray in Gear
March 24, 2021

Slack Now Lets You DM Anyone. So Long, Work-Life Balance

Now people you don’t work with can send you direct messages in Slack. It’s not necessarily an “email killer,” but it’s also not great for chats.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
March 23, 2021

How Audio Pros ‘Upmix’ Vintage Tracks and Give Them New Life

Experts are using AI to pick apart classic recordings from the 50s and 60s, isolate the instruments, and stitch them back together in crisp, bold ways.


by Jesse Jarnow in Backchannel
March 18, 2021

Facebook Finally Explains Its Mysterious Wrist Wearable

The company wants to develop new human-computer interactions. Will we be able to trust it with a new form of personal data?


by Lauren Goode in Gear