Category: Gear / Trends

July 11, 2019

AI’s Latest Job? Designing Cool T-Shirts

That attractive design on your T-shirt wasn’t made by some hipster artist. It was produced by a neural network.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
July 8, 2019

The New App Gem Takes a Unique Approach to News Recommendations

In an attempt to combat the echo-chamber effect of algorithm-driven news apps, the new iOS app Gem tries something new.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
July 2, 2019

Caroline Criado Perez Explains the ‘Gender Data Gap’

In this WIRED Q&A, author Caroline Criado Perez explains how elements of the modern world were designed more for men than women.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
July 1, 2019

The Second Coming of the Robot Pet

Man’s best friend isn’t a dog—it’s a dog-like robot, designed to perform tricks and tug at your heartstrings.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
June 29, 2019

How the iPhone Helped Save the Planet

Over the last 12 years, smartphones have helped dematerialize our consumption of countless other products.


by Andrew McAfee in Gear
June 28, 2019

Steven Levy on Jony Ive’s Design Legacy

Apple’s lead designer, who retired from the company, changed the expectations not just of technology design, but the role of design in consumer products.


by Steven Levy in Gear
June 26, 2019

Google’s Matías Duarte on the History of Smartphone Notifications

A conversation with Matías Duarte, one of the designers of Android, about how notifications grew from an idea to a relentless buzz.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
May 31, 2019

Generative Music Apps: Endel, Mubert, Hear

Who needs Spotify playlists? These apps create truly endless tunes to match whatever mood you desire.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
May 24, 2019

Grilling Over Gas Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Charcoal

A gas grill rules. But the real debate should be whether charcoal is necessary at all…


by Mark McClusky in Gear
May 24, 2019

Grilling Over Charcoal Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Gas

Cooking on a gas grill is more convenient than cooking with charcoal. It’s also a lot less special.


by Joe Brown in Gear