Category: Gear / Trends

September 16, 2019

Flirty or Friendzone? New AI Scans Your Texts for True Love

A new class of apps can use machine intelligence to determine if your text conversations are imbued with hidden romantic sparks.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
September 12, 2019

A Super-Powered iPhone Chip, a Potential HIV Treatment, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.


by Alex Baker-Whitcomb in Gear
September 12, 2019

Need Some Fashion Advice? Just Ask Stitch Fix’s Algorithm

Stitch Fix is launching a new service, driven by machine learning, that builds an outfit to suit your personal style.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
September 12, 2019

The Biggest iPhone News Is Apple’s New U1 Chip Inside It

By embracing ultra-wideband location tech, Apple has a chance to reshape experiences way beyond AirDrop.


by Brian Barrett in Gear
September 4, 2019

Light Phone II: Price, Specs, Release Date

The new version of the minimal handset from Light still makes phone calls, but it can now send text messages too.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
August 29, 2019

What Is Wi-Fi 6 and When Will I Get It?

The new standard promises to improve the speed and reliability of your home Wi-Fi network. And it arrives as soon as this fall.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
August 26, 2019

I Tried to Become a Musician Using Apps and a Light-Up Piano

This musically challenged guinea pig is going to become an artist—or at least record one (sort of) song.


by Boone Ashworth in Gear
August 26, 2019

This 8-Minute Galactic Primer Is the Future of AR Education

Can augmented reality help children with reading skills? Boring math lessons? Chris Milk and the team at Within believes it can.


by Angela Watercutter in Culture
August 24, 2019

I Replaced My Oven With a Waffle Maker, and You Should Too

Dust off that waffle iron and enter a world of cooking that goes way beyond breakfast.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
August 20, 2019

Google Lens, Augmented Reality, and the Future of Learning

Why take a boring selfie in front of the Mona Lisa when you can use AR to dive deep into it?


by Lauren Goode in Gear