Category: Gear / Trends

January 17, 2020

Seriously, It’s Time to Lean Into Monowheels

Call them fanciful, or a faceplant waiting to happen. But one-wheeled vehicles are how we’ll roll into the future.

by Boone Ashworth in Gear / Trends
January 16, 2020

The Display of the Future Might Be in Your Contact Lens

Mojo Vision’s prototypes can enhance your vision or show you your schedule—right from the surface of your eyes.

by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
January 14, 2020

Get Ready for More Phones With No Buttons

As we inch closer to phones with all-screen designs, physical buttons are on the chopping block.

by Julian Chokkattu in Gear / Trends
January 11, 2020

Public Blast or Private Chat? Social Media Maps a Middle Way

Companies like Twitter and Facebook have begun to carve out a space for users that’s more like real life—with more options between shouts and whispers.

by Arielle Pardes in Gear
January 8, 2020

Twitter Wants to Let Users Limit Who Replies. Here’s Why

In an interview with WIRED editor-in-chief Nick Thompson, Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour detailed experimental features that could reshape the platform.

by Brian Barrett in Gear
January 8, 2020

Sex Tech Companies Are Having More Fun Than the Rest of Us at CES

Sexual health and wellness companies were allowed to exhibit their wares for the first time this year.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
January 6, 2020

Intel Maps Out a Foldable, AI-Infused PC Future

The company’s latest chips—and the bending gadgets they power—are learning to think for themselves.

January 6, 2020

Lenovo Flaunts Its Foldable PC, The ThinkPad X1 Fold

It’s a sign of the coming flood of devices with OLED screens that bend.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
January 4, 2020

CES 2020 Trends We’re Expecting: 5G, E-Scooters, Foldables, Privacy

The annual consumer tech showcase will be awash in shiny gadgets, but it’s what those products tell us about the future that matters most.

by Wired Staff in Gear
January 3, 2020

OnePlus Concept One: Details, Specs, Disappearing Camera

The phone uses electrochromic glass to pull off its vanishing act. Just don’t expect to get your hands on one anytime soon.

by Lauren Goode in Gear