Category: Gear / Gear News and Events

November 17, 2021

Apple Finally Makes It Easier to Fix Your Own iPhone

In an unexpected right to repair win, the company will make manuals and tools publicly available for a number of its most popular devices.


by Brian Barrett in Gear
November 17, 2021

The Problem With Motorola Phones

The smartphone maker ranks No. 3 in the US, but its software update strategy is one of the worst in the industry. And that’s not all.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
October 19, 2021

Google's Much-Hyped Pixel 6 Undercuts Its Peers at Just $599

Joined by the Pixel 6 Pro at $899, these two new Android phones reinforce how important it is to optimize hardware and software.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
October 19, 2021

The 12 Best Features in Android 12—and How to Install It

The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system has some handy new improvements, and Pixel owners can download it now.


by Simon Hill in Droid Downlink
October 18, 2021

Everything Apple Announced Today—Including a New MacBook Pro

Say hello to machines with plenty of ports, MagSafe charging, and a refreshed pair of AirPods.


by Brenda Stolyar Parker Hall in Gear
September 28, 2021

Amazon’s Astro Is a Robot Without a Cause

It’s the company’s first foray into mobile robots for your home, and likely not the last.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
September 28, 2021

You Can Now Buy Ring's In-Home Drone—If You’re Invited

The flying camera from the Amazon-owned company is back.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
September 28, 2021

Everything Amazon Announced at Its Hardware Event—So Far

The retailer takes the wraps off several new smart home gadgets, from a TV-sized Echo Show to an ultra-cheap smart thermostat.


by Gear Team in Gear
September 22, 2021

Everything Microsoft Announced, Including a Wacky Flippy Laptop

The latest hardware out of Redmond is a vibe.


by Brenda Stolyar Lauren Goode in Gear
September 21, 2021

Amazon Just Introduced Three New Kindle Paperwhites

The waterproof e-reader now comes in three different options, with bigger, brighter screens and faster response times.


by Medea Giordano in Gear