Category: Gear / Gear News and Events

August 3, 2021

Citizen's New Service Helps Paying Users Summon the Cops

The crime-tracking app is charging $20 per month to give subscribers access to their own virtual security service.

by Boone Ashworth in Apps
August 2, 2021

Google's Next Pixel Phone Will Be Powered By a Custom Chip

Following the industry trend of tech giants manufacturing their own processors, the company will start putting bespoke silicon in its mobile hardware.

by Lauren Goode Julian Chokkattu in Chips Ahoy
July 28, 2021

How Nothing Designed 'Ear 1s' to Beat Apple AirPods

The head of design at Nothing explains how their product could take on Apple’s all-conquering wireless earbuds, at a fraction of the cost.

by Jeremy White Wired UK in Gear
July 24, 2021

How AI Will Help Keep Time at the Tokyo Olympics

Omega, the official timekeeper of the Games, is now using computer vision and motion sensors for events like swimming, gymnastics, and beach volleyball.

by Jeremy White Wired UK in Gear
July 22, 2021

Playdate, the Pocketable Game Console, Prepares for Preorders

The long-awaited tiny gaming device will be available to purchase next week, with shipments beginning before the end of the year.

by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
June 24, 2021

The Biggest Windows 11 News Is an App Store Overhaul

By playing nice with Android and letting developers use their own payments system, Microsoft has fashioned itself as the anti-Apple for developers.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
June 11, 2021

You're Probably Not Using the Web's Best Browser

With endless new customization options, like new email clients and a feed reader, Vivaldi 4.0 just got better.

by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
June 8, 2021

This Plastic Phone Case Could Biodegrade Within 2 Years

Most plastics take hundreds of years to decompose. This one, from case maker Pivet, harnesses the power of hungry microbes.

by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
June 7, 2021

All the Top Features Coming to Your iPhone This Fall

Apple just previewed iOS 15, the latest version of its mobile operating system. Here’s what’s new.

by Julian Chokkattu in Apple
June 7, 2021

Everything Apple Announced Today: New iOS, Privacy Updates

The 2021 edition of WWDC began Monday with a keynote address. Apple used the occasion to show off a whole bunch of enhancements to its software and services.

by Gear Team in Gear