Category: Gear / Trends

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 11, 2021

MacOS Monterey Is When Apple Starts Leaving Intel Macs Behind

For the first time, some of Apple’s own features will only be available on computers with the company’s homegrown silicon.

by Boone Ashworth in Gear
June 9, 2021

If You Want to Live in Apple World, Gather All Your iDevices

This week, Apple doubled down on its vision of a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of products, software, and services. The catch? You need to be all in on Apple.

by Lauren Goode in All the Apps
May 31, 2021

The Dog Poodemic Is Here. Call in the Dung-Hunting Drones

Lockdown puppy madness has left sidewalks littered with feces. Robots that scan and scoop can help.

by Jeremy White Wired UK in Gear
May 29, 2021

Grilling Over Gas Is 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 Flame On
May 29, 2021

Grilling Over Charcoal Is 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 Burning Idea
May 20, 2021

Snap Made AR Glasses—but You Won’t Be Buying Them

The company formerly known as Snapchat is all in on augmented reality. But its new wearable Spectacles aren’t for sale; they’re just a way to get app developers on board.

by Lauren Goode in Augmented Reality
May 18, 2021

Google Wants to Turn You Into a Hologram. I Tested It Out

Our reporter sits in a Project Starline “video booth” to glimpse the future of telepresence.

by Lauren Goode in Gear
May 12, 2021

Adidas and Allbirds Team Up to Make Sustainable Running Shoes

The high-performance Futurecraft.Footprint shows the key to a lower carbon impact might lie in collaboration, not competition.

by Adrienne So in Gear
May 5, 2021

Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Injuries and 1 Child Death

A six-year-old died after being pulled under the Tread+. It’s unclear what the next move will be for the connected fitness equipment maker.

by Lauren Goode in Consumer Safety