Category : News

Gear / News - 1 month ago

The Beautiful, Impossible Dream of a Simpler Smartphone

Smartphones are amazing. And smartphones are terrible. It's a central paradox of modern life: The devices that help us find rides and friends and food and sex and adorable puppies are the same ones that disconnect us from the life in front of our ey...

Gear / News - 1 month ago

iPhone Turns 10: How It Became the Everything Machine

Happy birthday, iPhone! Today, Cupertino's most famous device turns 10 years old. From its original release, the story of the iPhone has always been one about pushing the boundaries of what you could do with the power of a tiny computer in your pock...

Gear / News - 1 month ago

This Cell Phone Can Make Calls Even Without a Battery

"Hello, hello. I am calling from a battery-free phone." Vamsi Talla's words in a cluttered lab at the University of Washington in Seattle are barely audible through pops and static. But the fact they can be heard at all, on a nearby Android smartpho...

Gear / News - 1 month ago

Imagining the iPhone in 2027

You wake up refreshed. Ever since you got that alarm clock that adapts to your sleep cycle, your calendar, and the traffic report, you practically leap out of bed. You exercise, focusing on the muscles that the biometric sensor in your shirt says ne...

Gear / News - 1 month ago

Cozmo, the World's Cutest Robot, Now Teaches You to Code

Straight out of the box, Anki’s adorable robot Cozmo plays games, fist bumps, and uses its big, blue digital eyes to convey convincing emotional range. And its brain uses machine learning, so it gets more savvy as you play with it. An update lets Co...

Gear / News - 1 month ago

How To Turn Off Snapchat’s Stalkerish Snap Map Feature

Snapchat has always known exactly where you are. What, you thought everyone saw that “Greetings from the Brooklyn Bridge” filter? Until recently, Snapchat didn’t do much with your location data beyond serving up geofilters and pushing location-speci...

Gear / News - 1 month ago

Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art

Look around your home and count the screens: The television on your wall. The tablet on your coffee table. The computer monitor on your desk. Switched on, they burst with color and motion. Turned off, they're merely black. Industrial designer Yves B...