Tag: Gear

Gear / News - 1 week ago

The Nintendo Switch Is the Future of Gadget Design

Here are a few of the places I've played Mario Kart in the last two weeks: On the couch. In bed. On the train. In an Uber. On a plane. In a Vegas hotel. At the dog park. In a weirdly long line at Trader Joe's. And, of course, on the toilet, more tim...

Gear / News - 1 week ago

Leatherman's New Watch Puts Tools and Time on Your Wrist

When you think of Leatherman, you probably think of its nifty multitools packed with pliers, knives, bottle openers, and other things you might need while camping, soldering, or drinking (or all three). In 2015, Leatherman announced its Tread line o...

Gear / News - 1 week ago

Gadget Lab Podcast: Tesla's Model 3 Is the iPhone of Cars

Got a grand burning a hole in your pocket? We’ve got two ideas for you. You could drop it on a preorder for the Tesla Model 3, the affordable electric car Elon Musk’s been building for a decade. Or you could buy the new iPhone Apple’s (probably) goin...

Gear / News - 1 week ago

How to Make Your Wi-Fi Faster and Better

A gadget's only as good as its internet connection. Few things drive you crazier than a stuttery PUBG session or an episode of Game of Thrones streaming one. Halting. Word. At. A. Time. You probably don't think much about your router, though. And ye...

Gear / News - 2 weeks ago

Companion Robots Are Here. Just Don't Fall in Love With Them

“Hey, Kuri,” I say. “I love you.” Pause. I brace for rejection, but then the robot lets out a balooop and shimmies back and forth. This, I am to presume, means Kuri loves me too. Interacting with Kuri, a robot set to hit the market in December, is a...

Gear / News - 2 weeks ago

A Super-Expensive iPhone Would Be Good News For Us All

Write this down, look at it often, memorize it: You don’t have to buy the new iPhone that Apple will announce this fall. You’ll almost certainly want to, because it sounds amazing. Almost no bezel. Crazy new cameras. Facial recognition. Wireless cha...

Gear / News - 2 weeks ago

How to Record Calls on Your Smartphone

After 10 days as the White House's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is out. His downfall? A particularly candid late-night phone conversation with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza. Like mosts journalists, Lizza recorded his call not just for...

Gear / News - 2 weeks ago

Our Favorite Gear This Month, From Cameras to Cookware

Perhaps you dream of being an S-pedelic commuter: sleeping late, zipping to the office, and arriving with time to spare, your freshly pressed Thomas Pink unsullied by pit stains. If so, get a Stromer e-bike. Like many fashionable e-bike brands, Stro...

Gear / News - 2 weeks ago

Let Your iPhone Tell You When to Go to Bed

If you're seeking a more restful and refreshing night's sleep, you could take your pick from dozens of products and apps designed to improve your slumber. There are alarm clocks that wake you with an artificial sunrise and apps that listen to you sn...