Tag: Gear

Gear / News - 5 months ago

iPad Review: Price, Specs,

A few minutes after the Eurostar train pulled out of King’s Cross station in London and began its two-hour journey to Brussels, I grabbed my iPad out of my bag. I opened the Kindle app and read a few chapters of Call for the Dead, John le Carré’s fir...

Gear / News - 5 months ago

Gadget Lab Podcast: All About Breast Pumps

Facebook showed off some nutty new tech this week at its annual developer conference, including social VR experiences, skin-based interfaces, and augmented reality markup for the real world. Some of these ideas are here already, and some are years aw...

Gear / News - 5 months ago

Hulu Live TV Service: Price, Features, Release Date

It always felt like if Hulu ever launched a live-TV service, it might have a real shot at killing cable. After all, Hulu's owners—21st Century Fox, Disney, Comcast, and Time Warner—own and operate every channel that matters. Now, months after Hulu f...

Gear / News - 5 months ago

The Secret Hit-Making Power of the Spotify Playlist

Starley Hope thought she was done with the music biz after writing "Call on Me." The song felt like her last shot at success after spending years trying to make it as a songwriter. "I decided I was going to give it up and get a 'real job,'" she told...

Gear / News - 5 months ago

Microsoft Surface Laptop Is an Answer to Chromebooks, Sorta

Google is winning in education, and everyone's fighting back. Chromebooks account for well over 50 percent of devices shipped to K-12 schools in the US, taking over a market that iOS dominated a few years ago after taking it from Windows a few befor...

Gear / News - 5 months ago

How to Prep Your Phone for International Travel

You’ve bought your plane tickets, booked your Airbnb, stocked up on tiny shampoo bottles. The only thing separating you from that summer jaunt to Mexico or the Bahamas or the south of France is the plane ride, and setting up your phone to come along...

Gear / News - 5 months ago

Best Desk Chairs: 5 Super-Fancy Seats to Upgrade Your Workday

Let’s be real: Unless you’re one of those kooks who uses a standing desk, you’re probably on your butt all day at work. Never mind all those reports that sitting down will ultimately kill you. I spend more time in my desk chair than I do in my bed, a...

Gear / News - 5 months ago

Gadget Lab Podcast: Fly-Curious

Facebook showed off some nutty new tech this week at its annual developer conference, including social VR experiences, skin-based interfaces, and augmented reality markup for the real world. Some of these ideas are here already, and some are years aw...

Gear / News - 5 months ago

Oh Great, Now Alexa Will Judge Your Outfits, Too

I was 16 years old when I moved from Idaho to New York. I was chubby and insecure and hoping no one would notice me. But as I rode the subway downtown after the first day of school, a few girls from class sat down across from me. The leader of the g...