Blog Profile / Wired: Gadgets

Filed Under:Technology / Gadgets
Posts on Regator:5579
Posts / Week:11.9
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Hackathon Where 2G-Era Tech Is King

Teams of developers from Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, AccuWeather, Huffington Post, and others gathered in a San Jose conference room this week to learn how to make their apps work for most people around the world -- places where 2G networks...

Tivo Makes Its Hardware Exit Official, Lays Off Most of Design Team

Tivo has been bullish lately about releasing new products beyond its core DVR boxes. Today, we found out why. The company laid off nearly all the industrial designers of those products.

Intel Squandered Its Perfect TV Streamer. Can Verizon Save It?

Intel built what could conceivably be the best set-top on the market coupled with a new way to deliver television content that doesn’t force you to buy into whatever cable TV monopoly is in your region. Then it handed everything...

Buying a New Camera? Flickr Can Help You Pick the Right One

If you like photos, you can get lost for hours on Flickr. If you’re looking to buy a new camera, getting lost on Flickr might be a good idea.

A Slick Electronics Kit Turns You Into a Hardware Whiz

If your knowledge of engineering stops with putting batteries in a TV remote, you might try fiddling around with a littleBits kit for a day.

This Space-Saving Bottle Comes Packed With 9 Cooking Tools

The Akebono Bin 8 All-in-One Kitchen Tool Set packs all sorts of space-hogging hardware into a wine-bottle-sized gadget.

An Easy Way to Make Passwords Less Annoying on Your iPhone

You can't use Touch ID for every iOS password situation (yet). You can, however, bypass iOS 7's defaults so that Safari will remember your long, thoughtful, super-secure passwords and credit card info. You can even sync all that information across...

For the Love of God, Stop Wearing Your Bike Helmet the Wrong Way

Many of us at WIRED ride bikes as a part of our daily commute, or for sport. So do a lot of other people in the Bay Area. And every few weeks (or sooner), we notice something: Someone is wearing...

Onewheel Is One Wheel Away From Being a Hoverboard

The 25-pound Onewheel isn't just the unicycle version of a skateboard. This electrically-powered, self-balancing board can reach a top speed of 25mph. It can also probably hurt you very badly.

This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible

Apple may be toying around with new wireless payment systems and trying to eliminate choppy FaceTime video.

Jawbone’s New Headset Is Less Dorky, More Discreet

Jawbone's famous Bluetooth telephone earpiece has been redesigned. This time, it's less geeky simply because it's smaller.

How to Keep Strangers and Weirdos from Emailing You Through Google+

Google added a curious new feature to Google+ last week that lets users email you even if they don't know your Gmail address. Here's how to turn it off.

How Beats’ New Music Service Plans to Crush Spotify

Instead of simply offering more music, Beats new streaming service will woo new listeners with a potent mix of smarter algorithms and human curation.

Out of Bounds, Off the Hook: The Season’s Best Backcountry Ski Gear Tested

Does your next trip up the mountain involve wandering beyond the ropes? Gear up for your off-piste adventure, from head to toe.

Find and Kill Noisy Tabs With the Latest Version of Chrome

You have 40 tabs open and for some reason one of them is playing "Wrecking Ball." Thankfully, Chrome can now help you find and eliminate the offending tab.

This Panoramic Camera Ball Snaps 360-Degree Aerial Photos

The last product I saw at CES 2014 was one of the coolest. Pictured above is Jonas Pfeil, president and co-founder of Panono. Panono is a ball that has 36 three-megapixel cameras built into it. The one Pfeil is holding...

Tiny Lenses That’ll Turn Your Phone Into a Pro-Level Shooter

Moment, a new company made up of employees from former action-camera maker Contour, is launching a Kickstarter to bring high-quality telephoto and wide-angle lenses to the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy lines.

We Defend BlackBerry’s Z30, the Half-Baked Phone That Could

Covering one of the world's largest tech shows using only a BlackBerry may sound like an absurd idea. But after six days of using a Z30, Tim Moynihan gained a newfound admiration for the phone.

A Drool-Worthy Camping Lantern That’ll Cost You

Sure, the Snow Peak Hozuki Lantern has loads of functional appeal. But what we really love is the gorgeous design, and how it's so easy on the eyes.

WIRED’s CES Smartphone Thunderdome: The Final Results

These are the final results from the 2014 CES Smartphone Thunderdome.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC