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One of the Best Budget Phones Just Got Cheaper

We've all had smartphones for the better part of a decade, yet their prices just seem to keep climbing. High-end phones seem to cost $800+ now. Don't …

Mobile Technology

Sitting in on Remote Meetings? Working at a Standing Desk? Follow These Tips

Whether you’re Zooming it in or not sitting down on the job, here’s how to do it right.<p>Videoconference Like a Boss<p>Acing a group video call is harder …

Ergonomics

3 Mechanical Keyboards to Help You Achieve Typing Nirvana

Serious typists deserve a responsive keyboard. Here are three steps to tactile heaven.<p><b>1. GOOD: Aukey KM-G3 RGB</b><br>Add some tappy feedback to your strokes …

Amazing

Need an Office Break? Go Mobile With These Portable Workmates

<b>1. Chrome Juno Travel Tote Bag</b><br>A briefcase adds panache to an outfit, but they’re usually no good for protecting precious electronics. This carry-all …

Gear & Gadgets

Olympic Commentators Should Cut the Chit-Chat and Just Explain the Sport

Luge looks silly. It looks easy, too: lie down on a sled, let gravity do the work, climb the podium. In reality, of course, luge is fascinatingly …

Tara Lipinski

This Gorgeous Clock Makes the Time Appear Out of Nowhere

If you’re already spending the entire 9-to-5 workday gazing at the clock, you may as well invest in a timepiece worthy of prolonged ogling. Every 30 …

Watches

How Augmented Reality Is Shaping the Future of Play

If you ask 13-year-old Keanu Snyder what he wants for his birthday, he won't tell you about Nerf blasters or Playstation games. He’ll tell you all …

Augmented Reality

Gadget Lab Podcast: Nick Thompson Discusses the Facebook Cover Story | WIRED

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 02.16.18.<p>Time of Publication: 5:14 pm. 5:14 pm<p>Two Years of Hell<p>Everything changed for …

Trends

Best President’s Day Weekend Gear Sales

For some folks, President’s Day is a time to honor U.S. presidents of old, like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. For others it’s a much-needed …

Gear & Gadgets

Step Into Your New Virtual Office

Augmented-reality workspaces will transform the way you do your job, and you won’t look weird doing it. At all.<p>Next time you get a promotion at work, …

Augmented Reality

You Can Finally Reorder Pins on Pinterest Boards

Pinterest is the place where dreams are realized. Millions of people log on every day to plan their weddings, create dinner menus for the week, learn …

Social Media

The Newest Emoji Say as Much About Us as Actual Words

Florie Hutchinson's crusade against emoji fashion started last year, on the heels of the presidential election and the 2017 Women's March. She'd been …

Language

I Love Watching Curling, and You Will Too

The first time I watched an Olympic curling match on television, I entertained a thought that is surely shared by everyone who sees the sport for the …

Olympics

Get Your Engine Running With These Tech Deals

February is the cruelest month, as the poem goes. Oh, no, wait. That's April. February is a great month to be born in if you want to become famous, …

Shopping

Gadget Lab Podcast: Are You Addicted to Your Phone? | WIRED

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff<p>Date of Publication: 02.09.18.<p>Time of Publication: 2:55 pm. 2:55 pm<p>Extra Sticky<p>You may find it hard to close Facebook …

Apps

Inside the Olympics Opening Ceremony World-Record Drone Show

The opening ceremony of any Olympics provides pageantry at a global scale, a celebration that, at its best, can create moments every bit as indelible …

Drones

These Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Half-Off Right Now

Some audiophiles dislike Bose with a passion, and noise cancelling in general. The hate is unwarranted. Here at WIRED, we love these headphones, and …

Consumer Tech

'Tis But a Scratch: Misadventures in Automotive Scratch Repair

The scratch was small, maybe half an inch long. Hard to even see unless you knew where to look. But once you knew, it was the only thing you could …

Home Improvement

Which MacBook Should You Buy?

Apple's laptops have long been held up as a gold standard for portable computers. The first company to bring technologies like aluminum unibody …

Adobe Premiere

How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Online

If you want to watch all of the Olympic games this year, you’re gonna need a lot of screens, and a lot of time off. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are …

Smart TV

One Man's Quest to Make Google's Gadgets Great

It’s early in the morning on October 4, 2016, and in a few seconds, Rick Osterloh will present Google’s latest gadget portfolio to the world. He’s …

Mobile Technology

Build Your Valentine a Retro Gaming Console With These February Deals

In all their infinite wisdom, the Romans decided to celebrate Valentine's Day in the dead of winter. Even if that wasn't their original intention, …

Retrogaming

How to Take Back Your Facebook News Feed

In December, Facebook announced yet another tweak to the News Feed. This time, the social network would begin prioritizing “meaningful” conversations …

Social Media

The Supersonic Parachutes Carrying NASA's Martian Dreams

Jim Toomey has a weakness for space memorabilia, but he doesn’t have unlimited funds. So he had to keep his desires in check as he perused an online …

Mojave Desert

I'm a Nintendo Switch N00b Who Just Got a Hands-On with Labo

Back in the bygone era before videogames, “playing” meant screwing around with physical toys—action figures, dolls, bugs, whatever. In my house it …

Nintendo Switch

Google Flips the Switch on Its Pixel Visual Core

When Google launched its Pixel 2 flagship smartphone last year, it included something of a surprise: A co-processor called Pixel Visual Core, the …

Mobile Photography

A $250 Weighted Blanket Won't Cure All of Your Sleep Woes

For insomniacs, there is no shortage of gadgets promising a better night’s sleep. Here, try this hat that zaps your brainwaves into submission. Here, …

Temple Grandin

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Can't Get Your News From Facebook Anymore? Try These 6 Apps

You may have heard about Facebook's recent pledge to cut back on News Feed traffic coming from brands, businesses, and publishers. The pledge is …

Social Media