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Gadget Lab Podcast: How 'Shine Theory' Improves Diversity in Design

If you’re designing a product intended for the masses, how do you make sure it reaches the widest possible audience? We answer that question in this discussion between WIRED’s Arielle Pardes and Google’s Lilian Rincon. Lilian is a product manager at Google, where she oversees Google Assistant. The pair talks about the rise of Assistant, its role as a global […]

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Crescent Moon's Innovative Snowshoe Is Built Like a Flip-Flop

Snowshoes have been around for 5,700 years. But this year Boulder, Colorado–based Crescent Moon has made the world’s first all-foam version. Velcro bindings keep your shoes strapped to a teardrop-­shaped platform made from two layers of ethylene-vinyl acetate, or EVA, the same stuff used to fashion flip-flops. The snowshoes might look low-tech, but the combination of cleats and tire-like treads […]

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Moog Music Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM): Price, Specs, Release Date

The folks at Moog Music aren’t content just making ridiculously fun synthesizers, iPad apps, and effects boxes for creative musicians. The company now is dipping into percussion—it’s newest product, announced today, is a drum machine called the Drummer From Another Mother. Well, hang on. It’s not exactly a drum machine. It’s a monophonic, semi-modular, analog percussion synthesizer. That’s a lot […]

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