Ian Campbell

Ian is an Associate Editor at Input. He previously worked with Input as a part-time reviews writer, and before that, embedded with The Verge’s news team as part of the inaugural class of Vox Media’s fellowship program.

The Playdate is so much more than its quirky crank

With a unique “season” of games that you can spin your way through using a tiny metallic crank, the Playdate is charming, expensive, and hard not to love.

Reviews

Gucci and Oura's gold smart ring is a collab that needed to happen

Gucci is bringing its gold and torchon aesthetic to Oura's smart ring (and tech products in general) for the first time.

Tech

Nothing confirms Phone (1) will have a translucent design

The Ear (1) creators are trying to highlight the internals of its upcoming Android phone by bringing them to the surface.

See through

GameStop is launching a crypto wallet for a very different kind of gamer

GameStop's Ethereum wallet can hold both cryptocurrencies and NFTs, and is "self-custodial."

Gaming

Instagram's visual refresh doesn't make me want to click buy

As quirky creative inspiration, Instagram's new typeface, gradients, and colors are great. For the company's focus on shopping and video, I'm less sure.

Squircle

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 is finally getting Google Assistant

Google Assistant will be able to take the place of Bixby, and you won't even need to download anything on your phone.

Tech

Apple is reportedly jamming 14 cameras into its mixed reality headset

Apple's headset won't require the use of a separate base station, somehow.

Tech

Qualcomm's wireless AR glasses concept seems like an important stepping stone

The Wireless AR Smart Viewer looks cool, until you hear about the battery life — only around 30 minutes of operation.

Tech

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in 4 key stats

Here’s how the new chip is going to make a difference (or not) in new Android phones.

Tech

Framework's upgraded laptop is proof the modular dream isn't dead

Framework improved the build quality of its laptop case and is offering an easy way to upgrade your old model with the latest 12th Gen Intel chips.

Level up

Amazon is finally using the right port on the 7-inch Fire tablet

The updated Fire 7 tablet comes with USB-C, faster performance, and longer battery life for $10 more than before.

Tech

Acer’s new Predator gaming laptop has a lot in common with the 3DS

The Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition has 12th Gen Intel chips, a GeForce RTX 3080, and a — get this — glasses-free 3D display.

Tech

Jony Ive had one wacky idea for Apple's mixed reality headset

A new report details Apple's internal conflicts over its long-rumored mixed reality headset and the odd features it might ship with.

Eyes open

Uber is piloting two types of robotic food deliveries in Los Angeles

Despite abandoning its own autonomous vehicles, Uber is testing Uber Eats deliveries via robot and autonomous driving in LA.

Tech

PlayStation chief seemingly more worried about cats than reproductive rights

PlayStation president Jim Ryan reportedly called for employees to "respect differences of opinion" on abortion before diving into anecdotes about cats.

Really?

How to install Android 13 beta on your phone right now

The changes that come with Android 13 are fairly minor so far, but at least it's easy to install.

Google I/O 2022

Mark Zuckerberg plays Pokémon-like AR game using Cambria headset

Mark Zuckerberg showed off one of the big improvements of Meta's next headset: full-color video passthrough.

Face Laptop

Google’s pitch for AR glasses: live, universal translation

In a short demo video at its developer conference, Google showed off prototype AR glasses with live Google Translate built-in.

Google I/O 2022

Google adds 'Cliffs Notes' to Docs because who has time to read anymore?

The company will automatically summarize long documents and chats if you don't have time to read them.

Google I/O 2022

Google previews Pixel Tablet, says it cares about tablets again

The tech giant teased a new Pixel Tablet at Google I/O 2022 that's supposed to be a "perfect companion" to your Pixel phone. But it's not coming until 2023.

Google I/O 2022