Kyle VanHemert, WIRED

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Past articles by Kyle:

Review: Weber Genesis II LX Grill

This grill's burners go to 11, but that’s still not high enough. → Read More

Watch: A Physicist Invents A Machine To De-Cream Oreos

I've never really understood the urge to pull apart Oreos, but I suppose once you get in the habit of doing it, it's hard to stop, sort of like how... → Read More

It’s Not Just You: Taekwondo Looks Totally Different at Rio

Athletes use terms like “iteration” and “second-gen system” to describe their equipment, and occasionally discover bugs in updates. → Read More

Rio Just Lost Its Mind Over Ping Pong. Yes, Ping Pong

Go ahead, laugh. But Sunday evening's match was a delirious, emotionally draining 60 minutes. → Read More

Inside the Crazy World of Olympic Pin Trading

Here in Rio, Olympic pins are the focus of a thriving barter economy. → Read More

The Key to Digital Learning? Bring It Into the Real World

Connected Worlds aims to teach youngsters about environmental science by immersing them in it. → Read More

The Guy Behind Garbage Pail Kids Now Makes Toons With Code

John Pound's computer-made compositions have a sort of naive charm. Think of them as outsider art for the computational era. → Read More

These Strange Clothes Came Out of a Regular Old 3-D Printer

Danit Peleg used a flexible material to create "lace-like textiles" that she could work with "just like cloth." → Read More

Somehow Teen Girls Get the Coolest Wearable Out There

Teenage girls might be ideal wearable users. After all, what group loves jewelry and technology more? → Read More

Beme Has a Problem: Authenticity Is Boring

Are our lives interesting enough for unedited sharing? → Read More

Leap Motion’s Augmented-Reality Computing Looks Stupid Cool

A team of Leap Motion engineers built an augmented-reality work environment, where regular desktop applications jump out of the computer and into 3-D space. → Read More

The Future of UI Design? Old-School Text Messages

Texting is easy, familiar, and ubiquitous, so it makes sense that it could become the main channel of communication. → Read More

The Visual Power of the 4 Flags in the News This Week

There were four flags in the news this week. All of them have been used to proclaim identity. And they remind us that symbols are not accidental. → Read More

New App Tells All Your Friends When You're Free to Hang Out

Free fills a small but critical hole in our digitally mediated social lives---the ability to broadcast and communicate around availability. → Read More

When Our Homes Become Connected, Designers Will Save Us

As designers are moving into the uncharted Internet of Things, they might need map out a course for keeping their principals intact. → Read More

Apple Is Going to Kill the Home Screen

Apple's iOS 9 signals that these days, the smartphone experience is just too fast and fluid to be pinned to a grid. → Read More

Friday Fun: Make Music by Tapping Your Computer Keyboard

With this QWERTY drum machine, pretty much everything ends up sounding decent. → Read More

Consulting Giant McKinsey Buys Itself a Top Design Firm

In the latest instance of the design and business worlds intersecting, McKinsey is buying the design consultancy Lunar. → Read More

A Crazy Way to Add Intricate Color to 3-D Printed Creations

A wild technique called "computational hydrographic printing" involves precision painting by way of liquid immersion. → Read More

Paper's Handy New Diagram Tool Hints at the iPad's Future

Think Kit is a convincing demo of FiftyThree's vision of the pen-and-touch future. → Read More