Yes, we want a Pixel Watch


It’s still spring which means developer conference season is in full swing. (Hoo-ray?) This week marks the return of Google I/O, the annual conference for programmers who create apps for Google’s many platforms. But I/O, while technically a software conference, has also long been a launch pad for Google hardware. This year we’ve seen new phones, new headphones, a Pixel tablet, and even the much talked about Pixel Watch.


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This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED Editor-in-Chief Julian Chokkattu joins us to talk about all of Google’s announcements, from hardware to software to voice assistants. There is also debate about the ideal shape of a smartwatch (which, for the record, is round).

Show Notes

Read all of our Google I/O 2022 coverage in one place. We wrote about hardware and software announcements, Assistant, and tablet improvements for Android. Khari Johnson wrote about Google’s new skin tone recognition system for AI. We also have Lily Newman’s roundup of privacy and security features coming to Android 13. If you missed the keynote, watch a replay.


Julian recommends that you try to pay for professional movers if you move, but also take out movers insurance. Lauren recommends the book empire of pain by Patrick Radden Keefe. Mike recommends slip-on shoes for cycling, work and life.

Julian Chokkattu can be found on Twitter @JulienChokkattu. Lauren Goode is @Lauren Goode. Michael Calore is @snack. Bling the main hotline at @Gadget Lab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is Sun keys.

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