Watch the Google I/O 2019 Keynote Right Here

Do you hear that? It's the sound of Google executives practicing their lines ahead of Google I/O. The company's annual developer conference in Mountain View, California, kicks off this Tuesday. The three-day event gives Google a chance to show off its latest work and set the tone for the year to come. Can't make it to the Shoreline Amphitheater? You can watch the entire keynote on the event page, on the Google Developers YouTube channel, or in the player below. It begins at 10 am PT (1 pm ET) on May 7 and should last for about 90 minutes. We'll liveblog the whole thing here on WIRED.com.

Kickstarter Celebrates 10 Years of Funding Your Crazy Ideas

In December 2009, a mysterious letter appeared at the home of one Mr. Johnson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Inside was a message printed on cream-colored paper: "All of the items in your refrigerator are swapped with all of the items in Ben Affleck's refrigerator. Try a bit of everything." Similar letters reached the reverend of a local church and the architect William Hopkins. In fact, more than 600 residents of Pittsburgh's Polish Hill neighborhood received letters that year, each of them signed cryptically (but with love) by "Lenka and Michael." The letters were in fact sent by the artists Lenka Clayton and Michael Crowe, who had taken on the ambitious project of mailing a physical letter to every person in the …

Apple’s AirPower Gets the Ax, Rickshaws Get a Boost, and More News

Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: Pour one out for Apple's AirPower project Apple's AirPower, the company's infamous promise of a wireless charging option, is officially dead. Apple unveiled the project in 2017 to much applause, but balked when it came to giving an actual release date. Finally they've killed the project after concluding that it would "not achieve our high standards." Guess this one didn't "Just Work." India's rickshaws are going electric When most people think of electric cars, they think of Tesla and the Prius. But in India, where rickshaws (or tuk tuks) reign, they're trading in gas for swappable batteries. This move isn't just to hold up their end of the Paris climate …

The Real Choice You Make When You Subscribe to Apple Services

If there’s anything that’s clear from Apple’s event Monday, it’s that the maker of premium tech products is trying to sell people on its vision for the future of services—a seemingly effortless lifestyle filled with always-accessible media, exclusive videogames, and cash-back incentives from a literal titanium credit card. If there’s anything that’s not clear from the Apple event, it’s pretty much everything else. Apple’s pitch for the new era of subscription services was scant on some key details, including the pricing and ship dates of some of its new products. Company executives spoke confidently about services that aren’t launching for months; actors and directors pitched shows that had been greenlit and shot, but little footage was shown. That long lead …

Theres a Huge Snow Gear Sale This Weekend (Some Tech, Too)

This week, we at the Gadget Lab were all aflutter with the news that the Samsung Galaxy S10, the large phone with the hole-punch camera that our reviewer Jeffrey Van Camp called the best new Android phone, finally went on sale on March 8. But if you don't need a new phone, now is also a great time to pick up some other big-ticket items. This weekend, REI's End of Season Sale kicks off, through March 11. We found some of the best markdowns on our favorite past-season gear, from heated ski boots to sustainable snowboards and more. The final sales on snowgear hopefully mark the beginning of warmer days to come. We're ready! And don't worry, indoor cats. We …