February 8, 2016 by

The next creation

It’s true — I’m getting back into media, and to say I’m excited is a massive understatement. It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that creating, interviewing, traveling to trade shows, and telling stories about technology that’s shaping our world is an unbridled passion. I was fortunate enough to do it with a truly extraordinary team at Engadget for over seven years, and to do it with some of the world’s most revered companies over the past two years with Weber Shandwick. Starting next month, I’ll work alongside a brilliant team at Future and techradar to bring readers stories that…

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May 29, 2015 by

I wrote a book — Living The Remote Dream

I wrote a book (and you can buy it right here)! It’s a phrase I’ve been able to say twice before (iPad Secrets and iPhone Secrets), but this time, I’m doing it on my own. Living The Remote Dream is a personal project, and it’s one that is some six months in the making (not including the decade prior, which I refer to heavily throughout). I’m ridiculously excited to get this out there, and for people from all walks of life to give it a read. For those of you that know me, it’ll seem quite logical that I’ve penned this…

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June 27, 2014 by

10 Reasons Canadians are nicer than Americans… as viewed by an American

Look, I adore Canada. I’ve been there on a few occasions, and I’ve also been to a few other countries in order to truly calibrate what I’m about to prove. As an American, I’ll confess that we have a serious attitude problem. I actually have reverse culture shock for a week whenever I return home from a place like Japan (where kindness abounds). All that said, Canada rules. The people are as nice as you hear they are, and I’ve got the list to prove it. I just spent five days in Alberta and British Columbia, and in just 120 hours,…

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December 18, 2013 by

A Changing Mindset: Everything Is A Story

I’ve spent nearly eight years of my life telling stories. It’s been a healthy mixture of news, investigative reporting, and full-on feature work involving numerous interviews and immersion into new cultures. It’s my belief that nothing exists in a vacuum — even something as esoteric as a redesigned space shuttle is far more than just a tweaked hunk of metal. There’s reasoning behind the change, along with a dose of science and astrophysics. There’s logic behind the change. And if you look closely enough, there’s a story about the change just waiting to be told. As a journalist, you’re taught to…

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December 18, 2013 by

Living by Documenting

You know, the oddest thing about what’s happening right now is that we’ve stopped living our lives and we’re just recording them. George Clooney, recalling what he told President Obama during a fundraiser in which no one wanted to shake their hands, they just wanted to take their picture. (via parislemon)

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December 2, 2013 by

New adventures!

After 7.5 years of writing, reporting, goofing off, scouring trade shows, and generally feeling fortunate to be in a position to both inform and entertain folks at Engadget, I’m starting a new chapter this week. A wild, multifaceted, and in some ways still-to-be-determined chapter. I’m taking on the role of Senior Vice President of Editorial Strategy at Weber Shandwick. It’s a tremendous honor to be sliding into a team that’s invigorated, excited, and massively talented. In my visit to the group’s headquarters in New York City a few weeks ago, I was immediately impressed by just how hungry the group was…

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October 23, 2013 by

The undertones of today’s Apple event: delight and diversity

Today was a special day. In all of my years covering consumer technology, and all of my years attending Apple’s keynotes, this is the first one that I’ve been able to devote my full and undivided attention to. Typically, I’m responsible for slinging upwards of 200 images into a liveblog viewer, frantically attempting to decipher the ideal Kelvin setting while matching the speed of my partner in crime – and when that man is Tim Stevens, that’s no easy feat. Today I witnessed an Apple keynote with fresh eyes. I had no immediate duties, and I was able to absorb the…

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December 21, 2012 by

iPhone Secrets is on sale now

Two books in one year? It happened, somehow. After wrapping up iPad Secrets earlier this year, I started work on another Secrets book – this one, for the iPhone. Following the release of the iPhone 5, I was able to finish up iPhone Secrets, and I’m happy to say that it’s on sale now at the usual places. It’s a book that looks at tips, tricks and helpful information in managing and taking full advantage of one’s iPhone 4, 4S or 5 through iOS 6. I had a great time putting this one together, and I’d like to once again thank…

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October 11, 2012 by

Trying out the new Photoset app!

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July 10, 2012 by

Six Years writing, and all I feel is grateful

Six years ago, my life changed. I went from working 6-3 every day to working 6-midnight. (My first post ever was published at 11:27PM after at least 5 hours of edits.) It was a glorious day. A few people commented, the 3-4 people currently working nights at Engadget were pleased to have the help, and I had found exactly what I was looking for. Every July 10th since, I’ve reminded myself of how fortunate I am to work at a place that gives me the kinds of opportunities that I have. I love writing about technology. I love talking to people…

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