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Technology Journalist
Covers:  Consumer Technology, Lifestyle
Doesn't Cover: Business, Funding

Technology journalist, consultant, spokesperson and explainer of all things social. Lover of gadgets and white wine.

7 Cases That Do More Than Protect Your iPhone — You already know you need a case to protect your phone from accidental drops and bumps, but did you know the right case can do so much more? Whether you want your case to perform double duty as a wallet or help keep your precious photos private, we've rounded up seven cases that go above and beyond protection.

Ashton Kutcher Designed a Tablet That Turns a Wall into an Instant Home Theater — New Android tablets seem to be about as prevalent as KitKat bars at Halloween, but Lenovo's YOGA Tablet 2 Pro distinguishes itself with some very innovative, new features. It has a built-in Pico projector, a cylinder shaped bottom that makes it comfortable to hold, and a first-of-its-kind, built-in subwoofer delivering rich, immersive sound.

Inside ZocDoc: 'Your First 20 Hires Will Make or Break Your Company' — If you've ever tried to make a doctor appointment and found you can't get seen for a week or more, you understand the frustration that brought about ZocDoc. Founded in 2007, ZocDoc is a service that lets you instantly book an appointment with a nearby doctor in your insurance network; either online or using an app.

Inside Nest: Cofounder Matt Rogers Reveals What He Looks for in a Candidate — Just what does it take to start a company of your own? "It's one of the hardest, but yet the most rewarding decisions a person can make," Nest cofounder Matt Rogers told me at the IFA tech show in Berlin. And he should know.

9 Cases to Protect Your iPhone 6 — Posted: Speck CandyShell Grip Despite issues with iOS updates that knock out your cell service and material that bends in your front pocket, the new iPhones are selling out quickly. Apple reports 10 million phones sold in just three days this past weekend, and despite the issues, the phones will continue to sell well.

Crowd-funded CTO & Cofounder Tells us What he Looks For in a Candidate — Ever wonder how a crowd-funded idea can quickly turn into a growing business? And how does a booming startup build its team? We sat down with Saurabh Gupta, CTO and cofounder of Play-i to find out more. He, along with Vikas Gupta developed Bo and Yana, robots designed to help kids learn to code.

Top Tech Picks From the IFA Electronics Show in Berlin — While the rest of the tech world is focused on the Apple news out of Cupertino, the IFA Tech show is well underway in Berlin, Germany. I spent the last week in Berlin walking the massive halls of the show and meeting with companies to get a hands-on look at the latest innovations.IFA is a...

Top Tech Picks From the IFA Electronics Show in Berlin — Posted: If you're a gadget lover or dream of putting together a truly connected home, there's nothing quite like a trip to Germany for the September IFA Tech Show in Berlin.

Matt Rogers of Nest Talks About the Future of Home Automation — The IFA tech show in Berlin is packed with booths showing off the latest tech for smart, connected homes, but many consumers still have worries about privacy and how to make the various gadgets work together.

Asus ZenWatch: A Luxury Android Smartwatch — The Asus ZenWatch, a beautifully designed smartwatch with a stainless steel case and leather wristband, has been revealed as the company's first Android wearable. Shown on Wednesday at the IFA tech show in Berlin, the ZenWatch seems to be more of a luxury watch designed to replace your existing watch, much like the Withings smartwatch that was announced in June.
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Oct 23, 2014

RT @geardiary: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pledges $100 million to help fight the spread of Ebola - @USATODAY AWESOME

Oct 23, 2014

@HipChat I do have a q for you. Do you have integration with Trello?

Oct 23, 2014

I always get heart failure when my PC restart results in black screen for more than 2min. Time for a new one?

Oct 23, 2014

@SlackHQ Have some q's about growth and mission for a story. Can I email someone?

Oct 23, 2014

RT @pewinternet: More web users witness online harassment than experience it. Nearly 3/4 see it happen.

Oct 23, 2014

Anyone from @slackhq available to answer a few quick questions? Please ping me.

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