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James Pikover

Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Technology Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  laptops, headphones, technology, video games, gadgets, gaming, apps, speakers, smartphones, pc gaming, computers, console gaming, peripherals, 3d, portable gaming, tablets, consumer technology

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Publications I regularly write for:
VentureBeat - Technology, videogames, news
[IGN](www.ign.com} - Technology
AnandTech - Tablets, Smartphones
EGM Magazine - The Download (mobile game reviews)
Gadget Review - Editorials, hardware reviews, software reviews

Places I have been published: Gizmodo, K...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Staff writer for a small site called Game-Spectrum. Wrote a lot of editorials surrounding the games industry and game development.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Every typewriter I've ever laid hands on was, oddly enough, broken. So unfortunately no. Not yet, anyway.

How is social media changing news?

It makes breaking news go to the hungriest and the fastest, not the best. So journalists have to be fast on their feet and hands.