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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

Professional button presser. CEO and Founder of More Voltage. We make world-class software. PM and UX mentor.

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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...

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@jamezrp — 440 followers, 6,192 tweets

@GoogleDesign @Google I have a lot of UX students who have completed their degrees years ago. This listing is not the same as the last one that was students only. Is there a submission deadline and any other requirements than what's listed?
When it's so cold in your apartment that the coffee is cold after a 5-minute phone call.
Telemarketing is so up on tech that now I only get spam calls when I'm home. Out of town? Nothing. Across the country for a week? Not even a spam SMS. At home for 10 minutes, 3 calls and 5 texts.
Pairing for Product Managers, something that's totally valuable for PM's and designers:  https://builttoadapt.io/pairing-for-product-managers-8adacee03f48 
Really need that iPhone SE2. Already charged the phone twice today, gonna be a third time in another hour.
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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.