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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 — 446 followers, 6,112 tweets

Sep 25, 2017

@bdwilliams910 @petepachal Standard. Every new OS release has power consumption issues, historically. Variation on device type plus new required resources, the cause.

Sep 25, 2017

Every time I think about getting a new iPhone the stunning realization that it doesn't have an audio jack stops me dead in my tracks.

Sep 20, 2017

@sehurlburt Most of my product management students with an MBA said it didn't help at all with the job, especially on finances, except for spreadsheets.

Sep 20, 2017

Was the intention with Apple's update of @testflightapp to be easier to read? Because I can now read those fonts from space.

Sep 20, 2017

Just sat on hold for @SamsungSupport for an hour and a half. No answer. After 3 months of trying to solve a simple issue. Unacceptable.

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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.