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Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large — Mashable

Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, tech expert, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum is an able Roomba competitor, despite its blunders — Fifteen years is a long time to work on any product and it's like a century when it comes to technology. Which is why I find it a little surprising that Dyson seems comfortable characterizing the Dyson 360 Eye autonomous robotic vacuum as well-over a decade in the making.

Microsoft Pix makes your iPhone pics pop and move — Mashable Choice highlights the best of everything we cover, have experienced first-hand and would recommend to others. What makes a good picture? Is it color? Composition? If you ask Microsoft, they might say pixels.

BlackBerry unveils the DTEK50, its thinnest device ever — BlackBerry is not done with handsets, yet. On Tuesday, the once-dominant cellphone manufacturer delivered its thinnest BlackBerry device to date, the DTEK50. The name is significant, since DTEK also applies to the BlackBerry's security watchdog software that we first encountered on the admirable, but too-expensive Priv.

Hackers have found a way to turn WikiLeaks into a weapon — Remember when hackers just wanted your money? Now they're power-brokers. Like a perfectly executed back somersault, Russian hackers allegedly broke into the Democratic National Committee servers, scooped up thousands of emails and then deposited them in the hands of the whistleblowing activist group WikiLeaks, which released them 48 hours before the kickoff of the Democratic National convention.

Cortana awakens: The evolution of Microsoft's smart assistant — It's fun to imagine all the other names Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, could have had: "Bill," "Explorer," "Pathfinder." None of these were considered, as far as we know, but Cortana Group Product Manager Marcus Ash did tell me recently, "Early on we thought about some names that are more generic.

Mark Zuckerberg's AI is already making him toast — Mark Zuckerberg's personal artificial intelligence is already his bread. Since January, the Facebook founder and CEO has been working on an AI to help him at home and with work. "You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man," he wrote on Facebook in January.

Twitter, it's time to take down the trolls with tech — I hate Twitter trolls. Reading some of the vitriol aimed at comedienne and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones made my blood boil. Outraged, my head pounded with the same questions we've all been asking for months, if not years: How could this be happening - again?

8 ways Melania Trump can avoid plagiarism in future speeches — Poor Melania Trump. Her speech before the Republican national convention in Cleveland on Monday night was adroit, heartfelt, borderline inspiring and also, it appears, partially plagiarized. It's impossible to know whether this was intentional or unintentional plagiarism (yes, there's a difference) on the part of the 46-year-old wife of presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump.

Atom-sized storage could change the face of data and memory — The secret to our data storage woes could be an atom or, more precisely, a grid of them. Atoms, the smallest building blocks in nature, have their appeal as a storage medium. We certainly need a new storage paradigm. Something that takes up considerably less space than the current large-scale solution: data centers.

Why walk the golf course when you can use Bubba Watson’s insane jetpack instead? — Bubba Watson, the fifth-ranked golf player in the world, just can't seem to get around a golf course like regular pros. Three years ago, he boarded a hovercraft and glided over fairways, bunkers and water hazards. Now he's ready to fly over them in the world's first golf cart jetpack.
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Jul 28, 2016

I love how seriously everyone took my last tweet and missed by faux outrage. Must include ;-> next time.

Jul 28, 2016

@WinObs I believe it's the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

Jul 27, 2016

Bloomberg is hammering Trump, calling him a "risky, reckless and radical choice." #DNCinPHL

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