Authors

  • Editorial Director

    Ian has been writing about technology for more than 20 years, which is long enough for his original focus – Apple – to have gone from “five days from bankruptcy” to “biggest company in the world”. Since then he’s managed magazines, websites, apps, YouTube channels, Facebook pages and pretty much every other kind of medium there is.

    He’s interested in mobile technology, from laptops to phones via tablets and smartwatches, along with the cloud and startups. He’s also likely to bend your ear about the importance of diversity when it comes to business, especially tech businesses.

  • Head of reviews

    Jon has been tinkering with tech since the days when 128KB was a lot of storage, and games took 20 minutes to load via tape cassette. He’s been smitten ever since, and having decided to forge a career in technology journalism, he’s now been testing, reviewing and dispensing balanced and objective advice for over 20 years. If it’s been released in that time and has some kind of processor, he’s probably tested it.

    Despite having written about enough PCs, laptops, tablets, routers, smartphones, headphones, graphics cards, monitors, printers, scanners, cameras, cars and smart tech to fill an Amazon warehouse, his enthusiasm for all things shiny has never waned.

  • Editor

    There’s nothing David loves more than huge numbers of people visiting the sites he edits - which include both PC Advisor and PC Pro in the past - which is why he’s always checking for the latest trends and ensuring that the team is focused on what people care about.

  • Senior staff writer

    Known as the tallest man in tech (something he’s never personally claimed to be), Vaughn writes about a broad range of technology, from VR worlds to startup culture and the best gadgets on the market. While he’ll happily talk your ear off about anime, video games and all things Japan, he also pursues more regular interests such as frequenting East London hipster drinking establishments and overpriced eateries. His Mancunian accent is practically non-existent, but he still wears the term “Northerner” as a badge of honour.

  • News editor

    Alan’s main focus is news, which means you’ll typically find him hunting for quirky, interesting and important stories about tech, science and more. He has been writing about science, tech, games and politics for a decade.

    He has a special soft spot for the Internet of Things, healthcare, psychology and fitness trackers – despite most of them offering the same critique: he’s not fit enough. Alan is also the only person you’ll find in the Venn diagram of “people who’ve written for Nuts” and “people who’ve written for the New Statesman”.

  • Staff writer

    I’ve written about technology for a few years now, and have covered everything from autonomous videogame AI to the ethics of drone warfare. I’m particularly passionate about the overlap between culture and technology – about how technology changes the way we think of the world and how we can use it to challenge structures around us. 

  • Staff writer

    Before becoming a staff writer, Curtis spent a brief stint in the wild world of music journalism. He now splits his time between his three enduring passions: games, gadgets and cars. When he’s not in Dennis’ London office, you can find Curtis glued to a PS4 at his home in Bromley, drinking weissbier at a German-themed pub or, ideally, actually in Germany. He plans to spend the summer pretending that port is a fashionable drink for a man in his early twenties, while simultaneously contemplating the merits of the platinum blonde look.

  • Life & Culture editor

    As a man who’s reviewed more laptops and monitors than most people have had hot dinners, Sasha is never happier than when he’s unboxing a new gadget or troubleshooting a lump of hardware. He’s also a little bit obsessed with music, and is often found digging through piles of vinyl, searching for the perfect sample. You’ll also find him fiddling with software synthesizers and audio-mangling plugins.

    On the rare occasion he leaves the house, he eschews feet in favour of wheels, and pleasure in favour of Strava-fuelled battles across London’s traffic-choked streets, into the quiet Kent lanes and as far as his tree-like legs will carry him. TL; DR – he knows a fair bit about tech, beats, bikes and Belgian beer.

  • Keith has spent the last decade writing about the games and technology sectors for pretty much every website and publication you can think of, all while staying up far too late and drinking far too much coffee. Based in Manchester, Keith's a City fan, loves a bit of Kylie, and spends most of his days attempting to grow a decent beard. Unsuccessfully.

  • Designer, editor, author, journalist. There’s very little that Adam can’t do. He was editor-in-chief of MacUser for almost a decade, and knows more about Apple than is sensible.

  • Michael Barton is a 23 year-old Physics graduate who studied at the University of Surrey, UK, in full time employment as a Market Analyst for the online car company Buyacar.co.uk. He is the author of "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" and "A Different Kettle of Fish", both published by Jessica Kingsley.

  • Sirena is a journalist and editor based in London focusing on politics, business technology and lifestyle. She tweets @sirenabergman and blogs at sirenabergman.com

  • Sinead Bunting is the European Director of Consumer Marketing for Monster leading the media and creative brand strategy across Europe, having previously looked after marketing for the UK & Ireland. Prior to joining Monster, Sinead was a Director at MediaCom, where she helped transform the company’s recruitment marketing strategy with the launch of its Career Division - the first recruitment marketing division within a media consumer agency which went on to become the fastest growing department in the company.

    Sinead has a real passion for supporting diversity and encouraging women and underrepresented groups to get into technology roles. This passion has played a big part in initiating and developing Monsters ongoing women in technology focus, a series of initiatives to raise awareness of the exciting opportunities technology careers offer, and encouraging organization’s to work together to increase the number of women in these roles. She is working with a number of key tech, social enterprise and HR figures to launch a Tech Talent Charter to address the digital skills gap by rallying organization’s to commit to recruit and retain more females into tech roles.

  • Jo Cruse is a freelance communications consultant, and advises social enterprises and start-ups on communications strategy. She's also co-founder of MacroAdventure, and in June 2016 will be setting off on a nine-month expedition from Alaska to Argentina to explore innovation in social enterprise along the length of the Pan-American Highway - you can follow the journey here!

  • Ian's career in and around games stretches back over a decade, meaning he has a wealth of experience in the subject. And Football Manager. It's mainly Football Manager.

  • Jordan Erica Webber writes about video games for publications like the Guardian, the Observer, and PC Gamer. She has a degree in philosophy with psychology, and is interested in how those subjects relate to games.

  • Ian Evenden used to watch other people play videogames for a living, but decided talking to scientists was more fun. You'll generally find him behind a camera, struggling with a telescope, or taking his PC apart. He lives in Bath with his family and two tortoises.

  • Nicholas is a technology journalist from the Welsh valleys. He's written for publications such as The Next Web, Techradar, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Trusted Reviews, Mail Online and Buzzfeed, and edits . When he's not obsessing over Game of Thrones, he's geeking out over the latest gadgets and innovative start-ups.

  • Steve is editor-in-chief of Auto Express and Carbuyer. If you’ve ever listened to Radio 5 Live then his will be a familiar voice, because he’s been offering advice there for almost a decade. Last year, Steve secured the world exclusive news about Tesla’s Model 3 car in an interview with Elon Musk.

     

  • Duncan is a freelance science and technology writer currently based in the bracing cold of Gothenburg. He's especially passionate on environmental issues such as climate change, and holds a masters degree in Enivornmental Science.

  • Max Glaskin is an award-winning journalist and the author of Cycling Science: How Rider and Machine Work Together. He gives presentations about cycling and science, leads cycling science tours, and shares expert insights into the latest R&D, where it is leading and how design, science, engineering and technology affect lives. He tweets as @CyclingScience1 and blogs at cyclingandscience.com

  • Mary is a writer and critic interested in the intersection of art, science and popular culture. And Venn diagrams.

  • Paul covers everything tech-related on two wheels for Alphr.com. He is an experienced motorcyclist & test rider and has covered bike launches and tyre tests for more than 10 years for publications including MotorcycleNews and The Daily Mirror.

  • Tech writer with a thing for policy and rights. Berliner, Capetonian, recovering Londoner. 

  • Hannah Nicklin is a game designer, writer, academic and producer who works in the places between games, politics, theatre and community-based work. She's currently supported by a generous Patreon community which would welcome you with open arms should you wish to join at patreon.com/hannahnicklin. In her spare time she races bikes. You can follow her on Twitter @hannahnicklin, as long as you can tolerate the bike chat.

  • James O'Malley has written for the New StatesmanCityMetricThe IndependentPolitics.co.ukGizmodo and Lifehacker, among others. He is also the BBC Asian Network's technology expert, appearing weekly on the Noreen Khan show.

    Previously the Founder & Editor of The Pod Delusion, a weekly news-magazine radio programme and podcast about politics, science and culture, all from a sceptical-rationalist point of view. Guests included Stephen Fry, Armando Iannucci, Brian Cox and David Attenborough. It was broadcast on Resonance FM in London.

    Also, James was previously Editor of TechDigest

  • Contributor

    Until late 2014, Chris was editor-in-chief of three different Mac titles in the UK - including the market leader, MacFormat. He’s an unashamed geek and presenter of a whisky-based podcast. It gets better the more drunk he becomes.

  • Having the industrial backdrop of Los Angeles 2019 from Blade Runner (actually ICI Wilton near Middlesbrough) during his formative years obviously made an impression on Peter.  After fifteen years in Engineering, Peter saw the light.  He is now a freelance writer, covering science, technology and science-fiction.  He spends much of his days writing for the BBC and the Guardian and waiting for the day when we will have hover cars and jetpacks.

  • In a previous life, Alex was a researcher in the University of Newcastle in the field of cell and molecular biology, following a PhD in embryology looking at cow ovaries!  After a slight change of career, Alex is now working freelance as a science writer covering anything from animal behaviour to plant genetics. She is currently living in the Highlands of Scotland and, when not working, can be found enjoying the scenery or trying to catch sight of the local wildlife. 

  • Alison is a B2B editor and journalist with more than 20 years experience.

  • Andrew Williams is a freelance science and technology journalist based in Cardiff.  His writing has featured in a wide range of publications, including Physics World, Chemistry World, Engineering & Technology, Robotics Business Review and NASA Astrobiology Magazine.

  • When not glued to the latest release, Jack Yarwood spends his time writing and talking about video games online. You can follow what he’s up to on his Twitter and on his blog.