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John Brandon is a technologist, product tester, car enthusiast and professional writer. Before becoming a writer, he worked in the corporate sector for 10 years. He has published over 8,500 articles, many of them for Computerworld, TechHive, Macworld and other IDG entities.

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Great plan, Twitter: ‘Let’s resurrect an old outdated app and make people pay for it’

Great plan, Twitter: ‘Let’s resurrect an old outdated app and make people pay for it’

This is not going to work. TweetDeck is kind of dead.

Microsoft Teams debuts with a sonic boom

Microsoft Teams debuts with a sonic boom

This is the app that could change Microsoft.

Love Google? You might be ditching Slack for Hangouts Chat soon

Love Google? You might be ditching Slack for Hangouts Chat soon

Google Hangouts Chat is getting the Slack treatment, just days before Microsoft Teams finally debuts.

Why the Samsung TV spying hack is way overblown

Why the Samsung TV spying hack is way overblown

The CIA would have to install a USB key, and then come back and grab the files from a data dump. It doesn't work over Wi-Fi.

Smart technical gear for a winter trek

Smart technical gear for a winter trek

This gear will help you get through winter.

What this new A.I. feature in Microsoft Word teaches us about ourselves

What this new A.I. feature in Microsoft Word teaches us about ourselves

Microsoft Word is now much more powerful.

Sorry Nokia, the ‘nostalgia tech’ market died out long ago

Sorry Nokia, the ‘nostalgia tech’ market died out long ago

Snake was never cool, actually.

What Google’s lawsuit against Uber means for the future of self-driving cars

What Google’s lawsuit against Uber means for the future of self-driving cars

Uber is being sued for stealing important documents and schematics created by Google sister company Waymo. It's a big setback for self-driving car tech.

Planet Earth II shows 4K has a chance after all

Planet Earth II shows 4K has a chance after all

Here's a whole new reason to upgrade to 4K.

What happens when tech companies make television shows

What happens when tech companies make television shows

Short version: It's not good. Apple's Planet of the Apps is not exactly popcorn-friendly.

Why the trolls are eating away at Twitter’s bottom line

Why the trolls are eating away at Twitter’s bottom line

Twitter has to do something to stop sinking. Here's one idea.

5 gadgets for the best Super Bowl party ever

5 gadgets for the best Super Bowl party ever

Watch the game in style.

The Adoptly app to ‘swipe right’ on a baby adoption was all a fake

The Adoptly app to ‘swipe right’ on a baby adoption was all a fake

Did the media fall for this art project? Or did society emerge unscathed?

Why the lack of physical buttons on the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be an issue

Why the lack of physical buttons on the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be an issue

The Samsung Galaxy S8 probably won't have a physical home button on front. That could be a problem.

Here’s why President Mark Zuckerberg is such a bad idea

Here’s why President Mark Zuckerberg is such a bad idea

Sure, he is going to visit every state this year. That does not mean he should be President. In some ways, tongue in cheek, he already is.

Why Marissa Mayer will emerge from the ashes of Yahoo

Why Marissa Mayer will emerge from the ashes of Yahoo

Marissa Mayer will not fade off into the distance. In fact, she might emerge as a tech leader at another company.

Twitter’s biggest problem: They’ve done too little about online abuse

Twitter’s biggest problem: They’ve done too little about online abuse

Jack Dorsey took to Twitter to ask for advice, but is it too late?

Who wins when California takes on Uber? None of us

Who wins when California takes on Uber? None of us

Let's all get on the same page and make self-driving cars a reality.

10 absolute best games of 2016

10 absolute best games of 2016

My picks for the best video games of the year.

Are 4K optical discs really better than 4K streaming video?

Are 4K optical discs really better than 4K streaming video?

There's a whole new wave of 4K optical discs, but are you missing anything if you stick with streaming media devices like the Roku 4?

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