John Brandon

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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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What life after the smartphone will look like

The follow-me mode in this drone is like a scary, fanatical personal assistant

The follow-me mode in this drone is like a scary, fanatical personal assistant

Like Alexa, but with perks.

How A.I. could help United Airlines avoid problems with overbooking passengers

How A.I. could help United Airlines avoid problems with overbooking passengers

A.I. to the rescue for United Airlines passenger problems.

Samsung has a lot to prove with the new Galaxy S8

Samsung has a lot to prove with the new Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ look like they could help consumers overlook past issues.

Great plan, Twitter: ‘Let’s resurrect an old outdated app and make people pay for it’

Great plan, Twitter: ‘Let’s resurrect an old outdated app and make people pay for it’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

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