Brian Nadel

Brian Nadel



Consumer Technology

Antivirus Applications

Backup Software

Mobile Computing


  • More than 35 years of experience writing about and reviewing the latest advances in technology.
  • Freelance reporter, writer and reviewer specializing in technology for consumers and businesses.
  • Sole producer for Scholastic’s Tech Tools site (discontinued).


Brian writes about antivirus and backup software for Lifewire, but he's been writing about technology since the early 1980s, when computers were large, stationary and expensive. He was written about or edited stories about everything from Japanese nuclear power plants to automotive engine design to the next generation of electronics. He has an insatiable curiosity about things and how they work that can only be satisfied by writing a story about the subject.

Prior to striking out on his own as a freelance writer, Brian was the Editor-in-Chief of Mobile Computing and Communications where he supervised the creation of the monthly magazine with a circulation of 250,000. He spoke at major industry events, covered everything from mobile phones and notebooks to tablets and software, and wrote extensively about design and manufacturing of today’s tech.

Before that, Brian worked as the Senior Editor in charge of the first third of every issue of PC Magazine. This included new products, news, opinion columns and the individual tech reviews. He inaugurated the publication’s Web presence and was the writer of the Second Look column that examined products long-term. He was also the Associate Editor responsible for producing large multi-product review features every month.

Over the years, he has written about technology for a variety of magazines, Web sites and TV networks. These include Time, Fortune, ComputerWorld, BusinessWeek, CNET, Church Production, Computer Shopper, Tom’s Guide and CNN.


In 1981 Brian graduated with honors from Clark University, Worcester, MA with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and the Science, Technology and Society program. He worked as a semiconductor researcher at the Briarcliff Manor, NY-based Philips Labs before going to graduate school to get a Master’s degree in Science and Environmental Reporting at New York University.


A Message from Brian Nadel

I get a lot of satisfaction from recommending the right product for the right job. Every review is an opportunity to make one life a little easier.

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