Joel Santo Domingo

Joel Santo Domingo



Rutgers University

Rutgers Business School

Boston College


Automobile Tech

Hardware and Software

Console Gaming

Travel Tech

Smart Home Technologies


  • Won the NE Regional ASBPE award for Technical Articles, along with his team at PC Magazine for the article "CPUs: the Road to Tomorrow." 
  • Has written for many publications, including: PC Magazine,,  Hot Hardware,
  • Has worked as an IT Manager and technician for large and small companies including NBC News, Sony Music, and Medscape.
  • Has over two decades of experience with PCs, connected devices, and related technology.


Joel is a former Lifewire writer who has written thousands of how-to articles, breaking news, and reviews for PC Magazine and While he's written mostly about desktops, laptops, network devices, and storage, Joel’s articles include automobile tech, business/enterprise hardware and software, consumer electronics, console gaming, travel tech, and smart home. He was responsible for managing PC Labs testing, as well as formulating new test methodologies. Joel’s articles also appear in print and online at ExtremeTech,, and

He’s built and rebuilt countless desktop PCs but knows that most folks will just want to pull their new tech device out of a box and use it effectively.


Joel has a B.A. in English from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and an M.B.A. in Information Technology from Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ. He also studied Marketing at Boston College.

A Message from Joel Santo Domingo

I've always been interested in tech, particularly how it can connect people and help us learn. Everyone starts as a novice looking for information, even the first astronaut who will walk on Mars and the engineer who will design the rocket to get them there. Let’s take those steps together.

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