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Jon Martindale is a technology writer and editor with more than 10 years' experience. He's covered technology topics from the latest PC and console hardware to hacking scandals and the growth of Bitcoin. He also ran his own PC hardware review site before transitioning to tech writing full-time.
Jon's current work as a review editor gives him the opportunity to test and use all kinds of tech products from laptops and mice to printers and speakers for both PC and Apple platforms. He uses software and apps like Skype, Word, and Gmail along with less well-known software such as OBS Studio. Passionate about all the cutting-edge hardware inside and out, he usually has the latest gadgets, PCs, streaming devices, televisions, and consoles to play with nearby.
His articles have appeared on variety of high-profile websites including All Analytics and Reach Robotics, Digital Trends, KitGuru, ItProPortal, InformationWeek, The Inquirer, and many others. He's written how-to guides, covered of the latest news, created in-depth features and conducted interviews with industry leaders.
Much of Jon's writing has been the analysis of the latest trends in technology, but he's also performed deep dives into the history of malware, the foundations of blockchain technology, and pressed the issue of why some PC hardware is so expensive.
I work and play on a Windows 10 desktop I built myself. It has an AMD Ryzen 2600 overclocked on all cores to 4.15GHz, cooled by a custom loop using a slimline XSPC 240mm radiator. That's paired up with 16GB of Corsair Dominator RGB RAM and an MSI Vega 56 with an NZXT Kraken G12 and Corsair H75 AIO watercooler that helps keep it quiet and hit Vega 64 speeds. If I want to work outside of my office, I use an HP Spectre x360 with a Core i7. My Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is perfect for my small hands and for browsing Reddit in the bath.
Jon has an AS level in English, and A levels in film and media studies,and also has years of hands-on technology experience and knowledge. He's been using and breaking apart various technology for most of his life. He built his first PC in his early teens and spent untold hours upgrading, fine-tuning, and overclocking it and several others ever since.
I have decades of experience building and working on Windows machines and being able to explain some of what I've learned over that time is a real passion of mine. Lifewire gives me the opportunity to do that in a clean and professional environment.
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