Mark Thomas Knapp

Mark Knapp



University of Michigan



Chromebooks & Pixelbooks

Smart Watches & Fitness Wearables

Digital Cameras and Photography


  • Former senior editor of The Cheat Sheet's Technology and Entertainment sections.
  • Frequent contributor to TechRadar. 
  • Technology feature writer since 2012.


Mark has been in tech journalism since 2012, carving out an early niche for himself working an Apple beat at The Wall St Cheat Sheet. He eventually became the senior editor in charge of The Cheat Sheet's Entertainment and Technology channels, leading coverage of all the latest in film, TV, streaming content, smartphones, tablets, computers, video games, and more.

Following the close of The Cheat Sheet's dedicated Technology section, Mark became a regular contributor for TechRadar. There, he frequently applies his inner-geek, leaving no stones left unturned when it comes to exploring a tech subject. 

My Gear

I've got a OnePlus 5 as my trusty standby going on its third year of dependability, but regularly have an extra review phone floating around in one of my pockets. My gaming rig hangs around at home for me to test out the best mice, keyboards, headsets, and more. But, I go thin-and-light when I'm working outside of the house with a HP Envy and the occasional Surface Pro 4 as an external, wireless monitor. A part of me wishes those were the only devices I had, but there are too many extra to count. But, who am I kidding? They all have their purpose.


Mark holds a BA in Asian Studies/Civilization from the University of Michigan.  

Other work:

Lifewire Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

A Message from Mark Thomas Knapp

I write for Lifewire to give audiences in search of answers the accurate and detailed information they need. Technology presents no end of difficulties, and we all struggle with them. Whenever I have an opportunity to help someone simplify the problem, I want to do just that. 

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

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