Robert Earl Wells III

Robert Wells

Writer

Portland, OR

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Expertise

Video Games and Gaming

Smart Home

Streaming and Home Entertainment

Android and iOS

Wi-Fi and Computer Networking

Software and Apps

Consumer Technology

Introduction

  • Has over 15 years of writing and editing experience in the fields of technology, entertainment, and education
  • Video game designer who released his first game, "The Epic of Gilgamesh" in 2011
  • Judge for Treehugger's 2021 Best of Green Awards (Eco Tech)

Experience

Robert Wells is a professional writer, editor, and tech enthusiast with over 15 years of experience. Robert's love for video games has been the driving force behind his passion for technology. In 2011, Robert designed and released a role-playing computer game based on “The Epic of Gilgamesh.” After taking classes in coding, Robert began authoring web development tutorials for a commercial CDN. He joined the Lifewire team in 2018.

In addition to creating video game walkthroughs and web development tutorials, Robert has written about a wide variety of tech topics, which include cybersecurity, the role of AI in marketing, cryptocurrencies, and cloud computing. He also penned chapters for an e-book about Bitcoin. He's a huge fan of apps of all kinds and has extensive experience with multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, and Windows. He is a streaming movie fan who stays up to date with the latest releases; he keeps the latest top-of-the-line TV in his home for gaming and movie nights.

After completing his English and creative writing degrees, Robert taught public high school and middle school for three years. He published a book of poetry titled "War on X-Mas" in 2011, and he began working as a professional ghostwriter the following year. Robert has since turned his love for learning and writing into a full-time career, which includes staying in-the-know about the latest tech and tech industry developments.

My Gear

I use my Lenovo Ideapad for most daily tasks because it's light and portable. I have a more powerful Dell Latitude that I use for gaming, recording, and video editing. I also have a hacked Chromebook running Windows 10 that I use to emulate classic video game consoles.

I stream movies on my Roku smart TV, which is connected to my Nintendo Switch, PS VR, and a hacked SNES Classic with the entire library of 16-bit Nintendo games. I haven't read a physical book since 2010 thanks to my Amazon Fire tablet, which I rooted so that I can install apps outside of the Kindle store.

By my bedside, I have a Google Nest Hub, but I have an Amazon Echo in my living room. That way, I can take full advantage of both virtual assistants.

Education

Robert received a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He obtained his teaching license from North Carolina Central University in 2010.

A Message from Robert Earl Wells III

"Learning and teaching are my two favorite things, and writing for Lifewire gives me the opportunity to do both every day. Being part of a community of tech experts allows me to keep up with our rapidly changing world, and I am happy to be helping others do the same."

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