Timothy J. Seppala has been published in Digital Trends, Official Xbox Magazine, Marc Ecko's Complex, Paste, and Ars Technica, writing about gaming and consumer technology, starting in 2008 at The Grand Rapids Press.
Five years later, he joined Engadget and broadened into general tech coverage. It was there he began writing about technology's impact on day-to-day life, be it by helping folks figure out the best way to edit photos, picking the best gaming headphones, or chronicling Michigan's tech-driven manufacturing renaissance.
In early 2017, he noticed Michigan was starting to reinvent itself as a tech powerhouse, and seven months of reporting later published his findings and photos. It turned out people were driving the renaissance as much as, if not more than, multi-million dollar investments from the likes of Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The long-form story was picked by Engadget editors as one of the year's best features.
Now he's writing and editing for a variety of places, including Lifewire, IGN, and Crain's Detroit Business about tech and Detroit.
Timothy earned his bachelor's degree in public relations from Grand Valley State University, going part time while freelancing to pay tuition. He's also been an expert source on NPR's Marketplace, Cheddar, and This Week in Tech.
"I always want to know what's next, who's making those decisions, why and, ultimately, how they will affect you and me.
Whether it's digging into a new advance in DSLR and mirrorless cameras, a seemingly innocuous update to your favorite app, or just figuring out how to make Google Sheets do what I want it to, my curiosity never quits."
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