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Gordon Kelly
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Attended University of Nottingham (MA), University of Essex (BA)
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    Contributor, 2013 - present
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    Writer & Journalist, present
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    News Editor, 2005 - 2010
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    Senior Reporter
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Gordon Kelly is a London, UK based writer and journalist specialising in technology. He works freelance for the BBC, Mens' Health, Stuff, Wired, TrustedReviews and the Scotsman, amongst others. He is also a professional copywriter whose clients include TomTom, SanDisk and Qualcomm. 

Gordon was previously News Editor at TrustedReviews.com where he established the news section and helped it grow from a small start up to one of the country's largest technology sites with over 2 million unique visitors per month. In 2007 TrustedReviews was acquired by IPC Media.

Gordon began his career at VNU (now Incisive Media) as a Reporter on industry title Computer Reseller News (CRN). During his time there Gordon was promoted to Senior Reporter and featured in the Press Gazette (the industry paper for journalists nationwide) for his investigations into distributors' anti-competitive behaviour. He was also ranked amongst the top four most influential IT journalists in the country.

In the spare time he has Gordon is a film buff, guitarist and keen sports motorbike rider. He is also writing on a novel which has garnered interest from a number of publishing heavyweights as well as the BBC.

Academically Gordon attained a First Class Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Essex and a Master of Arts in American Studies (specialising in literature and politics) from the University of Nottingham.

Trivia about Gordon: he loves the city but was brought up riding horses in the countryside, suffers the horrors of supporting Newcastle United and never tires of being asked: "But you don't have a Geordie accent?"

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  • University of Nottingham (MA), University of Essex (BA)
    American Studies, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Essex
    English Literature, 1995 - 1998
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Who will pay more - Microsoft or users?
#Microsoft #Windows #Windows10
Windows 10 is a free upgrade, but this is where the real cost lies...
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Want an iPhone 7? Maybe think again...
Get ready for some iPhone 7 disappointment...
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Samsung is REALLY going for it!
The Galaxy Note 6 is shaping up to be the most exciting phone this year...
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Now THIS changes everything...
The iconic iPhone design is set to change completely...
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One step forward, one step back...
Apple issued iOS 9.3.1 as an urgent fix, but it has caused a new problem...
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My big review - and it's a shockingly easy decision... 
Apple's cheapest iPhone ever is, arguably, too good...
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I love the point you made about Apple's newer innovations being flashy gimmicks that don't address what consumers actually want or care about. Great article!
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Expect some angry responses...
Apple's new top of the range iPhone 7 looks highly controversial...
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Be VERY CAREFUL everyone...
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A very welcome Apple U-turn...
Apple fronts up to one of the most frustrating features in iOS 9.3.1...
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My guide for Forbes...

#Apple #iPhone6s #iPhoneSE
Comparing the iPhone 6S and iPhone SE reveals big differences and even bigger surprises...
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The secret trick Apple doesn't want you to use... 
Apple has two features it doesn't want you to use together, but you can...
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Apple FINALLY fixes the longest running iOS complaint...
Apple is making changes to fix perhaps the most frustrating and long running problem in iOS...
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What Will Apple Announce At Its October 16th Event?
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While there is no official word from Apple, Re/Code's John Paczkowski is reporting that Tim Cook and his team will be holding an event on Oc

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I’m very proud to help the KUGB charity fund to support DEBRA and those affected by EB by running both the Great North Run and Loch Ness Mar

Help support DEBRA and people suffering from EB | Other - YouCaring.com
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I’m very proud to help the KUGB charity fund to support DEBRA and those affected by EB by running both the Great North Run and Loch Ness Mar

5 Key Reasons WhatsApp Is Worth $19bn -- To Facebook
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Is WhatsApp worth $19bn? By financial metrics, of course not. The company employs 52 people at last count and would need to increase its cir

Apple Airport Extreme 2013
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Style over substance as Apple's stylish debut 802.11ac router disappoints. Score 6/10 Pros Class leading design and build quality Smooth Mac

Take Control – En Voyage (September 2013)
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Every month I write the gadget column for Eva Air’s in-flight magazine. Eva Air is one of the biggest airlines in the Far East. For Septembe

Microsoft buys Nokia, gambles on success without partners
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What does the deal mean for Microsoft, its partners and its rivals? Over the last three months Microsoft has shown the future of the Xbox, t

Three the best choice for 4G despite starting late
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Pricing and spectrum put the underdog in pole position... Times have changed since Aesop told us the tortoise beat the hare in circa 500BC.

Western Digital My Net AC1300 802.11ac router
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The storage expert throws its hat into the wireless ac arena... Score 7/10 Pros Simple setup Intuitive user interface Integrated media prior

7 Reasons why the Xbox One is better than the PS4
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Contrary to popular opinion Microsoft's Xbox One console looks a better bet than the PS4 in the long term. Given the vitriol directed at the

TalkTalk Plus Fibre router
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Following Sky & PlusNet, yet another single band ISP fibre router disappoints Score 5/10 Pros: Simple, thoughtful design, Easy setup USB 2.0

PlusNet Fibre router
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Can a single band router really serve a fibre optic broadband connection? Score 5/10 Review Price £39.99 Pros Cheap Straightforward setup Ad

Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac router
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Asus's first wireless 802.11ac router is very fast, but is that enough? Score 8/10 Review Price £159.99 Pros The fast

Moto X: Motorola’s statement that top-end Android handsets have got it w...
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The Moto X is a premium smartphone like no other, but is it trendsetter or freak? Google used Motorola to make an announcement last night: p

BT Home Hub 4
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Can the Home Hub 4 beat Virgin's new Super Hub for wireless speeds? Score 6/10 Pros Simple, thoughtful design Line of sight performance tops

Hybrid computers – En Voyage (August 2013)
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Every month I write the gadget column for Eva Air’s in-flight magazine. Eva Air is one of the biggest airlines in the Far East. For August I

8 reasons Windows RT was dead on arrival
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With foresight and hindsight we look at why Windows RT was never likely to succeed... Microsoft's latest financial results are in and both e

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Quick tab navigation. Jump to last tab (previous tab), bookmark tabs, jump jump!

Linksys EA6700 802.11ac router
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The EA6500 was already our favourite 802.11ac wireless router, the EA6700 improves upon on it... Score 9/10 Pros Blistering 802.11ac & 802.1

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Visually spectacular. An essential visit, whether you buy something or not!
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Stunningly beautiful château in vast open grounds and with some of the best wine you'll taste. A real hidden gem.
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Charming small café with friendly owners and a huge selection of teas.
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Amazing food and even better service. You'll make friends!
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Excellent service. Called in after another cheaper waste collector failed to turn up... twice! Enviro Waste turned up the same day. The men were polite and fast (they ran up and down 6 flights of stairs for 20 minutes!) to get the collection finished in the allotted time. Proper professionals. You get what you pay for.
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