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Gordon Kelly
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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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Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 & LG Nexus 5 Compared As They Pose Side-By-Side for the first time.

My camera and I work overtime for Forbes, but which handset comes out on top? 
While the Sony Xperia Z2 and LG G2 will hope to be among the big smartphone sellers in 2014, it seems the dominant trio are set to be the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and LG / Google Nexus 5. You can read my 'three months on' review of [...]
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HTC One (M8) Hands-on Review: First Impressions Suggest Stiff Competition For The Samsung Galaxy S5 - Me for @Forbes 
Today HTC unveiled the new HTC One, the much anticipated successor to identically named HTC One - 2013’s most critically acclaimed phone. To separate the two HTC is naming the new handset the ‘HTC One (M8)’ while it is now also referring to its predecessor as the ‘HTC One (M7)’. [...]
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'Lenovo Was Right To Buy Motorola - Just Look At ThinkPad' - I look at the other side of the deal for @Forbes http://buff.ly/1eTHCky
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands-On Review: Evolution Not Revolution Gives Hope To Rivals

I get the first private look at Samsung's new flagship handset away from the trade show floors. 
see photosAP Photo/Manu FernandezClick for full photo gallery: Samsung Unveils The Galaxy S5 And Gear 2 There is a reason why Samsung and Apple are always pitched as the two smartphone companies going head-to-head: no-one else gets a look in. Between them the Galaxy and iPhone ranges have the market sewn [...]
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The Majority of iPhone Users Admit to 'Blind Loyalty' - Why This Is A Problem For Apple
see photosGetty ImagesClick for full photo gallery: Apple Product Launch: iPhone 5S and 5C iSheep. That’s the retort most readily used to attack owners of Apple kit. It is a wonderfully concise allegation: the thoughtless herd mentality Apple cynics attribute to those happy to spend small fortunes on Macs, MacBooks, iPhones [...]
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Read my column on the Finnish start-up ecosystem in Views virtual magazine by @Tekesfi http://issuu.com/cakeoy/docs/views_magazine_2014/1 [page 15]
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Dell Precision M3800 Review: Finally PC Users Get A 15-Inch Apple MacBook Pro rival - by me for @Forbes http://onforb.es/1eQvOzk
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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

Tab Monkey
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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

Virgin Media new Super Hub
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Virgin has high hopes for this update to the infamous Super Hub... Score 7/10 Pros Impressive 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11n performance Simple

Samsung is damaging the Galaxy S4 brand
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Greed and complacency are catching up with the smartphone giant... Customer: “Could I have the Samsung Galaxy please?” Shop: “Whic

Portable Power – En Voyage (July 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 July I l

Self service beer wall, great food, lovely staff, movie posters. A brilliant addition to the local neighbourhood.
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