Tech journalist. Connected-home and home-entertainment enthusiast. Husband, father, and grandfather.
I'm a tech- and consumer-electronics journalist with 20-plus years of experience. I'm currently the lead editor at IDG's TechHive, an online hub for people interested in the connected home and home entertainment markets.
Whatever type of home technology you're interested in--from smart homes to finding the best wireless speakers--we've got you covered. I also cover the networking beat for both TechHive and PCWorld. I built my own smart home in 2006 and have been using it as a real-world test lab ever since.
Some of my previous staff editorial gigs include PCWorld (senior editor) Maximum PC (Executive Editor and Reviews Editor), Maximum Tech (Reviews Editor), CNET (Director, CNET Gamecenter), and Electronic Musician (Associate Editor).
I'm a computer, home networking, and home technology expert (and with a 10 acres of vacant land for a backyard, I'm also a wannabe farmer).
Proud father of three daughters and proud Papa to four grandchildren. And yes, my other car is a tractor.