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Myriam Joire
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Attended The University of Western Ontario
Lives in San Francisco
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  • The University of Western Ontario
    Electrical Engineering - Appled Mathematics, 1987 - 1995
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tnkgrl, Max
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Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) was born wearing combat boots and holding a keyboard; moments later she picked up a soldering iron. She's been stomping, typing and hacking ever since. After spending years being a code-monkey in the video game industry, she joined Engadget as Senior Mobile Editor and later Pebble as Chief Evangelist. She’s been called a “personality” and a “pundit“, but despite being (in)ternet famous, she’s just a tomboy with a fondness for other queers, punks, nerds, and misbegotten social deviants. She's based in San Francisco.

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Tech evangelist. Former editor at Engadget. I blog about mobile. I hack stuff. I'm a developer. I'm queer.
Work
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Founder and Editor-in-Chief, tnkgrl Mobile
Employment
  • tnkgrl Mobile
    Founder and Editor-in-Chief, 2006 - present
  • Burning Man
    Center Camp Cafe Staff
  • Pebble
    Chief Evangelist, 2013 - 2014
  • Engadget - AOL
    Senior Mobile Editor, 2010 - 2013
  • Dolby Laboratories
    Senior Software Engineer, 2009 - 2011
  • Sony Computer Entertainment of America
    Developer Support Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Sandblast Games - THQ
    Senior Audio Software Engineer, 2007 - 2008
  • LucasArts
    Senior Audio Software Engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Shaba Games - Activision
    Audio Software Engineer, 2002 - 2005
  • Freelance
    Software Engineer, 2001 - 2002
  • Black Box Games - EAX
    Audio Software Engineer, 2000 - 2001
  • Relic Entertainment - Sega
    Audio Software Engineer, 1997 - 2000
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San Francisco
Previously
Seattle - Vancouver, Canada - London, Canada - Kiel, Germany - Grasse, France

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I had something to say... Thanks +Christina Bonnington for having this conversation! (w/ +Christel van der Boom, +Leanne Pittsford, via +Refinery29)
The tech industry may be under fire for some forms of discrimination, but leaders in Silicon Valley have made one thing clear: They won't stand for discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Following outcry over Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law, more than 100 of tech’s
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tnkgrl Mobile podcast - #110

The wonderful +Dan Seifert joins me on episode #110 of my podcast (1 hour 1 min), in which we rant and rave about the HTC One (M9), the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Apple Watch, and more… We also share our excitement for the upcoming LG G4 and Microsoft apps — yes Microsoft!

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The wonderful Dan Seifert joins me on episode #110 of my podcast (1 hour 1 min), in which we rant and rave about the HTC One (M9), the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Apple Watch, and more... We also share ...
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Yes, it's time for another tnkgrl Mobile podcast... Join me and special guest +Dan Seifert as we discuss the #HTC One M9, the #Samsung Galaxy S6, and the upcoming #LG G4!
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Love your podcast. Delighted to hear you on All About Android recently too
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Holy shit! Look at that camera UI: shutter & aperture controls, manual focus, histogram, RAW... (via +Android Central)
And there she be, folks. The LG G4, as outed a wee bit early on a mostly official-looking microsite. The LG G4 has been unveiled in drips and drabs by LG over the past week, but today it's been outed in full. Sort of. The listed specs appear to be a mix of what's already known confuddled with something that resembles the LG G3. So take things here with a bit of a grain of salt. (The...
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+JT Manuel​ - What are they supposed to put on there? A Samsung logo? Can't very well put it on the back if there's leather on there.
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Amazing how so few people get the new #MacBook . Here’s +Darrell Etherington's awesome review — he gets it! (via +TechCrunch)
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+Myriam Joire Most of the negative reviews I've read make it seem like Apple canceled its entire line of laptops, replacing it with the new MacBook. It's a really odd phenomenon. I've never seen so many angry reviews, as if someone shot their puppy and then told them to write. 
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Time to wake up! #OneM9 #optimized
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+Myriam Joire​ thanks! 
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We’re live with +Dan Seifert :)
 
Yes, it's time for another tnkgrl Mobile podcast... Join me and special guest +Dan Seifert as we discuss the #HTC One M9, the #Samsung Galaxy S6, and the upcoming #LG G4!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Myriam Joire. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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+Miguel Silva I didn't know this! Thanks for sharing the info...
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Yes, it's time for another tnkgrl Mobile podcast... Join me and special guest +Dan Seifert as we discuss the #HTC One M9, the #Samsung Galaxy S6, and the upcoming #LG G4!
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Thanks +Myriam Joire, just glancing at the post, it wasn't clear that I could see. Rock on. I have downloaded the podcast and cannot wait to listen to it on my commute (45 minutes each way)
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Product placement like this is why #Pebble will never play in the big leagues.
“❤️⌚️Oh Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey!⌚️❤️”
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I don't think anyone gets it. I'm an actual watch collector/geek. 
All the debate on features means shit. To a watch lover, its about three things:
1. Tellilng time. All watches do it in some form. 
2. Build quality. Like as in durability, quality of materials, etc. 
3. Fashion. It has to look good, and compliment my look and style. 
Now all the feature talk is crap. Who cares? Nerds, not watch people. As for build quality, I have yet to see a smart watch I'd buy, because they all look like an Armitron. Even the top of the line Apple ones. They didn't even have the sense to package it like jewelry, either. Even the box says Casio, to me. 
I'm into Hublot, Tissot, Rolex, Bell & Ross. My throwaway brand is Invicta. NONE of these will supplant those from my wrist. None of this crap is jewelerific enough. There needs to be more diversity in design of the cases and bands. Android Wear has the ability to step out, but no one has yet. When Tag Heur makes a smart watch, call me. Until then, I laugh at them all.
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Last Saturday, Walter Scott was driving his Mercedes in North Charleston, S.C., when he was pulled over by police officer Michael Slager for driving with a broken taillight. Scott had a complicated life, as many of us do. He was employed and engaged; he owed back child support; in all likelihood he really didn’t want to go to jail. When Slager approached, Scott ran.
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+Marlon Thompson We read the report. The video proved that it wasn't true... At all!
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You know, if you're gonna charge over $30 for a tiny entree, you'd better have titanium cutlery... #SF #Mission #BayAreaProblems
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BlackBerry Messenger on PlayBook hands-on (video) -- Engadget
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We just spent some time with Ryan Bidan, senior product manager for the PlayBook, who gave us a hands-on demo

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and RevoDrive Hybrid hands-on (video) -- Engadget
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We got a chance to spend some time with the lovely folks from OCZ here at Computex for a tour of their latest and greatest

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Peter Skillman knows a thing or two about making beautiful devices. He's Palm's former VP of design, and he's the man behind Nokia's glorious N9

RIM launches new BlackBerry Curve (video) -- Engadget
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Want to get your BBM on in style without spending a fortune on RIM's latest trio? Say hello to the new 11mm (0.43 inch) thin

Myriad Alien Dalvik hands-on (video) -- Engadget
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What if you could run Android apps on other platforms? That's exactly the question Benoit Shillings and his team at Myriad asked themselves before se

Ice Cream Sandwich revamps Android camera and gallery features -- Engadget
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It's been a long time coming, but with the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android finally takes a significant leap forward in terms of camer

Android Ice Cream Sandwich pictures leak, leave us slightly cold -- Enga...
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Well what do we have here? It looks like Ice Cream Sandwich might have escaped from Google's freezer a little early. Let's be clear here

HTC Desire HD vs. EVO 4G... fight! -- Engadget
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By now you've probably read our Desire HD review and you've seen how HTC's latest Android flagship stacks up against its Windows Phone 7 sibling,

iPhone 4S vs. the smartphone elite: Galaxy S II, Bionic and Titan -- Eng...
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Now that we know how the iPhone 4S stacks up against the iPhone 4, let's take a look at how Apple's latest smartphone compares to

MOTOFONE F3, the zombie apocalypse survival phone (video) - Engadget
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You can never be too prepared. Whether you're being chased by brain sucking zombies, hunted down by ruthless killer robots, or -- more likely --

iPhone 4S vs. the smartphone elite: Galaxy S II, Bionic and Titan -- Eng...
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Now that we know how the iPhone 4S stacks up against the iPhone 4, let's take a look at how Apple's latest smartphone compares to

iPhone 4S vs. the smartphone elite: Galaxy S II, Bionic and Titan -- Eng...
www.engadget.com - written by Myriam Joire

Now that we know how the iPhone 4S stack up against the iPhone 4, let's take a look at how Apple's latest smartphone compared to

Insert Coin: Romo, the smartphone robot (video) -- Engadget
www.engadget.com - written by Myriam Joire

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a

Insert Coin: Romo, the smartphone robot (video) -- Engadget
www.engadget.com - written by Myriam Joire

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a

Android apps on PlayBook eyes-on (video) -- Engadget
www.engadget.com - written by Myriam Joire

We knew it was coming, but today at BlackBerry World 2011 we were treated to a demo of Android apps

RIM launches new BlackBerry Curve (video) -- Engadget
www.engadget.com - written by Myriam Joire

Want to get your BBM on in style without spending a fortune on RIM's latest trio? Say hello to the new 11mm (0.43 inch) thin