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appleitemHere is another random link and sample of a successful (by being tech resourceful) and high earning blogging site. Who are they and how do they present themselves? Food for thoughts for younger nerd-blogger to be. It is interesting and informative.

how they describe themselves: About
Dedicated to highlighting the latest and greatest in personal technology since 2005, SlashGear covers everything from cutting-edge tech gear to the latest digital lifestyle trend. Distinctive, informative and fresh, we’ll keep bringing you device information and reviews you can trust as well as thought-provoking commentary.

We welcome community involvement and recommend our readers to voice their opinions on our site by commenting on our stories.

SlashGear is part of R3 Media LLC. If you have a product you’d like us to review, a story you think we should be covering, or some feedback on any aspect of the site, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch via our contact page.

Editorial Team
Vincent Nguyen
Vincent’s hunger for tech scoop makes him one of the best in the industry when it comes to getting information on breaking stories. As R3 Media co-founder, Vincent plays an enormous part in keeping SlashGear’s editorial agenda fresh and exciting. Vincent loves to travel and enjoy the challenges of covering tech show.
Chris Davies
Executive Editor
Writing for R3 Media since 2006, Chris Davies is currently the executive editor for SlashGear & Android Community. Based in London, UK, & San Francisco, he’s responsible for SlashGear’s editorial decisions, and covers all forms of consumer technology.
Ewdison Then
Publisher & CEO
An advocate for the open source community, Ewdison Then is the co-founder of R3 Media, the media content company behind SlashGear. Ewdi is responsible for editorial planning, product & business development, strategy, and building the company’s culture.
Chris Burns
Managing Editor
Chris Burns is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Graphic Design and has worked in design journalism since 2007. He is currently writing for SlashGear as well as Android Community, where he’s spearheading the effort to keep the open source community informed on everything Android.
Matthew Askari
Automotive Director
Matt is a veteran of the auto and travel industries, and has contributed to more than a dozen titles, ranging from top hardcore enthusiast outlets to lifestyle and luxury. His work has been seen in Autoblog, Buzzfeed, Motor Trend, Hemispheres, Road & Track, Luxury Magazine, DuJour, and Cool Hunting, among others.
JC Torres
Senior Editor
An open source contributor and holds doubly lethal degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science. When not working, he spends his time lurking and helping out in KDE Project.
Brittany Hillen
Senior Editor
Brittany write for both a living and for fun, which is a strange sort of dichotomy. She spends her days getting paler in the land of anti-sun known as the Pacific Northwest.
Chris Scott Barr
A veteran in the gaming industry, Chris “Scott” Barr is a PC & Console gamer with experience in tech and consumer electronics reporting.
Benjamin Hunting
Automotive Columnist
Passionate about cars, Benjamin has worked through several positions over a period of ten years in biotechnology, IT and pharmaceuticals research.
Shane McGlaun
Shane has been writing for SlashGear since June 2009. His writing has been published in several well known outlet such as Laptop Magazine and Computer Shopper.
Liaw Kim Poh
A graduate of National University of Singapore, Kim Poh runs in the tunnel of news overload to assist the editorial team on finding scoops. He resides in a beautiful country of Singapore.

Here is a sample of their column on smartphone: Apple’s next product needs to be insanely Android by Chris Burns – May 4, 2016
The future of computing – especially mobile computing – is not in smartphones. In a very short period of time, 10 years or so, smartphones have reached a point at which there’s little room for innovation. Sharpness on smartphone displays already exceeds what the human eye is able to distinguish at a normal viewing distances. Smartphone cameras are more than nice enough for what we generally use them for. Members of the public do not need new smartphones. So what can Apple do?

Apple needs to make a moonshot. They need to make a device that’s as central to your everyday life as the iPhone (or whatever smartphone you have now) has become over the past decade. Apple can not – and SHOULD NOT – do this alone.

When Apple made the iPhone, Steve Jobs’ keynote for the device included the following quote, just to drive home the point that they meant business when it came to this device and the software it ran.

“People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware” – Alan Kay
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