Jon Fingas

Associate Editor
Jon has led a double-sided life: he grew up with technology as a youngling but spent much of his time in academia learning to write.  Thankfully, people have been making jobs for people like him.  When he's not telling you why stock Android beats custom, he's firing up a game or engaging in some street photography.

Articles by Jon Fingas

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Hangouts gives you better call quality by skipping Google
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Hangouts gives you better call quality by skipping Google

Direct audio and video chats come to Hangouts on Android.

By J. Fingas,  13h ago
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Twitter says your timeline isn't changing (update: details)
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Twitter says your timeline isn't changing (update: details)

The CEO says there's no truth to the rumors of an out-of-order feed.

By J. Fingas,  17h ago
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02.04.16
Twisty fusion reactor goes online after 19 years of work
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Twisty fusion reactor goes online after 19 years of work

It's officially contributing to energy science.

By J. Fingas,   02.04.16
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02.03.16
Apple ordered to pay $625 million in FaceTime patent lawsuit
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Apple ordered to pay $625 million in FaceTime patent lawsuit

VirnetX's quest to profit from others' success is paying off.

By J. Fingas,   02.03.16
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02.03.16
Google pulls Samsung-backed ad blocker from the Play Store
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Google pulls Samsung-backed ad blocker from the Play Store

It might not like Samsung's approach to ad blocking, though not for the reason you might suspect.

By J. Fingas,   02.03.16
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02.03.16
LG will unveil the G5 on February 21st
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LG will unveil the G5 on February 21st

The company isn't leaving any doubts as to when its next big smartphone arrives.

By J. Fingas,   02.03.16
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02.03.16
Google experiments with e-books designed for your phone
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Google experiments with e-books designed for your phone

There's no way you're getting printed copies of these books.

By J. Fingas,   02.03.16
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02.03.16
23andMe says being a morning person is in your genes
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23andMe says being a morning person is in your genes

Your DNA might determine when you like to wake up.

By J. Fingas,   02.03.16
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02.03.16
Google's new head of search is an AI research leader
02.03.16

Google's new head of search is an AI research leader

Machine learning is now at the core of the company's business.

By J. Fingas,   02.03.16
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