Terrence O'Brien

Managing Editor
After being laid off from his tech support job in the financial industry, Terrence decided to pursue his dream of working from home in his underwear. Through persistence and a lot of dumb luck, he eventually landed his first writing gig with the now defunct Switched. Since then he has continued to hone his craft while letting his more technical skills atrophy, eventually landing at Engadget. When not planted firmly in front of his laptop, Terrence can be found wandering the forests and mountains of the greater New York area with things strapped to his back that don't have an LCD screen.

Articles by Terrence O'Brien

01.01.16
Drone-maker DJI starts testing GPS-based flight restrictions
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Drone-maker DJI starts testing GPS-based flight restrictions

No more flying where you don't belong.

By T. O'Brien,   01.01.16
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12.09.15
Engadget's guide to the 2016 presidential election
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Engadget's guide to the 2016 presidential election

We grade the candidates on 12 crucial technology and science issues.

By T. O'Brien,   12.09.15
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11.28.15
See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app
11.28.15

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Architecture of Radio visualizes all the WiFi and cellular networks flooding our world.

By T. O'Brien,   11.28.15
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10.26.15
Picobrew takes a stab at automated counter-top homebrew beer
10.26.15

Picobrew takes a stab at automated counter-top homebrew beer

PicoBrew is hoping to do for homebrewed beer what Keurig has done for coffee. It tried previously...

By T. O'Brien,   10.26.15
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10.08.15
MakerBot lays off another twenty percent of its workers
10.08.15

MakerBot lays off another twenty percent of its workers

For the second time this year MakerBot is laying off 20 percent of its workforce as the 3D printing market slows.

By T. O'Brien,   10.08.15
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09.17.15
Gone too Zune: We reflect on Microsoft's failed music project
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09.17.15

Gone too Zune: We reflect on Microsoft's failed music project

With Zune services shutting down on November 15th, it seemed as good a time as any for the Engadget staff to reflect on their memories of the Zune.

By T. O'Brien,   09.17.15
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09.17.15
Apple patent victory puts Samsung devices in jeopardy
09.17.15

Apple patent victory puts Samsung devices in jeopardy

Apple has won another small victory in its never-ending patent row with Samsung. The war that nobo...

By T. O'Brien,   09.17.15
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09.11.15
Department of Energy was hacked over 150 times since 2010
09.11.15

Department of Energy was hacked over 150 times since 2010

Between 2010 and 2014 the US Department of Energy was hit by hackers over 150 times. Just pause an...

By T. O'Brien,   09.11.15
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