Terrence O'Brien



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.


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CES 2015 does not lack for connected devices. Lightbulbs, beds, socks... seriously, everything is a connected device at CES. But, let's be honest with ourselves: These are luxury goods for people wi...

January 7th 2015 at 5:51pm
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We live in a magical, magical world. A world where we can print almost anything we want in chocolate. Yes -- chocolate. 3D Systems and The Hershey Company are basically making your wildest confectio...

January 6th 2015 at 10:10pm
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Remember the 3Doodler? A pen that lets you draw in the air with plastic -- basically a hand-held 3D printer. Well, the fine folks at WobbleWorks are back with an all-new 3D Doodler that's improved i...

January 5th 2015 at 9:00am
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Roku is going 4K! Eventually. The company has announced plans for a 4K reference model of a Roku TV, and that TCL would be the first to partner with the company in the Ultra HD space. What does that...

January 4th 2015 at 5:25pm
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The Supreme Court of the US has stuck stubbornly to its ways. No cameras in the court room, a paper filing system, those robes... which are so last century. That may begin to change over the next co...

January 1st 2015 at 2:34pm
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It's no secret that we live in an increasingly disposable world. Where once we would spend hours or even days repairing and customizing our gadgets and home appliances, now we just replace them when...

December 29th 2014 at 7:06pm
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Next week supporters of Alexei Navalny, a lawyer and anti-corruption crusader currently under house arrest in Russia, are planning a rally that the Kremlin would really rather not happen. So, to tha...

December 26th 2014 at 8:08pm
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Getting to Mars is never going to be cheap. But a couple of mathematicians have figured out how to shave some significant bucks off the price tag. Rather than fly to the red planet when its orbit br...

December 26th 2014 at 5:53pm
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Here's the weird thing about choice: it breeds indecision. And the more choice you have, the harder it is to simply settle on something... anything. It's a serious challenge facing streaming service...

December 11th 2014 at 6:00am

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Huzzah! We finally managed to get back into our fancy recording studio -- get stoked. Brian, Terrence and Peter kept things ultra-focused this week and recapped all of our major reviews. From the Ga...

October 4th 2013 at 7:22pm