Announcing some changes at the top

It's with great happiness that I'm able to announce the promotion of Ryan Block to editor-in-chief of Engadget, and my transition to editorial director of the site. It's a move which is long overdue and one which reflects Ryan's enormous contribution and dedication to Engadget, as well as the fact that I'm spending a significant portion of my time on a number of outside projects (right now I'm praying that HGTV never decides to air the second season of I Want That! Tech Toys).

Tricking Ryan into writing for Engadget was probably the smartest thing I've ever done, and I'm incredibly excited and proud to see him take on this new role. Please join me in congratulating him!