Terrence O'Brien

Managing Editor

After a brief stint in the IT industry, Terrence made the transition to tech journalism and never looked back. Early in his career he took a particular interest in the intersection of technology and politics. Now, as managing editor of Engadget, he helps lead an impressive team of reporters that explores how that tech permeates our society. He's appeared on RT, NY1, The Brian Lehrer Show, WSJ Radio and ABC Radio. In his downtime Terrence collects hobbies at an alarming rate.

Articles by Terrence O'Brien

10.03.19
Boss’ new Katana guitar amps offer more tones than ever
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Boss’ new Katana guitar amps offer more tones than ever

The Katana MkIIs have twice as many amps simulations and let you use up to five effects at once.

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09.25.19
Amazon's Echo Buds are an Alexa-powered answer to Apple's Airpods
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Amazon's Echo Buds are an Alexa-powered answer to Apple's Airpods

But Amazon's true wireless earbuds add active noise reduction tech from Bose to the mix.

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09.25.19
Amazon’s latest Echo has better sound at the same price
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Amazon’s latest Echo has better sound at the same price

Under the hood is basically the same audio features as the Echo Plus.

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09.17.19
Moog brings back its legendary Model 10 'compact' modular synth
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Moog brings back its legendary Model 10 'compact' modular synth

The hand-built, limited edition synthesizer won't come cheap, though.

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09.10.19
Moog's semi-modular Matriarch synth is shipping now
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Moog's semi-modular Matriarch synth is shipping now

The analog four-voice flagship of Moog's semi-modular lineup is finally on it's way to customers.

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09.05.19
Roland's pioneering MC groovebox line is back
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Roland's pioneering MC groovebox line is back

The MC-101 and MC-707 are the first new entries in Roland's all-in-one, loop-based music maker series in over a decade.

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09.05.19
Roland’s JU-06A stuffs iconic '80s sounds in a tiny portable synth
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Roland’s JU-06A stuffs iconic '80s sounds in a tiny portable synth

The latest "Boutique" synthesizer is a battery-powered love letter to the Juno-106 and Juno-60.

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08.17.19
Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable
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Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable

Finally there's a cheap way to dabble in the experimental world of West Coast synthesis.

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08.09.19
Confronting existential dread through DIY musical instruments
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Confronting existential dread through DIY musical instruments

'The Book of Knowledge of Impractical Musical Devices' explores the fleeting nature of memory and life through GPS, random rhythms and destroying sounds.

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09.03.18
What we're buying: A potent audio sampler that fits in your pocket
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What we're buying: A potent audio sampler that fits in your pocket

The audio sampler you can take anywhere.

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