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

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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08.05.19
PicoBrew shifts its focus from beer to coffee with the MultiBrew
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PicoBrew shifts its focus from beer to coffee with the MultiBrew

But don't worry, it'll still brew beer, kombucha and plenty of other beverages.

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08.02.19
CraftSynth 2.0 is portable, fun and a little bit flimsy
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CraftSynth 2.0 is portable, fun and a little bit flimsy

Modal Electronics latest entry into the world of affordable synthesizers is truly unique.

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07.27.19
Jammy’s digital guitar is a futuristic idea let down by today's tech
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Jammy’s digital guitar is a futuristic idea let down by today's tech

The dream of an all-in-one electric guitar experience that fits in a carryon is still just that, a dream.

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07.17.19
In case of emergency: The tech that might save you
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In case of emergency: The tech that might save you

There's no replacement for being physically and mentally prepared, but this gear can help.

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07.17.19
Ableton Live can control modular synths from your computer
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Ableton Live can control modular synths from your computer

CV Tools embraces the increasingly popular world of modular and semi-modular synthesizers.

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01.13.16
Does it make sense for Apple to buy Time Warner?
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Does it make sense for Apple to buy Time Warner?

A questionable rumor suggests Apple may simply buy its way into the streaming media business.

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