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here’s the thing is a friendly place to get tips, how-tos and deals about technology and gadgets—specifically, the gadgets you use every day. Need to clear out storage space on your iPhone? Not sure how to take a screenshot on your Android phone? Wish someone would just tell you what HDMI stands for? Then this is the place for you. Welcome!

The team

Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson

Editor & co-founder

Ben has been covering and reviewing gadgets and technology for more than 20 years. Whether it’s phones, social media, laptops, or Wi-Fi extenders, he’s passionate about tech and enjoys explaining complex topics in a conversational and friendly manner. Ben has written for TIME, All You, PC Magazine, PCWorld, Wired, Yahoo!, Men’s Fitness, Computer Shopper, Mobile Magazine, Mac|Life, and more. Previously, Ben was a senior editor at CNET and Editor-in-Chief of InfoSync World.

Susan Leopold

Susan Leopold

Head of Product & co-founder

Susan’s career as a digital product guru has led her to such top brands as Consumer Reports, AOL, Sony Music, CNET, iVillage, and more. Always on the cutting edge of digital trends, Susan jumpstarted Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s digital publishing teams. At Vindigo, she helped design and publish mobile apps in the pre-iPhone days, and was a key member of the team that developed the world’s first wireless MP3 player, the MusicGremlin.

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