About

One time, I had my picture in the New York Times.

I’m Florence Ion, a freelance journalist focused on consumer technology and giving the best tech advice. I write about Android, Google, the smart home, Chromebooks, DIY security systems, PCs, gaming, virtual reality, and so much more.

Before I went freelance, I worked as a staff writer and editor for a variety of print and online publications, including MacLife, Maximum PC, Ars TechnicaPCWorld, and Android Central. I’ve also written for TechHive, Macworld, iMore, and The Verge. You can find my most current work at Lifehacker, Tom’s Guide, Reviewed/USA Today, Android Police, and Engadget.

But wait, there’s more!

In addition to writing all the things, I spend half my time podcasting. At present, I co-host All About Android and the Material podcast.

In 2018, I took my first stab at producing a season of a show on the TWiT Network. The show was called Know How and our twelve episode arc was focused on smart home gadgets. Above, you’ll see the last episode of the season, where we rounded up our favorite picks.

What’s this site about?

This is my blog. I write about the things I experience and the gadgets I’m reviewing for other sites, and I post links to my articles from time to time to point you somewhere that might be of help. Sometimes, I answer your questions as you send them to my inbox.

Don’t hesitate to join me on Discord if that’s your thing. There you can talk to me directly about tech, or whatever else is on your mind.

Can we work together?

I am in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m available for writing, event coverage, and on-camera hosting (my video reel is available here). Please email me if you’re interested in collaborating.