Alex Kidman writes for Lifehacker, Kotaku and Gizmodo as a freelance technology writer. He was also Gizmodo Australia’s editor from 2011-2012. Kidman has been a technology editor and reporter for more than 20 years, writing for publications such as Finder, ZDNet, CNET, PC Magazine, the ABC, MacWorld and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is also a frequent contributor on radio ABC Radio and co-hosts a technology podcast, Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News.

Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England and a serious passion for retro gaming. He’s also written a fiction book, which consists of short stories, called Fifty Two.

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