While I'm a fan of certain gadgets, I'm not a tech wizard — and I prefer stories that go behind the screens. I've explored the Toronto-Waterloo corridor, reporting from the carefully-controlled spaces where Canadian companies have created BlackBerrys, this gesture-controlled armband and "living pictures." Recently, I met with a fellow prairie kid, Michele Romanow, who revisited her rise to fame on Dragons' Den, and I've explored strange social media trends.
In Shanghai, I looked at HP's growth strategies. In Dubai, I profiled the head of Microsoft Gulf, who had survived Lebanon's civil war only to find himself in the middle of war, again, in Kuwait. In Abu Dhabi, I covered both Steve Jobs' resignation and his passing.
I've also contributed to Money magazine's tech coverage, and I previously launched the SmartTech column for SmartMoney: The Wall Street Journal Magazine. My column one month explored high-tech help for golfers, while another profiled parents who monitored their kids with all sorts of (totally invasive!) devices. One of my favorite pieces: gadgets for wannabe green thumbs.