Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown

Digital Trends Contributing Editor Bruce Brown is a member of the Smart Homes and Cars teams. He also writes technology news for the News team and deals posts for the Commerce team.

Bruce uses smart devices compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant at home. To minimize confusion, his Google Assistant has a British accent. An enthusiastic cook, Bruce enjoys concocting his own recipes and getting the most from new small kitchen appliances.

Bruce is a long-time automotive enthusiast, now particularly interested in motorcycles,  three-wheelers, and, most recently, ebikes.

Bruce is a former high school English teacher, university professor, and therapist who jumped ship in the early 80s to work in the world of tech following his exposure to personal computers. He was the founder of the Connecticut Computer Society, a statewide nonprofit corporation organized to promote the use of personal computers in education, business, and homes. At its height, the CCS monthly newspaper had a circulation of 28,000+.

Bruce also co-founded Soft Industries, a Connecticut-based computer consulting corporation. Soft Industries consultants trained, consulted, supported, and developed applications for industry, professional schools, and small businesses. Clients included The Hartford Insurance Company, Continental Can, and the professional staffs of Yale Law School and Yale Medical School.

For several years Bruce taught graduate courses in business applications of personal computing at Wesleyan University. In 1985 he was the Director of the Wesleyan University Summer Computer Institute, an intensive seven-week graduate program for professionals and business people.

Bruce is a former long-time Contributing Editor for PC Magazine, Extreme Tech, PC Week, and Computer Shopper. His focus over a 20-year period shifted from personal computers and printers to handheld devices, smartphones, and wireless networking. During that period one of his articles won a Computer Press Association Best Hardware Article award.

Bruce's smartest move ever was proposing to his wife 13 days after a blind date on his first motorcycle. He’s a proud father and grandfather, and an avid walking companion with Happy, a 7-year-old Double Doodle.

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How a robot vacuum changed my life for the better

Global sales are booming for self-guided, robotic vacuum cleaners. You may find that a robot vacuum adds drama and a little suspense to your life while keeping your floors clean.
Deals

Best Cyber Monday Deals 2019: Everything you need to know

Cyber Monday continues the end-of-year holiday buying excitement that starts with Black Friday. Since the first Cyber Monday in 2005, online retailers promote the Monday after Thanksgiving as the best time of the year to find deals online.
Deals

Best Cyber Week Deals 2019: Everything you need to know

Cyber Week continues the online shopping focus that kicks off on Cyber Monday and follows Black Friday's in-store madness. Online merchants and physical retailers extended Cyber Monday to Cyber Week because buyers kept shopping for deals.
Smart Home

Amazon slashes the prices of Echo Show 5 and Facebook Portal smart displays

Smart home smart displays enrich, engage, and entertain users. Amazon slashed the prices on the Echo Show 5 and other Alexa smart displays and Walmart cut the price of a Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant.
Outdoors

Keep your beverages cold for up to five days with a Sportneer Portable Cooler

High-performance coolers see duty at tailgates, hunting and fishing trips, camping, and even backyard barbeques. Sportneer's Portable 25-quart cooler claims a place with high-end recreational coolers.
Smart Home

Save up to $300 off the Arlo and Cloud Cam security cameras on Amazon

Smart home security camera applications range from baby cams to large multi-camera installations connected to 24/7 monitoring services. Amazon slashed prices for its own brand Cloud Cam Security Camera and on multiple Arlo security cameras.