John R. Quain

John R. Quain

John R. Quain writes for The New York Times, Men's Journal, and several other publications. He is also the personal technology columnist for and is an on-air reporter for CBS News Up to the Minute. His articles have appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, PC Magazine, PC World, and Entertainment Weekly. Quain is a member of the International Consumer Electronics Show advisory board.

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New to investing? These apps and services make it a breeze

Investing isn't as complex as it used to be. Thanks to a new generation of software tools and mobile apps, buying and trading stocks is about as frictionless as it's ever been. If you're interested in investing but aren't sure how to get…
Emerging Tech

Most cities can’t deal with escooters. Charlotte, N.C., wants to show them how

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina believes that escooters can have a positive impact on the world, so it's partnered with a shipping logistics company to figure out the best way for cities all over the globe to welcome micromobility…

10 things you probably didn’t realize you can do with your banking app

Banking apps have come a long way in the past few years. Now, in addition to simple things like checking your account balance, many banking apps allow you to deposit checks, send money to friends, and even apply for mortgages. Here's a…

Everything you wanted to know about cryptocurrencies but were too afraid to ask

For better or worse, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are here to stay -- so you should probably know the basics about them. Here's everything you need to know about crypto -- from how to buy and sell virtual currency, to whether…

Smart city planners are rethinking parking by getting rid of it

What will parking look like in smart cities of the future? Will we even need parking spaces? As more people are deserting car ownership, planners are coming up with concepts for parking.
Emerging Tech

Singapore uses its smart city tech to help citizens cut through the red tape

Like many governments, Singapore’s puts citizens through plenty of red tape. But as part of its smart-city initiatives, the government is using tech to remove layers of bureaucracy.