Chris Merriman has been writing about technology since the 1990s for a variety of titles including Computer Shopper, MSN, TechRadar, Tom’s Guide and The Inquirer, where he broke a number of major tech news stories that were picked up globally. He has appeared on BBC, Sky News and Al Jazeera and was the resident tech expert at TalkRadio for a number of years. In between times, he has also been a consultant for several major tech firms. Chris is fascinated by automation and the internet of things, as well as the evolution of the ways we communicate in the digital era. Other specialisms include storage, peripherals and web apps, plus any gadget he’s allowed to take apart and fiddle with, preferably after throwing away the box, manual and receipt.