Dylan Tweney


Highlights & archive of my work that's been published in various places

I'm an award-winning journalist with twenty years of experience covering science, technology, and business.

I am an expert in explaining complex technological and scientific issues to general audiences. I have written for a wide variety of national publications, online and in print, have written regular weekly columns for VentureBeat, Business 2.0, and InfoWorld, and have been a print and online editor at VentureBeat, WIRED, Mobile/Mobile PC, InfoWorld, and PC/Computing magazines.

Publication Highlights

Articles by Publication

Media Appearances

  • PRovoke Media, "What happens when journalists become PR professionals?" June 2021
  • Vox Media, "Why coronavirus scammers can send fake email from the WHO," a news segment that got 650k views, April 2020
  • CNBC, "Who really sent that email?" June 2020
  • NBC Bay Area, "Press Here," March 2015
  • Fox Business, segment on CES and upcoming gadgets, January 2015
  • PRHacker, "Secrets of my Inbox," August 2014
  • Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo, about the Amazon Fire phone, June 2014
  • KRON-4, on our hopes for an Apple watch, September 2013
  • KQED Forum, with Michael Krasny, on Facebook's IPO, February 2012
  • WBUR On Point, with Tom Ashbrook, talking about haiku, January 2011
  • ... more media


More publication highlights

Egnyte founder Vineet Jain is driven to succeed — and share
He laughs as he remembers arriving in the San Francisco airport in 1993. “I had a single $100 bill, folded up in my shirt pocket,” he says. Now, he’s running rapidly growing hybrid cloud company Egnyte — his second startup — and living the Silicon Valley dream. He is looking to buy a house somewhere on the San Francisco peninsula, planning for his company’s next funding round, and looking at schools for his almost kindergarten-age son. (VentureBeat, 2013-09-06)

New Chips Poised to Revolutionize Photography, Film
For the first time, professional-grade single-lens reflex cameras are gaining the ability to record high-definition video. That capability, photographers say, has the potential to transform both still photography and moviemaking — and it’s largely thanks to advances in the semiconductor technology used to make the image sensors inside these cameras. (Wired.com, 2008-10-09)

So Long, Bill Gates, and Thanks for the Monopoly
He’s a merciless competitor, a shameless “fan” of other people’s ideas and an unapologetic monopolist. And because of all that, Bill Gates has done more to create the thriving computer industry than anybody else. (Wired.com, 2008-06-27)

What’s Inside Your Laptop?
This is the story of how quartz becomes a computer, and it’s a story that—for the typical notebook computer—stretches across nearly every continent, dozens of countries, and literally hundreds of different companies. (PC Magazine, 2007-03-14)

Blast to the Past
To decode da Vinci, you need a firm grasp of art. To learn from Archimedes, you need to get your hands on something a bit more sophisticated. Like a synchrotron that accelerates electrons to nearly the speed of light to produce x-rays. (WIRED, 2006-07-01)

Mobile Film School
How to get the most out of your camcorder–even if you don’t have Spielberg’s talent or Lucas’s budget. A detailed 10-page feature, including lots of tips and reviews, from the final issue of Mobile. (PDF) (Mobile, November 2005)

eMate: Technology that never had a chance.
Eulogy for a doomed laptop. (Salon, 1998-03-17)

Searching is My Business: A Gumshoe’s Guide to the Web.
How to search the Web, film noir style. 1996 Maggie Award Winner, Best How-To Article. (PC World, December 1996)

For a more complete list of articles I’ve published over the past few years, check out my database of more than 300 published articles.

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What editors have said about my work:
Dylan is an editor’s dream come true: versatile, talented, conscientious, responsible, smart. I don’t know what I like more about him: That you can throw any ubertechie topic at him and he’ll give you an engaging, fun-to-read article, or that he is a delight to work with.–Amy Johns, formerly of Business 2.0


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