“Smartphones, tablets, wearables and other gadgets you only dreamed of when you were a kid.” It’s more than just the introduction to our award-winning podcast: it’s everything we’re most passionate about at Pocketnow.
With over a decade of experience helping readers choose the right portable devices, we’re one of the oldest publications devoted exclusively to mobile technology – and with an ever-growing audience of millions and millions a month across Pocketnow.com, our YouTube channel, Vessel, and all of our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram), we’re also one of the largest.
Through it all, one goal has remained the same: to provide top-notch news, editorial, review and video content to mobile enthusiasts – veteran and newcomer alike. Apple or Android, Lumia or Lenovo, GSM or CDMA: whatever your particular flavor of mobile, you’ll find it at Pocketnow.
The Pocketnow Team
Anton D. Nagy (Europe)
Anton is fulfilling both the Editor-in-Chief, and Managing Editor positions at Pocketnow. As publication leader, he aims to bring Pocketnow even closer to you. His vision is mainly focused on, and oriented towards, the audience. Anton’s ambition, adopted by the entire team, is to transform Pocketnow into a reference media outlet. Given his background, and knowing his potential, something tells us he will succeed this time too! Stick around!
Jaime Rivera (USA)
Jaime has been a fan of technology since he got his first computer when he was 12, and has followed the evolution of mobile technology from the PDA to everything we see today. As our Multimedia Manager, he’s been in-charge of growing our YouTube hobby into one of the biggest video channels in the industry. When he’s not building one of our videos, or filming our Pocketnow Daily, he can be found in his second biggest passion, which is running and fitness.
Stephen Schenck (USA)
Chief News Editor
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits.
Juan Carlos Bagnell (USA)
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.
Jules Wang (USA)
Jules joined the team as a production intern in June 2014, editing and producing the Pocketnow Weekly podcast and also editing other video projects from the team. He was also an on-air host and staff member at WERS-FM in Boston. The first ever smartphone he bought was the Samsung Galaxy Admire in 2012. He is a 2015 Journalism graduate of Emerson College.
Adrian Diaconescu (Europe)
Adrian has been into creative writing since high school, and gadgets since he earned his first money for handing out flyers on the cold winter streets of Bucharest (and spent it all on his first ever smartphone). His big Pocketnow break came in August 2015, after several years of contributing for a number of tech blogs, some too obscure to name or even recall.
Joe Levi (USA)
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple’s Newton, Microsoft’s Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow’s “Android Guy”. By day you’ll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you’ll probably find him writing technology and “prepping” articles, as well as shooting video.
Adam Z Lein (USA)
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.
Adam Doud (USA)
Brand Development Manager
Adam joined the tech world after watching Jon Rubenstein demo the most epic phone ever at CES 2009. He is webOS enthusiast, Windows Phone fan, and Android skeptic. He loves the outdoors, is an avid Geocacher, Cubs/Blackhawks fan, and family man living in Sweet Home Chicago, where he STILL hosts monthly webOS meetups (Don’t call it a comeback!).