Jonathan Weinberg

Writer, Thinker, Do-er for hire

2007-Present - Freelance journalist for national newspapers, magazines and mainstream media websites; 2012-13 Tech Writer for Yahoo! News UK; Late 2011 Chief Editor for The X Factor website; 2000-2010 Helped create The Sun Online, was its Features Editor and TV Editor + wrote a technology and gaming column for The Sun newspaper/web for a decade.

Portfolio

Latest

Why parents need to take more responsibility for gadgets they put in their kids' hands
Today's kids grow up using smartphones and tablets as naturally as their parents and grandparents grew up using a pen Apple is set to pay back millions of dollars to US parents...
CES 2014: Futuristic Smart Homes are not so far away - but do we want them?
Lots of wild ideas have come a little bit closer to reality at the CES exhibition in Las Vegas over the past few days This week I've seen the future - and I'm not sure I like...
Will your child grow up in a 'Smart Home'?
This week at the CES technology expo in Las Vegas there's been a lot of talk about Smart Homes. Samsung and LG are both investing in automated appliances that can be turned on...
CES 2014: Top 10 trends to expect from the biggest technology and gadget show in the world
CES is usually an amalgamation of bledding edge technology and bleeding stupid ideas - but what will be there this year? If you're a fan of technology, then set your sights...

Commentary

Guest Post: Jonathan Weinberg Discusses the Impact of The Sun Digital Paywall for PRsNotes from...
The Sun has today put its website behind a paywall describing it as a "landmark event". But what does this mean for PRs? During my 10+ years at thesun.co.uk, relationships we...
Is The Sun Paywall a Triumph for Marketing Over Journalism?
With a digital-first generation growing up with no real interest in newspapers, their heritage or traditional brand allegiances, a paywall that is designed to stave off losses...
Is an iPad the only smart choice when buying a tablet for a child?
Answer: The tablet market is SO exciting at the moment. There is a vast array to choose from, at all different prices. I can see things like the ...
Will Apple's iPhone fingerprint reader be bad news for parents?
Apple has added a fingerprint reader to its latest iPhone 5S model - and for parents it's great news as it could stop your children making costly in-app purchases. The biometric...
What television programme would you watch before the end of the world?
Today could have been the end of the world as we know it... which would have been a right pain in the behind when you consider this weekend sees the finale of both Homeland AND...

Business

Signals can get traffic out of jam
BACKGROUND From pinpointing traffic jams to telling tram passengers about interesting places to disembark, big data is helping to keep millions moving across Greater Manchester....
Developing products and services customers want
Whether you're a cash-strapped start-up or multi-million-pound business, research and development is vital. It fuels growth, keeps you one step ahead of competitors and ensures...

Technology

iOS 7 released: Top 10 things you need to know about the new Apple iPhone and iPad operating system
In the biggest change to Apple's smartphones and tablets, the system has been rebuilt with a totally different design, created by Brit Sir Jonathan Ive and his team Apple's iOS...
iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 latest rumours in our Apple technology gossip round-up
The very best gossip, pictures and video from this week's technology world It's Friday and that means we're now seven days closer than this time last week to the announcement of...

Gaming

Gamescom 2013: Top 10 things you need to know from day one's announcements
By Jonathan Weinberg The great and the good of worldwide gaming are unveiling their latest titles and products - here's what you has been announced If you love computer games...
Sony Japan announcement: The verdict on Sony's PS4, PS Vita TV, new PS Vita console and PS4 games
By Jonathan Weinberg It's just as well Tokyo won the bid to stage the Olympics in 2020 at the weekend, because at least that has given the country something to celebrate and...

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