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Andrew Martonik

Andrew Martonik

Editor in Chief

Andrew Martonik is the Editor in Chief at Digital Trends. He took on the EIC role in July 2021 following several months leading DT's Mobile section. Andrew’s journey in the technology world started well over a decade ago, back when the Palm Treo and DSL internet had everyone excited. That obsession with tech quickly spread to phones of all kinds, and naturally shifted to computers, software, and beyond. Andrew helped lead extensive coverage of the mobile world at Mobile Nations (later Future Plc) for 8 years, and continues to live for the ins and outs of the entire tech landscape at Digital Trends. He's an enthusiast for technology of all kinds – computers, phones, games, cameras, and mobility are just a few of the many focal points of his analysis and insight.

Head of Samsung Mobile, TM Roh, on stage at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked in January 2024.

I didn’t understand the Galaxy S24. Then I interviewed the person who made it

I interviewed TM Roh, head of Samsung's mobile division, to better understand his goals for the phone line and how AI is going to change everything about phones.
Android Auto interface showing EV charging times.

Google is bringing Chrome browser to cars, even more EV features to Maps

Google's bringing some great features to Android Auto and cars with Google built-in.
Images of an iPhone found after being sucked out of an Alaska Airlines plane in Portland, Oregon.

Here’s proof the iPhone can survive being dropped from an airplane at 16,000 feet

Ever wondered whether an iPhone could possibly survive being sucked out of a depressurized commercial aircraft at 16,000 feet? Me neither. But, now we know.
A JetBlue airplane at the airport gate.

These are the apps people use the most on in-flight Wi-Fi

Nowadays we fully expect fast – and even free – Wi-Fi in airplanes. So how have we taken advantage of it? Well, it's video streaming of course.
2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plugged in and charging.

Jeep Wrangler 4xe hit with battery fire recall, owners told to stop charging

America's bestselling PHEV has another battery recall. After eight known battery fires, Wrangler 4xe owners are being told to stop charging and park outside.
Apple Store listing for an Apple Lightning to USB-C adapter cable.

Apple’s new Lightning to USB-C adapter costs more than just buying a USB-C cable

The transition to USB-C isn't actually going to be painful – but Apple's going to offer adapters to make people feel confident about buying an iPhone 15.
List of iPhone 15 Pro features at the September 2023 Apple Event.

This one thing Apple didn’t fix with the iPhone 15 Pro has me struggling to upgrade

One year on, Apple made zero improvement to the iPhone 15's battery life – that has me facing a tough upgrade decision.
An F-150 Lightning Platinum Black model in dim lighting.

Ford is only making 2,000 of these matte black F-150 Lightnings. Here’s your first look

Ford is taking the F-150 Lightning to a new level with a super-limited Platinum Black edition, coming in early 2024.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD close up of central touchscreen.

Charging your EV is about to get easier, as carmakers team up to build 30,000 chargers

A group of major carmakers -- BMW, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes, and Stellantis -- is investing in installing a whopping 30,000 EV chargers in North America.
Jeep Wrangler 4xe plugged into the Jeep Power Box.

4 ways the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S. just got better for 2024

The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe adds tech, better hybrid driving, and safety features. There's a lot to explore in the refresh of the best-selling PHEV in the U.S.
Audi Q8 e-tron in a dark brown color.

2024 Audi Q8 e-tron first drive review: 300-mile luxury EV cruiser

Audi was early to the luxury EV SUV game, but five years on the original e-tron needed a refresh. The updated Q8 e-tron brings more range and even more luxury.
Cloudy weather showing in iOS 15's weather app.

It’s not just you: the Apple Weather app is down

Stop trying to force quit apps or restart your phone, it isn't going to help. It's not just you, Apple's Weather app is having a tough time loading right now.
Jeep Wrangler 4xe charging at a NYC curbside charger.

What I’ve learned after a year of driving the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S.

After a year and 6,000 miles driving my Wrangler 4xe, here's what I've loved and hated about owning a plug-in hybrid. And why I know I'm not ready for an EV.
Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar displaying pace information.

4 simple pieces of tech that helped me run my first marathon

It's easy to overdo it when buying tech aimed at helping you in sports. I ran my first marathon last year, and I kept it simple with just a few pieces of tech.
iPhone with USB-C cable and USB-A adapter.

This $3 USB adapter fixed all of my Apple CarPlay connection problems

I had lots of issues with CarPlay randomly disconnecting. Then I bought this adapter, and my problem was immediately fixed.
Bing copilot AI chat interface.

I’ve seen the (distant) future of AI web search – here’s where it’s amazing, and where it struggles

It only takes minutes using the new AI-powered Bing to see that the future is very bright for AI in search. But that future is further away than we realize.
Wordle on a laptop.

Wordle answers just got tougher, courtesy of a NYT change

The New York Times just announced that Wordle now has a dedicated editor. It's bringing changes to how answers are selected and what words are valid solutions.
Google Pixel Watch on a wrist.

Google Pixel Watch hands-on: years of work, and a Fitbit acquisition, led to this

Google is in the watch game, everyone! After years of waiting, we finally know what Google's own take on a smartwatch looks and feels like.
Audi Q4 E-Tron SUV in blue.

2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron first drive: the predictable and traditional EV SUV we need

Audi's new Q4 E-Tron is its long-awaited entry-level EV SUV, and it's a big deal. Here's what you get from a luxury brand at a reasonable $50,000 price.
iPhone 14 Pro battery life settings.

Does the iPhone 14 Pro have a battery life problem? It sure looks like it

Battery life is great on my iPhone 12 Pro, but switching to the iPhone 14 Pro has been a shock – I barely make it through a day. It turns out I'm not alone.
Closeup of the Instagram app icon.

Instagram has finally fixed the Stories sound bug in the latest version of its iPhone app

No, it's not just you: Instagram won't stay muted anymore, even if you have your mute switch on. Here's what you can do to get Instagram to be quiet again.
Wordle on a computer.

7 months in, I have to ask myself: Why do I keep playing Wordle?

Wordle faded from public consciousness months ago, yet it's still a massive game. I often wonder what keeps me hooked, and why it's part of my morning routine.
Stack of Samsung Galaxy S22 phones.

The Galaxy S22 comes in a new color, and it’s a Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 teaser

Samsung's summer color refresh for the Galaxy S22 comes in a delightful shade of purple that really stands out from the set of existing colors.
Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar displaying pace information.

Garmin Forerunner 955 review: 7 weeks and 200 miles of testing

Runners love Garmin, and serious runners love the high-end Forerunner models. The 955 is ready for extreme distances, and has every feature you'll need.
MacBook Air sitting on a table in an airport.

The MacBook Air M1 changed my relationship with laptops forever

I've used MacBooks for over a decade. But it took until the MacBook Air M1 to have a truly life-changing experience with one.
Apple CarPlay interface

The next generation of Apple CarPlay will power your entire car, riding the trend of all-screen autos

Apple gave us a sneak peek at the next generation of CarPlay, going beyond a phone mirroring interface and becoming an entire car operating system.
Conceptual image of Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 chip witih additonal mmWave, AI, and RF modules.

Qualcomm’s latest 5G modem brings standalone mmWave, improved Sub-6 speeds to phones

Qualcomm's X70 5G modem is adding new features. Standalone mmWave 5G, plus new Sub-6 5G carrier aggregation, will be coming to flagship phones this year.
Jeep Wrangler 4XE.

I bought a gas guzzler with the government’s EV tax credit

My new Jeep weighs well over 5,000 pounds and gets under 20 mpg. But I love it -- because the government paid me $7,500 to buy it.
Bentley Flying Spur in grey.

Bentley’s first EV is coming in 2025, its entire lineup will be EV by 2030

Bentley is swiftly transitioning to an all-EV future, ditching gas powertrains by 2030 for its entire lineup of ultra-luxury cars.
GM CES 2022 keynote teaser page.

How to watch GM unveil the Chevy Silverado EV live at CES 2022 today

GM will unveil the new Chevrolet Silverado EV at CES 2022, alongside many other EV and technology announcements. It's happening live today at noon ET.
Qualcomm logo at an event.

Qualcomm drops its own name from new chips in favor of ‘Snapdragon’ alone

Qualcomm leads the smartphone chip market, but that's come despite a confusing naming convention. Moving forward, Snapdragon is all you'll need to know.
Instagram login screen.

Instagram back up after second major outage of the week

Just a few days after a global Facebook outage, Instagram went down for over two hours due to a different technical issue.
facebook hacked

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are back after several hours offline

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are back after suffering a complete outage that spanned several hours.
A Twitter logo graphic.

Twitter is facing its own outages as Facebook users flock to other sites

As everyone realized that Facebook's various services were down, the groundswell of movement to Twitter seems to have caused problems there.