Philip Berne

Philip Berne

US Mobiles Editor

Phil Berne is a preeminent voice in consumer electronics reviews, starting more than 20 years ago at Phil has written for Engadget, The Verge, PC Mag, Digital Trends, Slashgear, TechRadar, AndroidCentral, and was Editor-in-Chief of the sadly-defunct infoSync. Phil holds an entirely useful M.A. in Cultural Theory from Carnegie Mellon University. He sang in numerous college a cappella groups.

When the dotcom bubble burst, Phil turned to teaching, and spent five years teaching High School English in the NYC Public Schools, then in the Boston Public Schools. During that time, he also worked as a Mac Specialist at the Apple Store. While at the Apple Store, Phil started writing accessory reviews for Mac News Network.

In 2006, Phil became the Senior Editor at InfoSync World, reviewing every bit of modern consumer tech, from iPods to PDAs to Blackberry phones. Phil quickly worked his way up to Editor-in-Chief of infoSync. In 2010, Philip joined PhoneScoop as a reviewer. He wrote a regular culture and technology column for SlashGear. 

In 2011, Philip was recruited by Samsung to review top secret, upcoming devices and predict how those devices would score in reviews. With top engineers and a scientific lab, Philip tested every new device from Samsung and competitors, using the same review techniques used by Consumer Reports, CNET, and other top tech publications. 

Phil is certified in Google AI Essentials. He has a High School English teaching license (and years of teaching experience) and is a Red Cross certified Lifeguard. His passion is the democratizing power of mobile technology. Before AI came along he was totally sure the next big thing would be something we wear on our faces.

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