Alex Kidman writes for Lifehacker, Kotaku and Gizmodo as a freelance technology writer. He was also Gizmodo Australia’s editor from 2011-2012. Kidman has been a technology editor and reporter for more than 20 years, writing for publications such as Finder, ZDNet, CNET, PC Magazine, the ABC, MacWorld and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is also a frequent contributor on radio ABC Radio and co-hosts a technology podcast, Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News.

Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England and a serious passion for retro gaming. He’s also written a fiction book, which consists of short stories, called Fifty Two.

You can follow him on Twitter or find out more about him on his personal website.

How Smart Speakers Will Cope Without Google Search

How Smart Speakers Will Cope Without Google Search

With Google stating that it may remove search from Australia if the media bargaining code goes ahead in its current form, there’s something of an open question about what that means for IoT gadgets like smart speakers. What’s the issue? Just in case you’re not up to speed, the Treasury…