Don Melanson

Freelance writer & editor

Appearances in: EngadgetPopular ScienceReviewedMotherboardPopular Mechanics, and more. Earlier: Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mindjack.

Elsewhere: MastodonLinkedIn


Selected articles:

The Best Record Players

The Best Music Streaming Services

Additional Reviewed articles can be found here

The Best Chromebooks
Popular Science, June 1, 2022

Additional Popular Science articles can be found here.

The Setup: Building a Great Home Entertainment System
Popular Mechanics, July 18, 2018

Additional Popular Mechanics articles can be found here.

The Next Big Thing In Smartphones Is Uncertainty
Engadget, March 17th, 2016

Scientists are Simulating Life After Driverless Cars
Motherboard, May 5th, 2015

NASA’s Latest Virtual Reality Is Designed To Soothe Homesick Astronauts
Motherboard, October 18th, 2014

Apple’s Getting Closer To Walling Off Its Garden
Motherboard, September 10th, 2014

This Legendary Video Store Is Going Out of Business To Save Itself
Motherboard, August 20th, 2014

The Point-and-Click Adventure Game Is On A Quest for a Comeback
Motherboard, August 12th, 2014


Gaming The System: Edward Thorp And The Wearable Computer That Beat Vegas
Engadget/Distro, September 18th, 2013

This is Your Life: Facebook And The Business Of Identity
Engadget, July 16th, 2013

Our Augmented Selves: The Promise Of Wearable Computing
Engadget, written with Michael Gorman, December 21st, 2012 

Interview: Microsoft Principal Researcher Bill Buxton
Engadget, April 23rd, 2012 

A Less Tactile Future, And How To Avoid It
Engadget, May 6th, 2011

All other Engadget stories can be found here