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CHRIS THOMAS: SUPERVILLAIN

He’s one lab accident away from launching a costumed crusade against bad consumer technology
— Anonymous coworker

Though by training I am a linguist, by trade I am a journalist/writer. Specifically, design objective testing methods and data analysis for Android Authority. I'm also the Executive Editor for audio site SoundGuys. I've had a bizarre and varied career so far, but I thrive in settings where I don't know what's coming on a day-to-day basis.

Where I used to say that I'm available for certain things, the truth is that's impossible now. I can no longer freelance, collaborate, or shoot. I quit shooting professionally a while ago, and closed my business in 2017. It was bittersweet, but I'm in a better place now.

That better place is in researching, designing, and implementing the standards by which smartphones, headphones, speakers, and more are judged objectively. While it's a very strange feeling to be crafting this from the ground up, it's both stressful and exhilarating. Be sure to check here for stuff I can't post at work—or is just so unrelated they don't want it. My schedule has made it so I have extremely little free time to do that, but hey:

This is what I do.