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Windows Central Staff
Zac Bowden, Senior Editor
Zac joined the Windows Central team in 2016, and his primary objective is to bring you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, and more. He started out writing about leaked Windows 8 builds back in 2011, which eventually led to creating a popular "build walkthrough" video series on YouTube that explored upcoming features Microsoft had yet to announce.
He's also an avid collector of rare devices, as well as unreleased or canceled prototype devices from Microsoft. He's one of few people in the world who owns a Surface table in his home, uses a Surface Mini for note-taking, and at one point even used a Lumia McLaren and Microsoft Band 3 as his daily phone and smartwatch.
Matt Brown, Senior Editor
Matt heads up gaming operations for Windows Central, overseeing content production, strategy, and all video game reporting. Kicking off his time at Windows Central back in 2016, he brings years in professional consumer technology and entertainment coverage. You'll find him telling the stories behind your favorite games, breaking down industry trends, and showcasing the best of what's out there for Xbox consoles and Windows PCs.
Beyond the byline, Matt enjoys any opportunity within the realm of art and design. UK born and bred, and naturally a tea enthusiast, he now resides in London.
Robert Carnevale, News Editor
Robert handles the news beat for Windows Central, ensuring the site stays ahead of the biggest stories and keeps readers informed in a timely, professional manner. As long as it has something to do with a PC, he'll deliver the latest scoop on it. He arrived at Windows Central in 2021, keen on helping people stay up-to-date with major developments in the world of tech.
When not covering the news, Robert's still writing. His debut novel, Cold War 2395, was released in 2021. It's the first of many stories he plans to share with the world, so long as there are gaps in the news cycle for him to find the time.
Jez Corden, Xbox Editor
Jez joined Windows Central in 2015 as we sought to further expand our Xbox offering. A keen Lumia and Surface user, Jez discovered the benefits of the Microsoft ecosystem via Xbox, which has gradually moved into convergence under the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform.
When Jez isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them on Xbox. His favorite Xbox franchises include Mass Effect, The Witcher, Warcraft, Resident Evil, Battlefield, and Deus Ex, with a side order of Overwatch. Say hi to Jez on Xbox Live: Jez.
Richard Devine, Reviews Editor
Richard first joined Mobile Nations back in 2011, responding to a Twitter ad from Android Central looking for another Brit to add to the ranks. Having worked across all Mobile Nations properties over the years, he's found a home on Windows Central getting into all kinds of hardware and gaming.
Richard hails from the one true Lincoln (no, not Nebraska), and never really moved away. Away from the day job, he enjoys yelling at total strangers on Xbox Live, flying drones and will one day find enough money to go racing again.
Rich Edmonds, Senior Staff Writer
Rich first started out at Mobile Nations in 2010 after effectively seducing Executive Editor Dan Rubino via email. Growing alongside Windows Central as the website eventually became what it is today, Rich now creates content covering all things PC — be it games, hardware, water cooling or software.
Prior to joining the MoNa squad, Rich was at an SEO Agency based out of London. There he was tasked with tinkering around on office PCs and servers, visiting data centers to check on company hardware hooked up to the online world, and ensuring consultants had adequate access to data before checking in with clients.
Growing up in a military household, Rich moved around the world in the early stages of his life, but now travels far and wide in games and online. After building his first PC when he was 13, he continues to evolve his skills in the hope that cyborgs eventually become reality.
Sean Endicott, News Writer
Sean started contributing to Windows Central in 2017 as an app specialist. He's since joined the team full-time. Today he focuses on all things news in the world of Microsoft. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or affects our audience, he's on it, along with the rest of the news team. Sean still reviews apps between his news coverage.
When he's not covering news or writing about the latest tech, Sean is an avid American football fan. He coaches several teams in Nottingham, England, and even uses Microsoft Teams to share his playbook and study game film.
Cale Hunt, Senior Staff Writer
Cale joined Windows Central in 2016 to help with reviews, how-tos, and general coverage surrounding laptops, tablets, pre-built PCs, and accessories. Since then, hardware has been piling up behind him, and there's no shortage of exciting new tech to test out and pull apart.
Cale enjoys building PCs, gaming, reading, and playing guitar all year round. Camping, music festivals, and travel take over when the middle of Canada isn't unbearably cold.
Daniel Rubino, Executive Editor
Daniel Rubino has been writing about Microsoft since 2007, back when the site first launched under the banner of WMExperts. In 2010, he took over duties as Editor-in-Chief. His responsibilities include managing the staff, directing content, YouTube personality, head-reviewer, editorial, and podcast co-host.
Prior to working on Windows Central, Daniel was a polysomnographer at Weill-Cornell Medical College and NY Presbyrtiaran in New York City, a movie theater projectionist for 17 years, Emergency Medical Technician in Connecticut, and was studying for a Ph.D. in linguistics in the neurology of language. He has studied at Sienna College, University of Connecticut, Boston University, and the CUNY Graduate Center with degrees in Political Science and Linguistics.
After living in Long Island, New York for 13 years, Daniel currently resides in Massachusetts.
Al Sacco, Content Director
Al Sacco manages all editorial operations for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central, making sure the content trains run consistently and on time, and always ensuring all stories meet the high standards loyal readers have come to expect.
Before joining Windows Central in 2017 and eventually becoming a Future content director in late 2019, Al covered enterprise IT and mobile technologies for IDG, CIO Magazine, and CIO.com, working his way up from an editorial assistant to a managing editor over 13 years. He is passionate about reading and writing, eating and drinking (mostly coffee and Belgian beer), and the Red Sox. He resides in Boston.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster, Editor in Chief
Dan joined the Mobile Nations family in 2014 as part of the newsroom team, covering all the things fit to print about Google, Microsoft, and Apple. In 2016, Dan took on the lead news role for Windows Central, directing news coverage on the Microsoft ecosystem. In 2020, Dan became managing editor for Windows Central, overseeing content production, planning, and strategy.
Before joining Mobile Nations and Windows Central, Dan cut his writing teeth at Illinois State University. He graduated in 2013 with his bachelor's degree in English Studies and a keen interest in linguistics, rhetoric, and overanalyzing the minutiae of every novel he's ever read.
Dan grew up in a small central Illinois town and was hooked on tech at an early age after getting his first taste of computing from an old Windows 3.1 machine. Dan currently resides in eastern Iowa but hopes to get out of the Midwest one of these days.
Windows Central Copy Editors
Sara Gitkos manages Freelance training and is an editor for iMore, Android Central, and Windows Central. She brings new freelancers up to speed and acts as their guide before setting them loose on the sites.
Before joining the team, Sara was a copy writer, copy editor, and an English professor, with over 11 years of writing and editing experience. She loves teaching, snacking on just about anything, and her family (husband, two sons, puppy, and kitty.) Also, a huge fan of Nintendo, retro video games, hiking, and an avid tea drinker.
Arthur Hur is the copy editor for Windows Central. Before coming to WC, he was an editor for a classic motorcycle magazine and an SEO editor for a digital marketing agency. His earliest gaming memories include being the first kid in his grade to get a Super Nintendo, and playing Wolfenstein 3D and the original DOOM on his first computer, an IBM PS/1 with an astounding 4MB of RAM running Windows 3.1.
Off the clock, Arthur plays way too much Overwatch with over 1,000 hours on D.Va. Sadly, he still isn't very good at the game. You can also catch him at various conventions throughout the Midwest and East Coast.
Carli Velocci is the Gaming Lead across Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore and is also the chief copy editor. She comes from a video games and culture background, with past work published in Polygon, Vice, Geek, Syfy Wire, TheWrap, and more. When she's not pulling double duty making sure everybody's grammar is perfect and that they're playing all the best new games, she's playing more games (for fun, she promises). reading sci-fi and horror, crocheting, napping, and cuddling up with her two cats.
Steph Rodriguez is an award-winning freelance journalist and editor who keeps a close eye on the food and art scenes in Northern California. With nearly 15 years' experience as a copy editor in various newsrooms, she has a keen eye for making copy shine and enjoys learning about all things Android as one of the team's duty editors.
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Windows Central Contributors
Zachary Boddy, Contributor
Zachary started their first professional writing position at Windows Central (with periodic appearances at Android Central and iMore) in 2019 and is proud to be a part of such an excellent team. Zachary primarily writes gaming news, guides, and reviews, but they're not afraid to expand beyond their normal duties. They also hold the title of "Minecraft Expert" for Windows Central and is in charge of all things Minecraft.
When Zachary isn't writing for Windows Central, they're listening to music, reading books, and playing video games. Zachary usually prefers to play on Xbox, and you can find them at "DeadWords4."
Alexander Cope, Contributor
Alexander Cope has written for Windows Central and iMore since 2020. His main focus is writing guides, previews, editorials, and reviews to help you make the right choice when purchasing and playing video games.
When Alexander isn't working, he plays video games and watches anime. His favorite franchises include Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Dragon Quest, Mario, Metroid, Spyro, Psychonauts, and many more.
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Miles Dompier, Contributor
Miles joined the Windows Central team in 2019. He currently produces videos for the Windows Central Gaming channel in addition to writing reviews, features and editorials. He also hosts Windows Central Gaming's weekly live podcast Xbox Chaturdays.
In his free time, Miles enjoys watching horror movies, listening to heavy metal, and playing Souls-likes. He also acts as the team's resident Sea of Thieves and Pokémon superfan.
Mauro Huculak, Contributor
Mauro's primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He's been writing for Windows Central since 2015. He has an IT background, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.
When Mauro isn't typing a new tutorial, he's always trying to learn something new so he can share it with YOU.
Brendan Lowry, Contributor
Brendan joined the Windows Central team in 2017 with a mission to write about all things tech, with a strong focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You'll find him banging out reviews, guides, editorials, and more. Additionally, Brendan proudly serves as Windows Central's resident Halo specialist, covering Xbox's flagship franchise from a multitude of different angles.
When he isn't working, Brendan is likely playing one of his favorite games or reading a good book. There's also a good chance you'll find him working towards the completion of his Professional & Digital Writing degree at Oakland University.
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