Jackson Chen

Jackson Chen is a part-time News Writer for Inverse covering consumer tech topics including cameras, electric vehicles, outdoor tech, and more. While the latest Leica or Tesla is always exciting, it’s the weird and wonderful consumer tech products like a portable microwave or a keyboard with an interactive screen that keeps him coming back.

Before Inverse, he was writing about digital privacy, real estate, and local news as a freelance journalist. Before venturing into freelance work, Jackson had his byline in Real Estate Weekly, DNAinfo, and Manhattan Express. His bylines can also be seen in Brooklyn Paper and City Limits. Jackson earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from State University of New York College at Purchase.

When not working, Jackson can usually be found falling at the skatepark, falling at the climbing gym, or falling asleep regardless of location. When he’s feeling real adventurous on the weekends, he can be found on cliffsides shooting photos or actually climbing.

AI

This Company Is Deepfaking Your Whole Body to Make Super Realistic AI Avatars

Will you be able to tell who’s AI-generated?

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds

This PS Vita-Inspired Handheld Can Play PSP, DS, and Dreamcast Games

Anbernic is cooking up another affordable horizontal handheld.

ByJackson Chen
Smartphones

OnePlus’ New Phone Borrows Tech From an EV Giant To Make It a Battery Beast

The Ace 3 Pro’s Glacier Battery raises the bar.

ByJackson Chen
E-bikes

This Batman-Themed E-Bike Is the Fastest You Can Buy and Costs As Much as a New Car

The Revolution W can hit a blistering 80 mph.

ByJackson Chen
Nintendo

12 Limited-Edition Zelda Consoles That Will Give You Serious FOMO

If you can’t snag a Switch Lite Hyrule Edition this September, maybe one of these other Zelda-themed Nintendo consoles might.

ByJackson Chen
SpaceX

SpaceX’s New Portable Starlink Kit Gives You High-Speed Internet From a Backpack

The Starlink Mini is just a small fraction of the original's size and weight.

ByJackson Chen
AI

Google’s Next Magic Trick is Making AI Sound For Your Generative Videos

Silent AI-generated videos will soon be a thing of the past.

ByJackson Chen
Tesla

Tesla’s Cybertruck Has a Big Problem With Its Massive Windshield Wiper

Surprise, surprise, another serious Cybertruck issue.

ByJackson Chen
Robots

This Robot Learns How to Fight and Play Piano Just By Watching

Robot see, robot do.

ByJackson Chen
Tesla

Tesla’s $20,000 EV Might Be a Stripped-Down Version of Its Best-Selling Car

An affordable EV based on the Model Y could be Tesla's next big thing.

ByJackson Chen
Tesla

8 Weird But Useful Model Y and Model 3 Accessories You Need to Know

Customize your Tesla EV with everything from a mini-fridge to a mattress.

ByJackson Chen
Robots

This Humanoid Robot is Trying to Give Every Car Tesla-Like Self-Driving

The idea of a personal robot chauffeur might not be too farfetched.

ByJackson Chen
Cameras

Insta360’s New Action Camera Is the Best Way To Spy on Your Pets

For those curious about what their pets are up to when they’re home alone.

ByJackson Chen
EVs

This Sleek Electric Sedan Has Model S Performance for Model 3 Pricing

Hard to say no to that amount of value.

ByJackson Chen
EVs

The Most Affordable EV in the U.S. Got a New Model — and It Has One Big Caveat

The Nissan Leaf might lose its coveted title soon.

ByJackson Chen
Apple

17 Hidden Features Coming to iOS 18 That Apple Forgot To Tell You About

Take a look at the little things that Apple didn’t mention during its keynote.

ByJackson Chen
WWDC 2024

11 AI Features Coming In iOS 18 That Could Change How You Use Your iPhone

All thanks to Apple Intelligence.

ByJackson Chen
Xbox

Microsoft Might Have Ditched a Huge Xbox Series X Redesign for This Mild Refresh

Looks like we're not getting a rounded Xbox this year.

ByJackson Chen
AI

Microsoft Thinks the Key to Making Chatbots More Reliable Is... More Chatbots

What could go wrong?

ByJackson Chen
EVs

How Ford Could End Up Being America’s Affordable EV King

And it could be thanks to BYD.

ByJackson Chen