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.
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Plus, it’s made for off-roading.
This Leaked Gaming Handheld Has a Square Screen That’s Perfect for Game Boy Games
No more black bars on the side of your screen.
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Any damage done driving in Wade Mode is on you.
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It's not just an extension of your PS5 anymore.
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This thing packs 1,000 horsepower in a street-legal package.
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These modders take comfort very seriously.
This Decapitated MacBook Keyboard is the Bizarre Upgrade Your Vision Pro Needs
A truly unhinged mod for Apple's headset.
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Thanks to the RangeBuster Battery.
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That all depends on when we get wireless charging roads, though.
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Time to bust out the Bar Keepers Friend.
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China is getting this budget-friendly Cybertruck alternative first.
How Ford Could Beat Tesla in the Race To Bring Affordable EVs to the U.S.
Coming in hot on the heels of Tesla.
This Leaked Transparent Laptop Looks Like an Impractical, Sci-Fi Dream
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The perfect combination of power and portability.