I’m a longtime journalist writing about Apple, Microsoft, virtual reality, video games, internet culture and parenting.

I currently freelance for CBS News as a tech expert after wrapping up nine years with CNET News where I served as a reporter, then executive editor running the west coast news team, and finally editor-at-large. Before that, I wrote for The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the Agence France-Presse, among others.

This site contains some of my best work covering companies such as Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Sony and Electronic Arts. I’ve also written some fun pieces along the way.

Below are a few of my favorites.

If you want to connect with me, I’m on almost any social network under the username iansherr.


Why your battery sucks

Can tech help Alzheimer’s sufferers?

How video game culture ruined everything

Your kids hate your smartphone addiction

The normalizing of extreme politics on Twitter

The search for the next Steve Jobs is ruining Silicon Valley

Dating Trekkies, vampires and more

Why tech has taken over our relationships

Turning videogame damsels into heroines

The war over virtual reality

Apple’s retail secrets exposed

Apple searching for a patent settlement

Making the next hit videogame

Videogames become a spectator sport

Barack Obama and Selma, Alabama

Nesting in Beijing