Seth Weintraub

@llsethj

Publisher and Editorial Director of the 9to5/Electrek sites.

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Seth Weintraub is an award-winning journalist and blogger who won back to back Neal Awards during his three plus years  covering Apple and Google at IDG’s Computerworld from 20072010.  Weintraub next covered all things Google for Fortune Magazine from 2010-2011 amassing a thick rolodex of Google contacts and love for Silicon Valley culture.

It turns out that his hobby 9to5Mac.com blog was always his favorite and in 2011 he went full time adding his Fortune Google followers to 9to5Google.com and adding the commerce component 9to5Toys.com gear and deals site. In 2013, Weintraub bought one of the Tesla’s first Model S EVs off the assembly line and so began his love affair with the Electric Vehicle and green energy which is now electrek.co.

From 1997-2007, Weintraub was a Global IT director and Web Developer for a number of companies with stints at multimedia and branding agencies in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Madrid and London before becoming a publisher/blogger.

Seth received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California with a minor in Multimedia and Creative Technology in 1997. In 2004, he received a Master’s from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art’s ITP program.

Hobbies: Weintraub is a licensed single engine private pilot, certified open water diver and spent over a year traveling to 60 cities in 23 countries. Whatever free time exists is now guaranteed to his lovely wife and two amazing sons.

More at About.me.

Tips: seth@9to5mac.com, or llsethj on Wickr/AIM/Skype

November 28, 2016

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November 27, 2016

9to5mac 

November 26, 2016

9to5google 

November 25, 2016

We’re Aeropress coffee drinkers at my house but when we have lots of people over we need to start pumping out coffee at a higher clip and that’s when you need to get a filter machine going. For that we’ve got a Mr. Coffee PoS from college but now that we’re real adults, this OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker is going to look a lot better in our kitchen. At $119.99 shipped at Amazon, it is $30 less than ever before and $80 off retail. This isn’t just looks; it gets 4.3/5 star reviews and has the following eatures:

  • Microprocessor-controlled brew cycle replicates the pour-over method to produce 2-9 cups of SCAA-certified perfect coffee
  • Water is heated and held at the perfect temperature for coffee (197.6-204.8 Degrees F)
  • Rainmaker shower head evenly disperses water over coffee grounds for uniform saturation and full flavor extraction
  • Intuitive LED interface features a backlit screen that displays the Coffee Maker status and freshness indicator
  • A single dial allows you to program the number of cups and the 24-hour start timer

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If you are like me, you are looking for one of these huge 21:9 displays this holiday season and one of the best I’ve seen is the LG 34UM57 – 34″ UltraWide 21:9 IPS (2560×1080) LED Freesync Monitor for $249.99 shipped at BuyDig via eBay. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a 34″ 21:9 display and one of the best deals for Black Friday on any display. Features: expand full story

November 24, 2016

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The gold standard of inexpensive wireless handheld drills is the Black + Decker 20V Max Lithium Drill/Driver and today it is at its lowest price ever: $34.49 shipped. Thousands of Amazon reviewers give it impressive 4.5/5 star ratings and you get yourself into the huge and growing ecosystem of 20V B&D tools and accessories. Features:

  • Lightweight compact design
  • Easy to use in tight and confined spaces
  • Ideal for drilling into wood, metal plastic and all screw driving tasks
  • Lithium Ion Technology & 20V MAX: Lighter, more compact, no memory, longer life
  • 11 Position Clutch: Provides precise control for drilling into wood, metal, plastic, and all screwdriving tasks
  • Compact and Lightweight: Less fatigue and allows users to drill / screw in confined spaces
  • Variable Speed: Allows countersinking without damaging material

If you are looking for a 20V drill kit, check out this huge 128-Piece Project Kit at Walmart for $74 shipped.  expand full story

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