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.

EVs

Ford’s New EV Makes the Line Between SUV and Sedan Even Blurrier

Ford calls its revamped Capri a sports coupe.

ByJackson Chen
Samsung

Samsung’s New Translation Feature Has Me Sold on Switching to a Foldable Phone

Interpreter’s new Conversation Mode is a major selling point.

ByJackson Chen
Samsung

7 New AI Features That Samsung Galaxy Fans Need to Know About

These Galaxy AI tools could be enough of a reason to upgrade.

ByJackson Chen
Smarwatches

7 Big WearOS 5 Features That Make the Galaxy Watch Ultra a Real Apple Watch Rival

Everything from weather at a glance to more detailed specs for runners.

ByJackson Chen
Electric Scooters

This Terrifyingly Fast E-Scooter Can Hit Highway Speeds

Needless to say, going 65 mph on an electric scooter is a choice.

ByJackson Chen
EVs

BYD’s New EV Beats the Chevy Bolt on Range for Half the Price

The Dolphin just got even better.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds

Ayaneo’s New Android Gaming Handheld Has a Screen That Rival Flagship Phones

For a better mobile gaming experience.

ByJackson Chen
Tesla

Tesla’s Cybertruck Motor Upgrade Feels Oddly Like Another Recall

That’s not what Tesla is calling it though.

ByJackson Chen
Apple

10 Leaks That Might Have Spoiled the iPhone 16 Three Months Early

More buttons, more screen space, and more storage.

ByJackson Chen
EVs

This Sleek EV Looks Like a Super Affordable Tesla Model 3

The MONA M03 launches in China in August.

ByJackson Chen
Apple

How AirPods With Cameras Could Make the Vision Pro More Affordable

An upgraded AirPods design might balance out a cheaper Vision Pro.

ByJackson Chen
E-bikes

DJI’s Next Gadget Isn’t Another Drone — It’s a Premium E-Bike

The drone maker’s first foray into e-bikes is called the Avinox.

ByJackson Chen
EVs

Ford Says Its Affordable EV Will Cost $30,0000 and Compete Directly With Tesla and BYD

Along with an overall shift toward smaller, profitable EVs.

ByJackson Chen
EVs

This EV Company May Have Cracked the Code to Electric Cars That Charge in Just a Few Minutes

Nyobolt’s prototype EV needs less than five minutes to recharge.

ByJackson Chen
AI

Reddit Leak Shows ChatGPT’s Voice Assistant Has More Tricks Up Its Sleeve

Sound effects might just be the tip of the iceberg.

ByJackson Chen
EVs

Hyundai’s Small New Electric SUV Is Yet Another Affordable EV Americans Can’t Buy

The adorable Inster releases in Korea first.

ByJackson Chen
E-bikes

The 7 Fastest (and Scariest) E-Bikes You Can Actually Buy Right Now

Some of these can even be made road-legal.

ByJackson Chen
EVs

The Maker of the World’s Fastest EV Just Beat Tesla to a Robotaxi Reveal

The Verne is expected to start service in 2026.

ByJackson Chen
Mixed Reality

This Quest 3 Update Gives Meta’s Headset One of the Apple Vision Pro’s Best Features

Here’s spatial computing for a fraction of the cost.

ByJackson Chen
Robots

This Humanoid Robot Borrows An Impressive Trick From Tesla’s Autopilot

The GR-1’s six cameras let it explore the world around it.

ByJackson Chen