Julian van der Merwe

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Tshwane University Of Technology, Pretoria
Electric Vehicles, Computer Hardware And Software, Smartphones
  • Julian's obsession with tech goes so deep he once built a computer case because he couldn't find one with appropriate airflow that looked the part.
  • He has served as both tech support and buying advice go-to for his family and friends for as long as he can remember.
  • As a lifelong techie, he takes pride in the fact that not a single computer in his possession has escaped being opened up or unnecessarily overclocked.


Throughout his journalism career, Julian has written news, how-tos, and magazine content about everything from cars and motorcycles to the latest Android security updates. Working for a number of tech publications, including Android Police and Notebookcheck, Julian has developed his understanding of the industry and gained insights about what's important when it comes to the tech we use every day.


Julian studied industrial design at the Tshwane University of Technology where he learned the importance of thorough research and gained an understanding of the background of product development as well as a keen eye for detail.
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