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Nicole Kobie

Journalist

London

Nicole Kobie

Freelance journalist covering tech, transport and science
Contributing editor to Wired UK and Futures editor at PC Pro.
Bylines in New Scientist, Teen Vogue, WebUser, Computer Shopper, Computer Active, Grazia, Big Issue, the Outline, IT Pro, Alphr and more.

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Brexit Britain's space ambitions are an expensive waste of time

Brexit is officially an astronomical pain in the neck. Because Britain is departing the EU, its access to the continental club's satellite network is changing – and while those pre-existing rules shouldn't have been news to our government, the ensuing disagreement has the UK threatening to launch its very own navigation satellite system.
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The startup that wants to send you to space

Do you want to be an astronaut? Of course you do – you’re not boring. If the six-year-old you dreamed of going to space, but as an adult failed to get the experience as a pilot, physicist or other highly skilled technician required to hop a flight to the stars, it’s not too late. That’s according to Space Nation, which wants to train everybody as astronauts and send them one by one into space.
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Destination: The Future - how tech is changing travel

Move over space planes and drone cruises, it's the smaller innovations that are truly changing tourism for the better
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Geek Day Out: 15 things to do in Britain if you love tech, space and science

Explore the stars from Leicester’s very own space centre, complete with rockets and the UK’s largest planetarium
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Broadband from space: The battle for satellite internet

Here’s how to annoy rural Britons: give Martians faster broadband access. Elon Musk, the forward-looking mastermind behind SpaceX and Tesla electric cars, wants to build a satellite internet system that could reach Mars – and he has competition from Richard Branson’s Virgin Media. The idea may sound crazy, but broadband networks have taken to the skies before, with Google testing connectivity via weather balloons and, along with Facebook, investing in internet-delivering drones.

About

Nicole Kobie

You may have seen my work at PC Pro, where I edit the Futures section, on Wired UK, where I'm a contributing editor, or in WebUser, where I write the news pages. I also regularly contribute to Teen Vogue, The Outline, CityMetric, New Scientist, Alphr, Vice's Motherboard, IT Pro and Cloud Pro, Computer Shopper, and the Telegraph, and have written for Mental Floss, Ars Technica, Trusted Reviews, MacUser, Computer Active, The Calgary Herald, the Guardian, and more.

I’m a creative, hard-working digital and print journalist, currently specialising in technology, science and transport stories, but happy to write about anything -- even Theresa May coughing.

I focus on high-quality news and features stories, explaining complicated topics with clean, precise writing. I work quickly, write accurately and, perhaps most importantly, hit my deadlines.

Aside from writing and editing, I've had training in investigative journalism, data journalism and photojournalism, and used to be a regular on PC Pro's podcast.

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Skills

  • journalism
  • writing
  • editing
  • news
  • features
  • blogging
  • columns
  • photojournalism
  • photography
  • technology
  • spending hours at the pub
  • Being retweeted by Snowden