Nicole Kobie



Nicole Kobie

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


Brainwaves could act as your password – but not if you’re drunk | New Scientist

Getting drunk could make it harder to enter your password – even if your brainwaves are your login
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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

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

Hike Across a Glacier

It may sound the treacherous stuff of explorers’ tales, but bucket listers need not take an ice-climbing course first
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Ladies: here’s the clothes to pack for Jordan

First, a warning: I am not a good packer. I’m (in)famous for packing drunk: it’s helpful as it means I can’t overthink what to bring on your trip (you’d be amazed how much mental effort someone can expend pondering “will three t-shirts be enough, or do I really need the fourth?”) but inebriation of course also hinders packing because it means instead of bringing along my new shorts (bought expressly for the trip) I take a frisbee.
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Get off beaten trail to find peace in Montserrat

Barcelona is beautiful, but it's noisy, so the posters in the tourist office showing a monastery high in the mountains advertise an ideal escapist day-trip. But clambering off the train to board a cable car up the side of a mountain to the sky-high Benedictine monastery of Montserrat, my hopes of a tranquil, spiritual day off from the noise and crowds of Barcelona were quickly dashed.
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Orkney a worthy challenge for backpackers

Backpackers have it easy in Europe -- trains and cheap planes abound to famous, interesting places. Still, sometimes it takes a challenge to really feel like you've really gotten somewhere. So, rather than hop on a discount flight to Berlin or the Eurostar to Paris, my London-based fellow traveller and I opted for a less common journey.
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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.



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