Nicole has over a decade of experience in technology journalism, covering everything from consumer electronics to internet culture. She has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and English plus a Master's in Speech & Communication Studies. Before joining Engadget in 2012, she spent six years reviewing cell phones at CNET and a year as a video producer at the TWiT podcast network. She has written about all sorts of gadgets, though she has a particular affinity for smart home and kitchen devices. Aside from that, Nicole's a big fan of board games, Marvel movies, the San Francisco Giants and cats.