Darren grew up near farms and wide open spaces, but never turned down the opportunity to fire up an NES or build just about anything with his dad. He earned a B.S. in Business Management from NC State (while hopelessly becoming a lifelong Wolfpack fan), an MBA from Campbell University and a opportunity from Ryan Block to write for Engadget, where he went on to serve as the site's Managing Editor over his 7.5 year tenure. He also co-developed Engadget Expand, a conference that mixes breaking news and interviews with a show floor experience that's open to the public. Now, he's Senior Vice President of Editorial Strategy at Weber Shandwick. He's also contributing to BGR and The Loop Magazine, and never has been one to turn down interesting adventures. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the most prolific professional blogger on planet Earth. He also adores travel. He is married to the most gorgeous woman in the world and acts as a dad to a French Bulldog / Boston Terrier mix, named Gangster. As of March 2012, he's a published author. He penned 'iPad Secrets' as well as 'iPhone Secrets,' both of which are published by John Wiley & Sons. As SVP of Editorial Strategy at Weber Shandwick, he's working with the MediaCo team to build workflows and strategies that resonate in the world of brand publishing and communications. His work has been featured in Engadget, BGR (Boy Genius Report), Popular Science, Mazda's Zoom-Zoom owner's magazine, Oprah.com, Gadling, Thrillist, ShermansTravel, and DayZipping. He has appeared on ABC, PBS, CTV and NBC television and radio programs. I'm on Twitter as @darrenmurph -- or, ping me at darrenmurph *at* gmail *dot* com.