Kevin Purdy

Kevin Purdy

Freelance writer in Buffalo, NY

Kevin Purdy is a writer, former Lifehacker editor, TEDxBuffalo organizer, author of Google+: The Missing Manual ( & The Complete Android Guide book/app (

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The next big battery disruption isn't coming next year - Fortune

The next big battery disruption isn't coming next y...

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The Best Kitchen Trash Can | The Sweethome

The Best Kitchen Trash Can | The Sweethome

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The Everending Story

The greatest video game sequel never authorized remains incomplete.

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What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain

For all of its wild popularity, caffeine is one seriously misunderstood substance. It's not a simple upper, and it works differently on different people with different tolerances—even in...

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The Phantom King of Buffalo

Twenty-one-year-old Michael Wilson bought a half-dozen properties around Buffalo and may have taken up to $8.2 million from people he had never met. Then he disappeared.

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Fast Company

Test Drive: What Life Looks Like Through Google Glass

The sky-diving, bike-jumping, building-scaling demonstration for Google Glass was, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, "a nutty idea that somehow became real." But most people can assume that applies equally to Google's cloud-connected, instant-awareness glasses themselves.

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Leaders of the Pack: On the trail of Buffalo's most elusive organization

It's the most secretive and exclusive social organization in Buffalo, NY. It may be a seat of power, or a group of older guys playing cards. Or both.

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Mens Journal

Best Crowdsourced Products of All Time

Great ideas can crop up anywhere, but the distance ...

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New York Post

Coverage of Flight 3407 Crash in Buffalo

A commuter flight crashed into a home in suburban Buffalo, NY, killing all 49 on board and a man inside his house.


An iPad Killer Every Week

How publishers face the platform glut


Learn Willpower Techniques from the Marshmallow Test

Back in the 1960s, a researcher learned a lot about willpower from studying hundreds of four-year-olds left alone in a room with a marshmallow or cookie. Here's what the strong-willed ones had in common.


The Geek's Guide to Rebooting Your Kitchen

Making your kitchen more efficient isn't that different from hacking your workday—decide what you actually do, and trim the resistance to doing it. Here's how you can upgrade your kitchen with a pen, a few hours, and fairly cheap upgrades.


What does Google want out of your Voice? | ITworld

Update: Response from Google spokesperson now included.