Multicore is a new technology publication about hardware and design. It’s here to catalogue what's exciting and important in the world of computers, chips, and beyond.
Multicore is written by me, Sam Byford, in Tokyo. I covered tech for a decade at The Verge with a focus on Asia. More recently I was a senior correspondent at Reuters covering markets.
Multicore will be level-headed but entertaining, combining my experiences in journalism and mildly funny tech blogging. Paid subscribers get two articles a week, including the Instruction Set news roundup every Friday. One article a week is free for everyone.
I should probably come back to update this page once I have more to back it up, but here are the guiding principles of Multicore:
Original, experienced analysis from someone who uses this stuff passionately
Definitive product reviews with clear opinions and attention to detail
Fair, open-minded criticism and coverage with no punches pulled
A fundamental curiosity about computer-adjacent technology
Commentary that goes beyond a US-centric perspective
Quality curation that keeps you up to date on what you missed and why it matters
Occasional tangents into my deepest obsessions
Regular photos of my dog Pascal, with varying degrees of relevance to the adjacent content, but hey I’m going to need to test cameras
The plan is for Multicore to be my favourite tech site in the world, which isn't an insurmountable goal considering I'm the one writing it, but I'm really hopeful and optimistic that others will like it too. If that's you, please do subscribe and spread the word, or even consider a paid subscription.
Thank you so much for reading. Let's do this.