Jeremy Laukkonen

Jeremy Laukkonen


Gulf Breeze, FL


Shoreline Community College


Android Devices

Consumer Technology

VPNs and Antivirus

Apple Devices

Electric Vehicles

Smarthome and Connected Car Tech


  • Technology ghostwriter serving major trade publications.
  • Creator and author of the automotive blog crankSHIFT.
  • Co-founded a video game startup.


In a former life, Jeremy Laukkonen ran an auto shop in the north end of Seattle. He can swap out a distributor and set it perfectly without the aid of a timing light (and did just that one time in the New Mexico desert), but his interests always skewed more toward the tech side of things. Now, he's a tech ghostwriter serving major trade publications. In addition to his tech writing, Jeremy is the author of the urban fantasy novel Mechanics of Death and the creator of the automotive blog crankSHIFT.

Technology has exploded in complexity over the last several decades, and it can be tough for even the professionals to keep up. Jeremy attributes his success in writing about those technologies to past experiences that taught him the importance of breaking down complex technical subjects in understandable ways. As a tech writer for trade publications and Lifewire, he has endeavored to do just that for readers at all technology levels.

Jeremy has also been plugged into EVs from the start. He gained first-hand experience when some of the first ever hybrids rolled through his shop in the early 2000s, and sat in on industry-sponsored continuing education courses and seminars designed to keep technicians up-to-date on the myriad complex systems that power battery electric vehicles. Since hanging up his wrenches and MODIS, he’s followed along from the sidelines, reading trades and avidly watching the massive advancements that have been made in electric vehicle technology over the years.

My Gear

My work machine is a custom Windows 10 PC that I built myself to pull triple duty as a gaming rig and media server during down time. For travel, I use an Asus VivoBook Flip 14 for ultra-portability and an HP Spectre x360 15t when I need to get real work, or some gaming, done on the road. My weapon of choice in the smartphone arena is a Pixel 3, although I also have a OnePlus 6T if I feel the need for some extra screen real estate.


Jeremy graduated from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, WA, and attended Shoreline Community College. His relevant education is all practical.

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Lifewire has a mission to take technically complicated subjects and provide uncomplicated explanations and instructions, which is a perfect fit for my own personal ethos as writer. I take great pleasure in helping our readers understand complicated technologies and solve difficult problems, and I'm honored to be a part of one of the most thoughtful tech publications on the web.

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