Since i’m labelled by friends and family as “good with computers” i’m often asked for advice on buying computers, phones and just about all other forms of consumer tech. The problem is, unless i happen to have recently researched for myself whatever sort of device they’re after, i rarely have a device name to give and am only able to offer tips on finding something suitable. The other part of the problem is that i don’t like being given responsibility for other people’s money. That sort of confidence – to tell people they should definitely buy this phone or that laptop – isn’t in my nature. Thankfully there are brash, extrovert Americans who are more than happy to oblige… say hello to The Wirecutter.