Tatum Hunter

San Francisco

Consumer technology reporter based in San Francisco

Education: Xavier University, BA in economics

Tatum Hunter writes about personal technology and its impact for The Washington Post. She comes from Built In, where she was an associate editor covering software and the tech workforce. She reported on such topics as ethics in open-source developer communities, shifting attitudes toward some popular software-development methods and tricky tech concepts employees encounter at work.
Latest from Tatum Hunter

People are paying to break printers with sledgehammers in smash rooms

Americans hate printers so much we're paying money to destroy them in smash rooms. It's good for our emotions, but bad for human health and the environment.

July 10, 2023

Your printing service might read your documents. Here’s what to know.

Some printers and printing services are snooping on your documents. Here's a quick guide to printer privacy for people in a rush.

July 10, 2023

    Out of ink, out of patience: Watch people smash printers

    Printers are arguably one of the most hated technologies. Meet the people who are smashing them.

    July 6, 2023

    Loneliness is taking friend-making apps mainstream

    Post-pandemic loneliness is driving young adults to seek friends more intentionally.

    July 3, 2023

    Meeting friends online is normal. Here’s how to do it.

    Post-pandemic loneliness is driving young adults to turn to the internet to find real-life friends, rather than to rely on circumstance.

    July 3, 2023

      Using the internet to make connections IRL

      When software engineer Andrew Fleer moved to Omaha, he used the internet to make new connections and friends.

      June 30, 2023

      Meta launches parental controls for Messenger. Here’s how to use them.

      As government scrutiny heats up, Meta is rolling out more child-safety features, including parental controls for Messenger and anti-harassment tools on Instagram.

      June 27, 2023

      Love plants? Want to stop killing them? Try these garden apps and gadgets.

      Plant people take their hobby seriously. That's why the green thumbs in your life need all the best new tech for keeping plants happy, healthy and gorgeous.

      June 15, 2023

      The best air quality index apps to check wildfire smoke near you

      Low air quality amid wildfires makes it unsafe to go outside in some parts of the Eastern U.S. and Midwest, but weather apps can help you check your risk.

      June 7, 2023

      WWDC highlights: Apple reveals new MacBook, Vision Pro and more

      The company is gambling on the future of computing at its annual software showcase.

      June 5, 2023