The Expert Guide to Technology

 
 
 
 
 

About Us

Lab Reviews offers cutting edge technology products reviews. With over 6,000 sq/ft of lab space in the heart of midtown Manhattan, at Lab Reviews we perform in-depth testing of the latest desktops, laptops, digital cameras, cell phones, gadgets, software applications and any other technology related products and services.

At the 5,000 sq/ft Long Island facility, our Lab Reviews staff conducts real world testing of home products like wireless networks, LCDs, kitchen appliances, tools, TVs and cars.

Our latest addition are travel reviews which include hotels, car rentals and vacations spots, all from the prospective of a tech savvy traveler.

The experienced staff is always on the lookout for new products and technologies that can improve our lifestyle and can affect the future of doing business.

Here are some key staff members.

Jonathan Roubini – Editor in Chief & Technical Director
Aaron Karimzadeh – Lead Technology Analyst & Editor
Michel Nematnejad – Technology Analyst
Michelle Levine – Senior Editor
Alina Moldabaeva – Associate Editor
Mark London – Associate Editor
Matthew Karimzadeh – Associate Editor
Michael Shlomo – Contributing Writer
Marc Davidson – Contributing Writer
Farshad Namdar – Photographer and Cameraman
Jonathan Roubini

Editor in Chief and Technical Director of Lab Reviews, Jonathan Roubini (www.jroubini.com) brings to the site years of hands-on experience. Jonathan’s groundbreaking work in technology journalism has been acclaimed by the top leading experts including Bill Gates.

Bill GatesA cousin of world renowned Economist Nouriel Roubini (Dr. Doom), Jonathan was born in Milan, Italy. During his high school years Jonathan was a contributing editor for the leading Italian technology magazine TGM. He moved to the U.S. to attend the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating with a B.S. in Information and Decision Systems, Jonathan joined the leading industry publication, PC Magazine.

As Software Project Leader at PC Magazine Labs, Jonathan pioneered several new testing techniques for always-evolving software packages. He was in charge of planning and directing all the lab work for PC Magazine’s blockbuster Windows XP cover story, featuring the largest set of independent tests ever performed on the Microsoft OS. He also developed pioneering Antivirus testing that involved a battery of real viruses tested against the engines of all the major AV software packages. These are just a couple of outstanding stories that Jonathan managed while at PC Magazine Labs and which were acclaimed by a variety of leading experts in the industry. CNN-HLN

Jonathan later stepped up at PC Magazine as Lead Analyst of the Mobile category, including PDAs, cell phones, and their accessories. He quickly gained recognition in the wireless industry thanks to his extensive knowledge. This knowledge was reflected in his in-depth reviews of the latest mobile products.

Jonathan has appeared as a leading technology expert on NBC, CNN HLN, FOX, the Associated Press, the LA Times, Reuters, TechTV, CNNfn, WB, NY1, BBC World, ABC, and CNBC, RAI International as well as Bloomberg Radio.Innovation_Judge

Jonathan serves regularly as judge for the most prestigious international awards. These include the CES Innovation Awards, the CTIA Emerging Technology Awards and the CTIA Hot for the Holidays Awards.

In addition to serving as a prominent judge, Jonathan was awarded the coveted PRSA Award for Excellence in Technology Journalism.

All of Jonathan’s expertise is now available to the Lab Reviews readers. Jonathan, along with his team of tech experts, tackle all the latest tech products and provide you with independent, lab tested, in-depth reviews.

 
 
 

Aaron Karimzadeh

Lead Technology Analyst & Editor for Lab Reviews, Aaron is a senior IT executive with over 30 years experience, having started his career with the design of the first microprocessor-based personal computer. Since then Aaron has been a pioneer in the use of distributed computing and has been involved in all areas of IT – hardware, networking, infrastructures, tools, and network-connected devices. Aaron has a detailed knowledge of smart cards, cryptography standards and test tools, networking, distributed systems and network security.

Aaron has consulted with major international organizations on a multitude of issues, such as software re-use, object oriented techniques, drivers, and mobile applications. He is a well known speaker at international conferences and has held the positions of Board Director and Marketing Chairman at Global Platform. He is a frequent contributing author for Smart Card Alliance white papers.

As a founder of SCIL, Aaron helped implement large-scale smart card projects for Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, National Westminster Bank of London, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce of Toronto and for Citi-AT&T cards. He was responsible for the sale of SCIL to ACI Worldwide, a global leader in e-payment solutions, with 40Billion transactions processed annually by ACI Worldwide systems. Aaron enjoys excellent working relationships with b-2-b and b-2-c payment schemes, major vendors, manufacturers, and networks in the UK, USA, Venezuela, Mexico and Canada.

Lab Reviews is pleased to have Aaron who brings to our reviews his experience in managing major projects, from inception through implementation.

 

Michel Nematnejad

Michel is a Technology Analyst for Lab Reviews, where he can combine his passion for the latest innovations and gadgetry with his love of critical writing. Although Michel was born in Zurich, Switzerland, he grew up in London where he where he did his A-levels in Computing, Economics and Mathematics. For his undergraduate degree, he attended New York University, where he earned a joint theory concentration degree in Computer Science and Economics.

He has recently completed the Graduate Training Program at Deutsche Bank as a technology analyst. Michel started as an application developer for the Futures and Options settlement platform but has since moved on to his current role as a business analyst covering the application architecture for the entire back office domain for Investment Banking IT.

Other areas of Michel’s interest include data mining and systems integration tools. He also likes to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in open-source software as well as developments in the RIA (Rich Internet Applications) space.

 

Michelle Levine

Senior Editor for Lab Reviews, Michelle spent time all over the world before settling back down in the US to go to university. She has worked in production for both paper and online publications as well as in the news industry and magazine publishing. Michelle is happy to contribute to Lab Reviews.

 

Alina Moldabaeva

Alina is an Associate Editor for Lab Reviews. Alina grew up in Central Asia and holds an international university degree in English Art. In her spare time she likes to run and read novels.

 

Mark London

Mark is an Associate Editor for Lab Reviews. After graduating with a degree in journalism, Mark became a proofreader and editor for national publications.

 

Matthew Karimzadeh

Matthew is an Associate Editor for Lab Reviews. He majored in Graphic Design – Computers & Communication and minored in Journalism at Baruch. Once out of college, Matthew started MiKopia, a successful I.T. business covering the New York City metropolitan area. He has an extensive knowledge of computing hardware and software. Matthew is honored to contribute to Lab Reviews.

 

Michael Shlomo

Contributing Writer for Lab Reviews, Michael specializes in test driving the latest cars on the market. Michael has previously written for PC Magazine and has an extensive road experience in driving the latest SUVs and Hybrid vehicles.

Michael also enjoys testing and writing about the latest kitchen and home gadgets. He is an Italian and Middle Eastern cuisine connoisseur and on his spare time he enjoys perfecting his famous pesto, pizza and hummus secret recipes.

 

Marc Davidson

Contributing Writer for Lab Reviews, Marc grew up in England where he studied business at Manchester University. He has been in radio broadcasting as a producer and presenter, and has developed a great knowledge of the music and entertainment industry. Marc brings his extensive experience to Lab Reviews.

Marc is also a frequent contributing writer and editor to various publications.

 

Farshad Namdar

Farshad is Lab Reviews’ Photographer and Cameraman. He has over 20 years experience in video and photography working for major tech companies in New York City. Farshad is also very passionate about technology, which makes him the perfect addition to the Lab Reviews team.

 


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