Myriam Joire

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Myriam Joire (born 1968 or 1969) is a technology writer in the United States, best known for her editorial and podcasting work on the website Engadget.

As of 2017 Joire is the host of the Mobile Tech Podcast.[1] She has also written for Chip Chick,[2] Mobile Geeks,[3] and has co-hosted "All About Android" on TWiT.[4] She has also advised startups on media and product strategy.[1][2][3]

Originally a video game programmer[2] she became a writer/reviewer in 2010 with her blog tnkgrl Mobile, which led to her becoming a senior editor at Engadget.[5][6]

She was a technology evangelist for the smart watch company Pebble Technology[3] until October 2014.[7]


Myriam Joire
Born1968 or 1969
Notable work

Joire splits her time between San Francisco and Portland Oregon.[3][4] She was born in Cannes, France, and moved to Canada in 1986, originally as an exchange student; she lived in London, Ontario and later moved to Vancouver. She was married from 1995 to 1997 and has since identified as trans[8] and queer.[9] She began transitioning in 1999.[8]


  1. ^ a b Mobile Tech Podcast, retrieved April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Myriam Joire", Chip Chick, archived August 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Myriam Joire", Mobile Geeks, retrieved April 10, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Myriam Joire",, retrieved April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Miroslav Wranka, "Svjetska blogerica otkrila nam je kako će izgledati smartfon budućnosti i što misli o hrvatskim tehno uspješnicama",, February 3, 2018, (in Croatian).
  6. ^ Myriam Joire, Coding 101 60, presented by Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Louis Maresca,, March 23, 2015 (video).
  7. ^ John Biggs, "Myriam Joire AKA tnkgrl Is Out At Pebble", TechCrunch, October 26, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Myriam Joire", in Kathleen Cross, The Trans Biography Project: Stories from the Lives of Eleven Trans People in BC, Women/Trans Dialogue Planning Committee and Trans Alliance Society, Vancouver, September 2001.
  9. ^ "Myriam Joire", Muck Rack, retrieved April 10, 2018.

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