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

These companies will pay you for your data. Is it a good deal?

Public sector “data dividends” never took off. Now private companies are paying for data — on their own terms.

February 6, 2023

ChatGPT could make life easier. Here’s when it’s worth it.

The groundbreaking AI chat bot from OpenAI comes with ethical snares — even for people at home.

January 19, 2023

Safety advocates see red flags galore with new tech at CES show

CES brings a flood of new products for consumers — often with little vetting from their makers.

January 10, 2023

The best (and strangest) tech we found at CES 2023

CES — one of the world's biggest tech events — is a kaleidoscope of the new and the strange. Here are the most interesting things we found there.

January 6, 2023

Meet this year’s most intriguing CES attendees: Robots

Every year at CES, companies insist we need more robots in our lives. Here are a handful we met on the show floor.

January 6, 2023

The tech trends to watch for in 2023

More metaverse hype. Shifts in streaming media. Maybe even more robots. These are the tech trends you may celebrate — or stomach — in 2023.

January 4, 2023

    The cool and mildly strange tech gadgets of CES 2023

    Tech reporters Chris Velazco and Tatum Hunter sift through thousands of gadgets to find the most interesting items at CES 2023.

    January 4, 2023

    Want to drink less in 2023? These habit-tracking apps can help.

    Help Desk examined 11 popular habit tracking and sobriety apps for cost, privacy and how easy they are to use.

    December 21, 2022

    How to watch the World Cup on a budget

    Here's how to watch or stream the 2022 World Cup — even if you don't have cable.

    December 15, 2022

    AI selfies — and their critics — are taking the internet by storm

    How to create your own and what to know about the Lensa app before you download.

    December 8, 2022