About us

We are experienced computer enthusiasts & professionals dedicated to bringing our readers the best possible tech reviews.

Mark Poppin

Founder, Senior Editor

Mark began his writing adventure at age 19 as a chess editor and then an investigative journalist in Dublin, Ireland in the early 1970s. Back in the USA, he became a fanatic arcade gamer who transitioned to PC gaming in 1983. Based in California, he traveled to Brazil in search of waves, moved to Hawaii in 1992 and became a Pipeline local surfer as well as on-air surf reporter/forecaster and DJ. Mark has been a tech forum enthusiast for decades, and became the first Video Card & Graphics mod on Anandtech forums. He became a reviewer specializing in graphics and then for VR. He founded AlienBabelTech with a team of international volunteers in 2008, and then established BabelTechReviews in 2014 where he continues as EiC.

Mario Vasquez

Web Master, Mobile and Gaming Editor, Reviewer

Mario started working hard in Hospice and healthcare for almost 8 years. He had a passion for I.T., Mobile phones, and Gaming and joined Mark at AlienBabelTech around February 2012. Mario has been gaming for as long as he can remember, the first console he ever owned was a Sega Genesis. The passion for gaming lives on and as a reviewer Mario shows this love for gaming. Mario became a Mobile and Gaming reviewer and the Web Master for BabelTechReviews upon its founding where he continues working today.

Andy Marken

Regular Contributor

Andy is an author of more than 600 articles on management, marketing, communications and industry trends in media & entertainment as well as consumer electronics, software and applications. An internationally recognized marketing/communications consultant with a broad range of technical and industry expertise in storage, storage management and film/video production fields; he has an extended range of relationships with business, industry trade press, online media and industry analysts/consultants.

Rodrigo González

Benchmarking Specialist, Reviewer, and Editor

Rodrigo González (aka “RodroG”) is an enthusiast gamer interested especially in shooter games, open world role playing games and software and hardware benchmarking. He is the author of the NVIDIA WHQL Driver Performance Benchmarks Series and founder and moderator of the r/allbenchmarks community on Reddit.

Sean Kaldahl

VR / Simulation Contributor, Reviewer

The son of a Naval Aviator, Sean grew up on airstations around the world. A United States Marine Corps Veteran, he served as helicopter Crew Chief and Mechanic from the mid ‘90s through the early ‘00s. Upon reentering the civilian world, Sean attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina becoming a Geoscientist with several published works on Climate Change and the deep ocean. Throughout it all, he has been a non-stop PC Gamer: Equal parts Flight sim addict, and focused Sim-Racer. He fervently believes in the transformative and transportive power of Virtual Reality: The ability to BE someone else, somewhere else; and that we’re just getting started.

Contacts, News Submissions & Review Requests

Contacts, News Submissions & Review Requests

We welcome news submissions from our readers and from vendors. Regular news and press releases may be sent to apoppin@babeltechreviews.com

Companies seeking information or interested in having their tech-related products reviewed should contact Mario or Mark at Mario@babeltechreviews.com or apoppin@babeltechreviews.com

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