Patrick Norton

Patrick Norton (born June 26, 1970) is most commonly known as the co-host and managing editor of Revision3 properties Tekzilla , HD Nation , and Systm , and as the co-host and managing editor of The Screen Savers , an interactive TV program on the form TechTV network geared Toward the technology enthusiast.

He has written hundreds of books for the likes of PC Magazine , CNET , PC World , Computer Power User , and TechTV , and launched the episode of DL.TV and started using computers Back in the late CP / M early DOS days.

He’s best known for answering tough tech questions, skewering products and beating dead The Screen Savers. [1]

fessional highlights

  • Host of the Screen Savers on TechTV 2000-2004
  • Host of DLTV 2005-2007 [2]
  • Revision 3 Host 2007-2014 [3] [4]
  • Reviewer for PCMag, Cnet, PC World, CPU and TechTV. [5]
  • Regular guest host on the This Week In Tech . Host of This Week in Computer Hardware [6]


After graduating from college, Norton wrote and tested products for PC Magazine , Computer Shopper , and InfoWorld , and managed the hardware reviews section of Windows Sources magazine.

In the spring of 2000, ZDTV (later TechTV) named Norton as the co-host (alongside Leo Laporte ) and managing editor of The Screen Savers , a television show centered on computers, new technologies, and their adaptations in the world. Norton in this capacity until the spring of 2004.

On March 25, 2004, Comcast’s G4 gaming channel announced a merger with TechTV. This move became hugely controversial among loyal fans of TechTV. Around May 6, G4 announced the termination of 250 employees from the San Francisco office by July 10, 2004, allowing approximately 80 to 100 employees to transition to G4’s main office in Los Angeles, California if they agree to relocate there. Norton hotel in San Francisco, California, United States of America [7]

Norton co-hosted an Internet videocast with Robert Heron called DL.TV which covers a wide range of technology related topics and is streamed live every Thursday (it was streamed live twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays until episode 189). Norton has a large fan base that is still delighted with his work as a technology guru. He announced on August 2, 2007 that he will not be the host of DL.TV in favor of a new job and having a child on the way in a few months. His last appearance as the host of DL.TV was episode 188.

Norton also co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jim Louderback, the current CEO for Revision3, called What’s New Now. This podcast is not made be produced, the final episode having been produced May 15, 2007.

Norton wrote for ExtremeiPod before the site was taken down in the wake of pressure from Apple over the use of the word “iPod”. He also ran the hardware reviews of Windows Sources magazine. Norton cut his technical teeth on Osborne and Kaypro CP / M systems in the early 1980s.

Norton occasionally Appears on the weekly podcast This Week in Tech (TWiT aka) along with other form Several members of TechTV, Including Leo Laporte, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and his form DL.TV co-host Robert Heron. He is also currently co-hosting this week in Computer Hardware on the TWIT.TV network along with Ryan Shrout.

Norton was a managing editor at Revision3 where he hosted Systm, HD Nation and Tekzilla. Norton’s first release of Revision3 on TWiT episode 110 at 58:52 (The popular Netcast hosted by Leo Laporte). [8] He announced he would be leaving Revision3 on Tekzilla’s last episode on November 25, 2014. [9]

On January 9, 2015, Norton and Tekzilla co-host Shannon Morse launched a new webshow called TekThing, which is a spiritual successor to Tekzilla. [10]

November 11, 2015, Norton is on the “Tested” YouTube channel as their new Senior Technology Correspondent, with his focus being on audio related technologies. [11]

Personal life

Norton currently lives in Alameda, California , with his wife Sarah [12] and his children. [13] [14] [15]


  1. Jump up^ Official Bio
  2. Jump up^ Norton Leaves DLTV
  3. Jump up^ Norton Joins Revision3
  4. Jump up^ Tekzilla episode, November 25, 2014
  5. Jump up^ Official Bio
  6. Jump up^ Week In Computer Hardware.
  7. Jump up^ G4 Lays off San Francisco Staff
  8. Jump up^ week in Tech Podcast
  9. Jump up^ Tekzilla episode, November 25, 2014
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  11. Jump up^
  12. Jump up^ retrieved 04/04/2012
  13. Jump up^ This Week in Tech podcast, episode 118 for October 22, 2007
  14. Jump up^ Tekzilla podcast (first 2 minutes), April 3rd, 2012
  15. Jump up^ This week in Tech podcast (first 2 minutes), April 8, 2012

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