Julia is the Senior Scientist for Reviewed.com. She has a PhD in a mostly unrelated field, and can be found shouting, "Because SCIENCE!" in the halls of the office.
Articles and Reviews by Julia MacDougall
Does a vacuum cleaner have to be loud and heavy to clean well?
July 17, 2017 – Weight is not really an indicator of vacuum cleaner performance.
10 pet toys our editors’ cats and dogs love most
July 14, 2017 – Tried and true recommendations for the most fun and engaging pet toys.
Why you can't see your phone when you're at the beach
July 06, 2017 – Cutting edge technology is still, occasionally, defeated by the sun.
Here’s what all those cycles on your dryer actually do
June 06, 2017 – Every wonder what's going on inside your dryer? No? Doesn't matter! Read on anyway.
Scoring the Unscoreable
May 23, 2017 – When reviewing products, how do you put a number on the human factor?
10 things you can buy that will make you less stressed
May 01, 2017 – Bring some zen to your every-day trials and tribulations
10 things you should never go on vacation without
April 17, 2017 – These products will help make your vacation a breeze.
14 incredibly fun and useful things we keep on our desks at work
April 04, 2017 – Silly Putty, coffee mugs, and USB ports, oh my!
13 products you can buy on Amazon to make adulting easier
February 14, 2017 – Because you definitely don't want to clean your toilet bowl with your bare hands
The Best Headphones for the Gym of 2018
January 31, 2017 – These headphones will help you meet your goals at the gym.
6 things I refused to abandon when I moved across the country
January 24, 2017 – Not the most logical things to bring on a one-way road trip.
5 Types of Smartphone Apps You Need to Transition into Adulthood
September 15, 2016 – These apps will get you ready for the endless freefall of adulthood.
How we test headphones: distortion
August 11, 2016 – Want to know how we measure distortion in headphones? Read on!
Stuff We Love: Toshiba Canvio Slim II hard drive & case
June 20, 2016 – Protect your data (and sanity) with this hard drive and case.
Why more bass doesn’t (always) make headphones better
May 31, 2016 – Beats aren't the only game in town.
How we test headphones: frequency response
May 18, 2016 – Want to know how we test headphones? Read on!
XYZprinting da Vinci Mini First Impressions Review
March 11, 2016 – The da Vinci Mini makes 3D printing easy and affordable.
The Future of 3D TV Says Goodbye to Glasses
February 26, 2016 – Ultra-D tech makes your content 3D—and doesn't require 3D glasses.
Back to Basics: How Do Vacuum Cleaners Work?
February 23, 2016 – It's all about the roller brush and the fan.
Reviewed.com's New and Improved Headphone Scoring
February 01, 2016 – An introduction to our newly refreshed headphone scoring methodology