Julia is the Senior Scientist at Reviewed, which means that she oversees (and continually updates) the testing of products in Reviewed's core categories such as televisions, washing machines, refrigerators, etc. She also determines the testing methods and standards for Reviewed's "The Best Right Now" articles.
When she's not outlining testing procedures, chances are that Julia is doing some of the testing herself. Some of her recent articles include "The Best Right Now" articles specific to fire extinguishers, lunch coolers, smart thermostats, and wireless headphones. The article she is most proud of is the aforementioned smart thermostat article, since she managed to test smart thermostats without breaking Reviewed's extensive (and expensive) air conditioning/heating system.
Julia received her PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 2014, and is currently working on her MBA.
Articles and Reviews by Julia MacDougall
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
Klipsch R6 In-ear Bluetooth Headphones First Impressions Review
February 01, 2016 – The novel design of the Klipsch R6 Bluetooth in-ears makes for long-term comfort
This WiFi Leak Detector Is a Smart Way To Keep a Dry Home
January 15, 2016 – Honeywell's Leak & Freeze Detector can monitor whole rooms for leaks.
Healbe's GoBe Claims Automatic Calorie Tracking
January 09, 2016 – The GoBe knows when you're awake, and whether you've been bad or good.
Fitbit Blaze First Impressions Review
January 08, 2016 – It tracks your stats yet still looks good enough to wear out.
GoSun Grill First Impressions Review
January 08, 2016 – Here comes the sun! And it'll cook your meatloaf in no time flat.
Master Lock Picks Bluetooth for Wireless Security
January 08, 2016 – Secure your smaller items with these keyless padlocks from Master Lock
Royole-X Mobile Theater First Impressions Review
January 06, 2016 – A treat for the eyes and the ears, plus it goes anywhere.
UHD Alliance Announces Standards for 'Premium' 4K TVs
January 05, 2016 – The new UHD standards are high, and so are our expectations for 4K UHD content.
You Can't Lose Altec Lansing's Freedom Earbuds
January 05, 2016 – Bluetooth "GPS" makes it impossible to misplace these wireless buds.
What to Expect When You're Expecting (at CES 2016)
January 04, 2016 – Smart home and smart cars bring the biggest innovations at CES 2016.