Charlie Coombs

Editor In Chief London, UK

I’m Charlie (He/Him), the Editor In Chief at Thred. I studied English at the University of Birmingham and as a music and gaming enthusiast, I’m a nerd for pop culture. You can find me curating playlists, designing article headline images, and sipping cider on a Thursday. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Charlie, and I’m the Editor In Chief at Thred.

I briefly ventured northward to study English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham before promptly returning to the south to pursue a creative career in London.

As a music enthusiast I’m a bit of a nerd, particularly for pop culture news and album releases, and whenever I’m not making visuals for our website or editing articles for Jamie I can usually be found crafting playlists and making art on Photoshop.

A proud tea binge-drinker who’s worn my habits off on the rest of the office, I’m never one to say no to an end-of-week beverage.

      

Latest Stories from Charlie

Google finally shuts down game streaming service Stadia

Google finally shuts down game streaming service Stadia

The cloud-based gaming dream is finally dead for Google, as it announces a shutdown of all Stadia services and features. The platform will officially retire in January 2023. Remember when Stadia was touted as the next step for video games? Google’s experimental tread into gaming showed promise. Using cloud-based streaming, it teased a world where players could jump into Red Dead Redemption 2 on their iPhone or load up Cyberpunk...

By London, UK
EasyJet outlines new plans to be net zero by 2050

EasyJet outlines new plans to be net zero by 2050

The low-budget airline brand EasyJet has unveiled a ‘roadmap to net zero by 2050’. It includes hydrogen-powered jet engines and a replacement of kerosene-fuelled planes. The company is also dropping its controversial carbon offsetting scheme. Now that we’re finally climbing our way out of the pandemic, flights and international holidays are making a big comeback. While business executives will be happy to see the recovery, an increased rate in flying...

By London, UK
YouTube reports Gen Z want curated content over viral videos

YouTube reports Gen Z want curated content over viral videos

It seems the days of dancing foxes, Gangnam Style, and other viral content are over. New studies suggest that Gen Z prefer to see specific, tailored content for them, rather than popular videos intended for all audiences. If you’re an older Gen Zer like myself, you may remember a time when viral content was everywhere. Whether it was dancing foxes, novelty songs, talking unicorns, or anything in between, widespread, short-form...

By London, UK
What should the aviation industry do to appeal to Gen Z?

What should the aviation industry do to appeal to Gen Z?

Generation Z are quickly becoming a major focus in the consumer market. What should aviation companies do to keep up with the demands of an eco-conscious demographic? Thinking of travelling abroad this winter for a much-needed ski season? Planning a holiday in the sun for 2023? Perhaps you’ve already taken to the skies and jetted the globe this year. Whichever camp you fall in, aviation is on the rise. After...

By London, UK
Perseverance Mars rover discovers abundance of organic molecules

Perseverance Mars rover discovers abundance of organic molecules

NASA says its Perseverance rover is finding organic molecules on ‘every target’ that it observes, providing further evidence to suggest that Mars was once teeming with life. New data from NASA’s rover, Perseverance, has reinforced suggestions that life may have existed on Mars billions of years ago. A press conference was held last Thursday to showcase the findings. Perseverance has discovered a variety of organic modules in Jezero Crater, an ancient lake...

By London, UK
How is Gen Z redefining ‘work hustle’ in 2022?

How is Gen Z redefining ‘work hustle’ in 2022?

Almost two-thirds of young people have their sights set on launching a business, and just under half have multiple side projects and freelance opportunities, according to Microsoft. It’s a result of stagnant wages and harder living conditions as goods become more expensive. If you’ve spent any reasonable amount of time on TikTok, you’ll probably have stumbled on at least a few millennial ‘hustle’ or ‘money making’ videos that promote...

By London, UK
Dutch students build solar power motorhome

Dutch students build solar power motorhome

Is it a car? Is it a house? Technically this sustainable motorhome is both. Running on solar power, Dutch students created the vehicle to promote cleaner travel and demonstrate the potential of green living. A group of Dutch students from the Technical University of Eindhoven have built a new solar-powered motorhome that allow for up to 460 miles of travel on a sunny day. It's hoped that the vehicle will...

By London, UK
Opinion – Why I have deeply mixed feelings on the Queen’s death

Opinion – Why I have deeply mixed feelings on the Queen’s death

On the one hand, Queen Elizabeth II was a constant presence in my life, a figurehead with which my understanding of British identity and history was shaped. On the other, her monarchy represents a colonial era of exploitation and human atrocity that shouldn’t be ignored. Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th, 2022. No matter what decade you were born, the monarchy and Queen Elizabeth II have always been divisive....

By London, UK
How are brands marketing themselves to Gen Z in 2022?

How are brands marketing themselves to Gen Z in 2022?

TikTok, meme Tweets, and online raffles are all being used to appeal to a new generation of digitally native consumers. Here’s a quick rundown of how brands are marketing themselves in 2022. Wondering how to get your business off the ground with Gen Z in 2022? With an energy crisis on the way, international conflict, climate change, political turmoil, and a whole lot more, it can be hard to win...

By London, UK
Researchers create solar powered cyborg cockroaches

Researchers create solar powered cyborg cockroaches

The idea of using cockroaches to help search and rescue missions has been in development for quite some time. Now, Japanese researchers have implemented solar cells into an electronic backpack which can be mounted onto real cockroaches. Some scientific research projects are so off-the-wall it’s hard to believe they’re actually real. Such is the case with RIKEN’s newly-developed solar cell cockroach backpack. Created by researchers in Japan, it mounts onto...

By London, UK