Jacob Biba
Staff Reporter at Built In
Expertise: Robotics and hardware
Education: University of North Carolina-Asheville

Jacob Biba is a Built In staff reporter covering robotics and hardware. Prior to Built In, he worked as a freelance writer and photographer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Intercept and The New Republic. Biba has a degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina–Asheville.

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Smiling human-looking social robot
May 16, 2023
Social robots interact with people, and can even help children build social skills or support people with dementia.
A laptop surrounded by web development icons.
May 16, 2023
From branding and website copy to full-stack overhauls, these website development companies help their clients stand out.
A retro computer surrounded by vapor.
Mar 07, 2023
Vaporware that captured our imaginations — but then dropped off the face of the earth.
Beauty product smeared on glass dishes.
Feb 23, 2023
These beauty companies combine chemistry, technology and sustainable sourcing to advance the industry.
An IoT device with multiple IoT sensors.
Feb 21, 2023
These IoT sensors are the glue keeping the Internet of Things connected.
A digital battery with a lightning bolt icon.
Feb 15, 2023
Could one of these new battery technologies be a viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries?
An eVTOL landing on a helicopter pad.
Feb 07, 2023
Electricity-powered flying taxis are almost ready for liftoff.
An autonomous truck driving across a bridge.
Feb 07, 2023
The trucking industry has its sights set on a driverless future.
A VC tech firm employee holding a plate of money through a laptop screen.
Jan 24, 2023
Meet the VC firms backing the products you use every day.
Devices from top hardware companies lying on a table.
Jan 24, 2023
These hardware companies are building the next big thing.
Robotics engineers working on a robot's design.
Dec 27, 2022
Robotics engineers do everything from building, testing and maintaining robots to developing new interfaces for interacting with them.
A city created in the metaverse filled with metaverse companies.
Dec 27, 2022
Meet the companies building the metaverse.