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Tech journalist by day, badass biker by night, and a 24/7 Boston sports fan, Paul Lilly epitomizes the archetype of the modern day geek. You won’t ever catch Paul wearing a pocket protector or suspenders, but you might find him cruising down the highway on two-wheels wearing an Oregon Trail t-shirt, or sticking his head in a home brewed PC while donning a do-rag or Celtics jersey. Like so many from his generation, the Commodore 64 seduced him into the titillating world of computers, and through the years, he’s courted a number of OSes and platforms from DOS on up to Windows 8. Having joined the HotHardware team in 2011, Paul is now a mainstay of the site covering the news beat and reviews, and resident wiseguy who keeps the mood light. He’s also a seasoned freelance writer whose work has appeared in Maximum PC, PC World, Computer Shopper, and a number of other online and print publications. - Contact: paul.l (at) hothardware (dot) com

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One of the best decisions Amazon ever made was creating a Prime membership program. Any argument otherwise is shattered by the numbers—according to data collected by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, LLC (just CIRP from here on out), there... Read more...
On the CPU side, AMD is back in the game with its Ryzen architecture. But when it comes to graphics, AMD is still serving the entry-level and mid-range markets with Polaris. Even its recent refresh with the Radeon RX 500 series does not offer... Read more...
Part of the reason why PC gaming continues to thrive is because of mods. Fans of franchises have proven themselves to be highly creative individuals with a penchant for creating fun mods, but unfortunately it can be a sticky situation when legal red... Read more...
Comcast does not have a stellar reputation for customer service. Just the opposite, it is one of only two companies to be voted by Consumerist readers as the "Worst Company in America," earning the blog's not-so-coveted Golden Poo award in 2010 and... Read more...
Go big or go home, right? That seems to be the general philosophy surrounding smartphones, and in particular Samsung's newest flagship Galaxy S8 handsets. According to a recent report by Yuanta Securities Korea Co., sales of Samsung's larger size... Read more...
The future of high-end graphics cards might still belong to high bandwidth memory (HBM) technologies such as HBM2 and HBM3, but do not count out good old fashioned graphics double data rate (GDDR) DRAM. SK Hynix has not—the memory chip maker today... Read more...
Samsung really wants Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners to embrace its home grown Bixby digital assistant. So much, in fact, that it recently pushed out an update blocking people from remapping the Bixby button back to Google Now. That bit of software... Read more...
In the early going, the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling game console in Nintendo's history. It racked up more sales during its first two days of availability than even the crazy-popular Wii... Read more...
Users are reporting success activating clean installations of Windows 10 using old license keys, and specifically those that apply to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This method continues to work even after the Creators Update, which is the... Read more...
AMD does not really have a competitive solution to NVIDIA's fastest Pascal parts, namely the GeForce GTX 1070 and up. That will change once AMD launches Vega, its next generation GPU architecture, but in the meantime the Sunnyvale outfit just... Read more...
To celebrate the availability of Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition and the standalone expansion Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell on GOG for the first time, the game distribution service is giving away Saints Row 2 for free. All you have to do is... Read more...
When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be the last monolithic version of Windows ever, it raised some questions on how that would work and what it meant for future updates. Now almost two... Read more...
Samsung makes some of the best mobile displays in the business. Its Super AMOLED panels are bright, vibrant, and typically better looking than the competition in our experience. However, you might know it if you received a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+... Read more...
If there is a downside to mechanical keyboards, it is that manufacturers have taken advantage of the category's popularity with inflated price tags. That is a shame because everyone who types should trash their squishy membrane plank and buy a... Read more...
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