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Brandon Hill

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Brandon received his first PC, an IBM Aptiva 310, in 1994 and hasn’t looked back since. He cut his teeth on computer building/repair working at a mom and pop computer shop as a plucky teen in the mid 90s and went on to join AnandTech as the Senior News Editor in 1999. Brandon would later help to form DailyTech where he served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008 until 2014. Brandon is a tech geek at heart, and family members always know where to turn when they need free tech support. When he isn’t writing about the tech hardware or studying up on the latest in mobile gadgets, you’ll find him browsing forums that cater to his long-running passion: automobiles.

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When it comes to AMD's Zen 2 processor architecture, the company has only confirmed two product families to date. The first announced was the company's second-generation EPYC family of server processors, and last week at CES the company previewed... Read more...
Google launched its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones last Fall, and they were highly praised for their overall performance and stellar camera. However, the Pixel 3 XL in particular caught a lot of flak for its rather large and deep display notch... Read more...
Western Digital is back with a new second-generation WD Black Gaming SSD, and it is promising some high-end NVMe PCIe performance for gamers at price points that won't break the bank. As with the previous generation, the new WD Black SN750 is a... Read more...
Remember the Windows 10 Mobile operating system? Just a few years ago, Microsoft was billing it as a credible alternative to Android and iOS and delivered some relatively cool features like Live Tiles on the lock screen and its Continuum mode that... Read more...
It appears that Toyota still doesn't quite know what to make of electric vehicles (EVs). The Japanese auto giant was among the first to deliver a production hybrid vehicle to the public with the Prius. The Prius rode a wave of popularity starting... Read more...
It looks as though Google is starting to get serious [again] about its Wear OS and the smartwatches that use the operating system. The Fossil Group announced today that Google is purchasing $40... Read more...
We're expecting to hear a lot about the next version of the world's most popular operating system -- Android Q -- at the Google I/O conference in the spring. However, we've been given a tiny taste of what we can expect when Android Q makes its first... Read more...
If you've been putting off installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update -- for obvious reasons -- avoiding it will soon become a lot harder in the coming weeks. Microsoft announced yesterday that it is now pushing out the October 2018 Update to all... Read more...
While NVIDIA's GeForce RTX family of products has garnered the bulk of the attention in the gaming graphics community over the past few months, we have been hearing some rumblings about another incoming family of Turing-based graphics cards. Rumors... Read more...
McLaren has just removed the top from its 600LT (Long Tail). Meet the 600LT Spider, which features a retractable hardtop, allowing its well-healed buyers to enjoy triple-digit speeds with the wind in their hair. The motorized hardtop mechanism only... Read more...
Intel's leadership ranks were thrown into chaos over the summer when CEO Brian Krzanich abruptly resigned from his position. Krzanich was the subject of an internal investigation and it was discovered that he had a "past consensual relationship"... Read more...
Before the rise of smartphone and especially the iPhone, the Motorola RAZR was THE smartphone that everyone wanted to have. It was stylish, it was thin (for its time) and it was an all-around good smartphone. The RAZR name has long since faded into... Read more...
Apple has just released Smart Battery Cases for its 2018 lineup of smartphones, which include the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. The cases are available in either white or black finishes and aren't exactly aesthetically pleasing with a... Read more...
It seems as though everyone is gunning for Tesla these days, and given the American EV company's success, it's understandable. Just yesterday, we reported that Nissan is actively developing the IMs to rival the Model 3 and Model S. Now, it's being... Read more...
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