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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 we last left Google Fiber, Google announced that it would be setting up shop in Salt Lake City, Utah. That was in addition to a number of other large U.S. metropolitan areas that were announced earlier in the year including Atlanta, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Raleigh-Durham... Read more...
Xbox One news has been coming in at a furious pace in the past few months or so. We’ve seen the announcement of game streaming to and from an Xbox One with a Windows PC, a customizable “Elite” gaming controller, a fresh 1TB Halo 5 bundle, and an upcoming Windows 10 infusion for the Xbox One’s UI. Now Seagate is... Read more...
If you’re into aerial drones, DJI is hopes to address your in-flight photography needs with the introduction of a new entry-level model in the Phantom 3 series. Whereas the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced cost $1,259 and $999 respectively, the new Phantom 3 Standard is a bit easier on the wallet at $799. That... Read more...
Lexus first gave us a glimpse at its hoverboard prototype back in June and it definitely piqued our interests. For those of us that grew up watching 80’s flicks like Back to the Future Part II, the Lexus hoverboard was a dream come true — not to mention that it came from an unlikely source: a Japanese luxury car... Read more...
Samsung, what did we ever do to you? Samsung ticked off quite a few enthusiasts with the release of the Galaxy S6 earlier this year. While the smartphone brought with it a swanky metal and glass body, a fast octa-core processor and a QHD display, it also ditched the waterproof body, removable battery, and microSD... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been promising that this day would come for about a year now. But now that Sprint has released its latest earnings report, which details its total number of wireless subscribers, Legere can finally pop open the champagne and celebrate capturing… a distant third place behind Verizon... Read more...
The OnePlus 2 flagship smartphone was hyped for months ahead of its official unveil last week. OnePlus leaked major details about the device including its processor (a new revision of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810) and even its rare (for a smartphone) reversible USB-C connector. But apparently OnePlus has even more in... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the Gears of War franchise, Microsoft has a treat in store for you. We already knew that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was incoming (along with the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle), but Microsoft today announced that anyone that plays the game between its launch on August 25 through... Read more...
Compared to rival digital assistants like Google Now and Cortana, Apple’s Siri can often seem like it’s stuck in the past. While Apple has added some nifty functionality to Siri since it was first introduced with iOS 5 in 2011, Siri will get a significant “intelligence” overhaul this fall with iOS 9, and will become... Read more...
When I think of stairlifts, I instantly think of the movie Gremlins. In one rather hilarious scene, a Gremlin damages a stairlift, causing its to malfunction, which ends up launching the evil Mrs. Deagle out a second story window. Stairlifts are a handy aid for those that can’t physically navigate stairs without... Read more...
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were supposed to be sales blockbusters for Samsung. After all, the highly rated smartphones brought with them speedy octa-core processors, gorgeous 5.1-inch QHD displays along with premium glass and metal construction. However, Samsung witnessed a 38 percent decline in operating... Read more...
Samsung has a special “Unpacked” event scheduled for a little under two weeks from now. The company will reportedly launch two new flagship phablets, and both are equally sexy. Thankfully for us (and not so much for Samsung), leaked press renders of both the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ have made their way to... Read more...
If you perform a clean install of Windows 10, you shouldn’t be too surprised that Microsoft Edge is chosen as your default web browser. After all, it’s the only browser installed by default (well, I guess you could also count the old and decrepit Internet Explorer, which still lingers around for compatibility... Read more...
Windows 10 is here and many consumers and enthusiasts have been eager to try out the free upgrade to the fresh operating system in both Home and Pro configurations. There are however, some users that are either content with Windows 7/8 or simply “waiting for Service Pack 1,” which is a common refrain from Windows... Read more...
The Internet is defiantly abuzz over yesterday’s release of Windows 10. The operating system was made available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, and can be obtained via Windows Update, ISO, or through the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. But while Windows 10 Home and Pro will appease the vast... Read more...
Great news! Jezza, Hamster, and Captain Slow are returning to film a brand new automotive series, and as previously reported it will be an online-only affair. After months of speculation, Jeremey Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May didn’t actually land at Netflix, which was the runaway favorite and obvious... Read more...
T-Mobile raised a few eyebrows earlier the month when it announced “The BEST family plan in wireless.” T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere was in rare form, lobbing insults at the competition the he revealed the plan that provides four lines of data — 10GB each — for $120 a month (of course, unlimited talk and text... Read more...
Earlier this year, the Google Translate got a whole lot more useful thanks to the ability to read signs in a foreign language in real-time. For those that travel abroad on a regular basis and don’t speak or understand the native language, this tool has been a huge asset. While the instant translation feature was... Read more...
Today is the big day for Microsoft; the day that it replaces its oft-maligned Windows 8 operating system with Windows 10. Windows 10 takes the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and combines into one kickass operating system that will run the gamut from smartphones to notebooks to convertibles to desktops. While... Read more...
Just over a month ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) really stuck it to AT&T, fining the communications giant a whopping $100 million fine for misleading customers with regards to throttling data speeds. After hearing from thousands of disgruntled customers over the past few years that complained about... Read more...
I’m not going to lie, a tiny tear welled up in the corner of my eye when I saw the first renders of Ferrari’s new 488 Spider. Don’t get me wrong, the “garden variety” 488 GTB coupe is a gorgeous vehicle with more than enough sexy curves to fill a Victoria’s Secret catalog; but the 488 Spider is on a completely... Read more...
Smartphones weren’t the only topic of discussion at Motorola’s mobile event this morning; the consumer electronics company also unveiled two new wireless headphones at affordable price points. First up is the Moto Pulse, which are lightweight on-ear Bluetooth 4.1 headphones that provide up to 18 hours of runtime... Read more...
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