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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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It feels as though we’ve been talking about Valve’s Steam Machine consoles for ages, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. After announcing in May 2014 that official Steam Machines would be delayed until 2015, Valve today announced that customers can begin pre-ordering Steam Machines today, and that the... Read more...
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch opened on April 10, and started shipping to customers on April 24. Unlike previous Apple product launches, the Apple Watch was not available in-stores on launch day; not even for customers that wanted to order online and pickup the device in store. Couple that with extremely short supplies at launch, customers Read more...
Here we go folks; buckle up and enjoy the ride! Bethesda has posted the first trailer for Fallout 4, which as we previously told you will be set in an alternate timeline Boston. If the screenshots and images of the retail box images were enough to raise your pulse, the trailer below is likely to give Fallout fans... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you the momentous news that Bethesda had a new Fallout game in the works, and that a 10AM EST announcement Wednesday morning would seal the deal. Well, we haven’t quite crept up on 10AM yet, but the news surrounding Fallout 4 is coming in at a furious pace. We have official confirmation that... Read more...
When it comes to touchpad technology, we often see new innovations every once in a while. Apple helped popularize the multi-touch trackpad, and Apple again stepped up its game with the new Force Touch trackpad which allows provides haptic feedback in a thinner design profile. Even Synaptics has further advanced the... Read more...
Could it be? Is it really happening? Yes, it’s happening (cue Ron Paul waving hands GIF)! Bethesda has something most excellent brewing, and an announcement is confirmed for 10AM EDT tomorrow. That means that the long-rumored Fallout 4 will soon be upon us, or at least something within the Fallout realm. Bethesda Game Studios made the announcement Read more...
Just as quickly as we were warming to the idea of Nintendo’s next generation gaming console running the Android operating system, our hopes have now been dashed. The denial came swiftly, with a Nintendo spokesman stating, “There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX.” That’s... Read more...
Thunderbolt (and its Thunderbolt 2 successor) is a technically impressive high-speed data standard. Thunderbolt offers maximum bandwidth of 10Gbps while, Thunderbolt 2 doubled that to 20Gbps. However, the standard, which is used for everything from hyper-fast external storage solutions to external graphics cards, has... Read more...
Well, that’s the last time that we’ll look to Newegg for any insight on pricing for unreleased software. Over the weekend, product listings for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional showed up on the online retailer's site indicating a release date of August 31. That information turned out to be wrong; the... Read more...
It’s definitely not as creepy as Tony The Toilet Buddy from Better Call Saul, this latest Kickstarter project is definitely puts the “whiz” in gee-whiz. GlowBowl is an LED-light for your toilet that seems to be aimed at males, because females probably won’t have a use for such a product (and probably think it’s too childish to boot), that Read more...
We’ve heard all about what features are coming to Windows 10 over the past few months. First announced at the end of January, Windows 10 is set to be a blockbuster release for Microsoft and will be a free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 customers. More recently, we’ve learned that Windows 10 will be... Read more...
GoPro is continuing its drive to flesh out its low-end action cam lineup with the introduction of a new model: the Hero+ LCD. The Hero+ LCD might not have the wealth of features granted to its high-end siblings like the ability to capture 4K video or dazzle with extreme slo-mo, but it also doesn’t come with a wallet-busting price tag either. The Read more...
It seems as though you can never take too many selfies, and if Facebook is any indication, the trend is sure to live on for years to come. While most selfies these days are taken with relatively low resolution front-facing cameras on iPhones and their ilk (the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus feature a 1.2MP front camera), many... Read more...
The original ASUS ZenWatch was originally announced back in September 2014, but the smartwatch market is moving at an incredible clip these days, so the Taiwanese OEM has deemed it necessary to unload a next generation Android Wear model: the ZenWatch 2. While the ZenWatch 2 retains design familiarity with its... Read more...
We were first given a taste of NVIDIA G-SYNC technology over a year and a half ago and it was definitely quite a sweet dish. Like competing solutions from AMD (FreeSync), G-SYNC aims to rid gamers of synchronization-related maladies like VSync input lag, stuttering and screen tearing, providing instead a buttery... Read more...
Leave it to Apple to write off what many see as a bug or a decrease in functionality as a “feature.” Maybe it’s part of the reality distortion field (RDF) that we briefly mentioned yesterday, but Apple is definitely stretching things quite a bit this time around. When the Apple Watch first started arriving at... Read more...
It was reported late this week that Apple is looking to make its voice heard in the growing augmented reality chorus with the purchase of Metaio. Metaio, an augmented reality firm that dates all the way back to 2003, gives Apple instant access to technology that many firms these days are embracing. Just this week... Read more...
In mid-March, we first brought you news that Microsoft and Xiaomi were looking to get Mi 4 smartphone owners the opportunity to leave Android behind and test out the Windows 10 operating system for smartphones (now known as Windows 10 Mobile). “This partnership will allow Xiaomi and Microsoft to get direct user... Read more...
Is Facebook just finally getting with the times given the immense popularity of animated GIFs (and the fact that folks that are lumbering around on ancient 56k connections are few and far between), or is it a sign that Facebook is about to travel down the same rat hole that sucked up Myspace? However you feel about GIFs, Facebook today is Read more...
Android M is definitely the biggest takeaway from the first day of Google I/O, but Google also had another trick up its sleeve in the form of a revamped Photos app. The new Photos app makes it easier for you organize your images and videos, tag people, and even search through your impossibly large library using simple... Read more...
Android M, known internally as Macadamia Nut Cookie, is on the horizon. Google I/O kicked off this afternoon and the first topic of discussion was of course Google’s next generation mobile operating system. For those that were hoping for a huge UI overhaul or a ton of gee-whiz features, this is not the Android release... Read more...
AMD has just announced a new processor that will sit atop the leaderboard when it comes to FM2+ processors. The new processor, the A10-7870K APU, is priced at a respectable $137 and will be available beginning June 2. Before we start getting into the meat of this announcement, we must clear up a bit of confusion... Read more...
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