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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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If you're trying to access the incredibly popular microblogging website Twitter, you've probably noticed that it's inaccessible at the moment. When visiting the site at the moment, you'll be greeted with the following message: Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have... Read more...
It's been a pretty big week for AMD with the launch of both its Ryzen 3000 family of Zen 2 processors and Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards based on its next generation Navi GPU architecture. To help us sort out this abundance of riches when it comes to AMD's fresh new hardware, we'll have Scott Herkelman as our... Read more...
Google's DeepMind division has had considerable success competing against and crushing human competitors in Starcraft II. The DeepMind AlphaStar artificial intelligence (AI) trounced Grzegorz "MaNa" Komincz of Team Liquid back in January 5-0 in a professional match on a competitive ladder. However, in that matchup... Read more...
Google shocked us all when it decided to "leak" its upcoming Pixel 4 XL flagship Android Q smartphone back in early June. Unauthorized leaks had already flooded the internet at that point, so Google just decided to get in on the action. After Google’s official photo release of the Pixel 4 XL, the leaks have... Read more...
Although the Windows 7 operating system was first released way back in 2009, it is still being updated on a regular basis by Microsoft -- that is until extended support ends on January 14th, 2020) Like clockwork, Windows 7 received the usual bevy of bug fixes and security updates during Patch Tuesday. However... Read more...
When it comes to the tablet market, Apple gets the bulk of the attention (and market share) with its iPad family. While numerous Android OEMs have simply given up on the form-factor in favor of large-screen smartphones, Samsung remains a staunch support of dedicated tablets. After launching the Galaxy Tab... Read more...
On July 16th, 1969 the Apollo 11 mission commenced, shooting Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin into an orbit around the Moon. Four days later, the Apollo Lunar Module “Eagle” touched down on the Moon, after which Armstrong first stepped onto the surface to deliver this historic phrase: “That's one small... Read more...
The cat is pretty much out of the bag when it comes to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 10 flagship Android smartphone. We’ve seen renders of the smartphone from all angles, which seemingly confirm that the device has axed its 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of USB-C. Today, we’re being graced with what appears to be... Read more...
We've simply grown accustomed to reading about Android malware on a regular basis, but this latest entry is both intriguing and incredibly dastardly in its deeds. Called Agent Smith, this malware has already infected 25 million Android devices globally with adware. Of those 25 million devices, India has been hit... Read more...
With AMD's new Ryzen 3000 processors making the rounds, we're seeing support from the company's hardware partners who are delivering fresh products including a slew of new X570 motherboards and new DDR4 memory kits. G.Skill is jumping into the fray with its new Trident Z Nero Series DDR4 memory kits that were... Read more...
After letting its entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro languish for the past two years without any major updates, Apple is finally "making it rain". Just in time for Back to School season, the base 13-inch MacBook Pro is gaining a number of features previously reserved for its more expensive siblings. Standard equipment... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 10 will be the latest in a long line of pen-equipped, large-screen smartphones from Samsung. The original debuted back in 2011 with a massive (for its time) 5.3-inch display. The upcoming Galaxy Note 10, which will launch on August 7th, will reportedly be available in two display sizes: 6.3-inches and... Read more...
AMD's third-generation Ryzen processors are finally here, and they deliver on nearly all of the promises made during the company's Computex 2019 announcement. All of AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 processors come with a Wraith Prism cooler in the retail box, which of course supports RGB LED lighting.  Razer is now... Read more...
As you already know, yesterday was a big day for AMD. Not only did the company officially launch its Ryzen 3000 family of desktop processors (which performed admirably in our tests), but also its all-new 7nm Radeon RX 5700 family of graphics cards.  One of the features that we didn't get a chance to really do a... Read more...
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