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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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Yesterday, we brought you news that the TikTok app has been doing some shady things behind the scenes with devices running iOS. Following the release of the first iOS 14 beta, it was discovered that TikTok was pinging the system clipboard constantly and pasting that data for its own use. Without the steady stream... Read more...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit the business sector particularly hard over the past few months, and some big-name companies have either been forced to drastically change their operations, or have closed their doors altogether. Even a tech giant like Microsoft is not immune to the aftereffects of COVID-19, as the... Read more...
At this point, we've almost given up hope on the Pixel 4a. It's been over a year since Google launched the very well-received Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL mid-range smartphones, and the successor is nowhere to be found. That's not to say that we haven't seen leaked images, specs, and even retail box shots for the Pixel... Read more...
TikTok has taken the world by storm as people of all ages uses the social networking platform to share videos. People use the platform to lip-sync to their favorite songs, perform short skits, or any number of humorous hijinks that the platform has been recognized for over the past year. It’s become a blockbuster app... Read more...
Microsoft hasn’t exactly been making a lot of new friends with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update due to numerous issues that have cropped up for users. From crashes, to buggy apps, to printer woes, the May 2020 Update (version 2004) is being actively avoided by many average consumers and businesses. However, it looks... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2020, which is even more reason why the delays for the upcoming blockbuster have been a bitter pill for fans of the franchise to swallow. With that being said, CD Projekt Red has released two new gameplay trailers which should help tide gamers over until... Read more...
Just over a year, we first brought you news about a new Elite Gamer service from Cox Cable, which was aimed at reducing lag, ping spikes and jitter during online gaming sessions. At the time, the service was being trialed in Arizona at a cost of $15 per month (on top of the cost of your existing internet... Read more...
Given that the Apple has a commanding lead in the wearables market with the Apple Watch -- along with a lot of mindshare with consumers -- it's often easy to forget that there are other competent players in this market. One of those players is Samsung, which has for years fielded Galaxy Watch devices with plenty of... Read more...
Following the rocky launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung debuted the cheaper and more pocketable Galaxy Z Flip, which debuted on February 14th. Samsung is looking to quickly iterate on this design, and the follow-up Galaxy Z Flip 5G is gaining all of the necessary regulatory clearances to launch globally. Earlier... Read more...
The refresh rate wars are getting to be insane these days with gaming monitors, and Acer is throwing its hat into the ring again with its new Predator X25. As its name implies, the monitor measures 25 inches diagonally, but its claim to fame is no doubt the dizzying 360Hz refresh rate. 360Hz is absolutely bonkers... Read more...
Back in March Microsoft announced DirectX 12 Ultimate, which is the latest in a long line of application program interfaces (API) that has served as the middleman between the games you play and the high-end gaming hardware that you have installed in your system. DirectX 12 Ultimate is being billed as a unifying force... Read more...
NVIDIA has over the years signed some big names in the automotive world for its DRIVE platform, and the company is making a big announcement in conjunction with one of the leaders in the premium sector: Mercedes-Benz. Next-generation Mercedes vehicles will leverage NVIDIA’s future DRIVE platform that is powered by the... Read more...
We’ve already seen updates to Dell’s high-end Alienware gaming PCs, and now it’s time for the company to pay some attention to its mainstream G-Series laptops and desktops. The company today announced the new G7 in both 15-inch and 17-inch flavors along with the G5 desktop. The G7 laptop family is available with... Read more...
Apple yesterday confirmed the rumors that we’ve been hearing in tech circles for years; that it would be pushing Intel aside as its chip supplier for Macs. Instead, Apple has decided to pursue its own processor designs based around Arm architecture rather than x86. There should be some pretty sizable costs savings... Read more...
Apple yesterday announced iOS 14, which is now available to download for developers that want to get their apps ready for the operating system's fall launch. One of the new features that's getting a bit of attention today is what Apple calls Back Tap. The feature can be enabled on newer iPhones, and can be accessed... Read more...
Apple has finally done it; after years of speculation and hints that this move was coming, CEO Tim Cook announced today that the company is taking the steps to distance itself from Intel processors. Apple’s partnership with Intel dates back to 2006, when the company announced that it would shift from PowerPC to... Read more...
Over the past few months, we’ve seen some good deals on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 convertible. When we last visited the device, the SKU with an Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD was available for $1,299. However, not everyone has $1,299 to plunk down on a new device. For those... Read more...
Later today, Apple is widely reported to announce that it will be shifting its future Macs from Intel x86 architecture to Arm. This wouldn't be the first time that the folks in Cupertino have made a seismic shift in processors used for its computers, but the stakes are even higher this time around as these machines... Read more...
Microsoft is seemingly in a race to get the Surface Duo out the door before Samsung announces its equally intriguing Galaxy Fold 2. Now we're seeing even more evidence that the launch is imminent. Surface Duo assets have already shown up in Microsoft's Your Phone app according to Zac Bowden. The fact that Microsoft... Read more...
Then it comes to HEDT processors available on the market right now, there's the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X; and then there's everybody else. The processor's claim to fame is that it's based on AMD's versatile 7nm Zen 2 architecture, decked out with 64 physical cores and 128 threads for multi-threaded... Read more...
There's been a lot activity in the mid-range smartphone market in recent months with new entries like the $399 iPhone SE and $399 Galaxy A51 drawing the attention of consumers. The latter has been particularly attractive given that it hit a low $269 barely one month after it first launched in the United... Read more...
Over the past week, we've seen some pretty hot deals on Amazon hardware just in time for Father's Day. One of those discounted devices was the Echo Show 5, which is Amazon's [current] smallest Alexa-powered device with a display. Amazon has the Echo Show 5 on sale for $59.99 with free shipping, which is already a... Read more...
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