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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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Microsoft really wants folks to upgrade to Windows 10, even going so far as to make the operating system free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users during the first year of availability. And so far, the decision to make the OS free has allowed Microsoft to rack up over 100 million installs since July 29th. But... Read more...
It might not be cute as a button, but Intel’s button-sized Curie Compute Module (just a fancy name for a new SoC) promises to greatly advance the low-power wearables market. The chip giant first introduced Curie at CES earlier this year, but Intel today announced that the first product that will use Curie is the... Read more...
Microsoft has had great success getting Windows 10 installed on over 100 million PCs in the two months since it was officially launched on July 29th. Microsoft hit the 75 million mark nearly a month in, and crossed the 100 million threshold earlier this month.  However, Microsoft hasn’t been without criticism... Read more...
At this point, we are no longer surprised that Adobe Flash is being used as an easy vector to exploit computers and entire network. Back in the day, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs trashed Adobe Flash, calling it buggy, full of security holes and detrimental to the battery life of mobile devices. Five years later, Flash is... Read more...
LG will have bragging rights as the first Android OEM (save for Google’s Nexus devices) to deliver the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to customers. There’s one big stipulation here though for those that are right now rushing to the Settings menu to check for new updates — the Marshmallow update is only available to G4... Read more...
It’s nearly impossible to hear the song “The Wanderer” and not bop your head to the beat. The song just has an infectious quality to it that is timeless. So it’s quite fitting that Bethesda chose the song to highlight its latest trailer for Fallout 4, which is unabashedly called “The Wanderer.” But this isn’t your... Read more...
Elon Musk definitely knows how to keep his automotive company, Tesla Motors, in the news. While promoting his company in a German interview last week, Musk took a few shots at former employees and Apple (he later clarified those statements) and Tesla last last month officially introduced the Model X crossover EV. In... Read more...
Windows Insiders are always eager to test a new version of Windows 10 Mobile. After all, what tech geek doesn’t like being on the bleeding edge of software development, in addition to knowing that their valuable feedback is helping to shape Microsoft’s flagship mobile operating system. So testers will be happy to... Read more...
In a case of Xzibit’s “Yo Dawg!” meets Inception, Microsoft is “going deeper” with virtualization in Windows 10. Although the company didn’t make note of the added functionality when it announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565, the operating system now supports nested virtualization. Nested virtualization... Read more...
Not many expected much from the Samsung Z1, the first smartphone to use Samsung’s homegrown Tizen operating system. After all, many suspected that without the vast Android ecosystem by its side, the Z1 would be doomed to failure as it went head-to-head with bargain basement smartphones from the Android One... Read more...
A rather resourceful YouTuber by the name of Allen Pan may not descend from Odin, but has proved that he has the magic touch when it comes to lifting Mjolnir. You see, Pan is an avid Marvel fan, and as such had visions of creating his own Mjolnir (aka, Thor’s hammer). But rather than create a replica that just anyone... Read more...
Apple has found itself at the loser’s table this week, as a jury determined that the tech giant infringed on a patent owned by the licensing division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More specifically, the patent is held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, or WARF. The patent in question, Patent No... Read more...
Late last week, market research firms IDC and Gartner handed down the latest PC shipment numbers for Q3 2015. It didn’t come as a surprise that IDC estimated PC shipments of 71 million, representing a 10.8 percent year-over-year (YoY) decline, while Gartner’s numbers were within the same ballpark with estimates of... Read more...
Just when you thought that Acer had produced its crown jewel, the impressive XR341CK 34-inch curved monitor complete with a 3440x1440 IPS screen and AMD FreeSync support. But Acer, of course, wasn’t content and had to class the joint up a bit with the new Predator X34. And as its name implies, this gaming monitor is... Read more...
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