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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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Earlier today, we brought you news of the exciting new XPS 13 notebook, refreshed Alienware 15 and 17 notebooks, and the availability of the Venue 8 7000 Series tablet that was originally announced in September of last year. But those products aren’t the only ones that Dell has on display here in Las Vegas, there are... Read more...
The original LG G Flex was introduced nearly a year ago and was quite an odd entry into the smartphone space. The smartphone featured a massive 6-inch screen, but had a lowly resolution of 1280x720. And we can’t forget the hallmark feature of the LG Flex: its curved  700R (700mm radius) plastic OLED display. Well... Read more...
Dell is stepping up its game for the Consumer Electronics Show, and is launching what it deems the “best portfolio of consumer devices in company history.” The company is rolling out a number of new products including the XPS 13, new Alienware 15 and 17 gaming notebooks, and the Venue 8 7000 Series tablet. We’re... Read more...
Gigabyte is introducing a new X99 motherboard for overclockers that are on a budget. The X99-SOC Champion, like the other members of Gigabyte’s X99 motherboard lineup, supports Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition (LGA 2011-v3 socket) processors, International Rectifier’s all-digital CPU power design, and a PCI Express... Read more...
Sony’s SmartWatch 3 was released just a few months ago, but was quickly overlooked as more stylish Android Wear devices — namely the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch R, and ASUS ZenWatch — started hitting the market. It’s hard to fault consumers for favoring the more stylish designs of Sony’s competitors, despite the fact that the SmartWatch Read more...
Lenovo has already blitzed us with numerous tablets, convertibles, laptops, and all-in-ones, but the Chinese OEM isn’t finished yet. Far from it. It’s also has some smartphones and wearables to announce, but for better or worse, they won’t be coming to the United States. First up is the Vibe X2 Pro, which is... Read more...
Lenovo has worked in conjunction with NEC Personal Computers (NECP) to bring U.S. customers a new flavor of lightweight laptop and convertible devices. The new Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 and LaVie Z HZ750 both shatter any expectations of what you previously thought was possible with a lightweight mobile device. The LaVie... Read more...
Not everyone needs the extra level of “robustness” that comes with Think-branded laptops, tablets, and all-in-ones, so Lenovo luckily provides some cheaper alternatives for folks that don’t want to break the bank. Lenovo is taking the opportunity to roll out a revamped lineup of FLEX 3 convertibles, TAB 2 tablets, and... Read more...
ASUS is making its presence known at CES this year, and in doing so is unleashing the new Transformer Book Chi Series. The 2-in-1 detachable laptops range in size from 8.9” to 12.5” and can be equipped with screens featuring a resolution of up to WQHD (2560x1440). The smallest member of the family is the T90 Chi... Read more...
“Just a moment. Just a moment. I've just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.” General Motors’ latest technology, which will find its way into future Chevrolet vehicles, has us thinking back to 2001: A Space Odyssey. While we doubt that the computers in future GM vehicles... Read more...
Microsoft is pulling out all the stops when it comes to battling an insurgency from Google with Chrome OS. Microsoft has resorted to offering Windows 8.1 with Bing free to OEMs that provide low-cost laptops and desktops to consumers as a way of stopping Google dead in its tracks. The latest assault on Chrome OS... Read more...
Lenovo makes a big splash at CES every year with a bevy of new products, and 2015 is no exception. The world’s largest PC company is rolling out refreshed laptops, a new 24-inch monitor, and new ThinkPad Stack accessories. The headliner product for CES this year is obviously the latest version of the ThinkPad X1... Read more...
The war of words between the United States and North Korea is escalating. Following the Sony breach that took place in late November (all because of a comedy film called The Interview), the FBI and the Obama Administration pointed fingers at North Korea for orchestrating the attack. North Korea has claimed innocence... Read more...
Smartwatches seem to be all the rage these days as companies trip all over themselves to deliver high-functioning devices running Android Wear, Tizen, and soon, Watch OS. Sitting a rung below smartwatches lie fitness trackers, which often bring with them quirky looks that would appeal to the tech geek (we’re looking... Read more...
The flurry of product announcement for CES 2015 have just kicked off and Seagate is looking to turn more than a few heads with its new 'Seven' external USB 3.0 hard drive. The Seven name is significant, as the drive measures just 7mm thick, making is thinner than most of today’s flagship smartphones on the... Read more...
If you were a fan of the 80s TV show Knight Rider, Hyundai hopes to bring up some old memories with the newest update for its cloud-based Blue Link telecommunications package. Blue Link allows Hyundai owners to perform a variety of tasks from a smartphone app including remote start and locking/unlocking doors.  At... Read more...
The successor to the HTC One (M8) will soon be upon us, and if these latest images are anything to go by, the new flagship smartphone is definitely a looker. Specifications for the Hima (or One M9, depending on what HTC decides naming the device) have been leaking since early October, but this is the first glimpse... Read more...
These days, it’s hard to get away from technology. If we aren’t walking around in public like zombies staring at our smartphone screens, we’re sitting at our desks staring at a monitor or sitting on the couch tapping away on a tablet. Even our automobiles have turned into rolling command centers with large touch... Read more...
Sony’s The Interview is starting to pick up steam, albeit in an untraditional way. After being shut out by major theater chains for a Christmas Day opening, Sony received backing from just 331 independent theaters for the release, which was good enough to deliver $2.8 million at the box-office over the holiday... Read more...
“Yo dawg! I heard you like trailers, so I made a trailer for your trailer.” Marvel is hoping for an epic opening for its upcoming sequel to the 2012 smash hit, The Avengers. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is set for release on May 1, but Marvel is taken an Xzibit-esque turn by releasing a teaser trailer for the upcoming... Read more...
Sony just hasn’t been able to catch a break for the past few months. The company was first the subject of a hack attack by Guardians of Peace (with perhaps an assist by Lizard Squad) and more recently fell victim to Lizard Squad’s Christmas Day attack on the PlayStation Network (and Microsoft’s competing Xbox... Read more...
Sony is still trying to recover from a crippling hack that rocked its corporate networks in late November. Then attacks, which were carried out due to the planned release of the movie The Interview, resulted in leaked personal information, leaked emails and memos, threats against Sony employees and the families, and... Read more...
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