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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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As if there were ever any doubt that this latest kerfuffle would quickly end, CBS and Dish Network have settled their ongoing dispute over programming and pricing. However, it looks as though CBS came out as the big winner in this latest battle, as Dish’s AutoHop functionality has been neutered as a result. After... Read more...
It appears that things are going from bad to worse when it comes to the recent Sony Pictures Entertainment breach. Sony experienced a security breach last month and the fallout from the attack continues to mount. Not only has sensitive financial information been released — including the salaries of high-ranking Sony... Read more...
Terry Gou, Chief Executive Officer at Foxconn, had an ambition goal in mind for 2015: replace one million workers with robots for menial tasks during the assembly of consumer electronic devices, including those sold by companies like Apple. With Foxconn coming under increased scrutiny for labor violations and workers... Read more...
The release of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone is just a few months away, but details about the device are leaking fast. Earlier this week, we learned that the standard Galaxy S6 would be joined by an “Edge” variant similar in concept to the Galaxy Note Edge. Today, we’re learning the full rundown of specs... Read more...
In mid-September, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted an open letter outlining his company’s commitment to privacy. Cook explained that his company makes customer privacy a high priority and that collecting vast amounts of user data simply isn’t a priority for Apple. “We don’t build a profile based on your email content or... Read more...
Target, Home Depot, Sears, and Kmart have all come under attack in the past year, with hackers breaching their insufficiently protected internal networks to obtain customer credit card data. The Home Depot breach was the largest, with 53 million email addresses and 56 million customer credit and debit card... Read more...
2013 saw the release of the One (M7), and the One (M8) replaced that flagship in 2014. 2015 will soon be upon us, and HTC is once again preparing to launch a new flagship. According to the folks from @upleaks, the next generation smartphone is being developed under the codename “Hima”. Like the rumored Samsung... Read more...
It seems those days that Amazon has a hand in everything. The company makes its own line of eReaders and tablets, it has an [unsuccessful] smartphone under its belt, it produces two streaming media devices, and it provides streaming movie and music services. This is all, of course, in addition to Amazon’s core... Read more...
The follow-up to the hugely successful Skyfall (the film raked in $1.1 billion worldwide) has received an official name: Spectre. Spectre will focus on the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, the global terror organization that James Bond has battled in previous films... Read more...
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yesterday, Sprint caught the attention of numerous wireless subscribers with its “Cut Your Bill in Half” promotion. The United States’ third-place wireless provider promised AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers that it would cut their bills in half if they made the... Read more...
One of the most highly anticipated notebook launches of the year is finally upon us. ASUS announced today that its ZenBook NX500 is now available for purchase, and you had better be prepared to fork over quite a bit of cash to take one home.  The ZenBook NX500 comes in one configuration at launch, and it’s fully... Read more...
Earlier this week, we learned that Samsung is going back to the drawing board with the Galaxy S6. The South Korean electronics manufacturer is looking to learn from mistakes it made with the Galaxy S5, leverage economies of scale by reusing components across its entire smartphone range, and use more premium materials to give the Galaxy S6 Read more...
As new players enter the streaming media category, some in the “old guard” are finding it hard to retain their once lofty market share numbers according to Parks Associates. The market research firm’s latest analysis shows that Roku remains the number one hardware vendor when it comes to streaming devices despite... Read more...
The pricing war between wireless carriers continues to heat up. AT&T initiated a limited time promotion back in September that doubled the data available for Mobile Share Value customers on existing 15GB and higher plans. Verizon Wireless and Sprint then followed up with competing plans of their own. Now, Sprint is... Read more...
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