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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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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...
Apple shook up the mid-range smartphone market when it launched the second-generation iPhone SE earlier this year. What made the device so appealing – other than its $399 price -- was the fact that it featured a relatively compact design (as afforded by its 4.7-inch display) and a flagship-caliber A13 Bionic SoC... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft's nascent xCloud game streaming service is in store for a big hardware upgrade next year. Microsoft xCloud has been available in preview form (aka beta) since October 2019 and allows you to stream Xbox One games to your Android or iOS device for on-the-go, console-quality... Read more...
It remains to be seen if the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) will have as notorious of a reputation as the October 2018 Update (version 1809), but things aren't looking so good at the moment. The latest bug to plague the latest major system upgrade for Windows 10 pertains to the operating system's Storage... Read more...
Google has just developed a very handy new Chrome extension that will likely prove to be very popular once people catch window of it. The extension is called Link to Text Fragment, and will automatically generate a URL that will take you to a specific section of text on a website, no matter how it's... Read more...
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our way of life in more ways than we could have possibly ever imagined, and many businesses have made adjustments to cope with the new realities of social distancing and working from home. One such company is Microsoft, which announced in late March that it would temporarily pause... Read more...
Earlier this week, a rumor was making the rounds that AMD could potentially be delaying its Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop processors until early next year. The basis of the rumor was centered upon a couple of assumptions: 1) that the newly announced Ryzen 3000XT family would be sufficient to sustain AMD’s performance... Read more...
We think it's fair to say that the smartphone camera war is getting out of hand these days, with many flagship smartphones having as many as 4 cameras on the rear in addition to a selfie camera on the front. The number of cameras onboard is not at all indicative of actual picture quality, but smartphone OEMs are... Read more...
Back in December, we took a deep dive with Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad X1 Extreme. We came away impressed with the machine which was packing a 9th generation Coffee Lake-H processor, GeForce GTX 1650 graphics and a 15.6-inch 4K display.  Lenovo is a company that is always iterating, and now the company is... Read more...
2020 is the year of 5G wireless connectivity for smartphones, and Qualcomm is looking to blanket all sectors with its Snapdragon chipsets. At the high-end, we have the Snapdragon 865 with its separate Snapdragon X55 5G modem. In the "premium" mid-range sector, we have the Snapdragon 765/765G/768G with their integrated... Read more...
AMD came out with guns blazing with the announcement of its Matisse Refresh Ryzen 3000XT processors, which are built around an enhanced version of the company’s 7nm process node. While Corsair isn’t using AMD’s latest processors, the company is bringing the standard-issue Ryzen 3000 processors to its “One” family of... Read more...
Back in early May, Tesla (and SpaceX) CEO Elon Musk got into a bit of a tizzy over the official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) range figures for its latest variant of the Model S. Musk and Tesla had expected that the vehicle would be rated for 400+ miles of range, but it could only muster 391 miles in the hands... Read more...
Lenovo has announced that you will soon be able to purchase its Flex 5G convertible, which was first announced back at CES 2020 (as the Yoga 5G). The Flex 5G isn’t just your run of the mill Windows 10 device, however; this one is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx 5G SoC. There aren’t many devices on the market... Read more...
It looks as though the rumors were accurate… again. AMD this morning just made its Ryzen 3000XT family of processors official, and the increased boost clocks are now confirmed for the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT, which will be available for sale on July 7th. Previous leaks were all over the... Read more...
AMD has been riding high from a performance/value perspective ever since it launched its Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 family in Summer 2019. The chips were untouched when it came to multi-threaded performance – thanks to the Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 9 3950X – and single-threaded performance was strong too. Throw in... Read more...
Apple's flagship 16-inch MacBook Pro is getting a new upgrade option today, and it doesn't come cheap. Both Apple and AMD today announced the availably of the new Radeon Pro 5600M mobile GPU, which will be the new high-end option for mobile professionals, slotting in above the current Radeon Pro 5500M. The Radeon... Read more...
If you want to purchase a new [current generation] Samsung smartphone with 5G in the United States right now, your cheapest option is the Galaxy S20, which is priced at a hefty $999. However, Samsung is offering up a cheaper alternative now with the incoming Galaxy A71 5G, which will be priced at a much more palatable... Read more...
By now, we know pretty much all of the "rough details" concerning the incoming iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro family of smartphones. We've seen leaked renders, specs, and even hints at pricing for the smartphones. About all that is left is for Apple to actually reveal the devices to the public. Today, however, we're... Read more...
Remember the Surface Duo? It was an interesting, folding dual-screen Android smartphone that Microsoft first showed off in October 2019. However, it's been a long 8 months since that unveil and it still hasn't been released. According to a tweet this week by Windows Central's Zac Bowden, Microsoft is pushing to get... Read more...
For the past month, more information has been leaking out regarding AMD’s Matisse Refresh Ryzen 3000XT processors. Based on the information that we’ve gleaned from our previous reporting, AMD is set to launch the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT with higher clocks their non-XT counterparts to battle... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 5 made its big debut yesterday, and the results were definitely mixed with regards to its design. The console's design is definitely more "out there" than the now seemingly quaint Xbox Series X, and has drawn a lot of criticism in the process. The console has a central strip that is black, which... Read more...
The iPhone 12 family isn’t the only major product line on Apple’s docket for launching during the second half of 2020. According to a new report, Apple has three critical products that will be redesigned and released for consumers including an all-new iMac. DigiTimes is reporting that Apple will launch an all-new... Read more...
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