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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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Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are among the best Android smartphones that you can buy these days, which is why we're always on the lookout when they go on sale. Over the past few months, we've seen excellent deals from retailers like Best Buy and Amazon, and even straight from Google via its Google Fi MVNO... Read more...
Back in December, we reported on Microsoft's policy to get customers updated to the new, Chromium-infused version of the Edge browser. At the time, Microsoft indicated that the all-new Edge browser would be pushed automatically to allWindows 10 users in January 2020 via Windows Update. The only way that users would... Read more...
Microsoft is nearly ready to pull the plug on Windows 7; at least for general consumers. Starting next week, January 14thto be exact, Microsoft will end extended support for the operating system after more than a decade on the market. As you might expect, instead of diverting resources to keep Windows 7 operational... Read more...
Earlier today, we brought you news of Samsung's new Pro 980 PCIe 4.0 SSD, which will deliver sequential read/write performance of 6.5GB/sec and 5GB/sec respectively. While no doubt impressive and superior to currently available PCIe 4.0 SSD solutions on the market, ADATA is looking to crash the party with its new XPG... Read more...
AMD is shaking up things when it comes to its FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology. Previously, the company had two tiers that it marketed: FreeSync and FreeSync 2. Now, the company is shuffling things up a bit with a new three-pronged approach. Let's start off with FreeSync, which isn't changing in this new... Read more...
If you're currently in possession of an AMD X570- or TRX40-based motherboard, we've got some excellent news for you. The folks at Samsung have long offered some of the fastest PCIe 3.0 based SSDs on the market, and the company is now ready to start shifting its attention to the [consumer] PCIe 4.0 market. The folks... Read more...
We're coming close to the end of the line for Intel's 14nm process technology, which has been underpinning its mainstream, enthusiast, and server processors for years. Perhaps one of the final hurrahs for 14nm++ on the consumer desktop side will be Comet Lake-S, which will use Z490 motherboards along with the new... Read more...
We had a chance to chat with the folks at CyberPowerPC at CES 2020, and the gaming company was touting its Nox Mini PC, which is rocking a Cooler Master NUC chassis. In addition to its tie-in with Cooler Master, CyberPowerPC also worked closely with chip giant Intel to bring this pint-sized gaming monster to... Read more...
It's been a while since we've covered a rugged smartphone from Samsung, but out of nowhere, the South Korean company has launched a new entry called the Galaxy XCover Pro. While most of Samsung's smartphones these days feature exteriors that are adorned in machined aluminum and glass, the Galaxy XCover Pro has a... Read more...
This week, AMD announced the new Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, which it has proclaimed is the “Ultimate 1080p Gaming Card”. At its heart is a Navi-based GPU delivering 36 compute units, 2304 stream processors and 7.19 TFLOPs compute performance. More importantly, AMD is touting that the Radeon RX 5600 XT... Read more...
By now, enthusiasts know the benefits of the PCIe 4.0 interface, especially when it comes to solid state drives (SSDs). For the past six months, we've seen a number of manufacturers release PCIe 4.0 SSDs that can reach up to 5GB/sec sequential reads and 4.4GB/s sequential writes. One of the first manufacturers to... Read more...
Qualcomm isn't the company looking to take over the mid-range to premium segment of the smartphone market with a new 5G mobile platform. MediaTek is also stepping into the ring with the Dimensity 800 Series, which is a lower-cost version of the Dimensity 1000 Series that was announced late last year. When it comes... Read more...
The Alienware Concept UFO wasn't the only wild design on display from Dell this week at CES 2020. The company also let loose two additional concepts that are seemingly closer to being actual production devices than the admittedly cool Concept UFO. The two new entries are called the Concept Ori and Concept Duo, and... Read more...
Early yesterday morning at CES, Intel gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming Comet Lake-H mobile processors, which will boast up to 8 cores/16 threads and hit boost clocks of 5GHz+. But Intel saved perhaps the most interesting (and important) processor news for last night, when it gave a demo of working Tiger Lake... Read more...
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