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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 this month, we began receiving tips that Samsung was working on a new variant of the Galaxy Note 4 (check out our review here) with the internal designation SM-N916S. The device showed up in Geekbench sporting an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” operating... Read more...
Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network were both the targets of DDoS attacks by Lizard Squad during the Christmas holiday. The acts were particularly heinous as Lizard Squad — the group that claimed responsibility for the attacks — picked perhaps the worst time to attack the networks. First of all, it... Read more...
We told you earlier this morning that Tesla Motors was on the verge of making an announcement on a battery upgrade for its first electric vehicle: the Roadster. The time has come for the official announcement, and Tesla Motors has unveiled what it calls the Roadster 3.0 Package. The Roadster 3.0 Package centers... Read more...
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk gave Roadster owners some good news this Christmas with further confirmation that a massive battery upgrade is on the way. Musk first mentioned the battery upgrade in an October interview, and hinted that more news would come this week.  On Christmas Day, Musk sent out the following... Read more...
We’ve all encountered this issue. You check into your hotel room and attempt to connect to the complementary Wi-Fi network only to find that it’s slow as molasses, transporting you back to a time when a 56K modem was considered hot stuff. And even when you are forced to pay a daily “Resort Fee” to access Wi-Fi... Read more...
While AT&T is pausing its fiber network rollout in 100 U.S. due to its opposition to President’s Obama’s proposed net neutrality rules and Google is delaying its fiber expansion in 34 markets, it looks as though US Internet is forging ahead with an even faster fiber service. US Internet this week announced that it has... Read more...
Android 5.0 Lollipop was officially rolled out in early October and smartphone OEMs are already pushing out the major operating system update to their newest smartphones. Google’s Nexus devices have been graced with Lollipop goodness and Motorola, which had close ties to Google before being bought by Lenovo, has... Read more...
Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone project took a huge leap forward in late October, as the company for the first time publicly showed a fully functional prototype device running Android. At the time Google also discussed the promising progress that was being made moving from Spiral 1 prototypes to more... Read more...
The Tesla Motors Roadster was first released way back in 2008. The vehicle, which was loosely based on the Lotus Elise, is what put Tesla on the map, so to speak, with regards to electric vehicles. Over the course of its four-year production run, Tesla produced 2,600 examples of the Roadster. But just because the... Read more...
If you mess with the bull, you’ll get the horns. Sony became the victim of a massive cyberattack that took place in late November. But not only was Sony a victim, but numerous Sony employees were caught up in the mess when sensitive personal information like social security numbers were leaked onto the... Read more...
ASUS has posted a cryptic teaser for its newest ZenFone, which will debut at CES 2015 in Las Vegas next month. The headlining feature of the new ZenFone, and the dominant focus of the teaser video, is what appears to be a dual-LED flash setup. Some have indicated that the new ZenFone will instead feature a dual-lens setup, but we’re only Read more...
Russia has a ruble problem and it doesn't appear to be getting any better. Since the start of 2014, the ruble has lost 57 percent of its value versus the U.S. dollar, and the Bank of Russia has raised interest rates from 10.5 percent to 17 percent according to CNN Money. Apple has a presence in Russia via its... Read more...
Dodge set plenty of mouths agape when it announced the two-door Challenger SRT Hellcat and four-door Charger SRT Hellcat. Both vehicles pack in a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi engine generating 707 horsepower and top speeds in excess of 200mph. Cadillac isn’t about to let Dodge hog the spotlight when it comes to... Read more...
We thought that the Nokia Lumia 520 hit rock bottom pricing when it was made available for a mere $29 from the Microsoft Store earlier this month. But we were [thankfully] wrong -- Amazon is now offering Microsoft's entry-level smartphone for a bargain basement price of $19.99. Everyone thought that the Lumia was a... Read more...
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