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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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Although it's still hard for some of us to comprehend the exorbitant prices that some rare game cartridges fetch on the open market, the practice continues unabated. For example, a mint, sealed copy of the original Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) sold for $660,000 earlier this year. Now... Read more...
When the limits of the PCIe 3.0 interface started holding back high-performance SSDs, the industry made the logical leap to PCIe 4.0. With that change came the arrival of the first SSDs with 5,000MB/sec sequential reads and similar writes. As SSD controller technology has matured and faster NAND has been introduced... Read more...
When it comes to graphics cards, we typically think of NVIDIA and AMD as being roughly equals. Both companies offer competitive performance these days across their respective product lines and provide robust driver software packages supporting their hardware. Each has had its fair share of software [and hardware] bugs... Read more...
We’re always excited when Ferrari releases a brand-new vehicle, and the 296 GTB is no exception. While Ferrari is not quite ready to make the complete transition to all-electric vehicles, the 296 GTB is the next best thing with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Sitting behind the passengers is a mid-mounted 2.992-liter V6... Read more...
We've discussed leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 for months. The current generation Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Flip 5G are perhaps the most high-profile folding smartphones on the planet, so their successors are highly anticipated. Luckily for us, we've just been presented with the... Read more...
Microsoft officially announced Windows 11 today as its next-generation operating system that will run on millions, if not billions, of devices in the coming years. As a result, many people are likely interested in upgrading to the new OS and want to know if their PC will be supported. But first of all, Microsoft... Read more...
In early May, MSI delivered its first Ethereum mining card from NVIDIA’s Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP HX) GPU family. The headless card was called the CMP 30HX Miner XS and is based on the GeForce GTX 1660 Super GPU. This time around, however, MSI is moving up the performance ladder in the CMP family with the... Read more...
TeamGroup is targeting customers looking for large-capacity SSDs, but don't want to compromise too much on performance. The company's solution is the new T-Force Cardea Z44Q family, which uses the PCIe 4.0 interface along with value-conscious 3D QLC NAND to keep pricing in check. Although the SSDs are, of course... Read more...
The founder of McAfee Antivirus, John McAfee, was found dead this afternoon in a Barcelona prison. McAfee had been held in the Spanish jail since early October 2020 following an indictment filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for failing to file tax returns and tax evasion. McAfee, who was 75... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, there have been various reports that the GPU crunch is starting to subside across Europe, with a resultant decrease in currently astronomical street prices. Although we haven't seen significant price erosion here in the United States, a new report suggests that NVIDIA is poised to ramp... Read more...
Ford is off to a strong start with its Mustang Mach-E. While the vehicle only has a passing resemblance to its namesake, the Mustang Mach-E brings performance and flair to the electric vehicle (EV) market. Today, the company announced that the Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT Performance Edition have sailed past their... Read more...
When Apple launched the iPhone 12 family last year, it brought a new design language with harder edges and flat surfaces. Apple's iPhone 13 family should arrive in few months, but it won't bring any significant design changes to the table -- only minor tweaks. Rumors have suggested that the iPhone 13 will have a... Read more...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme is getting a significant upgrade for those that need a true workstation-class machine with additional horsepower while mobile. Like many notebooks announced over the past few months from various OEMs, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 now sports Intel's latest 11th generation Tiger Lake-H... Read more...
Today, HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast will have a live chat with two execs from AMD's Radeon graphics and gaming team. Frank Azor, AMD's Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions, and Carlos Silva, Director of Software Development, will join us at 5:30 PM EST to talk about everything you could possibly want to... Read more...
Sonic the Hedgehog is receiving a block makeover to celebrate its 30th anniversary (it’s hard to believe that it’s been that long). Rather than some new standalone, anniversary game to celebrate Sonic’s 30th, a collaboration with Mojang Studios has instead brought Sonic into the blocky world of Minecraft. You’ll be... Read more...
The official unveiling of Windows 11 is right around the corner, but many of us have already been able to sample the operating system, thanks to a well-timed leak last week. However, the company is taking the setback in stride and today released a new teaser via Twitter which is just 10 seconds long. A young woman... Read more...
The Xbox Series X is the most powerful current-generation console on the market (thanks to custom AMD Zen 2/RDNA 2 hardware), and it supports several advanced graphics technologies to boost the gaming experience across the board. Now, the Philips Momentum display is leveraging all this tech in what is described as the... Read more...
When it comes to storage, the industry has, for the most part, shifted to SSDs for desktop and laptop PCs. Given falling NAND prices and far superior performance, SSDs are the obvious choice for the consumer market. However, when it comes to external storage, HDDs still command the lion's share of the market by... Read more...
If you’re looking for a 5G smartphone that has stellar performance for not a lot of money, you’ll want to jet over to Amazon… immediately. Prime Day discounts have been showering down on us all day, but this latest deal on last year’s OnePlus 8 5G is almost too good to ignore. The original MSRP for the OnePlus 8 5G... Read more...
Apple’s fourth-generation iPad Air has been a very popular entry in its tablet lineup ever since it first debuted in October. Even before the tablet started shipping to customers, retailers like Amazon discounted the tablet by $40, making $559 the “everyday” price ever since. However, Prime Day is in full effect, and... Read more...
Prime Day 2021 kicked off with a bang early this morning, and the deals continue to flow in at a furious pace. We’ve already brought you some discounts on things like laptops and wireless earbuds along with console games. Now we’re zeroing in on solid-state drive (SSDs) for those looking to upgrade their gaming... Read more...
We first noticed last week that Sony would lift its PlayStation Store ban on Cyberpunk 2077. The game was booted from the PlayStation Store shortly after its release in December 2020 due to a litany of performance/gameplay issues and a plethora of bugs that made running the game on PlayStation hardware... Read more...
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