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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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When Apple announced its iPhone 12 family earlier this month, the company took the "courageous" step of removing not only the familiar EarPods from the box (no big deal to most), and the USB-C charging brick. At the time, the company patted itself on the back by stating that it was being environmentally-friendly by... Read more...
Anker is a well-known accessory maker that is a huge seller on Amazon. The company sells all types of products from USB-C cables, to portable batteries, to wireless headphones, to robotic vacuums, and everything in between. However, there is a new, unreleased offering from Anker that is on the way which is giving us... Read more...
Gaming enthusiasts around the globe are waiting to see what AMD has up its sleeves with the Radeon RX 6000 family of graphics cards. But it's not just enthusiasts that are eager to see what AMD has in store; long-time rival NVIDIA is likely looking to adjust its product strategy -- if necessary -- to counter whatever... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about next-generation AirPods for the past few months, and the iPhone 12 event came and went with no mention of the wireless headphones. This was definitely disappointing for some, but a new report from Bloomberg suggests that they are still on the way and will arrive just a little later... Read more...
Over the summer, OnePlus introduced its rather intriguing Nord smartphone which offered a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G chipset, a beautiful 90Hz OLED display, and value pricing (around $499). However, OnePlus did not specifically market the smartphone for the U.S. market, which many saw as a mistake that... Read more...
Are gamers' wishes about to come true? It's hard to be certain, but reports coming out of Japan confirm that NVIDIA has been able to get a grip on GeForce RTX 3070 GPU production, and there should be greater inventory available at launch than its higher-end GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 counterparts. The news comes... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 5 is scheduled to launch on in mid-November, but it appears that today was the big day for reviewers, who have started to receive the massive next-generation console. Actual reviews for the PlayStation 5 are likely under a strict embargo, so we won't be getting any thoughts on how games play or how... Read more...
We got our hands on the OnePlus 8T for review earlier this month, and put it through the usual benchmark regimen, took photos with its [many] cameras, and pondered about its place on OnePlus' smartphone lineup. Today, however, is the big day when you can actually purchase the device to add to your tech... Read more...
If you've had your eyes on the dual-screen Microsoft Surface Duo, but have been hesitant to fork over $1,399 to get your foot in the door, we've got somewhat good news for you today. Microsoft is currently offering a $200 discount on the Surface Duo, which takes its price down to $1,199. That still doesn't bring the... Read more...
At this point, Microsoft is looking to deliver the Xbox gaming experiences on as many platforms as possible. In addition to cross-platform games that work across Xbox One and upcoming Xbox Series S/X consoles, you can play many Xbox games on the PC. And with xCloud now becoming part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can... Read more...
If you've had your eyes on the Microsoft Surface Pro X, but has been holding off for any particular reason, this is your chance to score a pretty hot deal on it. The Surface Pro X with a 256GB SSD is usually priced at $1,299, which is a pretty hefty chunk of change. However, Amazon is currently selling the... Read more...
When it comes to tablets that are currently available on the market, there's Apple's iPad family, and then there's everyone else. Apple has the market cornered with a wide variety of tablets covering multiple price points including the iPad mini, iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro. The latest entry is the 4th generation... Read more...
The market for PCIe 4.0 SSDs is expanding at a rapid pace, helped in part -- in the consumer market -- by the introduction of AMD's Zen 2/X570 platform in 2019. With the launch of Tiger Lake and the upcoming Zen 3 and Rocket Lake desktop processor platforms, PCIe 4.0 SSDs are going to filter further into the... Read more...
We're just a week away from the official launch of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards, which is its new mainstream GPU that promises previous generation "flagship" GeForce RTX 2080 Ti performance at the $499 price point. Given how close we are to retail availability, it was inevitable that performance benchmarks... Read more...
The Jabra Elite 75t (and its Elite Active 75t counterparts) is among the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds that are currently available on the market. The earbuds have won praise for their form-fitting design, sweat/water resistance, and HearThrough technology that allows ambient noise to passthrough so that you're not... Read more...
Following the release of the AMD Ryzen 3000 desktop processor family, and complementing X570 motherboards, PCIe 4.0 SSDs have been sought after by enthusiasts looking for some extra performance. There aren't many companies out there making PCIe 4.0 SSD controllers, so when new products are announced, we definitely... Read more...
Over the summer, Intel announced its 11th generation Tiger Lake processors, which power the latest thin and light notebooks from various OEMs. In addition to bringing faster overall CPU performance compared to the preceding 10th generation Ice Lake processors, Tiger Lake also introduced the world to 12th generation... Read more...
Is Mozilla trying to have its cake and eat it too? That certainly seems to be the case with its commentary surrounding the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit brought yesterday against Google. The DOJ has alleged that Google has partaken in a number of monopolistic practices specifically related to the... Read more...
NVIDIA’s problems with supplying ample GeForce RTX 30 Series Ampere graphics cards to customers have been well-documented on this site. CEO Jensen Huang indicated "the demand issue is that it is much greater than we expected - and we expected really a lot” and that "demand will outstrip all of our supply through the... Read more...
DJI is following up on the popular (and diminutive) Osmo Pocket with the aptly named Pocket 2. The company is proclaiming that this is the world's "most powerful and portable stabilized mini camera" and we have no reason to doubt its assertions. The Pocket 2 is aimed squarely at the vlogging market and features a... Read more...
Mozilla has definitely seen better days, and it is coming under increasing pressure in the browser market. Mozilla's Firefox was once in a distant second to Google Chrome in the desktop browser market, but has been recently supplanted by Microsoft Edge; a move that happened after Microsoft ditched its own EdgeHTML... Read more...
The Google Pixel (and preceding Nexus) family of smartphones have been plagued with various quality control issues over the years, and it appears that the latest flagship -- the Pixel 5 -- has been unable to escape this curse. Customers are just now receiving the device and have noticed some unsightly gaps between the... Read more...
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