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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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Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra last year, and they're still highly desirable machines (even with the arrival of the Galaxy S21 Series). Given that the two smartphones have been on the market for nearly six months, the discounts are starting to pile up for those looking to score a... Read more...
The past six months have been an exercise in frustration for enthusiasts attempting to get their hands on AMD/NVIDIA graphics cards, Ryzen processors, and even new game consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The overwhelming demand for chips now seems to be affecting the largest single supplier of SoCs for... Read more...
As we fast approach the warmer spring months, it appears as though hackers have gone crazy by infiltrating companies and organizations around the globe. From Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities to Verkada camera hijacking, the security community is working overtime to fend off (and deal with the aftermath from)... Read more...
AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT will go on sale on March 18th, which means that we'll be seeing many new cards introduced over the next week and beyond. One such company onboard the AMD train is ASRock, which will release three custom Radeon RX 6700 XT across its Phantom Gaming and Challenger families. First up is the RX... Read more...
In mid-February, NVIDIA announced that it would unleash a new GPU family called the Crypto Mining Processor (CMP HX). To ease some pressure off GeForce RTX 30 supplies, NVIDIA is pushing the CMP HX family as an excellent option for enthusiasts looking to mine for cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. As NVIDIA explained at... Read more...
When Microsoft releases updates on Patch Tuesday, we typically expect the company to fix problems, not create new ones. Unfortunately for the owners of certain printer brands, the KB5000802 and KB5000808 updates are causing all sorts of headaches for Windows 10 users. KB5000802 and KB5000808 were released earlier... Read more...
We have a few great gaming deals for all of you gamers out there today to enjoy. We aren't limiting these deals to a single console, as you'll find discounts across Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms. Kicking things off is Nintendo Switch Online, which is getting a discount of sorts at Best Buy. A... Read more...
A month ago, reports claimed that the iPhone 12 mini has not exactly been the breakthrough sales successApple had initially envisioned. The iPhone 12 mini manages to cram in flagship-caliber specs into a relatively small smartphone -- in today's climate -- with a 5.4-inch display.  The latest report alleges that... Read more...
Before the GeForce RTX 3060 officially launched, NVIDIA made the somewhat surprising announcement that the GPU would have a built-in hash rate limiter when mining for cryptocurrency. According to NVIDIA, this was done to limit the appeal of the GeForce RTX 3060 to crypto miners and leave more supply for the intended... Read more...
Over the weekend, we started to turn the corner concerning Zen 3 processor availability. Ever since AMD's Ryzen 5000 desktop processor family launched late last year, they've been in short supply. Early pricing was through the roof, with chips selling for well over MSRP. The Ryzen 7 5800X was the first Zen 3... Read more...
If you've been trying to score a PlayStation 5 since launch but have struck out at every possible opportunity, we've got some good news for you. It appears that Target is getting ready for a big console drop this later this week, so you're going to want to be on your toes in the early morning hours. According to... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft gained regulatory approval from the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the European Commission to acquire ZeniMax. For those not in the know, ZeniMax has several wildly popular game franchises under its umbrella, including DOOM, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls. At... Read more...
In today's work from home climate, a reliable internet connection is more important than ever. From logging in to corporate networks and remote meetings from home, to kids trying to access online assignments while simultaneously joining in on Google Meet/Zoom sessions, high-speed internet is now of even greater... Read more...
Tomorrow, the OnePlus 9 family of smartphones will launch. The impending arrival of a new generation of smartphones means that prices are starting to drop considerably on the current-generation devices. Such is the case with the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, which are available at a hefty discount from Amazon. At... Read more...
AMD is finally ready to take the next step in the rollout of its Zen 3 family of processors following the launch of Ryzen 5000 desktop and laptop families. Today, AMD announced that its third-generation EPYC processors would be officially announced on March 15th at 11 am ET, one week from today. On hand at the... Read more...
According to ASUS, the ROG Phone 5 will launch this week, but the company has been mum on the smartphone's official specifications. However, SK hynix has spilled the beans early on at least one SKU for the smartphone. In a press release issued this morning, SK hynix touted that it has begun mass production of 18GB... Read more...
It's no secret that the OnePlus 9 family of smartphones is blasting off soon, and in recent weeks we've learned more details about the devices. One recent rumor was that at least the OnePlus 9 Pro would come packing a Hasselblad-branded camera system on the rear, which was later bolstered by OnePlus' "Moonshot"... Read more...
We haven't even seen the full release of Intel's high-end 11th generation Tiger Lake-H processors unleashed at this time, but there's already a lot of excitement around its successor: 12th generation Alder Lake. Alder Lake marks a significant shift for processors destined for Intel's mainstream laptops, as it features... Read more...
Last weekend, we brought you some new information on Tiger Lake-H45 processors on the way from Intel. These mobile processors feature a maximum TDP of 45 watts, allowing them to hit higher clock speeds and offer more core/threads than their Tiger Lake-U and Tiger Lake-H35 counterparts. We've now come across specs for... Read more...
Back in mid-February, NVIDIA announced its Crypto Mining Processor (CMP) HX family. Now it looks as though AMD may be countering with some headless Radeon GPU action of its own. The news comes to us from the new AMDGPU kernel patch driver notes for Linux 5.12. The pertinent piece of information for us today is the... Read more...
Do you think that your flagship phone with a 120Hz display is hot stuff? Well, guess again. Today, Tencent Games and Red Magic announced the introduction of the Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro, which are taking the gaming phone paradigm and shifting it into overdrive with a scintillating 165Hz display.  The 165Hz... Read more...
Google is stepping up its game by shortening its Chrome release cycle, but it's not like other browser makers are standing still. Such is the case with Microsoft, which just released Edge 89.  Microsoft is touting the performance of Sleeping Tabs, which launched in beta earlier this year. As its name implies... Read more...
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