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Tech journalist by day, badass biker by night, and a 24/7 Boston sports fan, Paul Lilly epitomizes the archetype of the modern day geek. You won’t ever catch Paul wearing a pocket protector or suspenders, but you might find him cruising down the highway on two-wheels wearing an Oregon Trail t-shirt, or sticking his head in a home brewed PC while donning a do-rag or Celtics jersey. Like so many from his generation, the Commodore 64 seduced him into the titillating world of computers, and through the years, he’s courted a number of OSes and platforms from DOS on up to Windows 8. Paul covers the news beat and reviews, and is a general wiseguy who keeps the mood light. He’s also a seasoned freelance writer whose work has appeared in Maximum PC, PC World, Computer Shopper, and a number of other online and print publications.

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The next Battlefield installment has already generated a ton of buzz, some of which is focused on the prominent role women soldiers will play in the game—Battlefield V will be the first in the series to feature female characters on the front lines... Read more...
Apple has hardware stores all across the country. So does Microsoft, to a lesser extent. What about Google? The sultan of search does not have a huge brick-and-mortar presence—it has some pop-up stores here and there, and retail locations inside... Read more...
A teenage hacker in Australia managed to infiltrate Apple's computer systems and, over the course of a year, swiped 90 gigabytes of data. Following reports of the hacking incident, Apple issued a statement saying that no customer data was... Read more...
More people are purchasing Google Home devices than Amazon's competing Echo products when shopping for a smart speaker, according to estimated data sales compiled by market research firm Canalys. Google now sits in the top spot of the worldwide... Read more...
Most of the information surrounding NVIDIA's next round of consumer cards has been focused on the GeForce RTX 2080, which the company is expected to announce on Monday, August 20, a day before Gamescom 2018 kicks off. There will be other Turing... Read more...
Microsoft made a mistake in making available an early build of its Your Phone app for Windows 10, which is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application that enables users to access text messages, photos, and other notifications from their... Read more...
Are you having trouble finding an avatar for the Xbox One that you can relate to, or otherwise would want to use? Microsoft is planning to address this with a much more diverse selection of avatars, and if you are subscribed to the Skip Ahead... Read more...
Google recently dished up a serving of Android 9 Pie to Pixel devices ahead of the mobile OS's anticipated August 20 release date. That means we will start to see third-party phones upgraded to the latest Android build. If you are wondering which... Read more...
Anyone who has been paying attention will have noticed that solid state drive prices have come down over the few months, and the year as a whole. It is now relatively affordable to buy a 512GB or even 1TB SSD, especially if you catch one on sale... Read more...
It seems a little late in the game to be reviewing Arctic Cooling's Accelero Xtreme IV GPU cooler, so what gives? Well, I recently upgraded my ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition... Read more...
There is a rash of complaints on Twitter over a recent Instagram hack that has left numerous users unable to access their accounts. Preliminary data suggests that the shenanigans originate from Russia, though nothing has been confirmed. Instagram is... Read more...
Eventually we will all be enjoying faster wireless performance thanks to the advent of 5G. There are pockets around the United States where it is already available, but for the most, it is a waiting game for consumers—5G requires compatible networks... Read more...
If you are wondering why companies like Amazon and Google put so much time and energy into smart speakers, just look at the numbers. Sales of voice-activated speakers will add an incremental $1.6 billion to the US technology industry through 2019... Read more...
It is really happening, folks. NVIDIA is just days away from announcing a new generation of graphics cards for gamers, presumably based on its recently unveiled Turing architecture. If the leaks and hints to this point prove true, NVIDIA will roll... Read more...
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