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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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There is an odd veil of secrecy surrounding Mario Kart Tour, the upcoming mobile port of sorts that will see Mario and his friends (and enemies) hit the pavement on smartphones and tablets. Nevertheless, while information is few and far between, we now know at least one additional thing—there is closed beta headed to... Read more...
Thanos is a bad, bad man. Or maybe he is just misunderstood. By now we all know how Avengers: Infinity War ended, and I expect this topic to be fully explored in Avengers: Endgame, which is out now and releases more broadly tomorrow. I haven't seen it, and even if I had, I'd refrain from posting spoilers. However, as... Read more...
Coinciding with Verizon's exclusive preorder availability of Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G handset, the nation's largest wireless carrier on Thursday announced the expansion of its 5G Ultra Wideband network into 20 additional US cities. That's good news for people who happen to live in places like Atlanta, Boston, and... Read more...
More information about AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition processor is finding its way online ahead of its anticipated release next week. If the latest leaked images are any indication, part of what will make the Anniversary Edition SKU unique from the regular Ryzen 7 2700X is AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su's... Read more...
It's not uncommon for OEM system builders to refresh their products the moment new GPUs or CPUs are announced. Intel's recently announced 9th Gen Core mobile processor additions and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 launch provided an opportunity to do that very thing, and Dell responded in kind by retooling its G5 and G7... Read more...
AMD is prepping two new rounds of Ryzen 3000 series processors for the desktop, one of which is based on the company's Zen 2 architecture and the other of which is built around Zen+. It's confusing, but stick with us—the latter are APUs (accelerated processing units), and according to some pictures that have emerged... Read more...
A high resolution render of Google's upcoming Pixel 3a handset has found its way to the web, and it looks similar to past leaks. It is also a familiar to design to anyone who has ever spied a Pixel device before. That's not shocking, since the Pixel 3a is an iterative upgrade, but it does seem clear that Google is not... Read more...
The Galaxy Fold has been the subject of some controversy arising out of its design and the shape that it shipped in, both to preorder customers and reviewers. Simply put, Samsung's folding phone has been breaking. In some cases, the wounds are self-inflicted, to an extent. But there does appear to be an actual design... Read more...
For most people, the thought of playing Super Mario Bros. on a Commodore 64 probably never occurred to them, for a number of reasons. The biggest one, of course, is that Super Mario Bros. was never made available for the best selling PC of all time—it's an NES game. However, the thought did occur to developer... Read more...
Sammy Davis Jr. offered up some helpful advice to would be criminals in a theme song he sang for Baretta, a detective show that ran in the late 1970s. He said, "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time." But what if you didn't do the crime in the first place? Well, if you're an 18-year-old student in New York, you... Read more...
NVIDIA has been fleshing out its Turing GPU lineup at a steady clip since the introduction of its GeForce RTX series, which at the outset consisted of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070. A GeForce RTX 2060 was not far behind, followed by a couple of Turing-based GTX parts, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1660. Now we... Read more...
AMD is getting a slight jump on its 50th anniversary by prepping a couple of special edition parts for release just ahead of the big day. If the latest leak proves real, then on Monday, April 29, AMD will unveil 50th anniversary editions of its Zen-based Ryzen 7 2700X processor and Vega-based Radeon VII graphics card... Read more...
As we approach E3, one thing we are looking forward to is what kind of development CD Projekt RED, the development studio behind The Witcher series, has made on Cyberpunk 2077. Set nearly six decades into the future, Cyberpunk 2077 will thrust players into an open world that is very different from what life is like... Read more...
Huawei is off to a good start in 2019, in terms of its overall business. The Chinese telecommunications company generated 179.7 billion Chinese Yuan (around $26.7 billion in US currency) in revenue during the first quarter, which represents a 39 percent year-over-year increase, resulting in an 8 percent jump in... Read more...
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