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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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Facebook is not exactly a pillar of privacy, that much is clear based on its history of blunders and subsequent apologies. Things may have finally come to a head, however, as the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) mulls slapping Facebook... Read more...
Netflix might be the king of streaming, but what some might find surprising is which services the company views as its biggest business threat. Rather than name another streaming media service, Netflix said it primarily competes with Fortnite for... Read more...
Do you have an old GameCube console sitting around that you're not using anymore? If that is the case, and you also own a Nintendo Switch, you can literally hack (and saw) your old GameCube and give it a second life as a dock for your Switch... Read more...
In the lead up to last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, Google offered Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners Play Store credits. Fast forward to now and it appears Google is once again gifting some Pixel 3 and Pixel XL owners a $2 credit (or... Read more...
Kenny Rogers famously sang about knowing when to hold your cards and knowing when to fold 'em (and run). Microsoft appears to be taking that lesson to heart in the digital assistant space, and rather than try to usurp Amazon's popular Alexa with its... Read more...
Microsoft has started pushing out a new preview build of Windows 10 (build 18317) to Windows Insiders who are subscribed to the Fast ring, and with it comes a pretty big change. The latest preview build separates Search and Cortana in the taskbar so... Read more...
A new trailer for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 depicts Washington D.C. in a state of ruin as the United States descends into anarchy. It's a post-apocalyptic setting seemingly caused by some sort of virus outbreak that "crippled our country." A civil... Read more...
The Pixel 3 rumors are coming in fast and furious. Sure, Google already launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (check out our review), but the company is said to be readying toned down versions of both handsets in the form of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel... Read more...
A popular meme that has been making the rounds is the 10-year challenge in which people on social media (and primarily Facebook) post side-by-side pictures of themselves, one from a decade ago and a... Read more...
Google has slowly been grooming Android developers for a 64-bit world for the past couple of years, and will continue to do up through the latter half of 2021. Nothing has really changed in that regard, though Google is now providing app developers... Read more...
In the coming weeks and months, smartphones wielding Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 855 processor will start to hit store shelves, and we'll start to get a better idea of the chip's performance. In the meantime, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench... Read more...
Verizon is making it easy to rock out with your iPhone out, or with your Android device if that is how you roll. How so? Verizon has reached a deal with Apple to include an Apple Music subscription with its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited Plans... Read more...
Memes are a big part of the web, especially on social media, and they serve different purposes. Humor is the primary reason memes exist, obviously, but they can also be used to make political statements and to share satirical thoughts. Could they... Read more...
Time and again, United States government officials and agencies have warned that Huawei and other Chinese telecommunication companies pose a security threat, due to spying concerns. Huawei has repeatedly denied being in bed with China's government... Read more...
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