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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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Apple today is kicking off its 31st Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), in which the company will give a state of union on its various software platforms (iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS), host over 100 engineering sessions, and presumably will make some exciting announcements. Ahead of the event, a string... Read more...
Ampere is going to be a beast when it arrives in consumer PCs, according to the latest leaked benchmark discovery. Over at 3DMark, there is a private listing for an unnamed NVIDIA graphics card, which is likely a GeForce RTX 3090 or GeForce RTX 3080 of some sort, and it blows a typical GeForce RTX 2080 Ti out of the... Read more...
Go ahead and mark your calendars, just be sure to use a pencil or an erasable pen (and not permanent market), because it looks as though Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processors will be arriving on July 27. That is the date a pair of Acer Swift 5 laptops with Tiger Lake hardware are slated to launch, according to a... Read more...
Earlier this week, AMD treated to Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro to a GPU upgrade, with the introduction of the Radeon Pro 5600M. At least for now, the Radeon Pro 5600M is exclusive to the MacBook Pro, but is there any reason for Windows users to be jealous? That depends on you feel about a new set of benchmark... Read more...
Billy Mitchell is perhaps the most polarizing figure in the history of arcade gaming, particularly as a sport where legitimately obtained high scores on original cabinet hardware carries with it a bit of fame and recognition. And in some cases, a bit of controversy as well. Adding to it, Guinness World Records has... Read more...
A prominent leaker has spilled the beans on the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, posting some interesting specifications and a set of images, though probably not of the actual handset. They are actual product images, not renders or the usual crop of poor quality, blurry photographs that all too often adorn these kinds... Read more...
Death and taxes are certainties, but if you want to add a third inevitability to the list, it would be this: more Ampere-based GeForce RTX graphics card rumors. Those are going to play out until NVIDIA finally unveils whatever it has up its sleeve. As it were, the latest rumor roundup highlights supposed... Read more...
Amazon has earned itself some well-deserved bragging rights for putting a stop to what ranks as the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ever, and by quite a bit. According to data divulged by Amazon, it halted a DDoS attack that peaked with a "previously unseen volume" of 2.3 terabits per second in... Read more...
We are fast approaching the expected official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 20 series, with Samsung likely to launch the handset in August. It will be at that time when all the questions and speculation are put to rest. That includes whether or not the regular Galaxy Note 20 will have a comparatively lackluster... Read more...
How many times are we going to spy leaked benchmarks for Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processors? At least one more time, apparently. Once again, the unreleased Core i7-1165G7 has made a cameo in a benchmark database, this time by hitching a ride on an upgraded Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1 system that is also not yet... Read more...
The most popular web browser also happens to be a notorious memory hog, particularly for power users who juggle a bunch of tabs. We are of course talking about Google Chrome. There have been ongoing efforts to reduce Chrome's appetite for memory, and not just by Google—Microsoft's recent May 2020 Update for Windows 10... Read more...
Having completed its merger with Sprint just a couple of months ago, T-Mobile is looking ahead to bigger and better things as it continues to challenge front runners Verizon and AT&T. Sometimes there are bumps in the road. T-Mobile ran into one this week when it experienced a nationwide outage, which prompted... Read more...
As far as Google is concerned, it is time to stop thinking about Chromebooks strictly in the sense of educational tools, and expand the view into the enterprise space as well. Parallels apparently shares this sentiment. As such, Parallels announced it has partnered with Google to bring full-featured Windows... Read more...
Epic Games is promising "hot new surprise" to be found in Fortnite's newly unleashed Chapter 2 Season 3, though players will have plenty of opportunities to cool off in what has essentially become a giant water park. The island's been flooded, though landlubbers need not worry, there are plenty of dry spots to be... Read more...
The Zen 2 CPU architecture has been kind to AMD, and to customers as well, who have many options in the Zen 2 space. That includes the launch of refreshed "XT" processors that will go on sale in July: Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT. Those are not the only new Zen 2 parts bound for the desktop... Read more...
Lenovo has big aspirations of competing in the premium smartphone space with its recently introduced Moto Edge+, a high-end handset from top to bottom with a price to match ($1,000). But is ready for prime time? We did not experience any major issues with the Moto Edge+ during our hands-on time with the phone, but it... Read more...
Super Mario is arguably the most popular video game character of all time—he is certainly in the discussion. Likewise, LEGO blocks are arguably the most popular toy, having been around for over 70 years. What happens when the two collide? You potentially get the hottest selling item since Tickle Me Elmo. We will find... Read more...
Following a series of delays, Fortnite's doomsday event called The Device finally took place yesterday, effectively putting an end to Chapter 2 Season 2. The event left many gamers miffed. Not because they did not want Season 2 to conclude—they are angry because Epic Games did not have the server capacity to host... Read more...
The last time Ford rolled a Mustang Mach 1 off the assembly line was way back in 2004, and the next time will be in 2021. It will amount to a 17-year hiatus when the limited edition Mach 1 makes its return next year, and this time it will be touting a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 480 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, and 420... Read more...
installing the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 is still not an option on my main desktop, and I am just fine with that, given the number of issues that have arisen since it went public on May 27. We have written about several of them already. The latest woes reported by Windows 10 users who made the upgrade include... Read more...
Kentucky Fried Chicken is having some fun on Twitter at the expense of Microsoft and Sony, both of which have revealed their next-generation game console designs, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, respectively. Each one has a unique look, but can they fry chicken? The "KFConsole" can, while also cranking out 4K... Read more...
Doomsday is coming to Fortnite, just not as originally scheduled. Following a series of delays, the most recent of which was in response to Black Lives Matter protests, Fortnite current Season 2 Chapter 3 is now only days away from happening. Before the new Chapter kicks off, however, a live event called The Device... Read more...
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