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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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It appears as though Intel is readying a new next unit of computing (NUC) mini PC, this time time with a Xeon processor option. Codenamed "Quartz Canyon," a leaked slide indicates Intel is targeting entry workstation tasks, including content creation, CAD and manufacturing design, financial services, and other similar chores. Assuming the Read more...
One of the first preorders for a custom Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card has materialized on Amazon. There is a new listing for Gigabyte's Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming OC 8G model, which sports three axial cooling fans instead of the blower-style cooler found on reference models. As to when it will ship, though, the... Read more...
Huawei announced at its developer conference a new, homegrown operating system for mobile devices called HarmonyOS. The company describes HarmonyOS as a microkernel-based, distributed OS and notes it is designed to offer a cohesive user experience across different devices, including smartphones, smartwatches, laptops... Read more...
WhatsApp bills itself as a free and secure messaging application with end-to-end encryption and cross platform support, all of which have made it a popular option. However, it may not be as secure as advertised. Vulnerabilities that were disclosed last year have still not been addressed, and if abused, could allow an... Read more...
Spring has yet to arrive, but you might want to do some cleaning anyway, especially if you have ever owned a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console. Some of the old NES cartridges are apparently worth their weight in gold. An unsuspecting seller in Seattle just found that out when he brought a rare Nintendo World... Read more...
During yesterday's Samsung Unpacked event, the South Korean electronics maker briefly displayed a slide showing the two main versions of the Galaxy Note 10, and accompanying price points. As shown above, there are also 5G variants of both the Galaxy Note 10+ and, yes, the smaller Galaxy Note 10, though availability... Read more...
Apple has notoriously been against the practice of consumers servicing gadgets on their own, whether it is through their own hands or by an unauthorized third party. Further evidence of this can be seen in a message that some iPhone users are seeing in regards to their batteries. There have been reports of Apple... Read more...
Tyler Blevins, best known by many as "Ninja," announced on Twitter today that he has notched 1 million active subscribers on Mixer, his new streaming platform of choice. The incredible subscriber milestone comes just five days after he abandoned Twitch, where he had become a streaming sensation and rose to gaming... Read more...
You might not have even been aware of this, but last month's Patch Tuesday update for Windows contained a long overdue mitigation for a security flaw in Intel processors. Left upatched, the flaw essentially allows an attacker to bypass fixes that had previously been rolled out to deal with Spectre and Meltdown, the... Read more...
Timing is everything, and with that in mind, it is certainly no coincidence that Samsung has unveiled its new Exynos 9825 chipset just ahead of the launch of its upcoming Galaxy Note 10 device. The upgraded system-on-chip (SoC) will undoubtedly find its way into Samsung's latest flagship handset, bringing with it a... Read more...
One of the first retail listings for a custom Navi card has appeared, which also gives us a glimpse of Sapphire's first non-reference model among the Radeon RX 5700 series. The card in question is Sapphire's Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse, and it appears on a retail site in the UK priced at £428.99 (which converts to around... Read more...
Good news if you are a fan of NVIDIA's streaming SHIELD products, and in particular its SHIELD TV. There is evidence to suggest that NVIDIA might be readying not just one, but two new SHIELD TV models, one of which could potentially introduce a new form factor (to presumably go along with upgraded hardware and new... Read more...
Apple has traditionally been very protective of its iPhone devices and the mechanisms surrounding iOS—just ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has butted heads with the Cupertino company over encryption. Be that as it may, Apple is reportedly set to hand out special iPhone models to security researchers in... Read more...
Just a few months ago, Intel launched its Cascade Lake line of second-generation Xeon scalable processors. If you are wondering what comes next, Intel answered that today, in part, by laying out what is ahead for its Xeon family. We know that 10-nanometer Xeon chips (based on Ice Lake) are on the horizon, but in the... Read more...
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