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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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We can now say with 100 percent certainty that Windows 10 is the not the last version of Windows. Following a barrage of leaks, rumors, and speculation, Microsoft this week finally introduced the world to Windows 11, with the goal of "bringing you closer to the people and things you love." The question is, will it run... Read more...
NVIDIA kicked off its 7-nanometer Ampere party with the A100, a massively powerful machine learning GPU that began shipping to customers a little over a year ago. The company would later flesh out its machine learning lineup with an 80GB model, though up until now, it has only been offered in the SXM4 form factor... Read more...
Intel has some intriguing product launches in the pipeline. One of them is Alder Lake, which represents a spirited shift to a hybrid CPU architecture, and the other is DG2, its first discrete graphics solution of the modern era for gaming. Incidentally, both have just made a cameo on Geekbench, the popular... Read more...
For the second time this month, but really just the first time (more on that in a moment), Microsoft has officially confirmed it is embracing support for AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution technology on its latest generation Xbox game consoles (Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S). To get things started, FSR is now... Read more...
Security researchers have sounded the alarm on four BIOS vulnerabilities affecting 129 different Dell models, including various laptop and desktop systems, as well as some tablets. In total, it is estimated that around 30 million Dell systems are susceptible to the vulnerabilities and should be patched right away... Read more...
Most people probably have graphics card performance in mind when firing up 3DMark, a popular benchmark for helping to determine how good a system or GPU might be at playing games. The benchmark tests are actually more nuanced than that, and with the latest update, UL Benchmarks has added dedicated CPU benchmarks to... Read more...
In just a matter of months, Apple will unveil its next generation iPhone lineup, presumably called the iPhone 13 series. Leaks and rumors abound and will be even more plentiful as an inevitable launch comes closer into view. Looking beyond the iPhone 13, however, a prominent Apple analyst had some interesting... Read more...
Google is getting ready to roll out an update that will ultimately make Google Drive files more secure, but the added peace of mind comes at a cost to Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers. Not a financial one mind you (the update is itself is free), but in the form of potentially... Read more...
As it turns out, Windows 10 will not be the last version of Windows. Plans have changed, and Microsoft is now getting ready to introduce the world to Windows 11 during a scheduled livestream. Hopefully some of the lingering questions we have will be answered during the event, and you can bet we will tuning into it... Read more...
Only six months elapsed between the launch of Samsung's original Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Watch Active 2, the latter of which came out in August 2019. Since then, however, there has not been a new iteration. A new model is coming, though, and some supposedly leaked renders showcase a few design changes that... Read more...
It seems Microsoft has begun to make good on its promise to upgrade the hardware that drives its Xbox Cloud Gaming service. Nothing concrete has been announced yet, but players are noticing discernibly faster load times in some games, such as Rainbow Six Siege, as well as graphics options that did not exist before... Read more...
AMD has not yet announced the Radeon RX 6600 XT, which seems like an inevitable addition to its RDNA 2 stack. While not necessarily a foregone conclusion, multiple leaks and rumors leave us with high confidence that the unofficial SKU will become official at some point. And perhaps soon, evidenced by Gigabyte listing... Read more...
Have you ever had a friend or family member casually drop big news on you, as if the subject they are talking about is an everyday occurrence? For example, "Yeah, the weather was great this weekend, I got a lot of yard work done. Next month I'm going to the moon with Elon Musk. Oh, I bought a new hedge trimmer at... Read more...
Today is the second and last day of Amazon's Prime Day 2021 sales event, and you can expect a barrage of bargains right up until the very end. We've already covered a whole bunch of deals, from PC gaming hardware and wireless earbuds, to video games for various different console platforms, and more. Now we're rounding... Read more...
The next round of Ryzen Embedded processors from AMD could be veritable powerhouses, if the latest rumored specifications pan out. Getting straight to the meat of the leak, it is suggested that AMD's upcoming Ryzen Embedded V3000 series will pair the company's mighty Zen 3 CPU architecture with its stout second... Read more...
Anyone who owns a graphics card based on AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture may want to seek comfort in Willie Nelson singing, "Turn out the lights, the party's over." Why is that? Starting with the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin release (version 21.6.1), a wide range of GCN cards are officially classified... Read more...
Have you heard? There is a new version of Windows coming, and unless the leaked build going around and all the hints Microsoft has been dropping are big fake outs, then it will be called Windows 11. The leaked ISO is neat because it gives us an early glimpse at what is in store for the post-Windows 10 era, and while... Read more...
We are keeping a pulse on Amazon's Prime Day 2021 deals, including discounts on PC gaming hardware, laptops, storage products, wireless earbuds, and more. It's a massive sale, spread out across two days. We can't possibly cover it all, but we did want to give console gaming its own roundup, to cover the many discounts... Read more...
There might not actually be a Christmas in July, but this year there is a Prime Day in June, and with it comes a host of discounts on practically every kind of item imaginable. Wondering where to start in your hunt with a bargain? Well, you have come to the right place. We've rounded up some noteworthy discounts... Read more...
Samsung has decided to lean away from the curve with its latest crop of Odyssey gaming monitors for 2021. What it boils down to is an expansion of the Odyssey series, with gamers now being able to choose between curved (2020 lineup) and flatscreen (2021 lineup) models, the latter of which consists of three SKUs spread... Read more...
Patience might be a virtue, but if you are having a difficult time waiting for Amazon's Prime Day 2021 sales bonanza to kick off, fear not, there are bargains to be had ahead of the big event. Of course, at this point we are only a day away from the annual sales extravaganza. Be that as it may, for those of you are in... Read more...
At this point, it is no longer a secret that Windows 10's days are numbered (it will stop being supported in 2025), and that a new version of Windows is right around the bend. And courtesy of a leaked Windows 11 ISO that has been making the rounds, we have been able to learn a little bit about the "next generation of... Read more...
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