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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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Never has there been a better time to be a console junkie. That's because your gaming dollar stretches a lot farther today than it did when the current crop of the 'big 3' gaming consoles were first released (Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3), with new models boasting bigger feature-sets, and in some cases, lower prices.... Read more...
MSI's 15.6-inch FX600 has finally sailed into port here in the U.S., bringing with it a high-end THX sound system, a checkered exterior with anti-fingerprint coating, a textured multi-touch touchpad, and other cargo quickly becoming standard features on MSI notebooks. "With the FX600 standing out amongst the competition this season, those... Read more...
Most of you already see the world in 3D, so why not come out with a camera that takes 3D photos and movies? One reason would be that you already tried that and, well, things didn't turn out so hot. But rather than tuck its tail between its legs and give up, FujiFlim has stormed back to the market with its FinePix RealPix Real 3D W3, the followup... Read more...
Lock up the netbook, put away the eBook reader, and for Heaven's sake man, hide that wimpy tablet. While you're at it, go ahead and shuttle all of your other mobile devices out of sight, because AIS's new 12.1-inch Rugged Vehicle Computer (RVC) will eat all those for breakfast. It's not that AIS's RVC comes equipped with high-end components... Read more...
Word all over the Web this morning is that Asus is planning a $300 tablet for the back to school crowd. It will run a special version of Linux, and barring an unforeseen hiccups, you can expect the device to hit the retail segment in October. Make no mistake though, this thing isn't being designed to take on the iPad. A more likely rival is... Read more...
This has been a banner year so far for the mobile device market, which saw sales skyrocket to 325.6 million units in the second quarter alone, says market research firm Gartner. That's a 13.8 percent increase over the same period one year ago, and it's largely thanks to the smartphone frenzy that's sweeping the globe. According to Gartner,... Read more...
All this time we thought the way to one-up Apple's iPad was to build a Windows- or Android-based tablet with all the features the iPad neglects. Boy were we off, or so hopes a company called Axon Logic. Never heard of them? If history is any indication, you soon will. That's because Axon has gone and put together a... Read more...
Toshiba this week announced that it has developed double data rate (DDR) Toggle Mode NAND flash memory for use in solid state drives (SSDs), and there's good reason you should care. According to Toshiba, its 32nm DDR Toggle Mode chips will significantly improve performance in both MLC- and SLC-based SSDs compared to conventional asynchronous... Read more...
Micron, who you might recognize better as the parent company of Crucial, has come up with a new line of solid state drives aimed squarely at the enterprise environment. Dubbed RealSSD P300, this new series comes out of the gates with SATA 6Gbps support -- a first ever for the enterprise market -- and up to 44,000 IOPS reads and 16,000 IOPS... Read more...
Gaming peripheral company Razer has just released a pair of headphones that, depending on your perspective, qualifies as the most awesome set of cans you've ever laid your eyes on, or the fugliest headset you've ever seen. We tend towards the former, but maybe that just means we weren't given enough hugs as children... Read more...
Ask any budding secret agent and he'll tell you that toting around confidential plans for world domination is a major drag. It's not the morality of the 'take over the world' thing that has him down, but what to do with the data should he get caught. In a pinch, he can try swallowing his USB thumb drive, but his... Read more...
Someone inform the grim reaper that he can officially stop ringing the death knell for Windows 7-based tablets. Admittedly, things weren't looking so hot when HP seemingly abandoned plans to release its Windows 7 "Slate," and even Microsoft gave us cause for concern when the Redmond outfit dumped its dual-screen Courier tablet into the Recycle... Read more...
Late last week a Canadian wireless provider posted RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Curve 3G (previously known as the Curve 9300) for sale, and today Research In Motion (RIM) is making the device official. RIM's press release doesn't bring a whole lot to the table that wasn't already leaked, but the company did say the Curve 3G will ship with the... Read more...
It looks like the cat is out of the bag, and Asus has no plans of trying to put it back in. We're talking about the company's upcoming Eee Box refresh -- the Eee Box EB1501P -- details of which have been leaked all over the Web, and apparently now confirmed by Asus. As the online chatter goes, the new Eee Box is set to ship stateside within... Read more...
We're big fans of MSI's Classic Series laptop styling, especially when that styling involves the tech equivalent of a pin striped suit, as is the case with the company's new CX720. This latest laptop from MSI sports a set of digs that makes it look like it's on its way to becoming a made man rather than destined for store shelves. Or maybe... Read more...
Quick, name three companies you associate with high-end RAM. Now go an name two more. Was Transcend among any them? If so, you're either lying (shame on you), or you work for Transcend (oh, hi there). Transcend isn't usually the first company you think of when shopping enthusiast grade memory kits, and probably isn't on your RAM radar at all.... Read more...
The Federal Trade Commission can close the books on its case against Intel, the world's largest chip maker, after the two sides were able to hammer out a settlement. Intel stood accused of anticompetitive practices, which is legal speak for being a bully in the marketplace, and under terms of the agreement, the Santa Clara chip maker must... Read more...
Acer's been busy showing off its new netbook at the Taipei Computer Application Show, and there's good reason for attendees to get excited. The Aspire One AOD255, as it's been dubbed, comes configured with both Google's Android platform and Microsoft's Windows XP OS. Holy dual-booting netbook, Batman! On the hardware front, the AOD255 is a... Read more...
In recent years, Asus has found a proven formula for success. Build a device -- even if it's already been done -- slap the "Eee" label on it, and sit back and collect the cash. That's been Asus' MO for a number of gadgets, and now it looks like we can add external storage to the list. Some attentive folk noticed that Taiwan vendor PC Home... Read more...
MSI has been cranking out notebooks like they're going out of style, having just yesterday announced their new FX600 laptop built around Intel's Core i3/i5 platform. One day later (that's today, for those of you keeping track), MSI has turned its attention to its Classic series with the release of the CR410, this time built around AMD's latest... Read more...
It didn't take very long for Intel to establish its dominance in the netbook market, with nearly every netbook release coming equipped with an Atom processor inside. Now the Santa Clara chip maker is turning its head towards the tablet space, and understandably so. While netbook sales are showing little signs of slowing down. tablets appear... Read more...
MSI is looking to make a fashion statement with its aptly named "F Series" of notebooks, starting with the FX600. Built around Intel's Core i3/i5 platform, the FX600 combines a fair amount of beauty and brawn, all wrapped in a 15.6-inch form factor with a "durable jet black" finish. In baseline form, the FX600 sports an Intel Core i3 330M... Read more...
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