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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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AT&T may have downplayed the significance of losing its exclusivity grip of the iPhone, but you have to imagine the wireless carrier's sweating bullets now that Verizon has gotten off to such a fast start. According to statistics by Chitika, more than 12 percent of all iPhone web usage in the U.S. is going through... Read more...
Note to Microsoft: Put out a browser that doesn't suck and people will download it. That's the lesson Microsoft should take away from the recent release of Internet Explorer 9, arguably the first version of IE that's truly able to compete with Firefox and Chrome. Perhaps because of this, IE9 was downloaded more than... Read more...
Netflix may have started off as a DVD rental-by-mail business, but the company has since evolved into a dominant streaming service. And when we say dominant, we mean that six out of every 10 digital movies streamed originate from Netflix, according to figures by NPD Group's VideoWatch Digital tracking service. "Sales... Read more...
David White, Nvidia's Chief Financial Officer, will have all the time in the world to sunbathe at the beach and sip on piña coladas this summer. Or at least that's what we would do if we handed in our resignation papers, as White recently did. White, who is leaving the GPU maker "for personal reasons," will remain with Nvidia until... Read more...
Why T-Mobile isn't on top of a mountain shouting at the top of its lungs, we don't know, but the company should be. What for? Well, T-Mobile just launched its new 10GB Web Access + Unlimited T-Mobile HotSpot plan, which in and of itself doesn't sound like anything special. But here's the kicker -- there aren't any overage fees, even if you... Read more...
Imagine that you're sitting there watching a 3D Blu-ray flick and you're in the middle of an intense scene. Bullets, shrapnel, and chickens are flying off the screen when the bad guy is finally about to get what he deserves, and then...blurriness. Say what? Sorry sport, your 3D glasses just lost their charge, time to... Read more...
The iPhone 4 can make phone calls. It can track your location and upload that information to your favorite social networking site for all your family and friends to see. It can start your car remotely, fire off emails, play music and movies, and take pictures, to name just a few of things it's capable of. But when it comes to keeping tracking... Read more...
Chilax Apple fans, we're talking about Apple's iPad 2 tablet selling out, as opposed to being a sell out like _____ (insert your own celebrity here). According to Piper Jaffray analyst, Gen Munster, Apple sold some 400,000 to 500,000 of its second generation magical devices during its launch weekend. Compare that to the iPad 1, which sold... Read more...
As AOL looks to the future following its $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post, a good chunk of the old regime will be left behind. AOL is in the process of handing out around 900 pink slips, which represents 20 percent of the company's workforce. All affected employees have already been notified, who according to All Things Digital,... Read more...
Today's date is Friday March 11, 2011. Do you know what that means? An end to the work week and the beginning of a weekend of partying, for some of you. For others, this is the day you decide between a black or white iPad 2, between 3G or Wi-Fi, and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of capacity. But before you settle which version of the iPad 2 you plan... Read more...
Apple all but confirmed the iPhone 5 will run the same dual-core A5 processor as found in the iPad. Not intentionally, mind you, but the so-called proof lies in the iOS 4.3 code. It gets just a tad confusing, but follow along and we'll help you make heads or tails of what has everyone convinced of the iPhone 5's hardware. In sifting through... Read more...
Lest you might have forgotten, Apple sent out an announcement today reminding the world that its second generation magical device (and yes, Apple revived that term) -- the iPad 2 -- will be available tomorrow evening at 5 PM local time in each of its 236 Apple retail stores in the U.S, 1 AM PST online at www.apple.com, and 5 PM local time... Read more...
Few things are sure bets in life. Among them are the government will collect income taxes, the Boston Celtics will hoist banner #18 this year, and Apple's going to come out with a 64GB iPhone 4. What isn't known is when exactly Apple plans to release an iPhone 4 with double the capacity of the current 32GB top-end model, but if a new video... Read more...
Like us, you might have thought Logitech forgot all about 5.1 surround sound speakers and that the popular (and awesome) Z-5500 was the end of the road. Looks like we were all wrong on that one. Logitech today announced a long overdue successor to the Z-500, the multi-talented Z906. We say "mulit-talented" because the... Read more...
In the chase for first place among hard drive makers, Western Digital's acquisition of Hitachi should pay off handsomely. Market research firm iSuppli reckons the purchase will net WDC a commanding 49.6 percent share of global HDD shipments, increasing its lead over Seagate (29.4 percent) from just 2 percentage points to 20.2 percentage points.... Read more...
Kingston's HyperX memory line has been sporting those trademark blue heatspreaders for as long as we can remember, and they still are, only now they've been updated a tad. The new look HyperX Genesis line now boasts a blue color heatspreader with a military/ballistic trim running across the top, similar to what you'd... Read more...
Steve Jobs and company made sure to present the iPad ecosystem in the best light possible when announcing the iPad 2, and may have distorted the facts a bit in the process (we'll let you be the judge of that, see here). But while Jobs was busy misquoting Samsung and painting a decidedly different picture of the Galaxy... Read more...
Who would have thought that Apple's trump card in the emerging tablet war would be price? Starting this Friday, you'll be able to pick up an iPad 2 starting at $500, and if you simply can't wait, Apple's getting rid of existing iPad 1 stock starting at $400. By comparison, you'll have to fork over $600 for Motorola's Wi-Fi only Xoom tablet,... Read more...
If you're thinking about picking up a solid state drive to make your system scream, you'd be silly to pull the trigger before SSDs built around next generation controllers start shipping. One of the more anticipated upgrades is from SandForce, whose SF-2000 series chipsets you'll soon find on a number of shipping... Read more...
As wireless carries wrestle with how to integrate tablets into their data consumption schemes, AT&T this week introduced new postpaid billing options for slates. Effective immediately, AT&T subscribers have the option of choosing between the new postpaid pricing or sticking with prepaid billing. The charges are effectively the same... Read more...
Find yourself jonesing for an all-in-one PC? MSI's new Wind Top AE2210 might be just the ticket. The AE2210 is a 21.5-inch machine built around Intel's Sandy Bridge platform, and don't worry about those early warts that affected Intel's 6-series chipset -- you won't find any of those in the AE2210. What you will find... Read more...
Olympus has been kicking out cameras left and right lately, one of which is the company's "Tough TG-810." You might think Olympus is being a bit presumptuous by putting "Tough" on this camera's birth certificate, but you'd be wrong. The TG-810 was designed to withstand all kinds of abuse, whether you intend to go snorkeling or snap photos... Read more...
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