Editor profile

Paul Lilly

image
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.

Follow Paul on Twitter, and Facebook

Opinions and content posted by HotHardware contributors are their own.

Recent posts

Time is running out to snatch up a PlayStation 5 console before the end of the year, as 2022 is breathing heavily down our necks at this point. Getting one before the calendar flips over to a new year is an arbitrary goal, though if that is what you are trying to do, hitting up your local GameStop might be your best... Read more...
ASUS is going to unveil some kind of tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, but not just any slate. According to ASUS, what it has on tap is the "world's most powerful gaming tablet." Let your mind run wild with that one and you'll come to all kinds of intriguing possibilities, including next-gen... Read more...
There's a very high chance Intel provides more details about its Arc Alchemist lineup during its virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event next week, which could potentially include an update on exactly when the first cards will release. We'll have to wait and see. That said, Intel has promised Alchemist will... Read more...
A deal that has been over a year in the making between Intel and SK Hynix has been consummated, at least for the initial portion. That being the first closing of the sale of Intel's NAND flash memory and solid state drive (SSD) business to SK Hynix for $7 billion, the companies announced. The deal was first announced... Read more...
Update (12/29/21): It's official—a reversed capacitor is the culprit. ASUS reached out to Hot Hardware and confirmed its preliminary finding, and provided a statement that it is sending out to customers. Here's what it says... To our valued ASUS Customers, ASUS is committed to producing the highest quality... Read more...
LastPass is telling its users that there is no evidence to suggest their passwords have been compromised, after previously sending out emails to some users stating their master passwords have been compromised. So what exactly is going on? According to LastPass, the email warnings were "likely triggered in... Read more...
Congratulations to any of you who scored a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or Nintendo Switch OLED for Christmas. Finding one of those consoles in stock is the hard part. It's much easier to surround them with accessories and games, and if that's what you are looking to do, good news—there are a bunch of discounts to... Read more...
MSI is one the latest companies to cancel a physical presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, however it now plans to host a couple of virtual events where it will announce new products. One of those figures to be a new GS77 Stealth laptop line. Ahead of the expected reveal, a retailer in France has... Read more...
Call it a shortcoming or a flaw or whatever you want, but one of the biggest downsides of OLED TVs compared to mini LED panels is they simply don't shine as bright. That's the tradeoff for the superior picture quality that OLED tech typically delivers, with perfect black levels, vibrant color reproduction, and the... Read more...
It has been nearly three years since the GeForce GTX 1650 released to retail, and yet a quick check of the best-selling graphics cards on both Amazon and Newegg shows that it tops the charts. How is it that a 34-month-old graphics card is the top selling GPU on two major online retail sites? Quite simply, it's a... Read more...
Don't blame Santa if you didn't wake up to a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or Nintendo Switch OLED on Christmas Day. Even the big guy in the bright red suit and an army of elves can only do so much in the face of a shortage. There's some good news, though—more restocks are on the way, giving you more chances to score... Read more...
After a flood of leaks, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi 12 Pro and two other 12 series handsets. The two main models, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12, are both powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, whereas the Xiaomi 12X is a toned-down variant with a Snapdragon 870 SoC underneath the... Read more...
Inside sources at Intel are apparently hyper-confident that the company's Arc graphics will prove a formidable opponent to AMD and NVIDIA, and yes, that includes at the top of the stack. That probably won't happen with Alchemist, which is targeting more mainstream performance levels, but Battlemage could be when Arc... Read more...
Nobody wants to rack up bad karma, which should be reason alone not to pilfer movies from the internet via BitTorrent or whatever other means. But even disregarding the moral aspect or pirating movies and games, there's another reason not to engage in such behavior—you could end up with a malware infection. Some... Read more...
Valve has released its compilation of its top games over the past year, which as it has done in the past is broken up into different categories. For example, there are separate lists for the most-played and top earning games of 2021. Be that as it may, there is one discernible trend—gamers like free-to-play titles. A... Read more...
There is still another week to go before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off, but some of the pending announcements are being tipped in leaks ahead of the event. One of them is MSI's collaboration with Ubisoft on a couple of themed laptops, those being the 15.6-inch Crosshair 15 and 17.3-inch Crosshair... Read more...
It is widely expected that AMD will introduce some new processors at or around the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, as it has a livestream planned for the day before the event kicks off. If a recent leak is true, a new line of APUs will be among the announcements, with some interesting details emerging about... Read more...
Mice generally eat fruits, seeds, and grains but will munch on just about anything. We don't expect that to include NAND flash memory chips or fully assembled solid state drives, though, but a concept rodent Adata plans to trot out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week is an exception. There's an actual SSD... Read more...
Just as it had done last year, Epic Games is celebrating the holidays by giving away a free game through the Epic Games Store for the second half of December. The 15 days of free games got underway on December 16 and will continue through December 30, so there are still four more titles you'll be able to claim at no... Read more...
Did you score an Amazon gift card for Christmas? Either way, now is a great time to peruse the online retailer for discounted hardware because the deals are in full force for Boxing Day. While traditionally a shopping holiday in the United Kingdom, retailers rarely miss an opportunity to hold a sales even in US, and... Read more...
The latest generation game consoles have been some of the most difficult items to find in stock this year, and that's been true of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 ever since they launched last year. If it is the former you're after, however, GameStop shared some potentially great news—a whole bunch of its physical... Read more...
Why pay for a PC game when you get it for free, right? To be absolutely clear, no, that's absolutely not an encouragement to pirate software. Please don't. You don't need to resort to such measures to bolster your games catalog, you just need to know where to look. And one place you should be looking right now is in... Read more...
First ... Prev 3 4 5 6 7 Next ... Last