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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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Razer makes some of the sharpest looking laptops around, there's no doubt about that. The result of its collaboration with Lambda, a deep learning company, is no exception. The two outfits tag teamed the design of the Lambda Tensorbook, a sleek Linux system being pitched as the world's most powerful laptop for machine... Read more...
It never fails when it comes to technology—as soon as you upgrade to the latest and greatest thing, a new and better thing crashes the party. Right now that new thing is Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be), a next-generation wireless standard that is officially off the ground (sort of) with Broadcom sampling complete end-to-end... Read more...
At this point, the it feels like a foregone conclusion that AMD will refresh its Radeon RX 6000 series with a few upgraded models, including the Radeon RX 6950 XT, Radeon RX 6750 XT, and Radeon RX 6650 XT. They're coming, unless the growing pile of leaks and rumors are all off target. And we can add one more to the... Read more...
GoPro just launched what it's billing as its lightest camera ever, the Hero10 Black Bones. It's not for everyone, or even the typical adventurer that might purchase an action camera, whether it's GoPro model or something else. Instead, GoPro stripped its Hero10 Black camera down to just its barebones assembly to make... Read more...
Valve didn't need to go bonkers outfitting its Steam Deck with ultra high-end hardware, it just had to ensure smooth gaming on the handheld's 7-inch IPS display with a native 1280x800 resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. And so it has a custom AMD Zen 2 processor with integrated RNDA 2 graphics. That's fine, but could... Read more...
SteelSeries just expanded its lineup of featherlight gaming mice with three new models— Aerox 9 Wireless, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 5—that up the ante with more buttons. In doing so, SteelSeries says it is answering the call from its gamer fan base for more configuration options, while also laying claim to the... Read more...
Micron this morning announced it has begun producing 16 gigabit (Gb) GDDR6X memory chips in volume, and claims it is the only memory maker supplying GDDR6X chips in that capacity. That's notable for a couple of reasons. For one, it represents a doubling of capacity, and secondly Micron says its 16Gb GDDR6X chips offer... Read more...
During last year's Intel InnovatiON event, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger boldly declared the chip maker would aggressively pursue Moore's Law "until the periodic table is exhausted." Then during yesterday's ribbon cutting ceremony in Oregon, Gelsinger doubled down on the claim, while also reiterating that the Intel 18A node... Read more...
Even as mainstream consumer processors push out more cores, more threads, and heaps of cache, there is still a market for even more powerful high end desktop (HEDT) silicon. Maybe not a massive market, but enough so that AMD recently unveiled another round of Threadripper processors, and it looks like Intel is getting... Read more...
Intel today cut the ribbon on a massive expansion to its leading-edge D1X factory located in Hillsboro, Oregon. It also announced a new name for the nearly 500-acre campus. Previously called Ronler Acres, this cutting edge development chip fab has now been anointed Gordon Moore Park at Ronler Acres in honor of Intel... Read more...
Epic Games has made it be known it is building its own version of the metaverse and that's all it took for Sony and Lego's parent company Kirkbi to reenact the "Shut up and take my money!" meme. Sony and Kirkbi participated in a $2 billion round of funding, with each company committing to ponying up $1 billion for the... Read more...
Smartphone cameras have come a long way in a relatively short time, and they could be in for another major leap in capabilities. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a prototype LiDAR system (shown above) that captures megapixel-resolution depth maps to enable image sensors to see in three dimensions... Read more...
Windows 3.1 turned 30 years old this month and if you were around when it came out, don't forget to take your pain pills for your back. I'm reminding myself as much as anyone else—my roots in computing date back even further, to the era of the Commodore 64 and later MS-DOS, both of which preceded Windows 3.1 with its... Read more...
Do you know what your kids are playing these days? There's it a good chance it's either Minecraft or Roblox, or both. They're each immensely popular (hence why Roblox's CEO is due for a $233 million payday), and they're going to get some competition from Lego and Epic, which have entered into a long-term partnership... Read more...
The right-to-repair movement continues to gain momentum, and the teardown specialists at iFixIt are helping it right along. To wit, Samsung last month announced it was teaming up with iFixit on a Galaxy repair program that will see the latter offer genuine replacement parts and detailed guides. And now Google has... Read more...
I don't find my Xbox Series X to be particularly loud, especially over the rumbles of my soundbar and subwoofer or gaming headset. However, navigating the user interface is a different story. Various sound effects adorn the Xbox Series X and if you'd rather not hear them, you now have access to an expanded set of mute controls. Finding Read more...
Galax's collection of Hall of Fame OC Lab Edition graphics cards are stunning beauties, and not just on the outside. Japanese overclocker Duck OC managed to get his hands on the latest variant, the Galax GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Hall of Fame OC Lab Edition, and promptly removed the water cooling block for an impromptu... Read more...
A massive 200TB capacity solid state drive (SSD) sure would give your growing games catalog room to breathe, especially when even patches and game updates are swelling in size. It's probably going to be a minute or two before we see that kind of capacity in the consumer realm, but 200TB SSDs could actually be coming... Read more...
You may have noticed there is a wide gulf between the critic and user scores for Gran Turismo 7 on Metacritic. That's the result of a review bomb campaign, which in part stemmed from the title's in-game economy, especially following the 1.07 update. While I'm not a fan of review bombing, it certainly caught the... Read more...
It's been a decade since the last Max Payne game came out (Max Payne 3), but the franchise that put bullet-time gameplay on the map hasn't been forgotten. No, there's not a Max Payne 4 in the works (that we're aware of). However, Remedy Entertainment approached Rockstar Games about doing a remake of the first two... Read more...
As the days and months go on, it gets increasingly difficult to remember a time when graphics card were plentiful and ripe for picking, like an orchard full of delicious apples just waiting to be yanked. Will things ever return back to normal? There have been some encouraging signs and developments, though for prices... Read more...
AOC has created a new Agon Pro gaming monitor tier among its growing display lineup and its first model, the Agon Pro AG254FG, comes flying out of the gate with a breakneck 360Hz refresh rate for fast-action gameplay. In doing so, the AG254FG earns the distinction of the fastest gaming monitor AOC has released to... Read more...
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