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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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Think back to when you were 6 years old waking up on Christmas morning. If you were lucky, your big ticket item was a BMX bike. Race car sets, Matchbox cars, and a new Michael Jackson album were all winning bets too. These days? Kids ages 6-12 want nothing more than to find an iPad sitting under the tree on December 25th. According to market... Read more...
Black Friday is just days away, and if you're planning to fight through crowds of rapid shoppers, you better be prepared. That means making a list and checking it twice, though not to see who's been naughty or nice. You need a list of where the hottest deals are so you can come up with a game plan to get in, get out, and scurry back home with... Read more...
Verizon this week issued a strong challenge to the U.S. Congress to update the nation's antiquated and anti-competitive telecom rules (Verizon's words, not ours), saying that Congress must act now to address telecommunications policies that are broken. "The grinding you hear are the gears churning as policymakers try to fit fast-changing technologies... Read more...
With all the talk of Android, iOS, Hummingbird/Snapdragon processors, and all other sorts of smartphone goodies, it's easy to forget that some people still like to roll with feature phones. And at $30/month now standard for a data plan, often-times attached to two-year service agreements (totaling $720 just in data charges for the life the... Read more...
MSI is certainly no stranger to the all-in-one market, so what makes the company's new Wind Top AC1900 different from all the rest? According to MSI, the AC1900 is fit for "people of all ages," be it your 8-year-old son or your 78-year-old grandmother. Just because everyone can use it doesn't everyone will want to use it, namely gamers and... Read more...
Never mind that certain media outlets are declaring Android a failure in the tablet space at this very early stage in the game. The reality is the Android party is just getting underway, and though Samsung's Galaxy Tab might not be the iPad killer open-source fans hoped it would be, it's just one of many more Android tablets to come. Another... Read more...
LCD monitors began as poor replacements for CRTs when it came to playing games, due in large part to sluggish response times resulting in ghosting, streaking, and other abnormalities. Today's LCD monitors do a much better job, but evidently there's still plenty of room for improvement. Enter Mitsubishi, which is reportedly designing an intelligent... Read more...
Steve Wozniak told a dutch newspaper something we already know: Android is awesome. He didn't come out and say it exactly that way, but the Apple co-founder might as well have. Instead, Wozniak told the De Telegraaf he thinks Android will become the dominant smartphone platform in time, eventually catching up to, and... Read more...
Don't think for a second Microsoft is willing to let its Windows Phone 7 platform suffer the same fate as the short lived Kin Phone venture. The challenge for Microsoft, however, is that it's going up against established platforms, namely Google Android and Apple's iPhone (iOS), both of which now have a huge selection of apps to choose from.... Read more...
Of interest to media buffs, Roxio today announced it has begun shipping its Roxio Streamer software, which purportedly turns your PC in a "powerful media server." Or in other words, it makes easy work out of shuttling your music, photos, and videos from your PC to other devices, both near and far. "Roxio Streamer is the most efficient way... Read more...
Mac graphic gurus users rejoice -- Nvidia today announced the expansion of its Quadro professional videocard line to the Mac platform, finally giving Mac OS X Snow Leopard users access to the Fermi architecture. "Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine, accelerated by NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, have redefined the non-linear editing... Read more...
Let's go ahead and deal with the 900-pound gorilla in the room. LSI's new WarpDrive SLP-300 acceleration card is freaking expensive, as in the thing costs $11,500. Yeah, it's like that. But it's also intended for a different kind of audience than your typical home enthusiast. This low-profile solid state storage card is aimed at companies... Read more...
Enterprise clients take note -- Super Talent has begun shipping its new 8GB Registered-ECC DDR3 DRAM modules, otherwise known as R-DIMMs, to support low-voltage Intel Westmere platforms. These 8GB modules adhere to the JEDEC standard of 1.35V and 1333MHz with latencies of 9-9-9. "Going Green has always been associated with considerable trade-offs;... Read more...
Popular retailer Micro Center is laying claim to the world's first brick-and-mortar branded SandForce solid state drive (SSD), which is actually the company's second generation SSD. But unlike Micro Center's first batch, these latest drives come built around the venerable SandForce SF-1200 controller. And as far as SSDs go, pricing isn't all... Read more...
It doesn't matter whether you landed on Santa's naughty or nice list this year, or if you even celebrate the holidays, not as far as Intel is concerned. Why? The world's largest chip maker just sent word that it lowered prices and introduced a new model of its SSD product line in time for the holiday buying season. "Every Christmas, consumers... Read more...
As ambitious as the One Laptop Per Child initiative is, at the rate MSI churns out new notebook models, the company will have a unique offering for every man, woman, and minotaur on the planet. Fresh off the assembly line this time around is MSI's new FX603, a 15.6-inch notebook sheathed in the company's own anti-scratch, anti-smudged raised... Read more...
It looks like everyone is set to join Samsung's Galaxy Tab party, including AT&T, the one-time exclusive carrier of Apple's iPad and still the only game in town when it comes to the iPhone. Bear in mind that nothing is yet official, but according to an AT&T training document that found its way to the Web, the wireless carrier plans... Read more...
File this one under "Oh yes they did!," because Nintendo has gone and tried to trademark the popular phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong." The request was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office recently, and who knows if it will be granted or not. However, this isn't the first time Nintendo has tried to... Read more...
Buckle up folks, Mozilla promises its latest Firefox 4 Beta will knock your socks off with much improved JavaScript performance and blazing fast graphics rendering. In regards to the former, Mozilla added the JagerMonkey just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compiler to Firefox 4 Beta 7, which along with the existing TraceMonkey JIT and SpiderMonkey's... Read more...
Listen up ladies and gents, if you aren't in the habit of changing up your passwords every once in awhile, consider doing so. Not only is it good practice in general, but as it turns out, your browser does a pretty piss-poor job of covering your tracks. Enter Russian software maker ElcomSoft, which just announced a... Read more...
Good news if you're an AT&T subscriber planning on picking up a BlackBerry Torch for the holidays. The wireless carrier has gone and cut the price of Research In Motion's Torch device by 50 percent, presumably to make room for three new phones built around Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Platform, according to reports. "It's a promotion for... Read more...
Mac Davis once sang about the difficulties of being humble, but Davis never shipped out 1.5 BILLION hard drives. Seagate has, reaching the milestone on October 20, 2010, and somehow managed to keep mum about it for nearly an entire month. But what's most impressive about the feat is Seagate skyrocketed to the 1.5 billion threshold just 2 and... Read more...
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