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Brandon received his first PC, an IBM Aptiva 310, in 1994 and hasn’t looked back since. He cut his teeth on computer building/repair working at a mom and pop computer shop as a plucky teen in the mid 90s and went on to join AnandTech as the Senior News Editor in 1999. Brandon would later help to form DailyTech where he served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008 until 2014. Brandon is a tech geek at heart, and family members always know where to turn when they need free tech support. When he isn’t writing about the tech hardware or studying up on the latest in mobile gadgets, you’ll find him browsing forums that cater to his long-running passion: automobiles.

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Bluetooth is a wireless protocol that we take for granted these days. It's enabled in most of our smart devices including smartphones (where we can perform hands-free calls in our cars) to our smartwatches (allowing Apple users to automatically unlock their Macs with an Apple Watch), to wirelessly connecting our mice... Read more...
Motorola is famous for making relatively inexpensive smartphones with plenty of features and useful software tweaks to the Android OS (or in this case, Android One). One of the more popular recent options from the company is Motorola One Action, and you can read our review of the smartphone here. The One Action is... Read more...
Late last year, Apple performed a major update to its flagship MacBook Pro family with the release of a new 16-inch model. The company kept the same Intel Coffee Lake processors, but included a number of key updates including a replacement for the failure-prone and unloved butterfly keyboard. Apple's 13-inch... Read more...
The OnePlus 7T has always struck us as being a very compelling smartphone with excellent performance, a gorgeous display, and value pricing. We reviewed the smartphone back in early October 2019 and came away duly impressed with what it has to offer. The OnePlus 7T's $599 price tag was already an incredible bargain... Read more...
Earlier this month, we heard rumors that Microsoft is preparing to launch its third-generation Surface Book 3, which has been a long time coming. That earlier report suggests that the machine could be powered by 10th generation Intel Ice Lake processors and a GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU. A new report from Petri... Read more...
Windows 10 is Microsoft's fastest growing operating system, and has been ruling the roost as the company's top consumer platform since the summer of 2015. To keep Windows 10 fresh, Microsoft performs two major updates per year, which brings new features and better usability for consumers. Perhaps the most maligned and... Read more...
The launch date for Half-Life: Alyx is now set in stone. Valve announced today that the virtual reality-only title will officially launch on March 23rd, which is sticking with the developer's previous statements that the game would be available in March 2020. Hype for Half-Life: Alyx has been building, as this is... Read more...
TSMC has been critical to AMD’s resurgence as a dominant force in the processor market, and the company has also been beneficial in ensuring that Apple has a steady flow of A12 and A13 SoCs on hand for its hot-selling iPhone and iPad product lines. As TSMC is looking to grapple with the demands of these high-profile... Read more...
The Motorola Razr launched earlier this month to much fanfare due to its folding [plastic] display and its design that gives a clear shout-out to Razr flip phones from year’s past. While we had previously been presented with a hastily-presented teardown of the Razr last week, the disassembly experts at iFixit have now... Read more...
A rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype is up for sale, and the bids are flying in at a furious pace. Wait, a Nintendo PlayStation… what the heck is that? Decades ago, Nintendo tasked Sony with developing a CD-ROM add-on for the wildly popular SNES game console. The resultant frankensystem combined the hardware of the... Read more...
In what is an unprecedented move for the world’s biggest mobile devices expo, Mobile World Congress 2020 has been officially cancelled. As you might have surmised, the event was cancelled because of the ongoing global threat of the coronavirus, which has so far claimed the lives of over 1,000 people. When we first... Read more...
Microsoft launched its Project xCloud game streaming for Android devices back in October, but at the time it left out those running iOS (i.e. iPhones and iPads). Apple is notorious for placing a lot of restrictions on app developers for acceptance into its App Store walled garden, so Microsoft had to navigate those... Read more...
We’ve all been waiting patiently for Intel to release its Comet Lake-S desktop processors to counter AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family. AMD has been running the tables with its multi-threaded Zen 2 beasts, and Comet Lake-S is seen as the likely last hurrah for the company’s 14nm process tech – at least on the desktop... Read more...
How low can it go? For those looking to get in on some Xbox One gaming action, and don’t want to spend a lot of money in the process, we’ve got an excellent deal in store for you. Microsoft first launched the Xbox One S All-Digital a little less than a year ago as a low-cost entry for those that didn’t need a Blu-ray... Read more...
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