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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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Microsoft is giving its popular Windows Defender antivirus utility a name change, and it is reflective of the company's increasingly important (and lucrative) decision to branch into cross-platform endeavors. Windows Defender will now be called Microsoft Defender, while Windows Defender Exploit Guard is now called... Read more...
If you have a bit of nostalgia for games from years past, Steam is offering up some freebie action this weekend. Steam is making Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced free-to-play this weekend only.  Borderlands was originally released nearly ten years ago on October 20th 2009 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and... Read more...
When you sign up to test beta (or in some regards, alpha) software, you know that there are bound to be bugs. Such is the case with public testers that join in on the Windows Insider program, where they can access early builds of Windows 10 before the general public. However, Microsoft's latest build in the Windows... Read more...
Based on previous Pixel launch schedules, we are roughly three months away from the official unveil of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which will serve as showcases for the Android Q operating system. Leading up to the launch, Google took the unusual step of actually teasing the designof the smartphones, and there have... Read more...
Well folks, here it is: the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, aka C8 Corvette. The vehicle isn't officially supposed to be unveiled until a little over an hour from right now, but as with most things these days, it has leaked early. Just look at it. It looks downright amazing with its new mid-engine proportions... Read more...
AMD pretty much dropped a nuke on the desktop processor market with its new 7nm Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 family of processors. As our review of the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X showed, these processors offer strong single- and multi-core performance in a wide variety of applications, and AMD is being very aggressive... Read more...
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are still excellent flagship Android 9 Pie smartphones even though they first launched nearly a year ago (read the HotHardware review here). In addition to offering good all-around performance, the onboard rear camera is arguably the best available in the smartphone world. For... Read more...
Tonight will be a historic moment for gearheads that intently follow the car industry. The Chevrolet Corvette throughout its entire run as a production vehicle has been a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle. And the for vast majority of those years, it has been powered by a V8 engine. The 2020 Corvette Stingray... Read more...
AMD promised us that it wouldn't be long before we saw the first round of custom Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards from its OEM partners, and true to its word, the first trickle of cards is starting to see the light of day. The first of these new arrivals comes from ASRock, which has announced the Radeon RX 5700... Read more...
Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands has been around for quite some time, having launched over two years ago (March 7th, 2017 to be exact). With that being said, the game’s developers are aiming to give the game a big going away party before its successor – Ghost Recon Breakpoint – arrives on the scene. An all-new... Read more...
Although smartphone OEMs try their best to deliver new smartphone experiences year after year like clockwork, consumers are increasingly becoming immune to their new-device charms. According to Gartner, the mobile phone market is expected to experience its biggest downturn ever during 2019. According to the... Read more...
Last week, Nintendo announced the Switch Lite, which is a smaller, more durable, and cheaper portable gaming console priced at just $199. Today, Nintendo has revealed another new member of the family: a refreshed version of the original Switch. Nintendo doesn’t specifically call out what internal changes have been... Read more...
If you have a system running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) or earlier, Microsoft is about to push a forced upgrade on you – and you will have little recourse to prevent it from happening. Microsoft made its intentions clear leading up to and during the launch of the Windows 10 May 2019... Read more...
Move over Tesla Roadster; there is a new hypercar on the horizon that is aiming to take the world by storm. And rather than coming from some no-name company with grand [and unobtainable] ambitions, this new vehicle comes from legendary British carmaker Lotus. Witness the Evija, which is said to be Britain's first... Read more...
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