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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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If you are an enthusiast that recently upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 and have noticed some performance degradation, you’re not alone. Although we’re not sure why these issues didn’t rear their heads earlier during the Windows Insider testing phase, AMD confirms that its Ryzen and EPYC processors are affected... Read more...
It hasn’t been a good week for some of the biggest names in tech. After having its dirty laundry aired for the world to see on Sunday night, Facebook (along with WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram) went down hard for nearly seven hours on Monday. Today, it’s Twitch’s turn to drown in its sorrows, as a new report claims... Read more...
It’s been a mixed year for Samsung when it comes to smartphone sales. The company launched the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra in January 2021, but sales have been lackluster. According to research from Counterpoint Research, Galaxy S21 family sales were down 20 percent through its first six months... Read more...
The big event where we expect Intel to announce its 12th generation Alder Lake processor family is just three weeks away. Lenovo has already spilled the beans on its Legion 9000K gaming desktop PC in the lead-up to the launch, while pricing from numerous ASUS motherboards has leaked. The latest company to jump on the... Read more...
We now have an official launch date for Google's flagship Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Android 12 smartphones. In a tweet this afternoon, Google revealed that the new devices would debut at an online event on October 19th at 1 pm ET. Google first announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in early August, and the October 19th... Read more...
Last month, we provided you with a guide on how to upgrade your Windows 10 PC to the shipping build of Windows 11 using the Windows Insider Release Preview Channel. That method involves joining the Windows Insider Program, performing a few reboots, and then “seeking” the Windows 11 upgrade from Windows... Read more...
Western Digital this week pulled the wraps off the latest entry in its entry-level PCIe SSD family with the WD Blue SN570. As you might have already surmised from its naming, the WD Blue SN570 is the successor to the existing WD Blue SN550 lineup. To hit lower price points, the WD Blue SN570 SSDs feature a DRAM-less... Read more...
When Microsoft first announced Windows 11 back in late June, many of its design changes and features were welcomed by enthusiasts. However, a lot of controversy brewed over the system requirements for the operating system, particularly with the mandatory support for Ryzen 2000/8th generation Core processors and TPM... Read more...
October 5th was supposed to be the big launch day for Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system. However, Microsoft is making Windows 11 available today as a free upgrade for "eligible Windows 10 PCs." Those eligible PCs include newly released systems that came with Windows 10 preinstalled. And, of course, those... Read more...
At last month’s big iPhone 13 keynote event, Apple also revealed its next-generation Apple Watch Series 7. However, unlike the other products announced at the event, the company said that Series 7 wouldn't launch until later this fall. Well, it looks as though the wait isn’t that long after all, as Apple confirmed... Read more...
If you’re a frequent user of Facebook services, you’re probably having some withdrawal pains now. It’s widely reported worldwide that Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down at the moment. Besides the avalanche of panicking users reporting their problems on Twitter, we can confirm that the Facebook website is... Read more...
Earlier this year, AMD confirmed that Samsung's next-generation Exynos mobile SoCs would incorporate its RDNA 2 graphics technology. At the time, AMD said that the RDNA 2 intellectual property leveraged by the new Exynos family would "[bring] ray tracing and variable rate shading capabilities to flagship mobile... Read more...
Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro family is right around the corner. And if the latest rumors from Mark Gurman are accurate, the company could hold a virtual event announcing the pro-oriented notebooks later this month. "Apple typically does its major new Mac introductions in October. So, stay tuned," said Gurman... Read more...
A few weeks back, we brought you the news that a cheaper, 512GB version of the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for the Xbox Series S and Series S is on the way. The initial tip came from a product listing at a French retailer, which priced the expansion card at 154,99€, or around $180. Today, we have further... Read more...
If you’re in the market for a high-quality. large-screen HDTV, Amazon is currently running some compelling deals on the Sony Bravia XR A80J Smart TV in 65-inch and 77-inch sizes. Now that the NFL regular season is upon us, now is perhaps as good a time as any to upgrade your viewing experience. As you might expect... Read more...
Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake processors are right around the corner, with an official announcement coming as soon as October 27th. However, in the lead-up to the launch, most of the leaks and news have surrounded the Alder Lake-S desktop family rather than the related laptop-centric processors. Thankfully, today... Read more...
It's no secret that Microsoft ramped up its baseline hardware requirements for Windows 11 compared to Windows 10. However, a large swath of the PC population is being left out by requiring AMD Ryzen 2000 and 8th generation Intel Core (and newer) processors and mandatory TPM 2.0 support. These steep requirements are... Read more...
The 12th generation Intel Alder Lake processor leaks continue to file in at a rapid pace. Yesterday, Lenovo spilled the beans on its upcoming Legion 9000K (2022) desktop PC powered by Alder Lake, and today retail packaging for the processors has leaked to the internet. The leak came to us courtesy of VideoCardz... Read more...
In August, there were several reports that Amazon's New World MMO, which was in beta at the time, had a penchant for killing EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards. Considering that the cards retail for $1,499 and can sell for nearly $3,000 due to shortages, that's a lot of money going up in smoke. While the first... Read more...
Earlier this week, we first received word that Best Buy was gearing up for another big NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series restock. The @GPURestock Twitter account was tipped off to Best Buy’s event and, through a series of tweets, gave gamers hope that they might finally be able to get their hands on a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti... Read more...
Intel hasn’t officially announced its 12th generation Alder Lake processor families yet, but that isn’t stopping Lenovo from giving us a teaser of what’s to come. The company today pulled the wraps off its Legion 9000K (2022) desktop PC via Weibo. Translating the text on the poster, Lenovo says that the system is... Read more...
Over the weekend, new renders leaked of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra flagship smartphone. The renders gave us our first look at a dramatic departure from the Galaxy S family with respect to design and showcased a look more akin to the stalled Galaxy Note series. Now, upcoming third-party cases presented by... Read more...
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