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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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When it comes to adopting the latest iterations of Google’s Android operating system, Samsung is usually one of the last major OEMs to jump on the bandwagon with its devices. While companies like Sony and OnePlus enter the fray early in beta gestation period for Android releases, Samsung is keen on taking a wait and... Read more...
Nearly everything about the upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL has leaked ahead of next week's official unveil (well, everything except for official pricing). So, we shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that Google may be reserving a “one more thing” announcement for its October 15th hardware event. The newest report... Read more...
Things over at Essential have been relatively quiet since the company's original smartphone launched two years ago with a Snapdragon 835 SoC and one of the very first appearances of a notched display. While the original Essential Phone PH-1 has long since been discontinued, CEO Andy Rubin made it clear that... Read more...
Two processors that we've been hearing whispers about for the past few weeks have finally been made official. AMD today confirmed the release of both the Ryzen 9 3900 and the Ryzen 5 3500X. Both processors are aimed at AMD's OEM partners and will only be made available in pre-built systems, so don't expect to easily... Read more...
Google Assistant-powered devices like the Google Home have increased in popularity over the past few years and have grown to be competitive sales wise with the Amazon Echo family in the smart speaker realm. Today, Google is looking to further the appeal of its Google Home and Nest Hub devices with the introduction of... Read more...
Late last week, Intel announced its strongest answer yet to AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper family of HEDT processors with the Cascade Lake-X family. While Intel’s Core-X processors have always been competitive on the performance side of things in the past, their pricing tiers have always been woefully inflated compared to... Read more...
It goes without saying that we all expected this result, but Sony today confirmed the obvious. Its next-generation gaming console will indeed by called the PlayStation 5, or PS5 for short. This news came courtesy of a blog post by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan. The PlayStation 5... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family of products have been on the market since July, and are complimented by X570-based hardware like the recently announced MSI X570 Unify gaming motherboard. TeamGroup has just announced two new products that leverage that Ryzen 3000/X570 platform.  First up is its new, AMD-optimized DARK Zα... Read more...
Earlier today, AMD launched desktop and mobile versions of its new mainstream 7nm Navi-based Radeon RX 5500 Series. In our initial story, we briefly touched on the MSI Alpha 15, which will be the first gaming laptop to ship with the Radeon RX 5500M graphics cards. Now, MSI is officially announcing the Alpha 15, and... Read more...
It's becoming harder and harder to find TVs these days that aren’t "smart" straight from the factory. Smart TVs with their integrated internet connectivity and media platforms make it easier for hardware OEMs to track your viewing habits (by default) and make additional revenue from advertising. Roku is looking to... Read more...
Late last month, Amazon unleashed a bevy of Alexa-related products including new smart speakers and even smart earbuds. Today, the company is making a more low-key announcement in the form of an upgraded Fire HD 10 tablet. As Amazon puts it, the new Fire HD 10 is better in nearly every way thanks to specs bumps... Read more...
Not long after recent rumors of incoming entry-level Navi-based Radeon graphics cards started making the rounds, AMD has made an official announcement of its new Radeon RX 5500 family. As its naming implies, these new graphics cards will slot in beneath the existing Radeon RX 5700 family. AMD is making available... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 family of Zen 2 processors is burning up the sales charts due to their value pricing and multi-threaded benchmark prowess. But now that the Ryzen 3000 processors have had a few months to "spread their wings" so to speak, some rather deep discounts can be found on the previous generation Ryzen 2000... Read more...
The Ryzen 9 3950X Zen 2 flagship desktop processor was supposed to launch last month, but at the last minute, AMD said that it was delaying its release until November. Hardcore enthusiasts that were waiting on the $749 chip were no doubt a little disappointed, but we're getting an early look at what the processor can... Read more...
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