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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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While Sony has had some pretty loose lips regarding its upcoming PlayStation 5, Microsoft has held things pretty close to the vest with regards to its next-generation Xbox, codenamed Project Scarlett. What we do know, however, is that like the PlayStation 5, Project Scarlett will be powered by an 8-core/16-thread AMD... Read more...
Last week, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765/765G Mobile Platforms that will power 5G smartphones in 2020. Surprisingly, the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G received the most attention due to that fact that they 1) include 5G integrated directly into the SoC and 2) will allow vastly cheaper... Read more...
Western Digital today announced its new WD Blue SN550 family of SSDs, which will in effect replace the existing SN500 SKUs. These aren't the company's highest-performing storage solutions, but they do offer a compelling balance of good performance at reasonable price points for those looking to replace a HDD or simply... Read more...
The Google Fi MVNO service has been around for a few years now, and it aims to give customers a reasonably-priced alternative to traditional carriers like AT&T and Verizon while offering a few of its own perks. While Google Fi is technically supported on a broad range of Android and iOS devices, Google has reserved... Read more...
While Intel is currently embroiled in a x86-64 processor battle with AMD, the company is also dipping its toes into the future of computing: quantum computing to be exact. The company today announced the fruits of a partnership with QuTech to introduce the first cryogenic control chip for quantum computers. The... Read more...
The end of extended support for Windows 7 is fast approaching, and Microsoft has been doing everything in its power to get users to upgrade to Windows 10. The most visible way that Microsoft has been nudging users has been to display pop-up nag screens encouraging them to abandon the 10-year-old operating... Read more...
The Pixel 4 family is famous for its strong support from Google. Google tends to support the devices with three years of major Android OS, along with feature/security updates, which is much better than we typically expect from other Android OEMs. Google is now introducing a new category of updates for its Pixel... Read more...
Well isn't this a blast from the past? Intel just issued a new Product Change Notification (PCN) document in which it has informed customers that it is reviving the Pentium G3420 processor, and is now taking new orders for the chip. This announcement left us scratching our heads, as we initially couldn't think of any... Read more...
Apple is no stranger to removing ports from its devices. On the MacBook side, the company killed off MagSafe, HDMI, and SD card readers (among other things) in an effort "simplify" things. Even the iPhone has not escaped the scalpel, as caught a lot of heat when it removed the 3.5mm headphone jack starting with the... Read more...
We've heard rumblings in the past that Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S11 is tipped to include a 108MP primary sensor, and now that rumor has gained more credibility. Bloomberg, which generally has pretty impeccable sourcing when it comes to Apple and Samsung rumors, has some added insight on the cameras that will... Read more...
The smartphone industry is at the beginning of a transition period. For years, we've been spoiled by 4G LTE wireless connectivity and its relatively ubiquity, but 5G networks are starting to popup around the globe. There were a handful of devices that shipped in 2019 with 5G connectivity (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G... Read more...
Back in November, we reported that Microsoft had begun forced upgrades for certain customers to Windows 10 1903 (May 2019 Update). The update was targeted at customers running Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) or older. Today, we're learning that Microsoft is taking the step to force another group of users to an... Read more...
Earlier this week, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, which alongside the Snapdragon X55 will power next year's flagship 5G Android smartphones. While the chip itself got the bulk of the attention, Qualcomm made another announcement that has huge implications for the mobile sector. Qualcomm... Read more...
Around this time last year, Qualcomm announced its 7nm Snapdragon 8cx platform to empower Windows 10 on ARM Always Connected PCs (ACPC). Since that time, Samsung announced the Galaxy Book S powered by the chip, while Microsoft recently released the Surface Pro X which uses a modified version (Microsoft SQ1). While... Read more...
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