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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 smartphone plans, many of us have simply become resigned to the fact that prices in general have been on an upward swing (with the exception of T-Mobile in some cases). The arrival of 5G is sending monthly bills even higher, which means that many customers are likely looking for relief. AT&T CEO... Read more...
In addition to the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, Apple today announced the all-new iPad Air. As we learned from previous leaks, the new iPad Air shares its overall design language with the more expensive iPad Pro. That means that there are minimal bezels all-around due to the lack of a Home... Read more...
As expected, Apple has announced the new Apple Watch Series 6, which continues the company's yearly cadence of iterative updates. In this case, the Series is a slight upgrade over its Series 5 predecessor with a new S6 SoC, which is now based on the A13 Bionic found in the iPhone 11 family. Apple says that the new S6... Read more...
LG is a company that likes to plot its own course when it comes to smartphone design, and while everyone else is ziggingwith folding or dual displays, LG is zagging with its rotating dual-screen Wing smartphone. But that’s not all that LG is working on as part of its Explorer Project initiative. At its event... Read more...
With the launch of the AMD Ryzen 3000 processors and X570 chipset in July 2019, the PCIe 4.0 SSD era kicked off with a bang. We saw a number of PCIe 4.0 SSDs enter the market, all of which were using a Phison PS5016-E16 controller, including XPG with its GAMMIX S50. Now, XPG is looking to flesh out the GAMMIX S50... Read more...
It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Google Fiber, after Google scaled back its ambitious plans of spreading 1Gbps internet to millions of Americans. However, Google Fiber is back in the news again this week and this time it’s not because it’s pulling out of an existing market or canceling previously-announced... Read more...
It has been widely expected that at least two members of the upcoming iPhone 12 family would feature 120Hz displays. Those devices were rumored to be the flagship 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, a late report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that no iPhone 12 models... Read more...
After plenty of “leaks” over the past few weeks, the LG Wing is now official. The Wing is the first product to come from LG’s Explorer Project, which aims to “discover yet unexplored concepts” to help advance the smartphone industry. In the case of the Wing, we’re looking at dual screens. There’s a top screen that... Read more...
NVIDIA surprised no one last night when it announced that it would acquire Arm for $40 billion from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. In fact, the only odd thing about the announcement, perhaps, was that it was peculiarly announced on a Sunday night. Given how Arm processors touch nearly every facet of our digital... Read more...
Intel officially launched its 11th generation Tiger Lake architecture earlier this month, and an army of OEM partners announced that they will be launching new laptops featuring Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors based on this design. However, unlike rival AMD, Intel didn’t announce any new 8-core/16-thread SKUs... Read more...
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has quite a bit of egg on its face this evening after a tweet that it posted went viral. The Washington, D.C. based agency’s mission — as stated on its Twitter profile — is to “[Secure] our nation's borders”  “facilitating lawful international travel & trade.” As part of... Read more...
After months of rumors and a report yesterday that said that a deal was imminent, NVIDIA announced today that it plans to acquire Arm in a massive deal valued at $40 billion, in what is the largest deal in semiconductor industry history. The two companies have reached a “definitive agreement” in which SoftBank will... Read more...
If you missed out on the late-July hot deal that saw Apple’s poplar AirPods Pro Bluetooth wireless earbuds fall to an all-time low of $199, then you’re in luck. U.S. retailer Staples is once again dishing out a 20 percent discount on the AirPods Pro between now and September 19th. The AirPods Pro have a retail... Read more...
We first heard back in late July that NVIDIA was looking to flex its growing clout in the chipmaking industry by potentially acquiring Arm Holdings from SoftBank. At the moment, NVIDIA is the most valuable U.S. chipmaker with a market cap of just over $300 billion, compared to $209 billion for the previous long-time... Read more...
It appears that the time has finally come for Sony to give us the missing details surrounding its PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles. The Japanese gaming giant revealed in a tweet this morning that it will hold a live PlayStation 5 Showcase on Wednesday, September 16th at 4pm EST. Sony... Read more...
When it comes to mobile SoCs for Android smartphones, there's Qualcomm, and then there's everybody else. Sure, there have been some challenges from the like of HiSilicon, MediaTek and Samsung, but Qualcomm has for the most part held the performance/features edge with its broad Snapdragon portfolio. Samsung... Read more...
It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the launch of the 14th iteration of iOS, and users are just now gaining the ability to set third-party apps to launch by default (for certain actions). Android has had this feature since its inception, but we digress. Apple first announced this change at its virtual Worldwide... Read more...
Back in late July, we reported of issues that Pixel 4 XL owners were having with the back glass panel on their phones separating from the frame. At the time, the issue appeared to primarily be limited to the larger Pixel 4 XL and not the standard Pixel 4. According to a representative for the uBreakiFix store, a... Read more...
Earlier this week, we learned about the inevitable expansion of NVIDIA’s new Ampere gaming card lineup at the lower-end. At the time, it was rumored that NVIDIA was cooking up either a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti or a GeForce RTX 3060 Super; we’re now learning that the product will launch with the former name. As we... Read more...
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20 Series of graphics cards have ruled the roost when it comes to PC gaming performance for roughly two years now. But with the arrival of the new GeForce RTX 30 Series (Ampere), the performance torch is about to be passed to a new breed of GPU monsters. Given that the GeForce RTX 3080 is twice... Read more...
When it comes to electric cars, Tesla has long been at the top of the heap with respect to market share, performance, and range. A newcomer to the electric car market, however, is looking to beat Tesla at its own game. Lucid Motors wants to disrupt the market with respect to performance and maximum driving range while... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA officially announced its GeForce RTX 30 Series of graphics cards, which consists of the GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090. Luckily for us, we have the “flagship” GeForce RTX 3080 in our hands right now along with an unboxing video for you to enjoy. As we detailed before the GeForce RTX 30 Series was Read more...
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