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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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Samsung showed us its love for “curvy” with the introduction of the ATIV One 7 Curved all-in-one PC, but the company still has plenty of resources to devote to its more “traditional” offerings. Apple has long been rumored to introduce a 12-inch MacBook Air with a Retina Display, but Samsung isn’t wasting any time... Read more...
Samsung has gone completely gaga for curved screens. Last year, the company introduced the Galaxy Round smartphone, and this year broke out the innovative Galaxy Note Edge, which features a curved display on the right-hand side of the device. And let’s not forget about the company’s growing lineup of curved PC... Read more...
Last year’s “hotness” is this year’s “so what.” The Tesla Motors P85 is an impressive electric vehicle, having scored 99 out of a possible 100 points in Consumer Reports’ testing. The electric vehicle is gorgeous, can seat up to 7 people (as long as two of them are small children), comes equipped with 415hp, and can... Read more...
For anyone that lives in (or has visited) the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re most likely very familiar with the Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART. The commuter rail system covers a total of 104 miles, has 44 stations, and weekday ridership over 420,000.  With so many people using BART on a daily basis, Wi-Fi access is... Read more...
We first brought you news about Samsung’s Galaxy A7 smartphone earlier this month. The 5.5” Galaxy A7 represents the third model in Samsung’s new Galaxy A series (following the 4.5” A3 and 5” A5) and is Samsung’s thinnest smartphone to date at just 6.3mm thick. We have now learned that Samsung plans to officially... Read more...
It’s a good thing that Lizard Squad-led attack on Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service was short-lived, because one of the most anticipated beta releases in months is now open. Microsoft (via Xbox Wire) announced that the multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians is now available.  Microsoft is hoping to give... Read more...
Everyone loves to pick on Apple for saddling its smartphones with only 1GB of RAM (even the flagship iPhone 6 Plus is limited to just 1GB when most Android flagships are packing three times a much memory). However, Microsoft just reminded us of that its most popular smartphones are running on a mere 512MB of RAM (or... Read more...
Earlier this month, we began receiving tips that Samsung was working on a new variant of the Galaxy Note 4 (check out our review here) with the internal designation SM-N916S. The device showed up in Geekbench sporting an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” operating... Read more...
Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network were both the targets of DDoS attacks by Lizard Squad during the Christmas holiday. The acts were particularly heinous as Lizard Squad — the group that claimed responsibility for the attacks — picked perhaps the worst time to attack the networks. First of all, it... Read more...
We told you earlier this morning that Tesla Motors was on the verge of making an announcement on a battery upgrade for its first electric vehicle: the Roadster. The time has come for the official announcement, and Tesla Motors has unveiled what it calls the Roadster 3.0 Package. The Roadster 3.0 Package centers... Read more...
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk gave Roadster owners some good news this Christmas with further confirmation that a massive battery upgrade is on the way. Musk first mentioned the battery upgrade in an October interview, and hinted that more news would come this week.  On Christmas Day, Musk sent out the following... Read more...
We’ve all encountered this issue. You check into your hotel room and attempt to connect to the complementary Wi-Fi network only to find that it’s slow as molasses, transporting you back to a time when a 56K modem was considered hot stuff. And even when you are forced to pay a daily “Resort Fee” to access Wi-Fi... Read more...
While AT&T is pausing its fiber network rollout in 100 U.S. due to its opposition to President’s Obama’s proposed net neutrality rules and Google is delaying its fiber expansion in 34 markets, it looks as though US Internet is forging ahead with an even faster fiber service. US Internet this week announced that it has... Read more...
Android 5.0 Lollipop was officially rolled out in early October and smartphone OEMs are already pushing out the major operating system update to their newest smartphones. Google’s Nexus devices have been graced with Lollipop goodness and Motorola, which had close ties to Google before being bought by Lenovo, has... Read more...
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