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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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Back in late August, we heard more rumors that Nintendo is currently developing a Switch Pro console that would serve as the flagship of its console gaming portfolio which currently consists of the Switch and Switch Lite. Today, more evidence has appeared in a report that was primarily focusing on Nintendo’s alleged... Read more...
Here we go, folks! AMD is finally giving us a firm timetable for its next big product releases, and we really do mean big. The company just informed us that its next major product reveal will occur on at noon on October 8th, during which it will unveil its next-generation Zen 3-based desktop processors, which we have... Read more...
In what continues to be information overload on its next-generation Xbox consoles. We now know pricing for both consoles, that preorders will open on September 22nd and that the actual launch is set for November 10th. Yesterday, we were given an overview of specs for the entry-level Xbox Series S, and today Microsoft... Read more...
This has been a rather eventful start of the week for Microsoft, after pictures and pricing for its entry-level Xbox Series S leaked early Tuesday morning. Microsoft not long after confirmed the information, and posted a trailer for the console. Today, Microsoft is confirming the leaked pricing for the "big... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have barely been on the market for a month, and they're already being deeply discounted. We can't say that it's due to poor sales in particular this early in the game, but these discounts tend to be the case for most Samsung smartphones shortly after launch since... Read more...
Updated 9/9/2020 @ 3:08pm This article has been updated to include the official Xbox Series X trailer from Microsoft embedded below (the original story continues below, unedited, following the trailer): It’s been a busy day for Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox Series S console. The first details about the console... Read more...
Updated 9/8/2020 @ 2:15pm EST Apple's event has been updated with the title "Time Flies" which sees to suggest that this event will solely be about the Apple Watch Series 6, and perhaps the iPad Air 4. The original story continues below: We finally have an announcement date for Apple’s fall lineup of devices:... Read more...
In the past few years, Microsoft has significantly expanded its reach into the PC market with first-party Windows 10 laptops, convertibles, and desktops. When it comes to traditional laptops, Microsoft currently offers the Surface Laptop 3, which is available in both 13.5-inch and 15-inch display sizes. However, a... Read more...
After a series of leaks early this morning, Microsoft has finally gone official with its Xbox Series S, which will be the entry-level version of its next-generation console series. Although the company didn’t go into much detail about the console, it did present us with a single image of the console standing... Read more...
It looks as though we’re still gaining access to a treasure trove of information that was gleaned from the massive Nintendo “gigaleak” that sprung back in July. The leak clued us into canceled Nintendo game projects, hidden characters, and other oddities throughout the Japanese gaming giant’s long history. The latest... Read more...
NVIDIA laid down the hammer last week when it announced its Ampere family of gaming cards. Although details of the cards had been rumored for months, the actual generational performance uplift of the three-card family is nothing less than impressive.  During its virtual event, NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 3070... Read more...
Motorola has been on roll when it comes to its latest budget smartphones. Just within the past week, the company announced the One 5G with a 90Hz display, 5,000 mAh battery, and 5G connectivity for under $500. Now, the company's latest budget device, the Moto G9 Plus, has seen its specs leaked to the internet for all... Read more...
If you've had your eyes on the non-nonsense competence and value of the Google Pixel 4a, but want a little bit more power and 5G connectivity, then we've got some good news for you. It looks as though the upcoming Pixel 5 flagship and its cheaper Pixel 4a (5G) counterpart might be launching later this month; slightly... Read more...
Microsoft has announced that it will remove support for the Adobe Flash Player in its Edge Browser “at the end of 2020”. In Microsoft parlance, this refers both to Microsoft Edge Legacy (EdgeHTML engine) and New Microsoft Edge (Chromium engine) browsers. If you’re still using the crusty old Internet Explorer 11... Read more...
Apple is on track to announce its new iPhone 12 family sometime this month, or perhaps in early October. Given testing delays that cropped up due to COVID-19, the latest iPhones are launching a few weeks later than previous models. With that being said, one spec that has seemingly been confirmed for all of the... Read more...
Earlier this year, OnePlus introduced its newest lineup of flagship smartphones: the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8T. Both smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G connectivity, with prices starting at $699 for the less feature-packed OnePlus 8 (you can read the HotHardware review of both... Read more...
Back in early August at Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung unveiled two fresh new Android tablets: the Galaxy Tab S7 and the Galaxy Tab S7+. We’ve managed to get our hands on the latter of those two, which is a fantastic piece of hardware, and probably the best Android tablet has come across our workbench over the years. As... Read more...
We already know that the GeForce RTX 3080 is going to be a performance monster, but just how good will it be in the real world? Well, NVIDIA is giving us a nice taste of what to expect with the first official gameplay footage of the GeForce RTX 3080 running Doom Eternal at 4K resolution. And we should say; this... Read more...
The smartphone world is quickly moving towards 5G, what started as a trickle in 2019 and turned into a steady stream in 2020. And by 2021, there will be a flood of 5G-enabled smartphones entering the market, helped in part by Qualcomm. The company announced today that its entry-level Snapdragon 4-Series SoCs will... Read more...
Qualcomm first announced its Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform way back in December 2018, which was designed to deliver PC-class performance to ultraportable Windows 10 laptops with the power-sipping credentials that Arm-based chips are known for. Since that time, we’ve seen a handful of devices that have embraced the... Read more...
T-Mobile has been crowing quite a bit about its 5G network, claiming that it’s larger with more consistent speeds than rivals like AT&T and Verizon. More recently, the company has even boasted that it has surpassed AT&T to become the second-largest wireless carrier in the United States (thanks to its acquisition of... Read more...
Today is Intel's big day to launch Tiger Lake, its 11th generation Core architecture We’ve already covered Tiger Lake in great detail during Intel’s Architecture Day, so now’s the time for the company’s OEM partners to takeover and show what they can do with it. ASUS is among the many OEMs that has answered the... Read more...
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