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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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Amazon is currently running a big sale on popular Razer laptops, and the discounts ring in at as little as $350 to over $800. Not surprisingly, the most significant discounts are reserved for high-end gaming models, which already feature sky-high MSRPs due to their powerful internals. Starting things off is the Razer... Read more...
Look out, Tesla! Lucid Motors is coming for the Model S with guns blazing. The company just announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the Air Dream Edition the highest-rated range of any publicly available electric vehicle to date. We already knew that the Air would be available in a... Read more...
Earlier this year, Samsung Display gave us a status update on its efforts to develop high refresh rate OLED panels for the laptop market. Up until this point, OLED panels for notebooks have been stuck at 60Hz, while LCD panels have hit 144Hz, 240Hz, and beyond. This week, the South Korean electronics giant confirmed... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang is adding another honor to his portfolio this week, as he was named one of the world's most influential people by TIME Magazine. Of course, we in the computing industry know all about Huang and his company's contributions to AI, PC gaming, and autonomous vehicles (among other sectors), and TIME... Read more...
Earlier today, we brought you some sweet discounts on Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. This afternoon, deals abound on much older hardware, but they represent excellent values for those currently in the market. Kicking things off is the OnePlus 8T. When we last visited the phone in early June... Read more...
Apple announced its all-new iPad mini yesterday, and it represents the most extensive design revamp to date for the company’s smallest tablet. Whereas the current-generation iPad mini has a 7.9-inch display, the new model expands to 8.9 inches while maintaining the same footprint. When Apple first brought the new... Read more...
Samsung recently launched its third-generation foldable smartphones – the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 -- and they’re very impressive. The cheapest of the two is the Galaxy Z Flip 3, priced from $999 compared to the $1,449 launch price of its predecessor. Even though the smartphone has only been on the... Read more...
Samsung is prepping a powerhouse mobile SoC with the Exynos 2200, which will reportedly officially ship later this year. Earlier this week, some early benchmarks for the Exynos 2200 found their way onto the internet with an octa-core design headlined by an Arm Cortex-X2 "prime" core. We were warned at the time that... Read more...
The iPhone 13 family isn't the only big news from Apple today; the company also announced the Apple Watch Series 7. The Apple Watch family has been around since Spring 2015 and has maintained the same overall design ever since. Sure, the displays have become a smidge larger, and the bezels have shrunk slightly over... Read more...
Given the numerous leaks that have sprung during 2021, there was no way that Apple would have been able to keep all information surrounding its new iPhone 13 lineup a secret. With that said, it's still an exciting time for the Apple faithful when a new iPhone launches. iPhone 13 And iPhone 13 Mini: Revised Styling... Read more...
Apple’s iPad mini has always been a popular device, and it is now getting its most significant upgrade ever. Like the fourth-generation iPad Air that came before it, the new iPad mini brings the iPad Pro design language (complete with its thin bezels) down to the consumer market. The screen now measures 8.3 inches... Read more...
Sony launched its first-ever beta software program for the PlayStation 5 in June, which was the Japanese gaming giant's counter to Microsoft's Xbox Insider Program. The first fruit from that beta program came in late July when Sony enabled the M.2 PCIe 4.0 expansion slot inside the console, allowing users to install a... Read more...
On the eve of its big iPhone 13 unveil, Apple was forced to issue a new software update for its iPhone, iPad, and Mac product lines. As a result, iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 are now available for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, while Apple issued macOS 11.6 for Macs. One of the driving factors behind the release of... Read more...
Android 12 has been available in developer preview and public beta form for months, but Samsung is just now getting around to bringing its customers into the fold. Tonight, Samsung announced that users with a Galaxy S21 device (Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra) are eligible to join the One UI 4 beta program... Read more...
Intel was the first GPU maker to provide official Windows 11 support in mid-July with its 30.0.100.9684 graphics driver. NVIDIA wasn’t far behind with its GeForce Game Ready 471.41 WHQL driver. Now, nearly two months after NVIDIA’s Windows 11 play, it’s AMD’s turn with the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.9.1 software... Read more...
The next major stop on Qualcomm’s SoC train is likely to be the flagship Snapdragon 898, which is the rumored successor to the highly popular Snapdragon 888/888+. However, that’s not all that the chip firm has in its bag of tricks. According to a new report, Qualcomm is also working on fresh mid-range chips that could... Read more...
Microsoft will unleash Windows 11 for the public on October 5th. But users should be aware that the company has made some annoying changes to the default browser behavior compared to Windows 10. As we reported last month, changing your default browser from Microsoft Edge to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is more... Read more...
Late last week, a credible rumor out of France alleged that the Nintendo Switch was in for a significant price cut in Europe. The tweet from Nintend'Alerts alleged that the Switch would fall to as low as €270 in France. Well, we're here to say that the initial reporting was correct, and an official price cut is now... Read more...
Apple's big iPhone keynote event is tomorrow, and there are some last-minute details coming to light on what the company will announce. According to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the final storage lineup for the iPhone 13 family has been revealed, and there aren't too many surprises. When it comes to the iPhone... Read more...
When Google announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in early August, the company said that the flagship smartphones would be powered by an in-house designed Tensor SoC. Unfortunately, Google didn't provide us with any specifications for the chip, other than that Samsung would manufacture it. Now, thanks to leaker... Read more...
If you're an iPhone user that also happens to ride a motorcycle, Apple has a stern warning for you. In a new support document posted to Apple's website, the company tells iPhone users not to directly mount their iPhones to a motorcycle due to issues that can arise from high amplitude vibrations caused by "high-power... Read more...
The $299 Nintendo Switch has been on the market for well over four years, and during that time, it hasn't received an official price cut. However, to Nintendo's credit, it launched the Switch Lite in July 2019 as a lower-cost alternative at just $199. However, a new report suggests that the standard Switch could be... Read more...
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