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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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Earlier this month, we reported that our suspicions about a 64-core/128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor had been confirmed by an MSI leak. And now, AMD has confirmed the existence of the Threadripper 3990X, and it will be an absolute performance beast. AMD is just giving us a high-level look at what the... Read more...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk definitely turned heads when he unveiled the long-awaited Cybertruck on Thursday evening. And it wasn't the fact that people were turning their heads to do a longing double take in amazement -- many were turning their heads to look for a puke bag. The controversial, angular styling of the... Read more...
Nearly two years ago, OnePlus announced that it had experienced a security breach that resulted in the credit card details of roughly 40,000 customers being stolen. "We are also working with our current payment providers to implement a more secure credit card payment method, as well as conducting an in-depth security... Read more...
The ink is barely dry on the release announcement for the Surface Laptop 3, but Microsoft is already piling on the discounts for the ultra-portable. In this case, Microsoft is providing a big discount on the 256GB SKU of the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3. The Surface Laptop 3 typically starts at $999 for 8GB of RAM and... Read more...
Intel's first Tiger Lake processors, which are based on the 10nm process node, aren't expected to debut until the latter half of 2020. However, that isn't stopping early engineering samples of the chips from making an appearance in popular benchmark software. In this case, benchmark entries in both Geekbench 5 and... Read more...
Well, this is definitely... interesting. Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally pulled the wraps off the highly anticipated Cybertruck EV, and it's definitely a different look for the pickup segment. While the Rivian R1T takes a [mostly] conventional approach with its looks, the Cybertruck looks like no other truck on the road... Read more...
Earlier this week, we first got wind of Half-Life: Alyx, the latest entry into the Half-Life saga. The original Half-Life -- which was a first-person shooter blockbuster, helping to revolutionize the genre -- blazed onto the scene back in 1998, and was followed up by Half-Life 2 in 2004. Half-Life: Alyx is what... Read more...
Google's Android bug bounty program has come a long way since its humble roots back in mid-2015. At the time, the search and software giant offered a maximum payout of $38,000 for specific exploits that compromised the world's most popular operating system. Today, Google has announced that its maximum payout now... Read more...
Apple released iOS 13 back in late September alongside its new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones. Roughly a week later, the company launched iOS 13.1, which was rather unprecedented for the company, and ever since it has been on what seems like a weekly schedule with new updates to fix bugs and various aliments... Read more...
Experiencing strong demand for your products isn't inherently a bad thing, as we're certain that most high-volume companies would love to see products flying off the shelves while the revenue comes pouring in. However, it can become a big problem when your manufacturing capacity can't keep up with that insatiable... Read more...
When Apple launched its new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones back in September, the company impressed with its blazing fast A13 Bionic SoC, incredibly bright display, and top-notch image quality from its new dual- and triple camera arrays. More importantly, Apple managed to boost battery life by up to 5 hours... Read more...
Following in the footsteps of the 49-inch Brilliance 499P9H, Philips has announced a new SuperWide monitor. The latest is the Brilliance 439P9H, which is a massive 43-inch panel with a gentle 1800R curve. The SuperWide display (32:10) has a resolution of 3840x1200, which could easily allow you to replace two... Read more...
It seems as though mesh Wi-Fi routers are all the rage these days, but AmpliFi is going a taking a slightly different approach with its new Alien router. At first glance, you can tell that AmpliFi is beating to a different drum compared to the rest of the industry, as the Alien has an integrated portrait-style touch... Read more...
We have two highly anticipated game console launches coming up in 2020, and they are Microsoft's Xbox Project Scarlett and Sony's PlayStation 5. Of the two, we know the most about the PlayStation 5, and according to a new leak, we now know exactly when it will launch and how it will be priced. According to a leak... Read more...
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