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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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There's no question that Intel has a commanding lead when it comes to processors used in servers and high-end workstations with its Xeon family. However, AMD has slowly been making inroads with its first-generation Zen-based EPYC 7001 processors, and it is looking to further dig into Intel's lead with Zen 2-based EPYC... Read more...
Today at TwitchCon, NVIDIA announced some interesting new tech that can be quite beneficial to the livestreaming community. The company has been leveraging the RT and Tensor cores in its current generation of Turing-based GeForce RTX graphics cards to enable features like real-time ray tracing, but that same hardware... Read more...
When AMD first released its Ryzen 3000 7nm Zen 2 processors back in July, the family wasn't fully realized. The flagship Ryzen 9 3950X was MIA (and has since been delayed until November), and bargain basement entry-level processors were nowhere to be found (although they have since popped up on numerous occasions in... Read more...
They were rumored earlier this week, but now we have confirmation of the Echo Buds from Amazon. These are the company's wireless earbuds in the same vein as the Apple AirPods and the Samsung Galaxy Buds, however, they incorporate noise-canceling technology (something that we can't say for the AirPods) thanks to Bose... Read more...
Amazon today announced a slew of new Alexa-powered devices, including new members of the Echo family. The first of which is the new Echo Dot with Clock, which as its name implies, features an LED clock integrated in the front (peeking from behind the fabric). With respect to design, it looks nearly identical to last... Read more...
The ink is barely dry on the launch of Apple's new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphone families, but there are already whispers about their successors, which will arrive around this time next year. Not surprisingly, these new rumors are coming from a well-connected insider with knowledge of Apple's supply chain:... Read more...
Late last week, we learning that AMD would release its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors in November. At the same time, the company announced that its Ryzen 9 3950X -- which was supposed to launch in late September -- would also arrive in November.  "We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our... Read more...
If you're looking for the ultimate Android gaming phone on the market, the ASUS ROG Phone II is now available to purchase in the United States... and it actually costs less than a new Apple iPhone 11 Pro. The smartphone is priced at $899, which undercuts the iPhone 11 Pro by $100 (it's also $200 cheaper than the... Read more...
Although the adoption of Windows 10 has been somewhat slower than Microsoft had originally envisioned, we can't help but be impressed with its numbers regardless. Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 is now running on over 900 million active devices around the globe. When we last got an [official] update on... Read more...
Boston Dynamics never fails to impress with its family of robots that include the Spot Mini "robot dog" and the more humanoid-esque Atlas. When it comes to the latter, we've seen it walking around a lab, picking up items, withstand abuse from its human handlers, jump on boxes, and even perform backflips. Today... Read more...
Earlier this year, Razer upgraded its beefy Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop with 9th generation Intel Core processors. Now, for the start of fall, Razer has turned its attention to giving gamers a long-awaited display upgrade. While the Blade Pro 17 was previously available with a 144Hz Full HD display, Razer is now... Read more...
After the original incarnation of the Galaxy Fold crashed and burned when reviewers were quick to point out a number of glaring design faults, Samsung is ready to try again with it first folding smartphone. The revised Galaxy Fold was released earlier this month in South Korea, and now its stateside release is... Read more...
Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 has been around for roughly a year, which means that a replacement device is right around the corner. The next-generation device is likely to be announced next week at Microsoft's October Surface hardware event. With that in mind, you'll be happy to know that the company is offering some... Read more...
With the launch of Cascade Lake-X just days away, we're starting to see a few more leaks regarding Intel’s upcoming Core-X HEDT processor family. As you all know by now, Cascade Lake-X is still built on 14nm++ process tech, since Intel has only rolled out 10nm in limited quantities for its Ice Lake-U mobile... Read more...
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