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Tech journalist by day, badass biker by night, and a 24/7 Boston sports fan, Paul Lilly epitomizes the archetype of the modern day geek. You won’t ever catch Paul wearing a pocket protector or suspenders, but you might find him cruising down the highway on two-wheels wearing an Oregon Trail t-shirt, or sticking his head in a home brewed PC while donning a do-rag or Celtics jersey. Like so many from his generation, the Commodore 64 seduced him into the titillating world of computers, and through the years, he’s courted a number of OSes and platforms from DOS on up to Windows 8. Paul covers the news beat and reviews, and is a general wiseguy who keeps the mood light. He’s also a seasoned freelance writer whose work has appeared in Maximum PC, PC World, Computer Shopper, and a number of other online and print publications.

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In case there was any doubt that Arm could be switching hands in the near future, its parent company, SoftBank, confirmed it is shopping the semiconductor outfit around and is in talks with a specific bidder. While not mentioned by name, it has been widely reported that NVIDIA has interest in acquiring ARM, despite... Read more...
Dell is making a bid for business customers in search of a premium Chromebook with its newly launched Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise, a 14-inch laptop (or 2-in-1, if you prefer to call it that) co-developed with Intel as part of the Project Athena innovation program. It offers a 4K display, long battery life, and... Read more...
A brand new round of GeForce graphics cards looms just around the corner, and the countdown has begun. Well, TWO countdowns, actually. One is the Ultimate Countdown we wrote about yesterday, which we have a little more information to share. And the other is the countdown to September 1, 2020, the day NVIDIA will host... Read more...
Around this time last year, Intel talked a lot about artificial intelligence and also its Lakefield SoC, the industry's first product with Foveros 3D stacking and IA hybrid computing architecture, during the Hot Chips symposium. And this year? Intel is planning more than half a dozen talks at Hot Chips, which will... Read more...
The "Ultimate Countdown" has begun over on NVIDIA's official GeForce Twitter page, only we are not entirely sure to what. From the looks of things, it could be a big bang in the making, but let's hope not—despite all our problems, we've grown fond of this world as it exists. More likely, the Ultimate Countdown will... Read more...
Look, we all know that Google's Chrome browser can be a bit of a memory hog at times. He's like the guy in group who completely ignores social etiquette when it comes to sharing appetizers, and helps himself to the lion's share of cheese sticks, including the last one that no one else dares take. Not because of mold or any such nonsense, but Read more...
Sales of Apple's popular iPhone handsets could potentially fall off a cliff in the near future, plummeting by as much as 30 percent if US President Trump's executive order banning WeChat stands, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated in a research note. While maybe not disastrous, such a precipitous drop in iPhone sales would... Read more...
Are artificially intelligent pilots better at taking to the skies than human fliers? We are about to find out. The final competition in DARPA's AlphaDogfight trials are set to take place on August 18-20, though virtually instead of in-person because of the Coronavirus pandemic. And don't worry, nobody will be harmed... Read more...
Qualcomm is reportedly imploring the United States government to let the semiconductor outfit sell its Snapdragon processors to Huawei, which would then be placed into 5G-capable handsets. As things currently stand, US companies are banned from selling parts to Huawei, which is based in China, due to national security... Read more...
AMD has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) describing a hybrid processor architecture that is drawing parallels to ARM's big.LITTLE design philosophy. They are very different architectures, but the concept of pairing more powerful cores for heavy lifting with power efficient... Read more...
Look for NVIDIA to launch its next-generation GeForce RTX 3000 series of graphics cards around a month from now, if the latest leaked information is correct. These cards will feature the NVIDIA's Ampere GPU architecture. Ampere, of course, has already launched, though so far only in the machine learning sector with... Read more...
Both times when LeBron James was pondering whether to stay in Cleveland or take his talents elsewhere, there was intense interest on where he would land. He chose Miami the first time he left Ohio, and then L.A. Likewise, there are a lot of eyeballs on Dr. Disrespect to see where he will land after being banned from... Read more...
Facebook has finally gained clearance from Apple to launch its Facebook Gaming service in the App Store, though only after gimping the service, much to the social network's chagrin. In order to not be in violation of Apple's rules and guidelines for iOS apps hosted in the App Store, Facebook had to remove the ability... Read more...
After laying low for a few months, Intel's chips based on Intel's upcoming Jasper Lake platform have made another benchmark cameo, this time over at SiSoftware's SANDRA database. There is not a lot to garner from the entries, other than the fact that Intel seems to be on track to add yet another Lake to its growing... Read more...
If you want to show up at a LAN party like a boss, it's not enough to roll onto the scene with a set of headphones draped around your neck, a gaming mouse dangling over your shoulder, and an obnoxiously loud mechanical keyboard tucked under your arm while gripping a Monster energy drink in each hand. You won't stand... Read more...
Crazy times we live in, isn't it? No, I'm not talking about virus outbreaks or anything political, though that whole toilet paper shortage was certainly interesting (thankfully it looks like that's well behind us now). Instead, I mean the ability to run Android apps on Windows 10. Not in every situation, but with... Read more...
On hindsight, it seems incredibly shortsighted and silly to have ever questioned whether Nintendo's hybrid Switch console would be a hit, considering its comparatively under-powered specifications. We now know better. Lest anyone needs further proof, however, Nintendo just reported a gigantic uptick in operating... Read more...
By my count, AMD has confirmed precisely 4,287 times that its Zen 3 processors are on track to launch this year, and that includes client processors (read: consumer processors). Okay, maybe not precisely that many times, but probably close to that number. In any event, as we wait for Zen 3's eventual arrival, new... Read more...
It was almost a year ago when Intel and MediaTek announced they were partnering to deliver 5G modems for future Windows PCs. Fast forward to today and the two companies have more news to share, on the 5G front—in collaboration with Intel, MediaTek has developed and received certification for its first 5G modem to come from this partnership. MediaTek's Read more...
After a year away from Twitch, mega streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins returned to his old stomping ground today, where he teamed up with Dr. Lupo to play some Fortnite. It was a notable return because Ninja has not been on Twitch since he inked a lucrative deal to stream exclusively on Microsoft's now-defunct Mixer... Read more...
Something weird and seemingly fishy was going on with Microsoft's retooled Edge browser, whereby changing the default search engine from Bing to Google was causing it to crash. Was that by nefarious design? The answer is no, even if some people will never believe it. Instead, the culprit turned out to be a change in... Read more...
Logitech is launching a premium racing wheel for current-generation game consoles and PC, with the promise of supporting next-generation consoles (Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5) as well. Built for "maximum realism," the new G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals accessory aims to deliver a bona fide driving experience through... Read more...
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