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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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Wow, talk about a battle for the ages! No, we are not talking about the events taking place at The Open Championship, or 40-year-old boxing legend Manny Pacquiao delivering 30-year-old Keith Thurman his first defeat to claim the WBA Super welterweight title. All exciting stuff for sure, but Fortnite's Season 9 'The... Read more...
As was bound to happen, an early benchmark comparison claiming to represent NVIDIA's not-yet-released (to retail) GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card has leaked out. If the numbers are to believed (and they certainly look plausible), the GeForce RTX 2080 Super falls squarely between a Titan Xp and Titan V in... Read more...
In the past nine years, Google has awarded over $5 million in bug bounties to security researchers who have found and disclosed security holes in the company's Chrome browser. That is a drop in the bucket for a company like Google, but an enormous sum in its own right. Going forward, bug hunters can expect even bigger... Read more...
Developer Infinity Ward teased several minutes of actual gameplay showcasing its upcoming 2v2 mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in glorious 4K. The new Gunfight footage looks absolutely stunning, as you might expect when cranking up the resolution to 3840x2160, particularly in the outside portion where foliage... Read more...
It is a mistake to equate Google's upcoming Stadia service as a Netflix for games. Stadia product director Andrey Doronichev made that crystal clear during a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit. He also offered up a few more details about Stadia, one of which is that Stadia Pro subscribers can expect... Read more...
An Israeli company that managed to hack WhatsApp earlier this year is now claiming it has developed new software that can stealthily swipe cloud data from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. It can even bypass two-factor authentication and warning emails on target devices. Developed by NSO Group, the... Read more...
I can no longer scroll through my Facebook or Twitter feed without seeing an image of someone I know who has been digitally aged, or altered in some other way. That's because FaceApp has gone viral again. In case you missed it (impossible at this point), this mobile application lets you apply various filters to your... Read more...
Casual gamers rejoice—Nintendo has a rewind feature to its online NES library of games for the Switch console. Appropriately called Game Rewind, players can take a mulligan on a mistimed jump or any other unfortunate maneuver, and roll back the tape to a point prior to when things went very wrong. Nifty... Read more...
During the most recent episode of its Insider livestream, MSI shared some details about its upcoming Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, including its custom models. One of those product families, the Mech Oc series, will feature dual-axial fans and factory overclocks when they become available... Read more...
Samsung has started mass producing high capacity 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 memory that will find its way into flagship smartphones, the company announced on Thursday. According to Samsung, the new memory chips are optimized for enabling 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence features future phones. That is really... Read more...
Congratulations, online shoppers, you collectively bought 100,000 lunchboxes over the past two days in the US, which might be the most surprising statistic from Amazon's braggadocios announcement today. Those massive lunchbox sales helped Prime Day become Amazon's largest shopping event ever, surpassing Black Friday... Read more...
Nothing about the image above terrifies me. Nope. I am completely calm that a flamethrower attachment now exists for drones. Or maybe they have always existed and I have just been blissfully unaware that people could rain down hellfire on a whim. Well, a whim and big bankroll—Throwflame's new TF-19 WASP flamethrower... Read more...
It has been a crazy week so far, thanks to Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day sales event that spurred other retailers to follow suit with discounts of their own. As the dust settles, you can still score a deal on a 2019 model MacBook Air. Should you, though? That depends on how you feel about the downgraded SSD speeds in the... Read more...
During his record breaking Jeopardy run, it was hard not to think that James Holzhauer's brain was, at times, like a computer. The dude is smart. Through his Neuralink company, Elon Musk is envisions turning brains into actual computers, in a sense, through tiny implants as part of a revolutionary brain control... Read more...
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