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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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I consider myself a lucky fellow, as I have managed to avoid any major issues (and even minor ones) when installing updates for Windows 10, both big and small ones (*knock on tree flesh*). Others have not been so fortunate. Microsoft's most recent cumulative updates have caused a few headaches around the web, from... Read more...
AMD is riding high on its Zen 2 CPU architecture, both on the desktop and in the server sector, and has managed to steal some market share from Intel because of its recent success. Lest anyone think AMD will now rest on its laurels, the company put that notion to rest during a recent HPC-AI Advisory Council conference... Read more...
Developer Epic Games is well aware of the complaints over the new matchmaking system it recently introduced to Fortnite, in an attempt to pit players against each other based on skill level regardless of which platform they are playing on. But just because Epic Games hears the complaints does not mean major changes... Read more...
One rumor that absolutely refuses to die is the pending launch of a successor to the original iPhone SE (Special Edition), which came out in 2016 and was discontinued a year later. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reckons it will finally see the light of day in early 2020, and he has some interesting predictions about the... Read more...
Researchers in France have developed an exoskeleton suit that can be manipulated with a person's mind, via a surgical brain computer interface (BCI) implant. This suit allowed a paralyzed man to move both his arms and legs for the first time since suffering an injury that left him without the ability to perform those... Read more...
A dangerous zero-day vulnerability affecting at least a dozen different Android phone models is being actively exploited in the wild, according to Google's Project Zero team. Attackers who leverage the security flaw are able to gain full control of an affected Android phone. As of right now, no patch for the... Read more...
Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever possible is generally recommended—it helps keeps the hackers at bay, even if your password has been compromised. Better security is a reward in and of itself. Electronic Arts is taking things a step further, though, by gifting a free month of Origin Access who lock... Read more...
Now two generations in, Apple's wireless AirPods have hit their stride—the latest version sports an new H1 chip that replaces the initial model's W1 chip, which yields faster connection times, less latency when gaming, and 50 percent more talk time. Looking ahead, Apple may have inadvertently provided a glimpse of its... Read more...
You could remove every other shingle on the roof of your house during a torrential downpour and there still would not be as many leaks as there are regarding the unreleased Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. We have seen the phone from every angle, including official press renders and learned about new features headed to the... Read more...
Call it one small step for PlayStation 4 owners and one giant leap for gamers, as Sony has opened the door for cross platform gameplay. Or shall we say, opened it a bit wider—Sony actually relented to Epic Games around this same time a year ago by allowing an open beta enabling cross-play in Fortnite between the PS4... Read more...
Android Auto was supposed to bring wireless connectivity to all Android devices starting with the release of Android 9.0 Pie. That obviously did not happen—now more than a year later, it has only arrived on a spattering of phones, including Google's own Pixel handsets and its Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Well, that is... Read more...
AMD continues to lead the charge in processor sales at Mindfactory, one of the biggest computer hardware retailers in Germany, by outpacing Intel for yet another month. Helping to achieve that feat, AMD processor sales hit a record high in September at the German retailer, since the launch of the first-gen Ryzen... Read more...
You can save a bundle on a Pixel 3 XL smartphone at Best Buy right now, which is selling the unlocked version of the handset for $549.99. That is $350 below its MSRP. Best Buy's discounted price also comes in below Google's own hefty $300 savings when buying from the Google Store, where it's on sale for... Read more...
Wondering if any of your passwords have been compromised in a data breach? Google is making it easier to quicker to find out the answer to broadening the reach of its Password Checkup tool. Once a standalone extension to the Chrome browser, the handy tool is now integrated into the built-in password manager for your... Read more...
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