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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 what is like to come as a surprise to absolutely no one, the latest market research data shows Apple and Samsung shipping around the same number of smartphones, putting the two technology behemoths on relatively equal footing (in terms of market share). It's a little hard to gauge, though, because Apple no longer... Read more...
Just last week, a new Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) listing tipped the pending release of nearly a dozen Z490 motherboards from MSI, which will presumably launch alongside Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-S desktop processors. That launch must be getting close, because ASRock has seemingly revealed its Z490 lineup as... Read more...
Microsoft inadvertently left Windows 7 users a parting gift with what was supposed to the be the final update for the now-retired operating system. Like a fruitcake at Christmas, however, it was an unwanted gift. In this case, users found that if they were using a stretched background image, Windows 7 would display a... Read more...
A breakdown of the underlying code in the latest version of Google's dialer application (called "Phone") suggests that native call recording is headed to Pixel handsets (and perhaps Android One devices). Previous versions of the dialer hinted at the functionality, but with the release of version 44, it now seems like... Read more...
Sony and Microsoft are both planning to launch next generation game consoles toward the end of the year, those being the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X, respectively. Both will feature custom AMD silicon underneath the hood, along with solid state drive (SSD) storage, and with there being so many similarities... Read more...
At long last, AMD CEO Dr. Lisu Su has outright confirmed plans to launch graphics cards for PCs based on a next-generation version of Navi in 2020. Up to this point, she has hinted at new Navi cards being inbound, though careful wording in past statements left it ambiguous as to whether next-generation Navi parts... Read more...
Ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend, Porsche posted an extended cut of "The Heist," an advertisement that will run during the big game. That itself is mildly interesting (some people tune into the Super Bowl just for the commercials), but even more intriguing is what it might reveal—a first look at the upcoming 2021... Read more...
In the realm of low-cost, diminutive PCs, the Raspberry Pi has sort of stood as the gold standard, or at least the most popular choice and recognizable name. It certainly helped popularize the category. The Raspberry Pi is not the only hardware option in town, though, and adding to the growing list of alternatives is... Read more...
The sports world is reeling from the tragic loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other people who perished over the weekend when a helicopter they were riding in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. It doesn't matter if you are religious or an atheist, a basketball... Read more...
Researchers have dubbed a newly discovered vulnerability affecting Intel CPUs as CacheOut (how bout dah?), noting it can "violate nearly every hardware-based security domain, leaking data from the OS kernel, co-resident virtual machines, and even SGX enclaves." As you might have guessed, this is yet another... Read more...
Have you been thinking about building a new PC, or upgrading an existing one? Now is a great time to make the jump. The bang-for-buck that can be obtained has never been higher than it is right now, and driving that point home are a handful of discounts on AMD's latest generation Zen 2 processors spanning the Ryzen 9... Read more...
We are eagerly anticipating the launch of Doom Eternal, especially after developer id Software boldly stated it's the "best game we've ever made." There are plenty of reasons to believe that is true. Unfortunately, real-time ray tracing is not one of them, because as much as id Software likes playing with shiny new... Read more...
NVIDIA is seemingly getting ready to launch a new round of mobile GPUs based on its Turing architecture, two of which are making early cameos in the Geekbench benchmarking database. Those GPUs include mobile variants of the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and GeForce GTX 1650 Super, neither of which have been announced... Read more...
Curved glass and folding form factors are gaining a bit of traction as panel makers figure out ways to break from the mold of traditional, straight panel designs. This creates opportunities for hardware makers to explore new form factors. We've seen this from Samsung with the Galaxy Fold, and if a new patent... Read more...
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