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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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Intel is coming off a brutal quarter in which it posted one of its biggest losses ever for a three-month period, but it wasn't all a big slice of ham and pineapple pizza (or put another way, it wasn't all a big slice of awful). During its earnings presentation, Intel confirmed that its next-generation Meteor Lake CPU... Read more...
It was right around two years ago when Pat Gelsinger took the reins as Chief Executive Officer of Intel, replacing Bob Swan and returning to a company he first joined at just 18 years old before moving on 30 years later. During the past two years, he's made big and bold promises as he attempts to right the ship. There... Read more...
The scales of justice are not yet ready to be weighed and measured by robot lawyers powered by artificial intelligence. Or at least human lawyers are not ready to welcome AI into the fold. Under the threat of jail time, Joshua Browder, founder and CEO of DoNotPay, has decided not to let the "world's first robot... Read more...
For the second time in around two months, Apple has gone and altered the trade-in values for many of its mobile products, including another round of disappointing devaluations for its iPhone lineup. While not all iPhone models are affected, many of them are, and that includes the previous generation flagship iPhone 13... Read more...
SK hynix finds itself in a braggadocios mood after developing what the memory maker claims is the fastest mobile DRAM solution on the planet. That in an of itself is noteworthy, but in case anyone might overlook the achievement, SK hynix has decided to add a "T" to its LPDDR5 product (LPDDR5T) to signify it's a... Read more...
Volvo is stepping up its game in the EV market through its Polestar division, which is rolling out a significantly upgraded Polestar 2, it's five-door electric performance fastback. For the 2024 model year, the retooled Polestar 2 gets an engine upgrade that promises "substantial increases in both efficiency and... Read more...
In our Samsung 990 Pro SSD review, we called it a super-fast storage drive for gamers based on our collection of benchmarks and performance we observed. Samsung also has a reputation for churning out highly reliable SSDs. Even so, bad batches are always a possibility, and that could be at the heart of a potential... Read more...
The running joke whenever there's a story involving artificial intelligence is that Skynet is watching and, at times, is pleased. Or in this case, seriously displeased. The reason? United States congressman Ted W. Lieu wrote an op-ed calling for the creation of a dedicated federal agency staffed with experts to... Read more...
In the short time it's been on the market, there is evidence to suggest NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is proving popular among gamers. That evidence comes by way of sales data from a major retailer in Germany. Looking at the site's sales figures for the third week of January, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is outselling all... Read more...
FanDuel is sending out emails to customers letting them know of a security incident that compromised certain private details. According to the email, which we received first-hand, the security breach occurred at a third-party vendor that sends out transactional emails on behalf of its clients like FanDuel. So it... Read more...
Aston Martin is saying goodbye to the current-generation DBS, and it's getting one heck of a send-off party. Or in Aston Martin's words, a "ferocious farewell" to its super GT flagship. The automaker isn't exaggerating, either—it's making a very limited run of DBS 770 Ultimate models equipped with a twin-turbo V12... Read more...
Remember when the eMachines brand permeated the PC space with value priced systems and a 'Never Obsolete' upgrade program? If that's before your time, then take our word for it that eMachines had a big presence in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Harkening back to that era, the latest episode of GeForce Garage... Read more...
One of the earliest lessons everyone should be taught is that if something is too good to be true, then it probably isn't true. Lest anyone need a reminder of this old adage, just head over to Amazon and look up what sellers are claiming to be 16TB external solid state drives at insanely low prices—some of them go for... Read more...
Gigabyte and its in-house overclocker, HiCookie, just set a new world record for the fastest DDR5 memory speed ever achieved. The official record to beat, as recognized by a validated HWBOT listing, now stands at 11,135MT/s, or 11,135MHz if you prefer the more common albeit technically incorrect way of listing the... Read more...
The next time you purchase a laptop, gaming or otherwise, you might be surprised to discover that it's rocking a different type of memory module than you're used to seeing. While the majority of laptops up to this point have employed traditional SO-DIMM (Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module) sticks, Dell's CAMM... Read more...
It was almost four decades ago when the Beastie Boys exclaimed, "You have to fight, for your right, to paaaaarrrty!" Fast forward 37 years and consumers are instead fighting for their right to repair their own electronics without proprietary roadblocks and arbitrary restrictions imposed by manufacturers. The good news... Read more...
If you know what you're doing and are willing to put in the time and research, overclocking is still a great way to squeeze out some added horsepower for essentially a free performance boost. You also have to be a bit lucky in playing the silicon lottery. To that end, an exhaustive roundup of Intel's 13th Gen Core... Read more...
Many folks would agree that NVIDIA has done a pretty good job designing its Founders Edition graphics cards, both in regards to cooling performance and aesthetic appeal. Of course, the latter is completely subjective—beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. Even so, we think most people would also agree that a... Read more...
Speaking from experience, it's not a great feeling to flip on a game console and see visual glitches on the screen caused by faulty hardware, or have it not even power up at all. So when I saw a report earlier this week that standing up a PlayStation 5 vertically was a "guaranteed recipe for disaster," I breathed a... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Intel formally unveiling its 4th Gen Xeon Scalable processors (otherwise known as Sapphire Rapids), SK hynix is pounding its chest over having obtained the industry's first validation for '1anm' DDR5 DRAM on Intel's latest server platform. From SK hynix's vantage point, this is a "monumental"... Read more...
We're all infatuated with AMD's relatively newfound penchant for stacking 3D V-cache onto its processors to deliver better gaming performance, and are absolutely smitten with the company's decision to pack heaps of cache on no less than three Ryzen 7000 series SKUs this time around. Even better, AMD seemingly... Read more...
Intel has been teasing the launch of a desktop processor capable of running at up to 6GHz right out of the box for at least the past four months, and that chip is now official. As expected, it carries the Core i9-13900KS branding. The 'Special Edition' SKU supplants the Core i9-13900K (non-S) as the flagship consumer... Read more...
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