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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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Study's have shown that sitting at your PC for extended periods can be detrimental to your health. As such, it's a good idea to get up and walk around on occasion. Alternatively, a height adjustable standing desk will get you off your bottom and on your feet without taking you away from your PC, if you just can't be... Read more...
Here's a tip when it comes to shopping for Amazon's own hardware—try to resist paying the full list price whenever possible. That's actually not all that difficult, because Amazon frequently slashes prices even when there isn't an official deals event, like Black Friday or Prime Day. It's happening right now, with... Read more...
Solidigm today announced it has begun volume production of a couple of high-speed solid date drive (SSD) lines for enterprise and cloud clients. They include the D7-P5520 and D7-P5620, both of which Solidigm is pitching as the industry's most advanced PCI Express 4.0 family of SSDs, with much improved read and write... Read more...
MSI finds itself in a braggadocios mood on Twitter, as is deserving after its overclocking team set a new DDR5 record. The validated (by CPU-Z) benchmark to beat now sits at 10,000 MT/s (or 10,0004 MHz if using technically incorrect but more recognizable nomenclature, as MSI opted to do), achieved in MSI's MEG Z690... Read more...
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Intel and its collaborators a contract to develop advanced simulation solutions for off-road autonomous ground vehicles. The hope is that these sims will reduce the significant gap that exists between on-road and off-road autonomous vehicle... Read more...
Dell is rolling out updated and "reimagined" Precision and Latitude laptops sporting thinner and lighter profiles, intelligent features, and improved security. There are three new core additions in all—Latitude 9330, Latitude 7670, and Latitude 7770—all of which are built for the "future of hybrid work." What exactly... Read more...
In person events are starting to return and attending PAX East 2022 over the weekend reminded us how much we've missed them. Maybe not in their entirety—the hustle and bustle can be a bit much—but as far as PAX East goes, it was great to see so many gaming PCs on display. This was most evident over at Intel's massive... Read more...
Blizzard made some PC gamers mad as hell when it announced Diablo Immortal two and a half years ago, because at the time the developer said it was being launched exclusively to mobile. In a moment of redemption, Blizzard has decided to release Diablo Immortal on PC after all (in addition to Android and iOS), and the... Read more...
We had the opportunity to attend PAX East this year and it did not disappoint. Vendors showed up with some dazzling displays, like the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Halo Infinite Edition graphics card pictured above, but what we didn't expect to see was a spattering of hard-to-find GPU and CPU hardware being sold at... Read more...
Guess who's back, back again. No, not Eminem (he never left, really), but while you're trying to get his hit single from 2002 out of your head, we'll just give you the answer—it's Intel's somewhat covert 12th Gen Core i5-12490F processor in black retail packaging, and now at a lower price than when it first tipped up... Read more...
Generally speaking there has never been a better time to buy an OLED television. For one, the technology has matured, resulting in the best picture quality yet. There are more features than ever on today's models, and pricing is as good as it has ever been. It's even common to find premium OLED TVs on sale, as is case... Read more...
Give credit to Corsair, it isn’t letting Origin PC sit idle after acquiring the boutique PC builder just shy of three years ago. Corsair’s boutique arm has steadily released new and updated product lines since then, the latest of which is a handful of upgraded thin and light gaming laptops combining Intel’s 12th Gen... Read more...
Razer released its first soundbar in October 2014, but with the focus in gaming having largely shifted to headphones since then, it was fair to wonder if it would ever release another one. Now seven and a half years later we have our answer. Razer today unveiled the Leviathan V2, it's second PC soundbar and the first... Read more...
Artificial intelligence has been used to study climate change, improve healthcare, make more realistic and immersive gaming experiences, analyze daunting amounts of data from space exploration, and so much more. Oh, and apparently AI can also be useful in helping you figure out if you're the insensitive butthole in a... Read more...
AMD chose not to make a big ballyhoo over the latest addition to its RDNA 2 lineup, the Radeon RX 6400, and instead opted for a low key launch. All the same, it's out now and it's not a paper launch either—there are a few retail listings with cards in stock. So what are we looking at, in terms of pricing, specs, and... Read more...
ASUS is brimming with wireless routers across a wide spectrum of speed and capabilities, and it just added another one to the mix—the TUF Gaming AX3000 V2. While this one doesn't fit within its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, it brings an aggressive aesthetic to the router scene and, more importantly, offers lots of... Read more...
Historically Dell and AMD haven't always had what one would call a BFF relationship, but they sure are cozy with each other now. Going back to last year, Dell released its first AMD-powered laptops in over a decade. Now a year later, Dell tells us this momentum they've built with each other "shows no signs of slowing"... Read more...
When riding in a car for more than five minutes, the favorite question of kids across the land is, "Are we there yet?" No, Connor, we're not even close, and stop pestering your sister. Connor probably wouldn't ask such questions or fight with his sister in BMW's all-electric i7 for 2023, because there's basically a... Read more...
It took a minute (and I don't mean a New York minute, more like a country minute) but you can finally update the firmware on Sony's DualSense controller using just a PC. Up until this point, you had to own a PlayStation 5 console to apply controller updates, and that was a major bummer for anyone who purchased the... Read more...
The folks at iBuyPower have launched a new gaming desktop, the Y60BB2090, and we're here for the fish tank vibe it gives off. In fact, this feels like a missed opportunity to roll with a fishy model designation rather than the boring combination of characters (numbers and letters) it settled on. Whatever, it looks... Read more...
AOC is collaborating with Porsche Design again, this time on an exceptionally bright and sufficiently fast 31.5-inch gaming monitor, the Agon Pro PD32M. Built for high octane gaming, the standout feature here is the use of mini LED technology, which plays a pivotal role in the monitor's ability to hit an eye-searing... Read more...
The top selling "game" on Steam is not actually a game at all, but Valve's in-demand Steam Deck handheld PC. It occupied the second spot last week (for the fifth week in a row), just ahead of Elden Ring but below Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, but this week ascended the throne and managed to snatch the crown all... Read more...
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