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Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

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DDR4 memory

All about DDR4, the next-gen memory coming soon for PCs and mobile devices

DDR4 promises to run half as hot and twice as fast as good ol’ DDR3. Here’s what to look forward to as this memory gradually makes its way into PCs and mobile devices.

enigma 3 1 rainmeter

Rainmeter 3.1 review: Customize your desktop with "smarter" skins

The popular widget utility can now act on the information it displays.

Samsung Galaxy ATIV SE

Samsung ATIV SE review: A great Windows phone that's really hard to find

What do you get when you combine Windows Phone 8 with Samsung hardware? A wonderful phone with one big problem.

Chip orders offer a clue that PC sales are due for a boost

A major Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer has reportedly received large orders for PC and smartphone chips, offering a hint of products to come.

Considering a new video card? Check your monitor first

GPUs get faster and faster with each generation. Now they are at the point where they no longer give a benefit to certain monitors.

windows 8 apps

Windows 8 app developers hunger for ad revenue

All through the month of April, ad-supported Windows 8 apps have gotten next to no ads. That means no revenue for developers. What gives?