Andy PatrizioPCWorld

Andy Patrizio is a freelance writer based in Orange County, California, where he covers a variety of tech issues for Network World, ITworld, and SmartBear Developer Blog. He has previously been on staff at, IGN and TechWeb. In his spare time he's a beginner numismatist and World of Warcraft monk.

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.