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Jose Vilches (Jos)
TechSpot Staff, from Ecuador
I've been fascinated with everything technology-related and taking stuff apart for as long as I can remember. Got my first system, an Apple Macintosh Color Classic, around 1993 and became 'obsessed' with the Internet and computers towards the end of that decade, when personal websites on Geocities were all the rage and getting online required asking everyone at home not to unhook the phone. Curiosity and countless hours online led to some self-acquired knowledge of hardware, software, and later on to venture as an independent web developer. I landed on TechSpot back in 2007 to help with the Downloads and Drivers sections and have since moved to take on other roles. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Informatics and hope to pursue a Master's in management soon. Besides technology, I enjoy sports (mostly soccer and MMA), traveling, gaming, grabbing a cold beer on weekends, and just spending time with family, friends, and my soon-to-be-wife.
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- Viewing thread Weekend Open Forum: Which trade show would you want to attend?, May 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Qualcomm’s MEMS-based Mirasol display technology has made a surprise appearance at the SID Display Week event in Vancouver with a couple of proof-of concepts intended for devices such as smartphones and smart watches. The two mockups included a 5.1-inch display...
Leap Motion is looking to drum up enthusiasm for its 3D gesture controller as it moves closer to release. The latest tidbit from the company comes in the form of a minute-long video demonstrating how the technology works in conjunction...
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its first quarter estimates for the graphics processor market, reckoning the three month period as disappointing for Intel, but overall encouraging for Nvidia and AMD on the desktop. The company’s report tracks both integrated...
Google CEO Larry Page wants to set aside a part of the world for unregulated experimentation. Let’s help him out. Where should this place be? What should it be called? Who would rule it? What sort of experiments should be...
For a few years now Newegg.com has made it policy never to settle with patent trolls. Following up from their victory over Soverain Software in January, who claimed to have invented the online shopping cart, now the retailer has scored...
Amid all the hubbub of its I/O developer conference, Google has found time to teach Gmail some new tricks with the introduction of quick action buttons that will let you act on emails without even opening them. The buttons appear...
EA has announced it will discontinue its controversial Online Pass in response to customer feedback. The company first introduced the program back in 2010 as a measure to deter used games sales -- or, at the very least, get something...
Google will be live streaming their 3-hour I/O opening keynote Wednesday at 12PM ET / 9AM PT. Tune in to watch the full coverage here. We'll be posting periodic updates summarizing the most important bits and linking to more in...
BlackBerry has just announced that its BlackBerry Messenger service will be released for Android and iOS as a free app this summer. That’s a major strategy shift for the company, which has long touted BBM as a key advantage of...
Nvidia surprised many of us by announcing a dedicated gaming handheld during the company's CES press conference earlier this year. Codenamed Project Shield, the device went from idea to prototype in less than a year. Now, Nvidia is all set...
We’ve seen a number of companies attempting to shake up the wireless industry in recent months, from startups like Republic Wireless to established carriers like T-Mobile. This week a new player is throwing its hat on the ring with what’s...
Unlike jailbreaking, which has remained legal since 2010, a DMCA exemption allowing cellphone unlocking was effectively banned in an update to the act late last year. The controversial decision pushed forward by the Librarian of Congress sparked responses from consumer...
With Google I/O just around the corner, speculation is starting to mount about what the company might show next week in San Francisco. The next major update to Android seems like a given, but according to KGI securities analyst Mingchi...
Already an investor in Barnes & Noble’s e-reader business, Microsoft is reportedly considering a $1 billion bid to buy complete control of Nook Media. The joint venture was spun off last year with the help of $300 million from Redmond...
Last night, for the second time in roughly six months, the people of Syria saw their online ties to the outside world completely severed across the nation. Umbrella Security Labs, the threat research division of OpenDNS first reported the drop...
- May 20
- TechSpot Managing Editor
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- Jose Vilches
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