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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.
- Jos was last seen:
- Dec 5, 2013 at 1:32 PM
Apple is set to start pushing what it believes will be the future of retail shopping today as iBeacon goes live in all its 254 U.S. stores. The technology, part of iOS 7, works with low-power Bluetooth transmitters and the...
T-Mobile’s ongoing Uncarrier strategy has already led to roughly 2 million news subscribers the last couple of quarters, while an increasing number of mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are starting to thrive as cheaper alternatives for those who aren’t heavy...
With Windows 8.1 out in the wild Microsoft has already started work on the next major milestone for the operating system. The update is being called “Threshold” internally -- named after a planet in the Halo universe -- and marks...
Dreamhack Winter, an annual LAN party held in Sweden, is easily the biggest of its kind in the world. People come from all over Europe (and sometimes further afield) to spend a few days hanging out, seeing bands and watching...
November marked the first full month of availability for Windows 8.1 since launching as a free update in late October. So how did this affect uptake of Microsoft’s latest operating system? Not much according to Net Applications. While Windows 8.1...
That didn’t last very long. It’s been roughly two weeks since CyanogenMod’s one-click installer landed on Google Play, making the alternative open-source distribution of Android much more accesible to novice users. But now Google has formally asked the developer to...
Cell phone theft is among the fastest-growing crime segments in the US -- and likely elsewhere too. To that end services like Android Device Manager, Find My iPhone and others aim to help users locate stolen devices or at least...
Google voice search has been available through Chrome on the desktop for a while, but now the company is bringing the feature a little closer to parity with mobile by releasing a “hotword” extension that puts the browser in listening...
With Black Friday only a week away, we've had plenty of time to review the leaked Black Friday deals from many, many retailers. It's now clear that this is going to be a great year to pick up a laptop...
Jon Peddie Research has released its latest report on the graphics market, announcing that Q3 2013 was the second quarter in a row to show a gain in shipments, up 1.6% quarter-to-quarter. Although sales growth is always good news, JPR...
We’ve heard of hybrid drives before which combine ample storage capacity with limited amounts of NAND flash for caching purposes. The result is a nice speed bump but not quite the same as an actual SSD. Today Western Digital is...
Adobe’s powerful graphics editing software isn’t exactly known for being cheap. But the company is lowering that entry barrier for a limited time by opening up their subscription-based Photoshop Photography Program to everyone, whether or not they own or have...
As technology enthusiasts we’re constantly tempted to stay on top of latest and greatest innovations. Whether that’s a next generation smartphone, a high-end gaming rig, a big screen TV or anything else that tickles your fancy. At the pace the...
The television industry is ripe for disruption and new legislation submitted by Senator Jay Rockefeller could represent an important step in the right direction. Called the “Consumer Choice in Online Video Act,” the 63-page draft is designed to encourage growth...
Motorola’s Moto X might have fallen short of becoming the record breaking sales hit the company had hoped for, but the Google subsidiary is ready to give it another go with a lower cost model that retains many of the...
- May 20
- TechSpot Managing Editor
- Full Name:
- Jose Vilches
- System Specs:
- PC name:
- Work PC
- 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-2410M
- Intel HD 3000
- 500GB 5400rpm
- Operating System:
- OS X Lion 10.7.3