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Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.

Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct Theinquirer, with Mike Magee as mentor. After an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com, where he discovered the joys of global techfests and transformed the publication into one of the biggest tech B2B independent publishers, Désiré moved to TechRadar Pro where he has been the editor for nine years.

He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers. He is an avid deal hunter and can be found lurking around on various deals forums.

10 things to consider when buying an external hard disk-based storage device
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flash storage

10 things to consider when buying an external hard disk-based storage device

Find the right storage solution for you with this handy guide
9 Oct 2022
5 things to consider when selecting your next online storage provider
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cloud storage

5 things to consider when selecting your next online storage provider

Learn what factors go into making a cloud storage provider’s data centre trustworthy enough for your files
18 Aug 2020
How to run a WQHD monitor at 2,560 x 1,440 via HDMI on an Intel HD3000, HD4000
three WQHD monitors on a desk displaying a desktop
Hardware

How to run a WQHD monitor at 2,560 x 1,440 via HDMI on an Intel HD3000, HD4000

It has been a real frustration not to be able to get my old but trusty Toshiba laptop to power two WQHD monitors.
4 Jun 2013
ARM Cortex-A57 and A53 vs Cortex A8, A9, A15 and A7: a performance analysis
A close-up view of a circuit board
Hardware

ARM Cortex-A57 and A53 vs Cortex A8, A9, A15 and A7: a performance analysis

Here's the lowdown on ARM's newly announced A53 and A57 64-bit cores and how they may compare to their peers in the future
31 Oct 2012