November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

When it comes to the Kindle e-reader, the decision often isn’t whether to buy one, but which one to buy. Amazon currently offers three models: the All-new Kindle, All-new Kindle Paperwhite, and All-new Kindle Oasis. As their names make clear, they’ve all been recently updated with new and improved features.In some ways, they are more similar than ever. Thanks to the addition of a front-lit display to the entry-level Kindle, all three of Amazon’s e-readers can be read comfortably in any light. All three can be used with a Kindle Unlimited or Audible subscription.To read this article in full, please click herePowered…

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’ve even glanced at a tech blog this year, you’ve surely seen the term 5G. Hailed as the next big advancement in mobility, 5G will be an enormous breakthrough for smartphones and other connected devices, letting us download movies in a blink of an eye, while eliminating frustrating slowdowns once and for all.But just because you can buy a 5G phone right now doesn’t mean you should. Like all new tech, the earliest 5G phones are expensive and underwhelming, with soon-to-be-outdated parts and a vague promise of future-proofing.But all that’s going to change very soon. In 2020, the 5G vision…

November 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Not all gamers can use gamepads. Microsoft’s monumental Xbox Adaptive Controller Kit broke down walls, making it much easier for people with disabilities to play games. On Monday, Logitech pushed the cause forward yet again with a $100 Adaptive Gaming KitRemove non-product link that comes with a wide range of controls that can be configured to fit your needs.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

November 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The scary headlines started popping up almost immediately. “Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already for sale on hacking forums,” ZDNet proclaimed last week. This morning, the BBC followed up with “Disney+ fans without answers after thousands hacked.” Well, I’ve got an answer for you, and it’s one you’ve probably heard before. Stop reusing passwords across multiple services and websites.Both sites found “thousands” of Disney+ logins available on the Dark Web—just over 4,000, in the BBC’s case. When the publications reached out to affected customers, some admitted that they reused existing passwords for Disney+, while some denied it. But given…

November 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

With Stadia, there are no easy answers. Every compliment I want to pay Google’s game streaming service—and there are quite a few actually—is shackled to a caveat, a complication, or a complaint. Sometimes all three.That’s a problem. The biggest problem, really. Google intended Stadia to simplify the way people consume games. No hardware! Play your games anywhere, at any time! And yet the reality, at least for now, is a labyrinth of potential pitfalls. Does Google Stadia work? Sure, under the right circumstances and with the right game. Will it work for you, though? That’s a harder question, or rather a hundred…

November 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re looking for top-tier 2.5-inch SSD performance, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better than Kingston’s KC600. It’s thin, light, and there’s no drop in performance during long writes, as is the case with many bargain drives. But you’ll pay for the privilege.  This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best SSDs. Go there for information on competing products and how we tested them.  Design and specs The KC600 is a 7mm, 2.5-inch, SATA 6Gbps drive. We tested the 1TB version available via Kingston for $140.40.  You can find the 256GBRemove non-product link and 512GBRemove non-product link capacities…

November 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

One of the best things about Intel’s 10th-gen Ice Lake processors is that we’re seeing much cheaper prices for laptops powered by 8th-gen Intel CPUs, and here’s a case in point. The Lenovo IdeaPad 6 14 manages to pack in a quad-core Core i5 chip and a full-HD touchscreen into a 2-in-1 form factor, all for just $500. It’s a solid system by any standard, delivering impressive productivity performance for its price. Unsurprisingly, however, you’ll have to settle for some compromises, including a dim display (typical for a budget system) and mediocre battery life. This review is part of our…