September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Orico’s M.2 NVMe USB 3.1 enclosure is fast, easy to assemble, and if you like your inner technology visible–quite handsome. It’s also half the price of the Fledging Shell I’ll be comparing it to. Sounds great. Is it?Design and specs Clearly, transparent/see-through is a thing with Orico (pun intended), as you’ll see if you visit the Orico website. I’m not a huge fan of revealing a product’s innards, nor am I dead-set against it. It’s simply a matter of taste. Coupled with the anodized blue heat sink, I think the product works pretty well visually in this case. The top half/cover…

September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Alaina Yee, Mark Hachman, and Adam Patrick Murray talk about the Ryzen boost bug fix and what’s left for Windows 10 this year.The discussion kicks off with Gordon telling everyone they don’t have to immediately ask for the manager, which is what he feels some did with the Ryzen boost bug. Mark is eventually able to chime in with actually useful information on what will happen for the rest of the year in Windows 10 land.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The 43.4-inch HP S430c Curved Ultrawide monitor puts dual-monitor setups to shame, and its ability to control two devices with a single mouse and keyboard will make you the envy of the office.Priced at $999 and set to go on sale November 4, the HP S430c makes a big impression when you first lay your eyes on it—and indeed, unveiling a curved 4K monitor this big is one of the easiest ways to elicit gasps at a launch event.Boasting an anti-glare, LED-backlit VA display with a maximum brightness of 350 nits and a rated 99% sRGB color accuracy, the 32:10…

September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

HP’s Elite Dragonfly is a 360-degree convertible laptop that manages the neat trick of fitting the most important enterprise features into a sliver of a package. And it’s got a cool name to boot.Slated to land on October 25 with a starting price of $1,549, the Elite Dragonfly sports a chassis that’s just 0.6 inches thin. As we go through the features, you’ll see a generous array of choices in some areas, and in others, some necessary compromises due to the slender chassis. And if you like the sound of its 2.2-pound base weight or 24-hour battery life, just remember…

September 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

As promised, Valve pushed the new Steam Library Update into open beta this morning. Quick access to your recently played games! More detailed “Details” pages! Better library search and filtering tools! Drag-and-drop! No bezels on the left and right edges! All the modern conveniences and quality of life upgrades that (if we’re honest) probably should’ve been in Steam already. But damn, they’re nice to have now.You can read our detailed breakdown of the Library Update and all its features—or you can simply install it for yourself. If you’re keen on a refreshed Steam and don’t mind the potential for a…

September 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Nvidia wants to show off its cutting-edge real-time ray tracing technology with Modern Warfare. On Tuesday, the company announced that it will bundle the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot with all GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards from now through November 18. Any desktops or laptops equipped with Nvidia’s RTX hardware are also eligible for the deal.Nvidia’s been pushing ray tracing forward through strategic use of bundles. Earlier this summer, its GeForce RTX graphics cards came with free copies of Wolfenstein Youngblood and Control, the latter of which delivers the best implementation of ray tracing yet, with utterly delicious…