February 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s been over a year since I last played Rainbow Six Siege for any real length of time, and I regret it. Earlier this week I went to play the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege – Year Three content ($30 season pass on Amazon) at Ubisoft’s offices in San Francisco, and to be honest I’d be hard-pressed to talk about what’s new. A lot has been added since last time I checked in, though from what I gather the standout new Operator is Lion—an attacker whose special gadget is basically a legitimate wallhack. More on that later.To read this article in…

February 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you can’t get your shiny new Ryzen APU on the motherboard you bought last year, don’t panic: AMD officials have confirmed that they will indeed ship you an older, dual-core chip to help you make it work.The problem relates to AMD’s new Ryzen APU and how it interacts with older stocks of motherboards. It’s a classic chicken-and-egg situation: Some older motherboards won’t recognize the new Ryzen APU without a BIOS update. And the only way to update that BIOS is to boot the system with a chip that it recognizes.While some advanced motherboards allow updating a BIOS without a…

February 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Intel customers and shareholders are angry about Meltdown and Spectre—angry enough that a total of 32 suits have been filed against the company regarding the two vulnerabilities.In its annual report, filed Friday, Intel disclosed that 30 customer class-action suits have been filed against the company, plus two additional class-action suits by shareholders. Those suits have been filed both within the United States and abroad. Given a host of uncertainties—how the cases are proceeding, whether damages have been claimed, and the uncertainty of whether the suits will succeed—Intel said it was not estimating potential losses as a result of the litigation.To…

February 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The biggest video game news this week is that Valve updated the format for Steam Wishlists—not because I care about Wishlists, but simply because Valve actually updated the Steam interface. Could this be the start of that large-scale overhaul we’ve heard has been coming for like, two years now? One can hope.In any case, plenty of other news this week too. The Evil Within II now lets you get up-close-and-personal with your monsters, release dates for a slew of games including Where the Water Tastes Like Wine and Warhammer: Vermintide II, a bunch of free-to-try games for your long weekend,…

February 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

VPN Unlimited in brief:P2P allowed: YesNumber of servers: 400+Business location: United States and UkraineNumber of country locations: 51Cost: $49.99KeepSolid’s VPN Unlimited is interesting. It’s a typical VPN service, to be sure, but the company appears to see it as one service in a larger toolkit. In addition to VPN Unlimited, KeepSolid offers a roadmap planning app, an eSignature solution, a privacy-centric browser for mobile, and other services.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

February 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re asking yourself, “should I buy a Ryzen APU?” for a new budget gaming PC, the short answer is yes, probably.That’s because for building a ground-up, entry-level gaming machine, the Ryzen APU is the best game in town, and possibly the only game for DIY builders, in the face of wallet-busting GPU prices.But for everyone? Well, no. There is no one-size fits all answer, so read on to learn who should buy the Ryzen APU—and who shouldn’t. Gordon Mah Ung AMD’s Ryzen 3 2200G is like getting a $110 GPU and a $100 CPU for $99—but it’s not for…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

One of the many reasons the internet is so powerful is because it gives nearly anyone the ability to share their voice and knowledge with the rest of the world. A particularly popular way to make yourself known is to set up a website.These days many services, such as WordPress or Blogger, offer websites on commercial domains, but in a lot of cases it makes more sense to have your website on your own domain—a personal place on the internet where you are in complete control of what’s published and how it looks. Here’s how to register your own domain…