January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Earlier this month, Google removed some 60 games from the Play Store after it was uncovered that the so-called Adult Swine bug was delivering inappropriate and malicious ads to kids. According to Google, that’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the 700,000 it booted from the Play Store in 2017.In a blog post titled, “How we fought bad apps and malicious developers in 2017,” Google spotlights the numerous ways it has stayed ahead of bad Play Store Apps over the past 12 months. In addition to the 700,000 apps it took down in 2017—a 70-percent increase over 2016’s…

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

AMD’s disruptive Ryzen processors and Intel’s supercharged 8th-gen Core CPUs have sparked a wave of interest in PC building, but some people still hesitate at the idea of crafting a custom PC. Don’t! Building your own PC isn’t some arcane art or esoteric skill that only the most hardcore of hardware geeks can pull off. In fact, assembling a DIY PC is pretty straightforward once you’ve settled on your parts list. To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Let’s face it. Not all of us were born to be amazing writers, but that doesn’t mean we’re condemned to send off emails with embarrassing typos or unclear messaging. Grammarly helps you write like a literary pro by automatically fixing typos, grammatical errors and more everywhere that you tend to type like Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, and more. It’s also on a rare sale for half-off its usual price. To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After a decade of fielding ho-hum FX-series processors, AMD’s finally released its highly disruptive Ryzen chips, throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Intel’s supremacy in high-end computing.AMD’s Ryzen chips include several CPUs (and CPU families) of various levels of potency. What’s more, Ryzen introduces a completely new motherboard platform, and the processors require different memory and coolers than their predecessors. There’s a lot to sift through—so let’s sift!Here’s everything you need to know about AMD’s Ryzen. Editor’s note: This article is updated as new information about AMD Ryzen processors becomes available. The most recent update adds information about the first…

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Decades ago, Star Trek introduced the idea of a “universal translator,” a small baton that let crew members converse with aliens in their native languages simply by flipping a switch. And now we’re almost there thanks to Google Translate.This app isn’t part of the pre-installed loadout on most phones, but it’s indispensable when you travel. It’s so overflowing with features, in fact, you might not even realize everything it can do. So here are the six most awesome and useful things you can do with Google Translate on your smartphone.Download offline languages You won’t always have the best mobile data…

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Computers don’t have to be big to be powerful. While opting for a small form-factor PC once required sacrificing system speed, recent technological advances have shrunk even potent PC hardware into pint-sized packages. Case in point: The 6-core, 12-thread mini-ITX gaming PC we’re building in the wake of AMD’s recent Ryzen CPU price reductions. This football-sized rig is tiny enough to tuck underneath your arm and ferocious enough to spit out fast framerates during an all-night LAN party session.Graphics card and memory shortages mean it’s a horrible time to build a gaming PC, but a specialized rig like this simply…

January 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dash cams are already essential in many countries because of scam artists who try to create accidents so they can sue you. They’ve also proven useful for catching cars flying into buildings, or the occasional meteor, as happened in Thailand and in Russia a few years ago.But while auto cons aren’t as common here, recording your excursions is a reasonable precaution to take—especially if you’re driving professionally.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Transcend’s DrivePro 520 is our first look at a dual-channel camera with a secondary mission that isn’t tracking the traffic behind you, but monitoring your car’s interior. The feature could be a boon for cab, Lyft, Uber, and even family drivers.The DrivePro 520 is also easy to use and takes good video, but you need to commit to the type of mount (semi-permanent or suction) you want ahead of time. Only one type is included in the package.Design and features The DrivePro 520’s physical appearance reminds one of nothing more than a small XLR film camera. However, the place where…