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…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When Essential launched its inaugural handset, the PH-1, the hype was off the charts. Essential touted the edge-to-edge design, modular magnetic accessories, and near-stock home screen and apps. The only problem was the phone didn’t live up to any of it. It arrived more than a month late. The accessories were limited to a single high-priced camera. And the stunning sea-green color was nowhere to be seen.Six months later, Essential is fixing the least important of those problems. Starting today, you can buy a PH-1 in the limited-edition Ocean Depths blue-green for $599 (as well as stellar gray on February…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The news sounds bad at first blush: Researchers from Nvidia and Princeton University have discovered fresh ways to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities present in every modern computer processor. But while the new MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime attacks prove that the initial exploits aren’t necessarily the only way to trigger the vulnerabilities lurking inside chips, everyday computer users shouldn’t freak out about them.The new vulnerabilities pit the multiple CPU cores inside modern processors against each other and take advantage of the way memory cache access works in multi-core systems. The Register’s synopsis and the research paper have more in-depth…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For many of us, learning new skills involves going back to school and sinking hundreds of hours—and thousands of dollars—into traditional courses. But, this isn’t the only option out there. The Complete eduCBA Professional Training Bundle lets you bolster your understanding of in-demand fields, like app development and project management, on your own time and for a fraction of the cost. Plus, you can pick up a lifetime subscription today for over 90% off the usual price.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Samsung’s Notebook 7 Spin is not the fastest quad-core convertible to harness Intel’s game-changing 8th-generation CPU, but the midrange laptop proves that speed isn’t everything. Boasting a gorgeous 13-inch touch display, solid quad-core performance and—best of all—impressive battery life, the Spin should please budget-conscious laptop shoppers who value stamina over sheer speed.Price and specifications The latest version of the Notebook 7 Spin is—at launch, anyway—a one-size-fits-all affair. For a list price of $900, you get a 13.3-inch, 2-in-1 convertible with an 8th-generation quad-core Intel Core i5-8250U processor, a 256GB solid-state drive, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. (Samsung says a version…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A virtual private network (VPN) service is a good way to secure your web traffic and keep it private from snoops like a nosy internet service provider or passive government surveillance. One problem with VPN services, however, is that you have to implicitly trust that your VPN provider isn’t doing something shady such as monitoring the sites you visit.[Further reading: The best VPN services of 2018]That’s why for the extra privacy-conscious a third-party VPN won’t do. The alternative then is to create your own VPN on a private virtual server that you control using a project such as Algo from…