June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ask me my favorite demo of E3 2018 and I’ve got a lot of answers, even after two days. Cyberpunk 2077 was incredible. Metro Exodus made me want to play for 30 more hours, at least. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey has a lot of potential. But I’d also be tempted to say the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Announced a few weeks back, it’s Microsoft’s attempt at a controller for people with disabilities—an official controller, one that works seamlessly with the existing Xbox One and Windows 10 environments.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A lot of rumors have been flying around lately about AMD’s next-generation “Navi” graphics architecture. But one concrete bit of information places some long-standing speculation to rest: Navi for consumer graphics cards will be built using a traditional, singular GPU, rather than switching to an exotic multi-chip setup.David Wang, Radeon’s new graphics chief, told PCGamesN, “We are looking at the [multi-chip module] type of approach, but we’ve yet to conclude that this is something that can be used for traditional gaming graphics type of application.” PCGamesN reports that an MCM design “definitely” won’t be included in Navi graphics cards.To read…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Father’s Day is just a few days away, but it’s not too late to get dad something he’ll love. Of course, the best gifts are both thoughtful and practical, and if your dad loses his charging cords as often as ours do, no gift will fit the bill better than some backup Lightning and USB-C cables. And right now, Amazon has a couple different options from Anker on sale to suit the smart phone-toting dad in your life.First up, Anker’s PowerLine+ three-foot Lightning cable two-pack is $16, down from an average of $21 and the lowest we’ve seen it. These…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I am a machine. I am efficient. I am a loaded gun, a live weapon. I use the tools I’ve been given, even if that means no tools at all. I am years and years of training, the perfect assassin, a shadow even in the light of the noonday sun. I am an agent of targeted destruction, a demon sent to punish those who’ve sinned.The fish goes slap against the back of the bartender’s head. I steal his uniform, leave him naked in a freezer, and spend the next two minutes cleaning counters.I am a hitman. The greatest.Catfished It feels…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This puppy chatbot is the most adorable example yet of the promise of fintech.Fintech is a blanket term for financial technologies ranging from the payment and banking apps many of us already use, to the AI and machine-learning applications that crunch transactional data for financial companies, to cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other complete re-imaginings of how money works. At Intuit’s Innovation Lab Wednesday night in San Francisco, the puppy was one of several experiments shown by the company’s developers that explore how consumers could experience fintech in their daily lives.  A puppy (or kitten) that can talk about money Melissa Riofrio/IDG Intuit’s…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When you’re crunching numbers or playing games on your laptop, you’ve got to keep that notebook cool. Right now, Amazon’s got a great deal to keep your laptop from overheating. You can get a six-fan cooling pad for 15.6- and 17-inch gaming laptops for $11.70 with the checkout code ANPALG78.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Kaby Lake G’s marriage of Intel CPU and AMD GPU is an unusual partnership in the spirit of peanut butter and chocolate, R2-D2 and C-3PO in Star Wars, and yes, even Tom Hanks and the dog in Turner and Hooch. People love the unexpected.Built out of an Intel 8th-generation quad-core CPU and an AMD custom Radeon RX Vega M graphics chips, Kaby Lake G shook the PC industry when Intel announced the chip at CES. After putting Kaby Lake G through the wringer via HP’s Spectre x360 15, it’s now clear to us that this new CPU/GPU combination may very well represent the…