June 2, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 knows that sometimes a 15-inch laptop is a little too small, and a 17-inch laptop can be a lot too big. As its name suggests, the Pavilion Gaming 16 splits the difference, building itself around the uncommon 16.1-inch diagonal screen size.Announced Tuesday and available immediately for a starting price of $800, HP said the Pavilion Gaming 16 isn’t much bigger than the typical 15-inch laptop. However, that extra inch of diagonal display offers up to 7 percent more screen real estate than a typical 15-inch laptop.It’s a pretty nice screen, too. The IPS panel offers up to…

June 2, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

The HP Omen 15 claims to be the “smallest 15-inch gaming” laptop that costs less than $1,000. Even more interesting is what’s inside: your choice of AMD and Intel CPUs.Announced Tuesday and available immediately at HP.com and Best Buy, the Omen 15 is true to its size claim, if only because the 15-inch gaming laptops of smaller stature cost more than $1,000. The Omen 15 is trim enough, measuring 14.5 x 9.4 x 0.9 inches. The weight comes in at a reasonable (for a gaming laptop) 5.4 pounds. HP HP’s Omen 15 will offer both AMD Ryzen and Intel Core CPUs….

June 2, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Sophos is a well-known enterprise security company that began serving home users a little over two years ago. Leaning into the company’s strengths, Sophos introduced an “enterprise lite” service for home users. Instead of the usual desktop suite with all the nobs and buttons at the user’s fingertips, most of the controls for Sophos are in the cloud.Note: This review is part of our best antivirus roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them. IDG Access all your PCs from the cloud with Sophos Home Premium.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 1, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

If you own one of Microsoft’s Surface devices and you’re wondering why you can’t upgrade it to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, you’re not alone.Microsoft has made the update available to some of its devices, but not all, at least where PCWorld’s test devices are concerned. And it’s not always obvious which devices will receive it and which won’t. But even some of Microsoft’s latest, most premium devices aren’t receiving the update, which has been under testing for months.On our test devices, neither the Surface Book 2 nor our Surface Book 3 test unit was allowed to download the…

June 1, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Google just introduced a number of great updates to Android, but only for its own Pixel product line. While that’s awesome for Pixel users, it shuts out the rest of the Android community from important upgrades.There was a time when new Android updates brought more than just bug fixes and security patches. Like iOS, Google once handed out new features and enhancements throughout the lifespan of each version of Android to keep devices fresh and clean. For example, this latest drop includes adaptive battery improvements to make your phone last longer, a new bedtime feature in the Clock app that can play…

June 1, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

While tech companies are still experimenting with how to launch products in the age of social distancing, Google has announced that the first Android 11 public beta will arrive on June 3 in a fairly traditional way: a YouTube stream. Update 6/1: After protests broke out across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd, Google announced on its Android Developers Twitter account that it would be postponing the event, saying “now is not the time to celebrate.” It hasn’t announced when the new date will be but promised to “be back with more on Android 11, soon.”To read this article…

June 1, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

If you want to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S20, there’s no shortage of ways to do it. You can trade in an old phone, sign up for the upgrade program, get zero-interest financing, or take advantage of the numerous discounted bundles on Samsung.com. If none of those are to your liking, Samsung is launching a new program today called Samsung Access.Billed as a “revolutionary subscription for your Unlocked Galaxy S20 5G,” Samsung Access consists of two main components: a new Galaxy S20 with Samsung’s Premium Care insurance and a subscription to Microsoft Office 365. It’ll cost you $37 per month…

May 29, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Samsung announced Friday what could be the most interesting laptop in some time. The latest Galaxy Book S with Intel’s new “Lakefield” hybrid chip inside will compete against Qualcomm’s battery-sipping Snapdragon 8cx chips vying for all-day battery life.In fact, Samsung already offers a version of the Galaxy Book S with a incredible 16 hours of battery life for an even $1,000, which PCWorld reviewed in March. Unfortunately, that otherwise excellent laptop comes with the usual restrictions associated with a Snapdragon processor: slower performance when it has to emulate software, and (for now, anyways) a complete inability to run 64-bit X86 instructions.To…