December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

’Tis the season for major retailers to begin offering holiday discounts, and Microsoft has a few definitely worth checking out. The best in its 2018 “12 Days of Faves” knocks the price of the excellent Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 as low as $799, well below the $999 minimum price floor Microsoft established at launch.Microsoft’s “12 Days of Faves” replaces its “12 Days of Deals” from 2017, where Microsoft ran a number of different deals over 12 days, with a different emphasis on each one. This year, Microsoft quietly posted a list of just a dozen discounted devices, concentrating mostly on…

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter, which means it’s time for all the various winter sales to start kicking off. GOG.com is first to usher in the holiday spirit, with “1900 deals up to 90% off.” But more important: GOG’s giving away free copies of the LucasArts classic adventure game Full Throttle.The story of a man, a motorcycle, and a whole lot of butt-kicking, Full Throttle was lauded in 1995 for its cinematic style and sharp writing. Double Fine remastered the game last year and you know what? It’s still pretty great.To read this article in full, please…

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Samsung has disclosed that its Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for 2019 will boast a pair of moderately significant upgrades: Thunderbolt I/O ports, and a discrete Nvidia GPU on the larger model.The 2018 version of Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pen was a study in contrasts: While the exterior felt relatively cheap and plasticky, Samsung’s choice of materials made it exceptionally light. Yet at $1,400, it felt overpriced. And while we applauded the inclusion of the pen—and a holster that was built right into the laptop itself!—the Samsung S Pen eventually got stuck and couldn’t be removed.To read this article in full, please…

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray talk about what’s next.We kick things off by discussing Intel’s surprise 10nm “Sunny Cove” CPU architecture and its next-gen graphics cores, then dig deeper into the details behind Intel’s comeback plans. Chipzilla’s been roused and it feels like this is a whole new Intel. Watch out, world.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Media streamers open up a whole world of content for cord-cutters, and right now you can grab the one we’ve called “the media streamer to beat” at a steep discount. Amazon’s Fire TV 4K is on sale for $35, down from a list price of $50 and the lowest we’ve seen it. If you buy two, you can save even more, bringing the pair down to $60.This plug-and-play streamer features 4K HDR streaming for some awesome visuals on supporting TVs. It also comes with the rare useful streaming remote, with control over volume, TV power, and even a mute button…

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Samsung is gearing up to reveal its new Galaxy S10 lineup in just a couple months, and case seller Mobile Fun has give us clues as to what the new phones will look like, courtesy of a first round of S10 cases from Olixar. And it’s shaping up to be one heck of a release.According to the images Mobile Fun received, the S10 will come in three size: 5.8 inches (Lite), 6.1 inches, and 6.4 inches (Plus). That matches up almost exactly with what Apple did with the iPhone XS and XR this year, but in the case of the…

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Nvidia Shield TV is two devices in one: an awesome high-end Android TV streaming box and an excellent gaming machine. And to put this wondrous box under more trees this year, Nvidia has dropped the price off the MSRP by $30 for both the gaming edition and the regular version through December 24Remove non-product link. To sweeten the deal, the sale coincides with Nvidia’s latest 7.2 software update for the Shield TV, which brings support for Amazon Music in the U.S.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Coming into December, I was hard-pressed to think of how AMD could improve Radeon Software after years of rock-solid annual feature updates. But somehow, they’ve done it. On Thursday, the company announced Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, a sweeping upgrade that builds on past successes introduced in Catalyst Omega, Crimson, ReLive, ReLive 17.7.2, and last year’s own Adrenalin.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Online photo printing has disrupted the photography business, and now you can create your own custom photo book that will look at home on any coffee table. Before, you’d have to bring your film or SD card to a studio to turn your photos into a professional-looking photo book. But now you can upload photos to a website, design the book yourself, and receive a beautiful product in a week or even days later.Photo book services offer DIY customizations, and you can spend hours putting together and decorating your book to create a truly unique product—whether it’s for your own…