May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

HP’s Spectre x360 15 changes everything. Specifically, the version that wields Intel’s Kaby Lake-G CPU, fortified with Radeon RX Vega discrete graphics, upends the stereotype that 360-degree convertible laptops can’t deliver top performance. And we’ve proven it by comparing the Spectre x360 15 with Kaby Lake-G against its twin running Kaby Lake-R, as well as some high-end clamshell designs. The Kaby Lake G version is as fast or faster than all comers. The Spectre 15 x360 15’s journey has been a long one. When we reviewed the first generation in 2016, it was basically designed to be a giant ultrabook with…

May 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Notebook 9 Pen aspires to be Samsung’s version of a MacBook, with a pricey, potent mix of components powering some unique app experiences. But its bland, plasticky exterior will probably suggest a Chromebook instead, though with an iconic S-Pen stylus that’s always ready to jot a quick note.It’s a difficult dichotomy for this 13.3-inch, 360-degree convertible to reconcile, made even more challenging by the Notebook 9 Pen’s MSRP: $1,400. To be fair, we’ve recently seen it for $100 or so less on some sites. Unless you love Samsung’s S-Pen, though, the Notebook 9 Pen is vulnerable to like-priced (or cheaper)…

May 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In April, Intel told Wall Street analysts that it was shipping a 10nm part in low volumes, even as it delayed the bulk of its 10nm manufacturing until 2019. We now know what that part is: the Core i3-8121U, its first Cannon Lake chip, which is now shipping as part of a Lenovo laptop within China.Because the chip is now available, Intel has added it to its ARK repository of chip data, which confirms that the i3-8121U is indeed a Cannon Lake chip. ARK also notes that the i3-8121U is a member of the 8th-generation Core family, running at 2.2GHz…

May 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

You might think of YouTube as merely a place for snack-sized videos, but it doesn’t have to be that way.If you know where to look, and how to watch, YouTube can be a serious and substantial entertainment resource—that costs nothing. In this article you will learn how to find YouTube’s quality longform content, from concerts and stand-up specials to full-length movies and documentaries. You’ll also learn how, with the right tools, you can even string shorter YouTube videos—such as comedy skits, educational videos and late-night TV bits—into marathon viewing sessions. Plus, we offer tips on how to enjoy YouTube content…

May 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Foil hackers and weed out Internet and local network breaches with the 2018 Supercharged Cybersecurity Bundle. With this collection of eBooks and eCourses (10 volumes in all), you’ll learn how to shore up Windows and other platforms and coding languages with multiple types of penetration testing, including: Kail Linux, Windows, wireless penetration, Python Web, Metasploit, and more. You’ll also learn several other types of cybersecurity, all for (what normally sells for $635.90) $29.99, or 95% off retail.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

OnePlus has always designed its phones to be cheaper alternatives to the iPhone and other premium Android handsets, but its lower price has always brought compromises: the LCD display on the 3T, the 16:9 screen on the OnePlus 5, or the lack of optical image stabilization on the 5T. With the 6, OnePlus has all but eliminated anything that separates its handset from the Galaxy S9, the Google Pixel 2 XL, and even the iPhone X.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When it comes to storage, more is always better, but massive amounts of storage generally costs a good chunk of change. Right now, though, Seagate’s 8TB USB 3.0 external hard drive is on sale for $140 on Newegg when you use the discount code EMCPUEU34, a $50 discount from its usual $190 price. The deal is good through May 21.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nvidia killed its controversial GeForce Partner Program 15 days ago, but AMD-exclusive hardware keeps on coming. This week, MSI announced a new Mech 2 lineup of Radeon RX 500-series graphics cards based on “Polaris” GPUs. Radeon-only Asus Arez and ASRock Phantom Gaming brands have also been revealed this spring.Details are scarce, but the Mech 2 series appears to slot in between MSI’s affordable Armor GPUs and high-end Gaming-brand graphics cards. MSI says the cards feature a new cooler with the company’s Torx 2.0 fans and a completely custom PCB, bolstered by military class 4 components, a black metal backplate, and…