May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Full Nerd is a video talk show where technology enthusiasts come together to explore, celebrate, and generally geek out on cool PC hardware technology, from CPUs to GPUs to extreme laptops and desktops—and all the tech in between. We’re shooting the 52nd episode today! On tap:Intel’s new high-end Z390 chipset 6-core Coffee Lake H Radeon-infused Kaby Lake G laptops Corsair’s beastly, beautiful Obsidian 1000D case And of course, we’ll answer plenty of questions from the audience. Tune in live at 12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:30 a.m. Pacific on any of the platforms below to join the discussion as it…

May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

There’s an old saying, that war is months of boredom punctuated by moments of extreme terror. Turns out the apocalypse is remarkably similar. When the world ends, provided you make it through the initial die-off, the reasons you might perish afterwards are embarrassingly mundane. A poorly maintained weapon, for instance. Rattling some screws too loudly while searching for toilet paper. Or maybe just falling off a billboard because you’re too dumb to climb down the ladder.In State of Decay 2, zombies are honestly the least of your concerns.A fresh take on old ideas Your biggest concern is the game breaking…

May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As the apex of Internet routing, few IT professionals are in higher demand than Cisco certified routing specialists. The Complete Cisco Network Certification Training Bundle provides nine high-power courses designed to prepare you for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), and other Cisco certification exams. Others have paid as much as $801 for the courses in this bundle, but by taking advantage of this limited-time offer you can get all nine for only $59, or 92% off retail.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It leaked earlier this week, but Microsoft confirmed today that the Xbox Adaptive Controller is real, a device designed to “remove barriers to gaming by being adaptable to more gamers’ needs.” Created in conjunction with AbleGamers, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and more, it marks the first time a company’s created an official first-party controller for people with limited mobility.And that’s a huge step for the industry. Despite all the lip service people pay to the comfort of the Xbox One and DualShock 4 controllers, fact is they’re unusable for a significant segment of the population—hard to grip, with lots of…

May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you have data scattered across multiple online storage services such as Google Drive, One Drive, etc., then you know that it can difficult to keep track of it all, let alone keep them in sync. Enter MultCloud by Aomei, a Web-based app/portal that lets you transfer and sync data between online services. Even better, it’s free for up to 2GB of data a month. That’s easily enough for the average user.There is a paid version ($8 monthly, $20 quarterly, $70 yearly) with advanced features, multiple accounts, scheduling, etc., for power users and IT, but we’ll review that at a…

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…