May 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Smart thermostats are a great way to regulate your home’s temperature and control your budget. Right now, two of our top-rated smart thermostats, the Ecobee4 Thermostat with Sensor and the third generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat in white, are both $200, $50 off their list prices on Amazon.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Carriers can make or break a phone release. As we’ve seen with Huawei’s debacle earlier this year, selling a new handset in the U.S. pretty much requires retail support of at least one major carrier, namely Verizon or AT&T, and generally both. And getting it isn’t always an easy task.Take a look at the phones that aren’t being sold at AT&T stores (other than the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and P20):Google Pixel 2 Essential Phone LG G7 HTC U11 OnePlus 6 Aside from the Pixel 2, you won’t find any of them at a Verizon store either. And a couple…

May 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sometimes people buy laptops for its trendy or sleek looks. A lot of times, however, a bigger concern is value. Today, there’s a sleek Asus laptop on Amazon that covers both of those bases. The Asus VivoBook F510UA with an 8th-gen Intel Core i5 is just $479. This is the all-time low price for this laptop, which has been selling between $510 and $550 in recent months.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We’ve seen two attempts at a hybrid mechanical/membrane keyboard so far: Logitech’s G213 Prodigy with its “mech-dome” switch and Razer’s Ornata with its “mecha-membrane.” And I would’ve been happy if that were it, forever. Neither was that great, and it’s hard to convince me to buy an “upscale” membrane keyboard when true mechanical keyboards are so cheap these days. (Shoot, our favorite budget mechanical keyboard, Razer’s Blackwidow X Tournament Edition, is just $70.)To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Buying a processor for a gaming rig isn’t as hard as it used to be. Now that AMD’s Ryzen and Intel’s 8th-gen CPUs debuted with more performance and cores than ever before, it’s hard to buy a stinker these days—especially since most games favor graphics firepower over CPU oomph. But all that said, there are specific chips that stand out from the horde as the best gaming CPUs due to their price, performance, or nifty extras.Whether you’re on a budget or willing to pay for sheer face-melting speed, these are the best CPUs for gaming PCs that you can buy.To…

May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray talk about some truly hardcore hardware. 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 Witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd episode 52 on YouTube (toss us a follow while you’re there!) or listen to it on Soundcloud if you prefer the audio alone.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Valve’s in-home streaming tech is proving to be its most forward-thinking development. First it helped kill off the company’s own short-lived Steam Machines, with the $50 Steam Link perfectly capable of putting PC gaming in your living room without the need for another high-end PC. And now it’s putting PC gaming…well, anywhere you’d like.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you want to stream music to an external speaker, there are plenty of options that won’t break your bank. Few, however, are as cheap as Spigen’s R12S Bluetooth Speaker, on sale right now for $10. That’s $40 off it’s retail price, more than half off its average price of $21 on Amazon, and the lowest we’ve seen it.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

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…