June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Earthfall is a sci-fi co-op shooter out in Early Access on Steam. It’s mechanics are similar to fan favorite Left 4 Dead but mixes in survival elements that are all the rage right now. Dan and Adam are going to team up to take out some aliens at 11:00 A.M. PT. Follow PCWorld’s Twitch channel (or YouTube) so you don’t miss out on this or future live streams. Watch live video from PCWorldUS on www.twitch.tv Tune in every week for podcast’s such as The Full Nerd as well as new and old gaming alike!To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

And so, we ask the annual question: By the time E3 actually occurs, will there be any surprises left? We’ve already heard about a new Fallout and a new Assassin’s Creed this week, and even Destiny 2 isn’t waiting until the show itself to unveil its latest expansion.That news, plus Star Citizen’s new $27,000 item pack, a new Sonic kart racer, Killer7 comes to PC, and PUBG Corp finally files a real lawsuit against Epic. Oops.This is gaming news for May 28 to June 1.Destiny 2.5 As I said, Bungie’s not waiting until E3 to reveal what’s in store for…

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We made it into the future, folks—robots are finally doing our cleaning for us. Most of them don’t come cheap, however, but if you’re looking to streamline your vacuuming, Amazon has a great deal on one: the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim) is on sale for $187, down from an MSRP of $219.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray gaze into their crystal balls to make Computex 2018 predictions, since the annual PC-centric trade kicks off next week—but only after talking about some new hardware that fixes age-old problems first. On tap:Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory HP’s Mindframe gaming headset with active thermoelectric coolers (TEC) integrated into the ear cups Computex predictions for Intel, AMD, Nvidia, RGB, and more Witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd episode 54 on YouTube (toss us a follow while you’re there!) or listen to it…

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Antivirus isn’t as big a deal as it once was for Windows users. Yet even with Windows Defender baked into Windows 10 it’s still worth it to have a third-party antivirus suite with more robust features. Right now, there is a fantastic deal on our favorite antivirus suite for 2018. Norton Security Premium is just $37 for a one year license covering 10 devices. That’s a whopping $73 discount.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

So much for alternating schedules. I thought for sure Assassin’s Creed would be taking a break this year—it seemed like Ubisoft was switching to an every other year cycle, trading off with Watch Dogs. And yet here we are, a week before E3, and there’s now confirmation of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.The news first came by way of a leaked “collectible helmet keychain” on the French site JeuxVideo. Ubisoft went ahead and confirmed it a few hours later though, with a brief video of one guy kicking another off a cliff, a title splash, and a “See you at E3” message.To…

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Asus NovaGo delivers the best battery life of any PC we’ve ever seen.If you’re always on the go, you should give serious consideration to what’s being called “Always Connected PCs,” a new breed of tablets and notebooks powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor—yes, the same kind of processor found in many smartphones. ACPCs feature stunning battery life, nearly instant-on power, and constant connectivity in areas with a cellular connection. Rivals to the Asus NovaGo include the HP Envy x2 and the Lenovo Miix 630.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Amazing battery life, instant-on power, and pervasive connectivity: These are the tantalizing reasons for buying one of the new breed of Always Connected PCs. But this treasure comes with a price: app and performance penalties that will plague early PCs.The troubles stem from the uneasy partnership between the Qualcomm Snapdragon microprocessors at the heart of these ACPCs, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Most ACPCs will ship with Windows 10 S, limiting the apps you can use. For now, though, there’s another caveat you can’t avoid: 64-bit apps are prohibited altogether.At present, there are only three Always Connected PCs: the…

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In a vacuum, the LG G7 ThinQ would probably be in the running for best Android phone of the year. But when considering everything else on the market (including LG’s own handsets), LG might have been better off just skipping the G7 entirely. Adam Patrick Murray/IDG With the notch visible, the G7 looks a little unbalancedTo read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico