October 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act.But the Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the biggest one I’ve ever seen. I generally don’t mind phone notches, but there’s something about the Pixel 3 XL’s that bothers me. Is it the shape? The depth? Just an optical illusion? A little of all three?In the latest episode of Android…

October 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dig deep into the Core i9-9900K, Intel’s first 8-core mainstream processor, and all the other new 9th-gen chips announced this week.We kick things off with an overview of the mainstream 9th-gen CPUs, Intel’s refresh of the Core X high-end desktop chips, and the beastly unlocked, 28-core Xeon W-3175X, just to get everybody on the same page. If you want the speeds and feeds in black and white, be sure to hit the link above.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft’s looking to buy Obsidian? And there’s a Baldur’s Gate 3 in the works? 2003’s rumor mill is churning hard this week.Those stories, plus Star Citizen shows off another flashy trailer, The Walking Dead will finish out its final season, Stories Untold studio No Code shows off its second project, and a speedrunner finishes Into the Breach faster than I could write this article.This is gaming news for October 8 to 12.Waiting on citizenship Star Citizen continues down the long and winding road to (hopefully) becoming a real game people can play. CitizenCon took place this week in Texas, unveiling…

October 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If there’s one thing every computer needs, it’s more ports. Anker’s 7-in-1 Premium USB-C hub adapter adds convenience and more connections to your setup all in one place, and today you can snag one from Amazon for $50, down from a list price of $70 and the lowest we’ve ever seen it.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We love Samsung’s CHG70 curved FreeSync 2 display despite the hefty $600 price tag for the 27-inch version and the even heftier $700 price for the 32-inch model. Today, you’ll love the 27-inch version even more since Amazon is selling this glorious HDR display for $426. Samsung’s monitor has been dropping in price lately—it was $490 just a few days ago—but still, $426 is the monitor’s all-time low, and the first time it’s hit this price.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s always been hard for me to recommend Razer’s Naga line, not because they’re bad mice but because they’re not the mice for me. They’re specialty hardware, not Swiss Army knives. The original Naga and its telephone-style numpad was designed for MMO players who need a lot of shortcut keys. The Naga Hex was a compromise of sorts, with half as many buttons in a much more intuitive, ring-shaped layout. But both always seemed overly complicated to me, especially for day-to-day use.What if you didn’t have to choose, though? What if you could get the 12-button, six-button, and a standard…

October 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The bargain-priced Lenovo Legion Y530 weighs less than five pounds and measures less than an inch thick—impressively portable for a gaming laptop. It packs impressive quad-core multitasking performance, a comfortable keyboard, a reasonably bright screen and solid battery life. Unfortunately, the Legion Y530’s middling graphics card struggles to deliver buttery visuals from today’s AAA games, and its performance will only go downhill as more demanding titles come down the pike.Price and specifications We reviewed the cheapest version of the Lenovo Legion Y530 (81FV0013US), which comes with a quad-core Intel Coffee Lake Core i5-8300H processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB…

October 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

History is my favorite part of Assassin’s Creed. Years ago I used to read through all the historical database entries, getting context about historical figures and landmarks in Florence, Rome, colonial Boston, and more. And I spent hours in Assassin’s Creed: Origins’s Discovery Tour earlier this year, admiring how much detail Ubisoft put into recreating Ptolemaic Egypt from both primary and secondary sources.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today’s show is all about Intel’s Core i9-9900K, the news, the benchmarking controversy, and is this the end of mainstream hyperthreading? As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat. If YouTube is not your thing uou can also watch us on Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter!To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Storing and backing up data safely and securely is the one thing all PC and Mac users can agree on, and we can never have enough space. And you guess it, today’s a great day to buy more. Newegg is selling the WD My Book 6TB external hard drive for $110Remove non-product link if you apply this $20 discount code: EMCEPEE77. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this drive.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico