April 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The best gear money can buyImage by Gordon Mah Ung/IDGOne of the PC’s greatest strengths is its extreme flexibility. There’s a vast selection of hardware out there, of all different shapes and sizes and makes and models—so much so that even if your budget’s not a concern, buyer’s paralysis very well could be.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

What’s in a name, anyway? No seriously, SteelSeries really wants to put that old adage to the test. Back in 2013 I tried out the SteelSeries H Wireless—a premium $300 headset with swappable batteries, a bulky but eminently useful base station, and decent audio (for the time). Then the H Wireless was quietly rebranded as the SteelSeries Siberia 800. Then SteelSeries released the Siberia 840, the same headset but with added Bluetooth support.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In an age where protecting yourself from ransomware, data dumping, and hacking is so critical, a lot rides on the strength and reliability of your passwords. As a result, we’ve seen more and more password managers popping up, some more effective than others.RoboForm is one of the most powerful and secure options available and is currently on offer for just $29 (formally $99.75), or a 70% discount. Not only does RoboForm generate, organize, and audit passwords across multiple platforms, it makes accessing your secure sites easy, with one-click logins, web form population, and more.To read this article in full, please click…

April 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Pour one out for Olaf. No, not the charming snowman from Disney’s Frozen, the mascot for Opera’s free VPN app. Opera has announced that the warmhearted Viking will be retiring at the end of April, taking the free VPN app for iOS and Android with him.When Opera VPN’s mobile app launched in 2016, it brought a refreshingly free, unlimited VPN browser to mobile phones and tablets. Mimicking many of the features found in its desktop browser, the app let you select between a number of countries and included a built-in ad blocker. Shortly after its launch, the company launched a…

April 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A little more than a month ago, HardOCP’s Kyle Bennett reported that an initiative called the GeForce Partner Program offered graphics card makers (such as Asus and MSI) various incentives to restrict the use of their top gaming brands to Nvidia hardware. While Nvidia hasn’t commented beyond a blog post light on details, a new lineup of graphics cards by Asus and commentary from AMD suggests HardOCP’s report might be true.Asus officially revealed the Radeon-exclusive “Arez” graphics card lineup on Tuesday after weeks of leaks and whispers. They all look awfully similar to the Radeon graphics cards that Asus has…

April 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re unsure about becoming a cord-cutter, a streaming dongle can be a great way to test the waters without diving in. Google’s Chromecast is a fantastic entry-level solution, using an Android or iOS device, PC, or Chromebook as the remote, and allowing you to cast content right from the same device. With a $35 MSRP, it’s already in impulse buy territory, but right now, you can get a black Chromecast for just $25 at Target, good for a savings of nearly 30 percent.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 17, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Google’s do-it-yourself AIY kits released last year are already a great way to learn the ins and outs of designing a smart home speaker powered by Google Assistant, but they always came with a caveat: You needed to bring your own Raspberry Pi to the party. But with an update available today, Google is giving you everything you need right in the box.Once again available in two flavors, Voice and Vision, Google’s new kits are a one-stop solution for building the next-generation of AI devices, and include a Raspberry Pi Zero WH, micro USB connection cable, and pre-provisioned SD card. Each…