August 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With PC makers like Asus and HP beginning to design laptops and tablets around ARM chips, ARM itself has decided to emerge from the shadows and unroll its roadmap to challenge Intel through at least 2020.ARM’s now-public roadmap represents its first processors that are designed for the PC space. ARM, taking aim at the dominant player, claims its chips will equal and potentially even surpass Intel’s in single-threaded performance.ARM is unveiling two new chip architectures: Deimos, a 7nm architecture to debut in 2019, and Hercules, a 5nm design for 2020. There’s a catch, of course: Many Windows apps aren’t natively…

August 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 has news for you: It’s not enough to be a powerful gaming laptop anymore. You have to be super-portable too, and that’s what it promises to be.The new ROG Zephyrus S GX531 will ship in September. One thing we don’t know yet is how much it will cost. If the previous model is any indication, it’s likely to be just above $2,000.The GX531 builds on the ground-breaking thin chassis first seen in the ROG Zephyrus GX501. But while the original was a super-thin 17-inch gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus S GX531 shrinks down to a near-bezel-less…

August 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

So you have a Mac but also want to run Windows? You’re in luck: shortly after the first Intel-based Macs arrived on the market in 2009, Apple released a tool called Boot Camp, which lets Mac owners install and start their machines natively in Microsoft Windows. With the press of a button, you can switch between Mac and Windows every time your computer turns on.Probably the most common reason Mac owners use Boot Camp is to play Windows-only games. For instance, PC MMOs such as Star Trek Online, Tera, and Star Wars: The Old Republic only run on Windows. Boot…

August 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Move over, Meltdown and Spectre. A new “Foreshadow” attack, alternatively called L1 Terminal Fault or L1TF, targets Intel’s Security Guard Extensions (SGX) within its Core chips.You should be safe, though, if you’ve already patched your PC as part of the earlier Spectre and Meltdown mitigations that rolled out over the course of the year, according to a blog post from Intel, which disclosed the flaw today. (Wired has more of the technical backstory on the bug itself, and Intel has published a video explaining the issue.) Microsoft is also rolling out patches, Intel said.To read this article in full, please…

August 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In  this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray geek out over a monstrous new class of desktop processor and the future of graphics cards…which could arrive in less than a week!Yes, Nvidia formally unveiled its Turing GPU and Quadro RTX hardware this week, and they provide a glimpse of what PC gamers can expect in the next generation of GeForce graphics cards. We won’t need to wait long, it seems. Not-so-cryptic secrets in a recent Nvidia video strongly hint that the GeForce RTX 2080 will launch next week at Gamescom. You read that right: RTX not GTX….

August 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Have you ever wanted to carry a hard drive around in your pocket? Two deeply discounted 256GB flash drives give you SSD-sized storage on the go, and both for $50 or less. The SanDisk Cruzer is on sale for $40, down from a list price of $70, and the SanDisk Ultra Flair has dropped to $50, down from $83. These are some of the lowest prices these mammoth flash drives have ever been.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

August 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re not considering a Chromebook when you’re shopping for a notebook, you’re doing it wrong. Google’s low-cost laptops are typically light, fast, secure, and have almost everything you need for remote work a.k.a. the Internet. Today, you can get in on the action for a great price. Walmart is selling the Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431-C6ZB) for $220Remove non-product link. That’s about $30 to $40 cheaper than you’d usually pay for this laptop.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico